Can You Help?
Join us each Sunday for worship at 8, 9, or 11 and bring a friend!
Tewksbury's 9th Annual Zero Waste Day
On Saturday, September 23rd, from 9am-1pm, in the Wynn Middle School parking lot, you can experience the joy (and ease!) of drive thru donating and recycling. Together with the Tewksbury Recycling Committee, our friends in Faith at Tewksbury Congregational Church will be coordinating Tewksbury's 9th Annual Zero Waste Day event.
THANK YOU LUNCHEON for the WUMC Congregation
September 24th: 12:30pm THE WUMC Summer Mission Trips wouldn't have happened without you. All are invited to attend this special meal and program to hear all about the 2017 Summer Mission Trips. This meal is free of charge but to facilitate the preparations we will need a head count. RSVP to the Church office to reserve your space or pick up a ticket beginning August 1st from the office. Guests are of course welcome to join in this event. Door Prizes awarded.
PUMPKIN DELIVERY DAY
The 2017 Pumpkin Patch delivery will be September 30th 2017. Unpacking and Pumpkin Patch Set up will happen on that Saturday and Sales will begin on Sunday Oct 1st. Please save this date on your calendar. Last year we set up the Patch in just 2 hours. Many hands make light work! So the more the merrier! Any age and ability are of help. Even if you only can use 1 thumb believe it or not we have need of that and skills and abilities.
Watch for the sales shift sign up & Special events happening in the Pumpkin Patch throughout the month of October! Including; story time in the Patch, Photo Contest, Pumpkin Seed Mystery and more.
Wooden Pallets: To facilitate a successful Pumpkin Patch we will need approximately 100 Wooden Pallets. We cannot take these on the church property before September 28th for use September 30th –October 31st. Please contact the Education office to let us know how many you can add to the cause.
Pumpkin Patch Organizing volunteers: We are in need of 4-6 Adults to assist with the organization of specific Pumpkin Patch programs and tasks. If you are interested in helping with this special project please contact Pastor Kim.
Scrub a Dub Day
Between Sept 1 & Sept 9th we are planning a Nook & Cranny clean-up day in our Sunday School and common rooms. Whether you can join in a large gathering clean up or take on a task on your own at an off time during that week we would love to have you join in the group effort to make the building as sparkling as we can before our Back to Sunday day. Watch for more details to be published in the August Conversation. Many of our clean up goals are small but there are a couple that could use more rugged folks or those with a good reach or taller ladder.
Blanket Wrap: September 23rd, 9:30am.
This awesome project continues! Meet in Room 2-4/2-5 to continue sewing our Quilts that will be donated to Lowell Wish as part of their Blanket the Valley Program. No skills required, all skills appreciated. Any one, any age any skill may be part of this program.
October 7, 6pm. Be part of the fun! Sign up your special and not so special talents on the Youth Bulletin Board near the education office. All are welcome to participate. All are encouraged to attend.
White Elephant Sale
October 21st at WUMC to benefit the Youth Programs.
We would love to take all those treasures you would like to offer. Please leave them in the lower lobby closet area after October 1st.
We are doing it again!! Be sure to get all the orange gourds needed for your autumn decorating and celebrating at the WUMC Youth Pumpkin Patch. This year there will be tons of fun including story time in the pumpkin patch, kids activities, special picture props and of course a few thousand pumpkins on the front lawn of the church. Our Pumpkin Patch will open for business on Sunday October 1st at Noon and be open through October 31st. All proceeds will benefit WUMC Youth Programming.
SAVE THE DATE
On Saturday, September 30 we are planning a Church golf tournament. Look for more information to come!
We need to replace the altar cloths (paraments) that are placed at the front of the church each week on the altar, pulpit and in the Bible. There are four sets of paraments: white, green, red and purple. The white set is used the weeks we have communion, during funerals and other special occasions. The green set is used during the church period called “Ordinary Time”, and is most of the year. The purple set is used during Advent and the red set at Pentecost. The white and green sets have multiple stains and age spots that dry cleaning does not re-move. Each set of paraments costs $1500. We also need a new way to store these paraments, so they can be hung to avoid the creases that come from the folding and storage in a bureau. We plan to build a closet where these paraments can be hung and kept free from creases and dust.
Donations should be payable to Wilmington United Methodist Church and marked “ALTAR FUND”. Please consider contributing. If you would like to make a donation in honor or in memory of a loved one, please include a note with your contribution.PUMPKIN PATCH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Calling all WUMC Folks.
As part of the outreach associated with the 2nd Annual WUMC Pumpkin Patch some special gifts are needed. Can you read a story to little Kids? Are you good at taking pictures? Do you perform music? Would you like to provide items for a bake sale? We are planning some special event days in our pumpkin patch to make this bright orange event even better. Please see the sign-up sheet on the Youth bulletin board to offer your skills and talents to this fun and high energy time of the year.