Soup and Spirit
Save the dates for our annual Soup and Spirit event! Take a night off from cooking and join with your fellow parishioners for a time of reflection. There will be activities for all ages available! Have a great soup recipe? Consider signing up to bring your soup one night! Soup and Spirit will be held on:
February 21st, 28th,
March 7th, 14th, and 21st.
Join us for our Annual Turkey Dinner
Everyone is invited!
Saturday, March 24th
We are continuing our Sewing Program to supply blankets and quilts created with donated materials. ALL are welcome and encouraged to participate. It’s fun. All skills welcome and no skill required. We have several quilts in various stages of completion. Come help us finish this project and help warm some folks through the Lowell Wish Project. Jan 27th, Feb 25th & March 24th 9:30am. Bring a sewing Machine if you can.30 Hour Famine Planning
This is the time and place to bring all those creative and exciting ideas you have to make the famine 2018 AWESOME. Our Famine this year will be March 3-4th.Divorce Care
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. First session is January 28 at 6:00 pm.The Next New Thing
A Worship Dance team. Any Kid, Youth Young Adult or Adult interested in adding a new dimension to our worship encounters can use the gift of the body God gave you in easy Liturgical dance. Meet in fellowship Hall Jan 14th at 11:15am. (after the 11 am children’s message). No previous dance training or experience needed, but will be very much appreciated.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.
Thank you to all the wonderful bakers who made the lovely scones, cookies and treats for our Special Grandparent Sunday. Your skills were delicious and made the day extra special.
Thank you to all. Your willing participation in our Sunday School No Muss – No Fuss Christmas Pageant made for a wonderful shared experience with our Kids. Your willingness to joyfully share the love of God through this wonderfully weird Christmas Pageant made the whole event memorable, fun and meaningful for everyone. Thank you again.