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:
Many thanks to everyone who continues to help our Sunday School program run successfully. Thank you to all of the Shepherds, for their tireless work. Thank you to our Faith Basics teachers; Betsy Peterson, Janice DiTullio, and Samm Robbie Klindt, Thank you to all to have donated items for 30 Hour Famine, don’t forgot there is still time to make your donations!Lectionary Bible Study
There are two opportunities to be a part of this class, Tuesday evenings 7-8 and Wednesday mornings 9:30-10:30.
One of the best ways to prepare your hearts for Sunday morning worship and to get the most out of the sermon is to join us in our lectionary Bible study. Each week we study the Scripture passage that we will be using on the following Sunday. Each lesson stands alone so even if you can’t make every week, you can still be a part of the class.February-April: Active Parenting Now & Active Parenting of Teens
Active Parenting Now, for parents of children aged 5-12 & Active Parenting of Teens will be offered for six weeks, evenings this late winter-spring, February – April. You will learn how to teach your kids cooperation, respect, courage, and self-discipline, among other positive character traits. Watch for the exact times to be announced in mid February. The cost is $20 per parent or couple (sharing the same book). Please email or phone us for advance registration information. Faith Basics
As each grade works hard to learn about a special part of Church, be ready to see our students showing off all they are learning in worship! Presentations are happening now!Mission Projects
We hope that people will continue to donate mittens, gloves and hats to our December Mission Project! In January, we will begin collecting items to use during the 30 Hour Famine! We are in need of the following items:
- Large cans of Tuna Fish
- Jars of Peanut Butter
- Jars of Jelly
- Family sized can of Chicken Noodle Soup
- King Sized Loaf of Bread
I Can Serve God Too means even our youngest Kids have a place in the worship and mission of our church. Recently you have been seeing some new Acolytes in worship and will continue to see more as they become trained and are scheduled to carry the Light of Christ into our Worship services.Junior Bells
As you have heard our Junior Bells are a great blessing to the music ministry of WUMC. There is room for more!! We have bells enough to go around! Any kid wishing to join in this fun and meaningful bell choir is welcome to do so. Practice is Tuesday at 6:30.Created by God
is the approved United Methodist curriculum in human sexuality for 5th – 7th grades. In school, young people learn about the anatomy and physiology of their bodies, and that is very important. In the church, we are more concerned with learning about reverence for everything in God's creation, including our bodies, about morality, and about growing in intimacy with others in other than sexual ways. This program is also intended to make it easier for parents and youth to talk together about sexuality. Parent only meeting.
We are planning a session of this program at WUMC in March with a Friday evening and most of the day Saturday "retreat" setting here at the church (without the overnight, which will be spent at home). The parent meeting is a week earlier, on Sunday afternoon, We are limiting this class to 15 young people. Dates will be announced soon.Small Group Study Opportunities for Adults
February-April: Active Parenting Now & Active Parenting of Teens.
Active Parenting Now, for parents of children aged 5-12 & Active Parenting of Teens offered for six weeks, evenings February - April. You will learn how to teach your kids cooperation, respect, courage, and self-discipline, among other positive character traits. Watch for the exact times to be announced in mid-January. The cost is $20 per parent or couple (sharing the same book). Please email or phone us for advance registration information.