This Week at Wesley…

Hey Wesleyanos,

I hope that you all had a fantastic first few days of class.  There’s a lot happening at the Wesley Foundation this week, with even more on the horizon like Women’s and Men’s Small Groups, Cookie Bake, Spring Break…and much much more!  Here’s the scoop on this week’s events (New/Highlighted events in bold/italic):

Sunday, January 24

11 am – Worship Service at Wesley Memorial
Lunch after church at Aroma’s Cafe
:  Join us after the 11 am service for lunch at Aroma’s Cafe where proceeds will benefit Haiti relief.
6 pm – Informal Worship at the Wesley Foundation, dinner on the town to follow
Monday, January 25
5:45 – 9:30 pm – Volunteer with PACEM at Wesley Memorial – The PACEM Men’s Homeless shelter is being hosted by Wesley Memorial UMC this week.  We will be sending 6 volunteers over to visit with their guests.  Please contact Becca Worley (rjw5x) if you are interested in helping.
7 pm – Men’s Small Group/”Delta Force” Interest Meeting – For all Wesley Men, come discuss what you might like to do/achieve in a small group setting.  For more information, contact Stephen Sholden (sks6p).

Tuesday, January 26

Deborah out of the office for sermon prep and study
11 am – ~1:30 pm – *NEW TIME* Lunch at the Pav – Meet in the back room of Pavilion XI in Newcomb for fellowship and conversation.  Buy food there or bring a lunch.  Everyone is welcome!  Though lunch is starting earlier this semester, it will extend into the afternoon so show up when you can!
5:45 – 9:30 pm – Volunteer with PACEM at Wesley Memorial – The PACEM Men’s Homeless shelter is being hosted by Wesley Memorial UMC this week.  We will be sending 6 volunteers over to visit with their guests.  Please contact Becca Worley (rjw5x) if you are interested in helping.

Wednesday, January 27

2-4 pm – Deborah’s drop-in office hours, Email her to meet at other times:
5-6 pm – FREE drop-in Yoga class in the living room

8:30 pm – Methodists with Muscles, led by Annie Bailey (amb9um) — fun sports activities paired with meaningful devotionals…a group for all! Meet in the Living Room at the Cottage, wear tennis shoes/gym attire, and bring your student ID.

Thursday, January 28

– A deposit/payment of $100 is due for those planning to attend our spring break mission trip to Washington, D.C.  For more information about the trip or for questions regarding payment, contact Nina Ruhter (nwr2e).
6 pm – FREE home-cooked dinner in the Dining Room
7 pm – FORUM: Bible Cranium
– Join us for an evening of friendly competition as we play Bible Cranium!  Prior biblical knowledge is not required; bring your friends!

Saturday, January 30

Deborah at Board of Higher Education meeting at ODU
8 pm – Charles & Chester’s Birthday Celebration – Charles Wesley is the brother of John Wesley, the founder of our denomination, and Chester is the world’s cutest chocolate lab puppy.  Both deserve equal amounts of celebration but honestly, we just wanted an excuse to throw a party.  Come join us!

Upcoming Events:
Sunday 1/31, 11 am Worship at Wesley Memorial, Informal Worship service at the Wesley Foundation at 6 pm
Men and Women’s Small Groups
Grad Group
2/4 – Spring Break Forms due
2/5-2/7 – Cookie Bake — Delicious heart shaped cookies for only $4 a dozen!  Sell them to your friends!
SCC Elections – more info to come

Special Announcements: Calling All Musicians! Interested in helping out with the music at our worship services?  Contact Music Man/Director, Ryan LaRock (rsl4gp).

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 (nwr2e).

For those of you that haven’t found us yet, the Foundation is located at the corner of Emmet Street and Lewis Mountain Rd. (1908 Lewis Mtn. Rd.), across from Mem Gym and next to Alumni Hall.  The building is open all day.  Feel free to stop in!  **Please note that our parking is limited.  Parking is available after 5 pm on weekdays and all weekend on Lewis Mountain Road and within the Lewis Mtn. neighborhood.  We also have a limited number of passes for the Wesley Mem lot for use on Thursday and Sunday nights.

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

17The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:
18“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to release the oppressed,
19to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”[a]

20Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him, 21and he began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” — Luke 4:17-21

As always, Let me know if you have any questions.

Hope to see you soon!
Lauren Gilchrist (ltg6s)

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

Weekly Meeting Schedule
  • Sunday
    • 11:00 Morning Worship at Wesley Memorial UMC (next door)
    • 5:00 Sunday Night Worship
  • Tuesday
    • 6:00 Tuesday Night Dinner
    • 6:45 Forum — Discussion/speaker on a variety of faith topics and student life.
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