This Week at Wesley…

Hey Wesleyanos,

I hope you enjoyed this beautiful weekend!  Here’s what’s happening this week at Wesley (New/Highlighted events in bold/italic):

Sunday, February 21

**Cookie Bake Money Due Today – Bring it to informal worship tonight or slide it under Sharon’s Office Door**
11 am – Worship Service at Wesley Memorial, Jan Richardson preaching
4:45 pm – Mandatory Spring Break Meeting  – For those of you coming on the Wesley Foundation Spring Break Trip, please plan to attend this mandatory 30 minute meeting where the Witness team will be sharing important details about the trip.
6 pm – Informal Worship at the Wesley Foundation, Jan Richardson preaching, followed by dinner on the town
Monday, February 22
7:30 pm – Graduate Group – Join other graduate students for fun and fellowship.  Meet at the Foundation.

Tuesday, February 23

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 24

2-4 pm – Deborah’s weekly drop-in office hours, Email her to meet at other times:
5-6 pm – FREE drop-in Yoga class in the living room
6 pm – Deborah leading Lenten program at Hinton Ave UMC
7 pm – Interfaith Trivia Night hosted by Muslim Student Association – Join other faith groups for a night of free pizza and trivia!  Learn about other faiths and make some new friends 🙂  This will be held in the Newcomb Art Gallery.
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.This week we will probably be joining MSA’s Trivia Night. Stay tuned for details.

8:30 pm – **PLAYOFFS WEEK – TIME SUBJECT TO CHANGELook for an e-mail Monday Night** 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 25

6 pm – FREE home-cooked dinner in the Dining Room
7 pm – FORUM: It Is Possible:  Faith, Politics, and the Challenge of Israel-Palestine
, led by Aaron Stiles

Friday, February 26

6:30 pm – BINGO at the Laurels – Meet at the Foundation and we’ll head over to the Laurels for a night of Bingo!  More details to come.  We should be back by about 9 pm.
7 pm – “Passion of the Christ” Viewing in the Chemistry Building – Join our fellow Christians on grounds to watch the movie, “Passion of the Christ.”  This is a great opportunity to meet up with our brothers and sisters in Christ for the evening.  We may try to catch the end of it after BINGO.

Upcoming Events:

2/28 – Deborah and traveling worship team at East Culpeper Charge – Please pray for us as we held lead worship at two services this morning, both services on Wesley block (11 am and 6 pm)

Special Announcements:

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

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

1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say [b] of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” – Psalm 91:1-2

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