Fall Worship Schedule
Join us each Sunday for worship at 8, 9, or 11 and bring a friend
! Parent and adult assistance is needed during the fall Youth Programs.
Including our Retreat to Camp Mechuwana in Winthrop Maine, Drivers , Chaperones, Discussion leaders. World Vision Up all Night experience –Childhood Lost. Drivers, Shift Swaps, Snack creators, Someone to bring Kim Coffee , Service Project driver/supervisors. Please see Kim. Dinner for 8
Beginning January 1st a chance to meet and dine with wumc folks in small gatherings will be organized by the Youth Ministries office. Once a month groups of 8 people of varied ages and places in life will meet at a selected home for a shared meal and fellowship. Please complete the sign up form and drop it in the offering plate or leave it in the Education office. You will be mixed with other wumc folks & friends for a friendly meal and conversation. Let's get to know some more folks here at WUMC. Boars Head Festival: Sunday, January 15th
Sign Up to get tickets for the Epiphany Play at Springfield UMC.THE ABC WOMEN! A NEW BEGINNING.
Are you alone again but cheerful? Come join other single women, retired, widowed, or divorced but METHODIST! Bring your lunch be it a sandwich or salad, enjoy coffee or tea and good conversation.
Where –Deming Way When—January 20, 2017 Handicapped accessible free parking.
Alone But Cheerful contact—Marge Lamkin at (978) 658-4343 if interested. NEW Project for all Sewers or those wishing to learn to sew.
All ages welcome. Blanket Rap: On Saturdays Jan 21, Feb 19 & March 18 a group of folks will gather with their sewing machines & hooks & needles to create blankets, quilts, Afghans and fleece throws. No skill or sewing machine is needed just willingness to come be part of the group and let your hands be used to create some blankets to be given to area programs like Project Linus, Lowell Wish Blanket the Valley and layette programs. Save the dates and come for the fun and friendly chat that happens when hands are busy and working toward a common cause. Time Tbd. We could use your good scissors, cutting mats, Iron & ironing board too. Mini Methodists
Youth 4th & 5th grades are invited to join the High School and Middle school counterparts on Sunday December 18th at 2pm for an afternoon of Caroling at local nursing homes & to our area shut-ins to help spread some holiday cheer then join the fun and games at the annual WUMC Youth Christmas Party. We'll play crazy games & Secret Santa of a re-gifted item, hand/homemade item or just plain ridiculous gift. (cost limit $5) But be creative see if you can give the most ridiculous of gifts. Or will you get it? Parents are asked to attend with your Mini's to ensure we have enough drivers and coverage.Join us for Sunday School
This year's theme is "Where we encounter God and others"
Sunday School classes are held during the 9:00 am services for Pre-K through 5th grade students. 6th and 7th graders spend the first part of class in worship together and then meet in room 1-3. Younger children start out at the service sitting with their family and then are dismissed from Children's Moment to their Sunday School classes. Visit our Sunday School
page for details and to register.Coming Soon: New Adult Bible Study: Walking The Bible
The Path of Peace. This is a four week long devotional bible study. Each week we will travel to a local site to reflect on the message of the week and take in the beauty that surrounds us. Walking/Hiking ability & skill is not needed but you may stroll and take in the area after our discussion/devotion. All locations will be within 15 min’s of WUMC. Carpooling can be arranged.
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.