This Week at Wesley…

Hey Wesleyanos,

I hope that your finals have been going well!  This will be the last Week at Wesley e-mail of the fall semester; these e-mails will resume the week of January 21st, when spring classes begin.  Stay tuned for more information about forums, spring break, Men’s and Women’s Small Groups, and many other exciting events to look forward to.  In the meantime, here’s what’s happening this week at Wesley (New/Highlighted events are in bold/italics):

Sunday, December 13

11:01 am – Worship Service at Wesley Memorial
4:44 pm – Christmas Trilogy Part III – Caroling with the Discipleship Team

5:59 pm – Final Informal Worship Service of fall semester (Third Sunday of Advent), followed by dinner on the town
Monday, December 14
7:11 pm – Slurpee Run

Tuesday, December 15
12:30 pm – Lunch at the Pav – Meet in Pavilion XI on the lower level of Newcomb for lunch and fellowship.  Buy lunch there or bring your own.
8:18 pm – Pancakes, Prayer, Pork, and Potatoes with the Discipleship Team

Wednesday, December 16
3:33 pm – “Dumbo” Movie Viewing with Matt Henderson and Emily Gorman

Thursday, December 17

Deborah’s drop-in office hours 4-6pm; Email to meet her at other times:
6:01 pm – Final FREE Homemade dinner of the semester (in the dining room)
**No Forum**

Friday, December 18
No events – Safe travels!

Upcoming Events:
Thursday, 1/22 – Free Dinner/Forum at the Foundation!

Special Announcements: Calling All Musicians! Interested in helping out with the music at our worship services?  Contact Music Man/Director, Ryan LaRock (

Interested in our Spring Break trip? Miss the interest meetings? No worries! This year we’re headed to Washington, D.C. to work with an organization that will place us in homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and other locations for the week.  Join us for a spiritually focused week of mission work at minimal cost to you! For more information, contact Nina Ruhter (

To close, I wanted to offer you a piece of this week’s lectionary that I found particularly meaningful.

15The people were waiting expectantly and were all wondering in their hearts if John might possibly be the Christ.[a] 16John answered them all, “I baptize you with[b] water. But one more powerful than I will come, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. 17His winnowing fork is in his hand to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.” 18And with many other words John exhorted the people and preached the good news to them. – Luke 3: 15-18

Best wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  Safe travels, too.  As always, Let me know if you have any questions.

Hope to see you soon!
Lauren Gilchrist

lauren t. gilchrist (ltg6s)
school of architecture
class of 2010
university of virginia
wesley foundation scc president