We have a bulletin board in the hallway that has
been maintained by Marilyn Lawrence for many years. The
theme for the board has generally been seasonal (sometimes
integrating the church seasons as well) and sometimes has
included her own artwork. We are in need of someone to
take on this task. If you are interested, please
contact Becky Jeske in the church's office and let us
know. She can be reached at (630) 968-6050 or via email. Thanks for your help.
IS THE SPECIAL SESSION of the GENERAL CONFERENCE (#GC2019)
and WHY SHOULD I CARE?
those questions is important but takes us rather deep in the
weeds, so apologies for multitudinous UMC geekery. The
shortest answer is: #GC2019 matters because the future of our
denomination is at stake.
Here’s a summary with a little more information:
The Special Session of the General Conference of The United
Methodist Church is February 23th-26th in St. Louis, MO.
The purpose is to receive and act on a report from the
Commission on a Way Forward based on the recommendations of
the Council of Bishops. The Commission was authorized to
examine paragraphs in The Book of Discipline concerning human
sexuality and to explore options to strengthen church unity.
Pastor Dave is writing a series of posts unpacking all that
terminology and offering resources for understanding what
could happen at #GC2019 and how it could affect WUMC. This
week was number five in the series. Access them on Pastor
Dave’s blog on our church
Easter Egg Hunt Donations
it's that time of year! The Education and Family
Committee is getting ready to stuff eggs for this year's
Easter Egg Hunt. There will be a box in the Narthex to
drop off donations. All candy needs to be individually
wrapped and small enough to fit in an egg. Thank you
for your donations.
Yoga is one
way to create strength, balance, and flexibility in the
body's also a time to practice stillness and develop
patience. Please wear comfortable clothing that ensures
privacy while allowing mobility. Bring a mat or a large
towel. Cost is $5 per person. If you are attending for
the first time, please arrive a few minutes early to sign a
health waiver and meet the instructor. Any questions,
please contact Carrie Santucci.
Scout Spaghetti Dinner
Our Boy Scout
Troop 109 (along with Troop 512) is having a Spaghetti Dinner
February 24th from 1-6 pm at St. Scholastica’s
Activity Center. Tickets are $10 per person and $30 per
family. Questions can be directed to 630.908.0793.
No Cook Night at McDonalds
Miracles Preschool has rescheduled their Woodridge McDonalds
(on 75th Street) no cook night for Monday, February
25th from 4-7 pm. Mention you are with
Small Miracles Preschool when you order and the preschool
will earn 10% of the total sale (pre-tax). No flyer is
F. Curran and Downers Grove Mayor Martin T. Tully invite you
and your friends to join them for a casual conversation over
coffee. Come share your thoughts on community and
legislative matters important to you on Monday, February
25th at 8:00-9:15 am at Great Harvest Bread
Co. (5117 Main Street in Downers Grove). Talk to them about
the issues that matter to you, ask any questions or express
concerns you may have about state and local government.
Screening will be at Woodridge United Methodist Church on March 19th.
5 screenings will be offered that scan for potential
health problems related to: blocked arteries; abdominal
aortic aneurysms; hardening of the arteries in the legs;
atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat; and a bone
density screening, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis.
Register for a Wellness Package (4 vascular tests and
osteoporosis screening) from $149 ($139 with our member
discount). All 5 screenings take 60-90 minutes to
complete. You can register for this event and receive a
$10 discount off any package priced above $129 by calling
toll-free 1-888-653-6441, visiting http://lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle
or texting the word circle to 797979.
Aurora District Spring Lay Academy
Season, Five Sundays, 2:00 -5:00 pm on March 10, 17. 24,
31 and April 7, 2019 at Channahon UMC, 24751
W Eames, Channahon, IL. Registration Fee $40 by March 1,
● Introduction to Lay Ministry: the Basic
● United Methodist Polity
● Lay Servants as Christian
● Leading Prayer
with the Chicago Bulls
We are all
invited to experience great NBA action of the Chicago Bulls
as they play the Portland Trail Blazers at the United Center
March 27 at 7 pm while ALSO supporting the
Bishop's Appeal for NIC Youth Camps and bearing witness to
God’s loving presence everywhere and in every thing!
On this special night, all Northern Illinois Conference
United Methodists can purchase Chicago Bulls tickets at a
discount to see the Chicago Bulls vs Portland Trail Blazers.
Built into this discount is a $5 donation to the 2019
Bishop’s Appeal for NIC Youth Camps, as well as the 12%
city/county tax amusement tax and fees.
Also, if we sell 500 tickets by March 1, our own NIC
artist/choir will sing The National Anthem!
evening Bible study class is examining the book by Adam
Hamilton entitled CREED,
What Christians Believe and Why. We
are moving through the study at a slower pace than
anticipated so if you thought it was too
late.......NOT!!!! Join us on Wednesdays 6:20
p.m. if you want to join the youth for dinner
7:00 p.m. for class. ALL are welcome.
Bible for Curious People - a Tuesday Morning Study
How did the
bible come to be in the form we have?
Why are there so many different versions and translations in
What is the overall story of the “Old Testament”?
These are some of the questions we will explore together
Tuesday mornings from 10:30am-12:00noon. No prior bible
reading or knowledge or expertise needed. We will all learn
as we go along. All are welcome. Classes start this week,
Tuesday January 15th.
For February 26th
Finish reading Job, still paying attention to any notes your
do these chapters say about who God is and how God acts?
How does that differ from previous chapters?
do you think this story (as a whole) says about why
there is suffering in the world
- How does
the story’s “answer” sit with you?
alternative endings to the story would you write?
- Why do
you think people found this story important to write
- Why has
Mark your calendar
now!!! WOMEN'S FIESTA - A day apart for women of
all ages!!! SATURDAY,
JUNE 8, 2019 form 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m..
Invite a friend to hold the date as well.. Details to
MITTEN TREE IS CALLING FOR YOUR DONATIONS The mitten tree is available in the Narthex to
accept your donations of children’s mittens, gloves, warm
hats and scarves. The donations are going to Woodridge School
District 68. They give them out to children who don’t have
appropriate gear for the winter weather. We’ll be harvesting
the tree a couple of times. Please donate as you can.
donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to
Woodridge United Methodist Church whenever you shop on
AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same
prices, same service. Support WUMC by starting your
March 6th - Ash Wednesday
17th - Lenten Brunch
- Church Easter Egg Hunt
Learn ways you
can get involved at Woodridge UMC!
Sign up for our
newsletter and email notifications
Find out about upcoming events in the
Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church
Every Sunday is "Selfie Sunday" at
Woodridge UMC! Send your pictures of worship, fellowship, and
events to firstname.lastname@example.org. And don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
February 22, 2019, Volume 10, Edition 8