Wesley this Week…

Hey everyone,

I hope this email finds you well and enjoying this beautiful weather. Here’s all the awesome stuff happening at Wesley this week. Per usual, feel free to shoot me any questions you may have. Hope to see you at Coffeehaus tonight (8pm Wesley Mem Fellowship Hall) for some delicious food and knee-slapping entertainment!


This Week at Wesley

Sunday, April 7

11:00am—Deborah preaches at Wesley Memorial


3:00 pm—SCC Meeting in the Living Room


5:00pm Informal Worship—Ed Winkler preaches at Wesley Foundation


10:00pm – IM softball: Join us for softball, no skills or equipment required! Meet at the Foundation at 9:30pm and bring your student ID!


Monday, April 8


11am-1pm Deborah’s drop-by office hours. Email her to meet at other times: deborahATwesleyatuva.org


7:00pm – Women’s Small Group 1: A small group for the women of Wesley to come together in faith and fellowship. Led by Aida Barnes (amb7hh) and Kate Thrasher (ket3mf), it meets in the living room.

8:15pm – Methodists with Muscles: meet in the game room for a short devotional followed by a sports-related activity. Wear athletic attire and bring your student ID.



Tuesday, April 9


Deborah is out today for sermon prep and study.


7:00pm – Women’s Small Group 2: A small group for the women of Wesley to come together in faith and fellowship. Led by Jacqui Chiminello (jrc2ef) and Alex Ziehm (acz7hd), it meets in the living room.

8:00pm – Delta Force (Men’s Small Group): A small group for the men of Wesley to come together in faith and fellowship. Led by Thomas Roehl (tmr9ad) and Matt Paysour (mjp3xy), it meets in the game room.



Wednesday, April 10


5:15pm – Graduate and Young Adult Fellowship: a small group for graduate students and other young adults. Led by Aaron Stiles (aws6z), it meets in the game room.

7:30pm Week 2 of Deborah’s 3-Week Class, “Reading the Sacred”

Meets in the Upper Room (next to Study Camp). Before the first class, take a look at this blog piece, from which I have borrowed the title and this great quote:  “The minister’s job in this era is not just to instruct in scriptural literacy but to read the whole world as a sacred text.”  That’s what we will be doing together in this small group — looking at the world as a sacred text.  We will have some short readings like this but no book or long assignments.  The class is intended for deeper reflection and conversation about how we read the texts of our lives “sacredly.”

For this week’s meeting, take a look at this article beforehand.  Week 2: We Have a Story to Tell to the Nations – Narrative, family history, the stories we tell ourselves – how does story convey or conceal truth? ; Week 3:  What does compassion look like? In a complicated world the compassionate act is not always apparent.  How do we discern what’s compassionate and how to go about it?  Everyone is welcome to join us for any or all three of the weeks.


Thursday, April 11


6:00pm Dinner and Forum– Free home-cooked dinner in the Foundation dining room! Tonight’s forum will be a sneak peak of Deborah’s Sermon Song Series, which is about to start on 4/21. Tonight we’ll look at some of the “honorable mentions.” Great songs that didn’t make it into the sermon series and a great way to start thinking and talking about it all. Bring your listening ears and your willingness to see God how God shows up in all kinds of unexpected places



Friday, April 12 – Deborah’s day off


5:30pm Fourth Year Dinner with Deborah. Meet at Wesley to head out together. Please RSVP to Deborah by Tuesday 04/09 at 12 noon.


Sunday, April 14


8:30am and 11am—Worship Troupe to Crozet UMC. Worship troupe leads worship at Crozet UMC along with Deborah. It’s only 20 minutes away, so even if you aren’t speaking or singing, let us know if you’d like to come along!


11am—Worship at Wesley Memorial


5pm—Ryan preaches at Informal Worship!

Special Announcements:

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

Let me know if you have any questions!


Jacqui Chiminello (jrc2ef), SCC President