Woodridge United Methodist Church
us on Sunday for worship services
at 9:00 am & 10:30 am
Professional nursery care available for the little ones.
All are Welcome!
As we round the bend
into the 3rd week of Lent, we come across a parable that
truly borders on the mysterious. Why would the
average person turn down an invitation to what was
certainly a lavish affair? All of the finest of
everything from food to table settings. No holds
barred. No expense spared. Was the king a
tyrant of a man who abused his power and his
privilege? Or were people's schedules so booked
that they couldn't make space or time?
The parables teach us
lessons in what would seem to be a backsided
manner. The message hidden underneath some
ridiculous details. But nonetheless, they are
there. We arextended an invitation, to the social
event of the year, we certainly can't pass that up!
Let's see what we
discover as we receive "AN OPEN INVITATION".
ALL are welcome to join us on Sunday morning at 9 or
Be part of the discussion at our worship
gatherings on Sundays at 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.
All are welcome!
Woodridge UMC is an open and loving United
Methodist community striving
Welcoming to all;
in service toward greater social justice for all;
forward with understanding and acceptance of all peoples;
disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the
Our purpose is to offer a safe place and
community to all races, cultures, religions, genders, sexual
identities, ethnicities, age groups and other
Sunday, March 24th
- Worship Services at 9:00 & 10:30 am
- Filipino Baptist at 3:30 pm
- A.A. Meeting at 7:00 pm
Monday, March 25th
Tuesday, March 26th
- Lenten Study at 10:30 am
Meeting at 7:00 pm
Wednesday, March 27th
- Lenten Study at 6:45 pm
Thursday, March 28th
Board (NIC) 9:00 am
Board (Sorority) 6:30 pm
Scouts at 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 31st
- ONE Worship Service at 10:00 am
- Filipino Baptist at 3:30 pm
- A.A. Meeting at 7:00 pm
Invitation to Observe a Holy Lent
STUDIES FOR THE PRICE OF ZERO
Lenten study began March
12 and meets from 10:30 AM until noon. This group
will follow the Narrative Lectionary look at some of Jesus
Lenten study began March
13 and meets from 6:45 pm to 8:00 pm. This group
will follow a study written by our Bishop Sally Dyck about being
Easter Egg Hunt
Once again 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 is 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
Easter Egg Hunt
Plan to join us for the
annual WUMC Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 13th!
The event will begin promptly at 10:00 am
and will include a short lesson for the children. Bring a
basket to collect your eggs! In the event of inclement weather,
we will hold the hunt inside our church classrooms. Please
remember to invite a friend!
A WUMC tradition continues,
you can order flowers in memory or in honor of friends and loved
ones to decorate our altar on Easter Sunday. We will list the
names given in the bulletin that day. On Easter, please take your
flowers home after 2nd service or come back Tuesday (the off ice
is closed Easter Monday) to pick them up. Ordering Envelopes will
available in the Narthex soon. Please place your payment in the
envelope provided and into the box in the Narthex by Palm Sunday, April
14th. See Judy Krohn, with questions.
Easter Baskets Needed!
The Outreach committee is
collecting items to assemble Easter baskets for our sister
church, Trinity UMC in Joliet.
● Small toys
● Individually wrapped candy
● Easter grass
Please place your donations in the designated tote in the Narthex
or call Bob Copeland if you are interested in donating items.
Items must be in by
Friday, April 12. Thank you!
We are collecting 20 hams for
Easter to donate to our sister church, Trinity UMC in Joliet.
Please have the hams in the church kitchen by Sunday, April 14.
For more information, see our display in the Narthex. Thank
Please donate fresh flowers
for the outdoor flower Easter cross that Nancy & Tricia
Valenta create. Any kind of fresh bouquets can be dropped
off in the kitchen by Saturday morning April 20 or cash donations
by Palm Sunday.
CONFERENCE FOLLOW UP
During General Conference 2019 in St. Louis,
United Methodist delegates from around the world worshiped
together, discussed complex issues and passed legislation
regarding same-sex marriage and the ordination of LGBTQ+
clergy. Delegates also adopted legislation allowing a
"gracious exit" for congregations wishing to leave
the denomination. But on March 6, the Council of Bishops
filed a request for a declaratory decision from the Judicial
Council on the constitutionality of that disaffiliation petition. Click here for
the press release.
Bishop Dyck invites you to continue the
conversation and join one of three debriefings across the
Saturday, March 30 at 9:30 am
- Orland Park: Faith UMC, 15101 S 80th Ave., Orland
Saturday, March 30 at 2 pm
- Barrington UMC, 98 Algonquin Rd., Barrington.
Sunday, March 31 at 3 pm
- Oregon UMC, 200 S. 4th St., Oregon
Office will be CLOSED Friday, March 22nd through Wednesday,
there are 5 Sundays in March. YES, we will have 1 worship service
at 10:00 a.m. on March 31st. NO, we will not
have a meal after worship service. YES,
you are welcome to join Pastor Danita at one of the local
establishments for brunch after service. If you
are interested, please let her know. We will
decide where to go based on the number of
people. ALL are welcome to attend.
people have asked about the purple vestment that Pastor
Danita wears during the Lent season. It is a gift
from her friend, Reverend J. Jeannette Cooper, retired clergy
woman in South Carolina, which Pastor Danita wore as a part
of Reverend Cooper's wedding ceremony. It was
handmade in Ghana, Africa and the symbol on the sleeve means "believe
in God". There are only 12 of these vestments
which were made exclusively for Reverend Cooper's Sisters in
Spirit (S.O.S.) who served communion at the wedding ceremony.
Confirmation Sunday is
Sunday, May 5th. There will be ONE Worship Service at
Adventurers will be going to Suparossa on Saturday, March
23rd at 5:00 pm. Please contact Rick or JoAnn Cihlar
TODAY, if you are interested in attending.
Job Fair at
Talley Inc. has a new facility in Woodridge, IL and are
excited to announce that they are hosting a job fair on March 26-28 at
9am-3pm in their offices at 2143
International Pkwy Suite 400 in Woodridge. They are a Family
owned business that has been in business for 35 years. We are
headquartered in California and have a total of 11
facilities. They offer employees’ a great benefits package
and competitive wages. Please check them out www.talley.com. There
is a flyer posted in the narthex.
will be no yoga this next week.
the Chicago Bulls
are all invited to experience great NBA action of the Chicago
Bulls as they play the Portland Trail Blazers at the United
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.
Illinois Food Bank's 6th Annual Foodie 5K
Illinois Food Bank is switching things up this year with more
food and fun than ever!
Join the for two stunning 5K races at our beautiful
locations: Cantigny Park in Wheaton (April 27)
and Independence Grove in Libertyville (June 1).
Enjoy scenic views on certified 5K courses through the parks,
and then enjoy a fun, family friendly festival after the
race. This year our fest area will be full of local chefs,
restaurants and vendors offering FREE tastings of food and
beverages. Leave your wallet at home and taste some of the
great food Northern Illinois has to offer!
We will also have a fun and interactive Kid's Zone at each
race, so be sure to register the whole family!
Register, volunteer, or donate to help us
feed hungry neighbors in Northern Illinois.
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 come...................
Drive to End Hunger
The 7th Annual
West Suburban Community Pantry Golf Outing is Wednesday, June 12th.
Check in is at 8:30 am and there is a shotgun start
beginning at 9:30 am. Early bird registration ends March 22nd
and is $175 for an individual and $600 for a foursome.
Go to www.wscpantry.org or contact Lisa Spaeth for more information
Gift Cards are Back!!
Youth with gift card orders for Easter baskets, confirmation
or other gift giving occasions. Orders are due April 7th and
will be available for pickup
on April 14th. A percentage of all sales goes
to Youth Ministries.
congregation, friends and family served over 60 homeless
guests at PADS in February. WE JOINED TOGETHER AND MADE
A DIFFERENCE!!! THANK YOU TO ALL WHO DONATED FOOD OR
SERVED. Our next, and last, service dates for this
season are: APRIL
16 – 17, 2019. Please check the sign up sheet in the
narthex for your contribution information.
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March 31st - ONE Service at 10am
13th - Church Easter Egg Hunt
18th - Maundy Thursday Soup Supper & Worship
19th - Good Friday Stations of the Cross & Worship
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