This Week at Wesley…

Hey Wesleyanos,

This past week has certainly been historical — a UVA class cancellation before any sign of snow, yet another major snowstorm in Virginia, and Wesley Foundationeers baked over 9,000 delicious heart-shaped cookies. A big thank you to everyone who ventured out in the snow to help.  Here’s what’s happening this week (New/Highlighted events in bold/italic):

Sunday, February 7

Now – Cookie Bake – Bagging and clean-up
11 am – Worship Service at Wesley Memorial – CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
5 pm – Informal Worship at the Wesley Foundation – CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
6 pm – Superbowl Party at the Cottage –
Don’t worry, the game will go on!  Papa John’s has even promised to deliver pizza without fail.  Bring $2 to cover pizza costs and come over to the cottage to watch the Superbowl (projected on the wall!).  All football, non-football, and Superbowl commercial fans are welcome.
Monday, February 8

**ABSOLUTE FINAL DAY TO TURN IN SPRING BREAK FORMS** – For those planning to go on our spring break trip to Washington, D.C., this is the last day to turn in all forms.  One of the forms must be notarized.  A free notary service is located in the bookstore behind the t-shirt section.  Please slide your forms underneath the office door.  For more information about the trip or for questions regarding forms, contact Nina Ruhter (nwr2e).
6:15 pm – Residential Community Meeting
7:30 pm – Grad Group – Grad group will be meeting at the Foundation this week and heading over to Timberwood Grill for a night of food and fellowship.

Tuesday, February 9

Deborah out of the office for sermon prep and study
11 am – ~1:30 pm – 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!
6 pm – Men’s Small Group led by Stephen Sholden (sks6p), Delta Force 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) will be meeting in the Living room this week. Group 2, led by Mary Lacy Grecco (mlg7nx) & Natalie Roper (nrr2bf) will be meeting in the Cottage living room.  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 10

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
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 Upper Room this week to get to know one another and talk about what we’d like to discuss this semester.

8:30 pm – Methodists with Muscles, 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 11

**SCC/Ad Board Elections – More information to come**
6 pm – FREE home-cooked dinner in the Dining Room
7 pm – FORUM: Healing

8:15 pm – Faith & Film

Saturday, February 13

Prayer Partner Event – Bowling

Special Announcements: **If you sold cookies, be sure to come and retrieve them this week.   You can turn in the money you collect with an envelope and voucher, available near the name button board in the dining room.

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

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

5Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.”

6When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. 7So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.

8When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” 9For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken, 10and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners.

Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will catch men.” 11So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him. – Luke 5: 5-11

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