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.
ANNUAL BREAKFAST WITH MRS. CLAUS
Hi Everyone - We are having a "special family breakfast" on Saturday. December 8 at 9:00 a.m. Mrs. Claus will be attending so please plan to bring your family to meet her and receive some goodies, but before that we will have a nice breakfast!
2018 Alternative Gift Fair
December 2, 9, 16th 9AM - 12:30 PM Wilmington UMC Coffee Room And 2-4 PM Dec 2 during Winter Farmer's Market Always used. Always appreciated. Never returned. Make a new gift-giving tradition - prioritize meaning over materials, and fill a need for a person or community.
BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE
Sunday December 16, 4:00 p.m. Christmas is a wonderful time of year for family and friends to gather and celebrate. But, for many it is a difficult time of year. It is a time where grief can overwhelm people as they remember those who have died and will not be the for Christmas. It can be difficult for those who feel alone, cut off or alienated from loved ones. It can be hard for those who struggle financially and cannot give the gifts they would like to give. In response to these very real concerns, we are offering a Blue Christmas Service, where people can come and offer their needs to Christ. It will be a service where we seek God's comfort and presence. All are invited to join us for this service. If you do not feel the "blues" in this season, come and support those who do. If you do feel those "blues" come to be present with others who care and with God.
FUN FOR ALL!!
Sleigh Ride & Bon Fire! Put on your Snow Pants, grab a blanket and bring your friends! A Family Fun event for all! Children under 12 must have a parent attend with them. Everyone is welcome to join in the old-fashioned Sleigh ride and bon Fire. Sunday January 6th 4pm at Krochmal Farms in Tewksbury. Hot chocolate and S'more fixin's provided. Register for this event by calling the church office or signing up on the bulletin board next to the Christian Ed office. $12.00 pp Family limit of $40.00
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