Divorce Care, Sessions Sunday's 6pm
A video based discussion program for those who are experiencing, newly, recently or previously divorced. You are loved and cared for and we want to support you through the changes in your life. Sign up through the church office or see the display on the bulletin board in the Narthex.
World Communion Sunday, October 7th
On this Sunday churches all over the world share Holy Communion with an awareness of their larger church family. For, indeed, beyond the boundaries of nations and denominations and beyond the labels of ethnicity and race, we are one people, one church, one family. On this Sunday we celebrate our unity. In addition to this celebration, we will also receive a special collection for the United Methodist Church’s work in the world. Join us as we cele-brate the family of Christ.
PUMPKIN DELIVERY DAY
The 2018 Pumpkin Patch delivery will be September 29 2018. Unpacking and Pumpkin Patch Set up will happen on that Saturday and Sales will begin on Sunday Sept. 30. 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 and 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.Family Fun in the Pumpkin Patch
Our pumpkin Patch this year will be more fun than ever. In addition to the Photo spots, this year we are planning some special events including a classic Car Rally, Food Truck and Corn Hole tournament. To be held on October 20th. Save the date Some famous Food trucks will be making the day great by selling some of their famous foods in our Patch. your family can sign up to work the pumpkin patch too! Kim can't live there this year so be sure to sign up to cover a shift or 2 to help make this the most fun ever!
Visit our Pumpkin Patch
page to Register.Princess & Wizard Party
The 4th annual Princess and Wizard Party is planned for October 28th at 3pm. Tickets will be issues for this year’s event. There is no charge, and all are welcome. This will help facilitate the event needs. Call the church office to reserve the spot for your Kids. Trunk or Treat
Trunk or treat is open to anyone and everyone. The public is encouraged to participate on their way to the Horribles parade. Anyone wishing to participate in decorating their car for Trunk or Treat that might need assistance providing a give- away goodie please contact Pastor Kim. All Saints Sunday
All Saints Sunday will be celebrated on November 4. On this Sunday we will honor those who died since last November. If you would like to add someone to list of those we will remember, please contact the church of-fice with their name.
Are you able to give a couple hours a month to help the Sunday school & Youth Program set up
their Bulletin Boards? We will supply all the materials we just need your hands & a little creativity to help share information and lesson topic ideas. Please contact the education office if you can assist with this important part of our education program.
WUMC to Assist Auburn Maine Ministry
The High Street Food Pantry is led by two organizations: High Street Congregational Church (HSCC) and the United Methodist Church of Auburn (UMC). This organization has been in existence for 20 years, and has a volunteer roster of 40 plus individuals ranging in age from 10 to 95. Besides UMC of Auburn and HSCC, other churches and two Community Banks that provide volunteers. Fifteen or more volunteers are required each week to keep things on track along with the five truck drivers needed for food deliveries from the Good Shepherd Food Distribution Center.
Wilmington UMC will be assisting this food pantry with its new ministry. BOOK MINISTRY
This ministry collects and distributes children's books, dictionaries, Pictionary's, cookbooks, etc. Over 10,000 books have already been distributed. In many instances, the book distribution includes a "pastoral care" conversation. Any and all contributions are very much appreciated! How will we help? Throughout this summer we will be collecting books; Any and all books will be accepted and stored in room 2-5. Please bring your donations of new, used books for any age to 2-5 at any time through the summer. And add to the collection.
Can You Help?
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 $1,500. 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.Attention Previous WUMC Youth Graduates!!
I have been in contact with Youth Works and they need YOU!
Youth Works is currently hiring summer staff for positions in all Youth Works sites. If you have participated in any of our Youth Mission Trips through Youth Works you know what amazing site staff they have. And if you are interested in stepping up to the challenge of working in a meaningful position, encountering people from all over the country and serving God by serving a community, and youth, check it out. Basic position requirements include: One year post-high school, Have an active Christian faith, previous leadership experience, Have a teachable spirit, Demonstrate adaptability/flexibility. Contact Kim as soon as you can to begin the inquiry process.On behalf of everyone at Mission of Deeds
, thank you very much for your recent generous donation of $1000. Your Support helps so many living in our communities get a fresh start and means so much to us. Mission of Deeds is all about people-the families we assist, the volunteers who never stop helping, and donors, like you, whose generosity keeps us going. We could not do what we do without all the wonderful volunteers from Wilmington Methodist who help every week. For 25 years we have been helping those in need and we continue to emphasize quality in all we do. We will continue to be good stewards of your generosity.
Jody Collins Skinner
Director of DevelopmentTo My Church Family
My family and I wish to thank you all for your expressions of sympathy for the loss of my mother and grandmother, Elna McFadden-Santini. Thank you for taking the time to call, send a card, listen and say a prayer for mom and us. It is never easy to lose a loved one, know that your show of comfort and care eased our sorrows.
God Bless, Stephanie Donahue and Family