Bible Study - Via Zoom
FOR CURIOUS PEOPLE & THE GOSPEL OF JOHN - ON ZOOM
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and
subsequent stay at home order, The Bible for Curious People is
meeting online through Zoom. Please contact Pastor Dave at
this link to join the conversation. All are welcome.
No prior bible reading or knowledge or expertise
needed. No question is dumb and no one is forced to read the
bible in one particular way.
Reading Assignment for Tuesday, March 31st:
-Gospel of John, chapter 21, including any notes your
Questions to consider:
-Chapter 20 ends
with what can only be described as a conclusion to the gospel.
So why does Chapter 21 exist? What purpose does it have or role
does it play?
-Chapter 21 is so delightfully weird. Which part
is your favorite? Why?
-Why do you think Jesus forgives Peter? Does Peter
deserve forgiveness? If this exchange between Jesus and Peter
never happened would Peter’s conversion in Acts 10 have been
-What do you find the gospel of John’s legacy to
Also, a gentle reminder that using a study bible
really helps. “Study bible” simply means a bible that includes
introductions, notes, footnotes, and other helps for
understanding the text. Study bibles come in just about every
version (e.g. NRSV, NIV, CEV, etc.) If you don’t have a study
bible, please borrow one from church. Just let us know you need
one and we will find one for you to use.
Lenten Study and Devotional 2020 On ZOOM
Our Wednesday Bible study class will be Journey to
Transformation by Bishop Sharma Lewis. Bishop Lewis is
the resident Bishop of the Virginia Annual Conference of the
United Methodist Church and a friend of Pastor Danita. It
will only be offered on Wednesday evenings, 6:00 pm to 7:30
Yoga is CANCELLED Until Further Notice
Any questions, please contact Carrie Santucci here.
Easter Egg Hunt CANCELLED
Our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 28th has
been CANCELLED. The donated candy will go to Trinity
The church office is ONLY OPEN on
Wednesdays. Please contact the pastors directly in case of
We will be adjusting office hours from week to
week for the time being. For the next 7 days, the
office hours are:
Friday, March 27th - Office CLOSED
Monday, March 30th - Office CLOSED
Tuesday, March 31st - Office CLOSED
Wednesday, April 1st - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Thursday, April 2nd - Office CLOSED
Friday, March 3rd - Office CLOSED
Roadmap to General Conference 2020
General Conference May 5-15, 2020 in Minneapolis
is cancelled. Copies of the DVD study "Faithful
and Inclusive: The Bible, Sexuality and The United Methodist
Church" (resource #106097) are now available to
borrow from the United Media Resource Center (UMRC). For updated GC2020 news and information,
Don't Miss Our Next Call
In our ever changing situation, reminders and
changes will also come to you as recorded phone messages from
Pastor Dave. Calling Post is one of the tools we use
to keep you informed about, and connected to, Woodridge UMC.
Please take a moment to add the Calling Post phone number to
your Contacts, so you recognize it the next time one of the
pastors calls to update you about events in the life of our
Committee presents Hands On Lent and Beyond!
When we first suggested this project would include
"surprises along the way,” this is not what we had in
mind! Yet, here we are. And we are still extending our worship
through our outreach…just in adjusted ways.
On March 15th we blessed the first batch of our Offering of
Letters. This Sunday we will bless the next batch. We have over
50 letters so far — thank you! And it is not too late to write
Our sister church, Trinity UMC in Joliet still needs Easter
baskets, so we are still safely gathering those items.
While we don’t know what April and May will bring, we intend to
still collect items for Bucket Brigade and Snack Attack. But if
we cannot serve in those ways, we are confident we will find
way other methods for sharing the love of Jesus with our
Please do not purchase a ham if you have signed up
to do so. For more
information, call Bob Copeland (847.910.8663).
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak and concern for
the health and safety of PADS clients, volunteers, and
congregations, all Interim (Overnight) Housing shelter sites
closed, beginning Saturday, March 21st. However,
PADS is still accepting donations of food and money to support
- Food Donations: DuPage PADS cannot accept
donations for general use during this time. Please
consider donating essential
items using this link using curbside drop off boxes located
in the parking lot of 703 W. Liberty Wheaton. Drop off
hours are Monday-Friday 8:00am-8:00pm and Saturday-Sunday
8:00am-4:00pm. Please do not leave donations outside of
the scheduled times, especially food items overnight.
- Monetary Donations: a special fund has been set up for this
purpose. PADS is working hard to find alternate housing in
hotels for guests, as well as provide them with food. This
will take a lot of financial resources to sustain this for
more than a few days. Visit the PADS
look at the very top for the link to donate.
West Suburban Community Pantry Donation
The West Suburban Community Pantry offers food for
the hungry and resources to empower persons to improve their
quality of life. Our vision is a community without
hunger. The Pantry operates year-round with a goal that each
eligible family in DuPage County as well as Bolingbrook &
Romeoville receive nutritionally balanced food, including
meats, dairy, and fresh produce monthly. We are also registered
as an emergency food pantry for Illinois. With the help of
volunteers and sponsors, our vision is to eradicate hunger
within the families and individuals in the DuPage County area.
We are dedicated to providing food for the hungry, educating
the donor community about existing needs, and supporting
advocacy efforts for the hungry. We also work hard to encourage
volunteerism and the sharing of resources.
Finance (7:00 pm)
Trustees (7:00 pm)
October 10th (depending on September
church conference date)
All Church Outdoor Clean-Up tbd
Come help make our church ready for Spring!
On Saturday, April 18th from 9:00 am to noon,
we will be cleaning up outside of the church and in the
gardens. Bring gloves, rakes trowels, whatever you like
to use to work outside to help with this. The rain
date is Saturday, April 25th.
Life Line Screening
Life Line Screening will be here at Woodridge
United Methodist Church on Wednesday, April 15th offering
safe, painless, non-invasive preventive health screenings that
are typically not a part of a routine physical. To be
more proactive about your health and to live longer for
yourself, your family and your community, please register for
these potentially life-saving tests today. For only
$149 you can learn your risk of having stroke or vascular
disease. There is no time like the present to take
action! Learn more by watching this short video: http://www.lifelinescreeningblog.com/introduction/
Three ways to register:
• Call toll-free: 866-229-0469
• Online: www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle
• Text: the
word circle to 797979
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