This Week at Wesley…

Hey Wesleyanos,

I hope this e-mail finds you warm and dry on this snowy weekend.  We’ve got a lot coming up this week — Men’s and Women’s small groups, Cookie Bake, and more!  Check it out (New/Highlighted events in bold/italic):

Sunday, January 31

11 am – Worship Service at Wesley Memorial – CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
6 pm – Informal Worship at the Wesley Foundation, dinner on the town to follow
Monday, February 1
Deborah’s Day Off

Tuesday, February 2

Deborah out of the office for sermon prep and study
11 am – ~1:30 pm – Lunch at the Pav, *Field Trip to Notary’s Office to follow* – 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!  For those signed up for our spring break trip, several students will be taking a trip to the notary’s office to get forms notarized after lunch.
6 pm – Men’s Small Group led by Stephen Sholden (sks6p), will be meeting in the Upper Room (upstairs next to Study Camp).
8 pm – Women’s Small Groups 1 & 2 – Pick the group that best fits your schedule! Group 1, led by Julie Kokinos (jak6t) & Lacey Williams (lsw5eg) and Group 2, led by Mary Lacy Grecco (mlg7nx) & Natalie Roper (nrr2bf) will both be meeting in the Foundation living room this week (meeting locations may change).  We are having two groups on Tuesdays because of high interest in the group.  If you can’t attend on Tuesdays, come on Wednesday!  Women’s small group provides an opportunity for female students to discuss spirituality in a college setting.  Come find out what it’s all about!

Wednesday, February 3

2-4 pm – Deborah’s drop-in office hours, Email her to meet at other times:  deborah AT
5-6 pm – FREE drop-in Yoga class in the living room
6:30 pm – Board of Directors Meeting
7 pm – Women’s Small Group 3 – Sebrell Bryant (smb5kd) & Lauren Gilchrist (ltg6s) will be leading this group.  Join us!  We’ll be meeting in the living room to get to know one another and talk about what we’d like to discuss this semester.

8:30 pm – Methodists with Muscles, First IM volleyball game.  Meet at Mem Gym at 8:30pm. Bring your student ID, wear athletic clothing, no jewelry allowed in the game. Come play or support the team.  No skills required.

Thursday, February 4

1:30 – 3 pm – Deborah at United Ministries meeting
**SPRING BREAK FORMS DUE** – For those planning to go on our spring break trip to Washington, D.C., all forms are due.  One of the forms must be notarized.  A free notary service is located in the bookstore behind the t-shirt section.  For more information about the trip or for questions regarding forms, contact Nina Ruhter (nwr2e).
6 pm – FREE home-cooked dinner in the Dining Room
7 pm – FORUM: Faith Sharing
– Students will be sharing reflections on their spiritual journeys.  If you’d like to share yours, contact Ryan LaRock (rsl4gp)
8:15 – 9 pm – SCC Meeting

Friday, February 5
Deborah’s day off
A.M. – LATE – COOKIE BAKE BEGINS! – This marathon of cookie baking will last all day long.  Come help us bake several thousand delicious heart-shaped sugar cookies which we are selling as a fundraiser for our Spring Break trip.  We need your help!  Come when you can and stay as long as you can.  Bring your friends! It will be a blast.  Disney movies will also be shown.

Saturday, February 6

Deborah in Richmond for Board of Higher Education meeting

Upcoming Events:
Sunday, 2/7, Cookie bagging and clean-up, 11 am Worship at Wesley Memorial, Informal Worship service at the Wesley Foundation at 5 pm **Time Change**, Pizza and Superbowl watching party to follow at the Cottage — bring a couple dollars for pizza.  RSVP to Annie Bailey (amb9um) if you’ll be attending.
2/8 – 8 pm Grad Group
2/11 – 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).

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

1If I speak in the tongues[a] of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames,[b] but have not love, I gain nothing.– 1 Corinthians 13:1-3

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