This Week at Wesley…

Hey Wesleyanos,
I hope that you enjoyed your spring break!  Those of us who were on Wesley’s Mission Trip to D.C. this week had an amazing time.  We can’t wait to tell you all about it!

This edition of the Week at Wesley is the last that you will be receiving from me, as the new Wesley Foundation SCC President will be elected this Thursday.  It has been such a blessing for me to serve this year.  Words cannot express how much the community at the Wesley Foundation has meant to me these last 4 years.  Thank you for being apart of it!  On that note, now is a great time to come check out all of the wonderful things Wesley has to offer 🙂 Here’s what’s happening this week (New/Highlighted events in bold/italic):
Sunday, March 14
11 am – Worship Service at Wesley Memorial
6 pm – Informal Worship at the Wesley Foundation, followed by dinner on the town
Monday, March 15

Deborah’s day off
Tuesday, March 16

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, March 17

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 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, followed by “Swole Society” (weightlifting).  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, March 18

1:30-3 pm – Deborah at United Ministries Meeting

6 pm – FREE home-cooked dinner in the Dining Room
7 pm – FORUM: Apologetics
, led by Stephen Sholden

8:15 pm – SCC Meeting: Passing the Power

Friday, March 19

2 pm – Concessions Event: Baseball vs. Boston College

Saturday, March 20

Deborah at Board of Higher Education Meeting in Richmond

12:30 pm – Prayer Partner Lunch – RSVP to Melissa Holmes (mlh9j)

Upcoming Events:

3/21 – 11 am Worship at Wesley Memorial, WF Open House and Worship Celebration, 4-6pm, Informal Worship at 5 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.
12Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 3:12-14

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