Announcements

Worship
WORSHIP AT WILMINGTON

Join us for an uplifting worship experience!
Exciting news: Our Worship Service hours are now at 10:30 AM!
Come join us as we come together for a truly uplifting and meaningful worship experience. We look forward to sharing this special time of inspiration and connection with you.

Coffee Hour Sign-Ups
Please sign up at signupgenius.com.
If you have any questions please direct them to Christine Nally at 978-423-9671.

Altar Flowers
Share with us special moments/people in your life by requesting flowers to enhance our weekly worship service. You can email or call the church office at wilmingtonumcoffice@gmail.com (978) 658-4519 to place an order. Altar flowers are $35.00.



Sermon Series
SUNDAY MESSAGES

Join us in worship every Sunday morning at 10:30 AM and be inspired by Pastor Peter's insightful sermons at Wilmington United Methodist Church. Pastor Peter delivers engaging messages filled with wisdom, compassion, and relevance, guiding us through meaningful reflections on faith, community, and life's journey.

Experience a welcoming community and find inspiration for your spiritual path in our Sunday services led by Pastor Peter.



Alter Flowers
ALTER FLOWERS

Share special moments and people in your life by requesting flowers to enhance our weekly Worship Service.

You can make your request by calling the church office at 978-658-4519 or by submitting an email, with your order request to the Church Office Email at: wilmingtonumcoffice@gmail.com.

Altar Flowers are 35.00 Dollars.



Adult Sunday School
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL

Christian Education for Adults
Join us on Sunday mornings, at 9:15, in the Octagon room, we are hosting a new adult Sunday School class.

For our first few sessions, we will be working through the book Unbinding the Gospel, and plan to incorporate a wide range of topics and formats moving forward.

Adult Sunday School/Faith Formation Class & Discussion
During our new Adult Sunday School/Faith Formation Class & Discussion, Ginny Hipple will lead us. Looking through the eyes of the participants in the arrival of the Messiah, she'll draw from Stephen Mitchell's book The First Christmas.

Plan to join us on Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:15 am in the Octagon Room.



Youth Ministries
THE YOUTH OF WILMINGTON UMC

The vibrant community of youth at Wilmington UMC extends a heartfelt invitation to young individuals of all ages to join us in fellowship and service. At Wilmington UMC, our youth are not just participants; they are integral to the heartbeat of our church family. Through engaging activities, meaningful discussions, and opportunities for spiritual growth, we strive to create a warm and inclusive environment where every young person feels valued and supported. Come, be a part of something special with us at Wilmington UMC.

Our Mission is to develop faithful and active disciples of Jesus Christ through ministries of discipleship, service, fellowship, outreach, and worship that are for, with and by youth.



Annual Yard Sale!
ANNUAL YARD SALE!
June 8th / 9-2 (Rain Date; June 15th)

June 8th / 9-2 (Rain Date; June 15th) It's That Time of Year Again! Reserve a spot on the lawn! For $20, we will provide an 8' table and a chair; you may choose an available spot on the lawn. You are free to add additional selling space via a tarp, blanket, and/or card table. Since we are on the lawn, you may choose your own set-up time. Our official selling time is 9-2. For those wishing to "donate" an item or two to our Outreach table, please drop off gently used articles to the church downstairs closet area no later than June 1st.

If we should need to utilize a rain date, participants will be notified on Friday, June 7th. Any questions, please contact Betsy Peterson at 978-657-0355 or email bpeter62@comcast.net.
See you on the lawn!



Events
LIST OF EVENTS

Tuesday, May 28th
11:00 am, Windsor Place Bible Study
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Sons of Italy (Kitchen)
3:30 pm, St. Paul's (Scouts)
7:00 pm, SPRC Meeting (Peter's Office)

Wednesday, May 29th
10:00 am - 11:00 am, Staff Meeting
7:00 pm, Alcoholics Anonymous (Rooms 2-4/2-5)
7:00 pm, Book Group (Coffee Room 2-7)

Thursday, May 30th
6:30 pm, Gamblers Anonymous
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Biblical Study with Pastor Clement (Rooms 2-4/2-5)

Friday, May 31st
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Girl Scout Troop 64173 Fellowship Hall
7:00 pm, Alcoholics Anonymous Never Alone Group (Coffee Room 2-7)

Sunday, June 9
Graduation Sunday: Graduates will be acknowledged in the church service, followed by a special coffee hour celebration.

St. Paul's Soup Kitchen
WUMC is responsible for preparing and serving at St. Paul's Soup Kitchen.
Attendance has been consistently increasing; your Outreach Committee needs your help in meeting this need! Please click on the link below to see if you can lend us a helping hand.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094DAFAD2AA5F9C52-48612995-stpauls#/

Hello everyone
Please come and join us for a day at Saint Paul's, on Monday, June 10th as always your generosity and hard efforts never go unnoticed and those in need are very thankful for every one of us, please use the link provided below to register for the day https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094DAFAD2AA5F9C52-49805461-june
Thank you!
Michelle Rossman



Brews & Bibles
BREWS & BIBLES

This new ministry is progressing nicely. It is helping to bring the Wilmington and Tewksbury congregations together. Danielle and Church Helms from the TUMC have committed to this ministry, and their leadership is appreciated. Each week, we meet new people in search of a spiritual connection. I appreciate your support of this endeavor. If you want to join us, please do; we will gather at 7:30 at Tavern on The Square in Burlington, MA.



Trailblazers Hiking Ministry
TRAILBLAZERS HIKING MINISTRY

Discover a New Dimension of Faith Exploration through WUMC's Trailblazers Hiking Ministry! Join us for invigorating outings that start with a brief, uplifting moment of inspiration lasting around 5 minutes, followed by engaging discussions lasting 10-15 minutes.

Our Trailblazers group usually gathers monthly for these inspiring adventures. For more information and specific event details, check out our Meetup.com page.



A Musical Moment
A MUSICAL MOMENT

Hello Friends,

Hello Friends,
This week's hymn is Peace, Perfect Peace

In 1875, while Edward Bickersteth was vacationing in Harrowgate, England, he heard a sermon on Isaiah 26:3, "You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!" The minister explained that the original Hebrew read, "You will keep in peace, peace..." In Hebrew, the repetition of a word indicates intensity or perfection. That afternoon Bickersteth visited a dying relative.

When he found the man deeply distressed, he withdrew for a while and wrote this hymn. Then he returned to read Scripture and to share the comforting lines he had written. As we read the first line of each stanza, we are pummeled by the problems of our modern society. But while problems are found in the first line of each stanza,
there is one word that appears consistently in the second line - Jesus. And His presence in our problems and heartaches makes all the difference.

[Jesus said,] "I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth, you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world." John 16:33



Confirmation Class
CONFIRMATION CLASS

We have some exciting plans in store for Confirmation Class this year! We are inviting all 7th and 8th graders to join in this exciting and important point in many young people's faith journey! Confirmation will be meeting on Sunday afternoons, on the first and third Sunday of each month. It will be a time of fun, food, and learning. If you have any questions, please reach out to Jamison Rudd.



Calling All Graduates
CALLING ALL GRADS!

Graduation Sunday will be June 9th! If you or a loved one will be graduating, whether from high school, college, or beyond, we want to acknowledge that wonderful accomplishment! That Sunday, graduates will be acknowledged in the church service, followed by a special coffee hour celebration. If you want to be included in the celebration after please get in touch with Jamison.

Best,
Jamison Rudd



Sewing Group
SEWING GROUP

Your WUMC Sewing Group meets the last Saturday of every month from 9:30 a.m. til noontime. Our projects include Little Dresses for Africa, sanitary items for girls also sent to areas in need, and tied fleece blankets distributed to The Wish Project in Chelmsford serving the Merrimack Valley area and The Mission of Deeds in Reading. You don't sew; not a problem! There is something for everyone; cutting dress patterns, ruffles, pockets, bias tape, or cutting fabrics needed for sanitary items or cutting and tying fleece blankets. So, bring your machine (if you want to sew) or a pair of sharp scissors and ruler for cutting; however, most importantly bring your willingness to help others less fortunate than ourselves.

We gather in Fellowship Hall or an alternate location if needed; any location change will be posted on the downstairs entrance doorway. If you have any questions, please contact Betsy Peterson at (978) 657-0355 or email bpeter62@comcast.net.

Come join us!