Study - Via Zoom
THE BIBLE FOR
CURIOUS PEOPLE & THE GOSPEL OF JOHN - ON ZOOM
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. We will
all learn as we go along exploring what the text says, what
it leaves unsaid, what history and tradition tell us about
the text, and how our own experience influences our reading
Assignment for Tuesday, March 24th:
-Gospel of John, chapters 19-20, including any notes your
-How do the
accusations against Jesus change over time? Why do you think
-What descriptions of Jesus’ trial stand out the
most for you?
-In what ways to the details of Jesus’ death
echo themes and stories from Jesus’ life in the gospel of
-Mary Magdalene is, according to John’s gospel,
the first Easter preacher. Why has it taken the church so
long to “allow” women to preach?
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.
Study and Devotional 2020 On ZOOM
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 pm. The class
began on Wednesday,
March 4th. The cost is $16
per book. It can also be used as a daily devotional for
the season of Lent. Please plan to join us!!
questions, please contact Carrie Santucci here.
Troop 109 is hosting a pancake breakfast at Woodridge United
Methodist Church has been post-poned to a later date.
Egg Hunt CANCELLED
Our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 28th has been
CANCELLED. The donated candy will go in
the Easter baskets for Trinity UMC.
church office is CLOSED TODAY, Friday, March 20th and Monday,
March 23rd. It will re-open Tuesday, March 24th.
Please contact the pastors directly in case of an emergency.
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 20th - Office
Monday, March 23rd - Office
Tuesday, March 24th - 9:00 am to noon
Wednesday, March 25th - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Thursday, March 26th - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Roadmap to General Conference 2020
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 congregation: 405-308-4474.
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
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 neighbors
We are collecting
hams for Easter to donate to our sister church, Trinity UMC,
in Joliet. Please have the hams in the church kitchen by Sunday, April 5,
For more information, see our display in the Narthex or call
Bob Copeland (847.910.8663). Thank you!
Items for Easter Baskets Needed
committee is collecting items (Small toys, Individually
wrapped candy, Baskets & Easter grass) to assemble Easter
baskets for our sister church, Trinity UMC in Joliet.
Donations go in the tote in the Narthex by Friday, April 3
or contact Bob Copeland. Thank you!
A big THANK YOU to everyone who helped
support our PADS efforts on February 18th and 19th. Because
of your continued support and generosity, WUMC provided a
night of shelter and a warm dinner and breakfast to 70
overnight guests-our highest total this year. YOUR HELP IS GREATLY
APPRECIATED! Our last mission is in April. If you cannot bring
the food donations or fulfill your time commitment you have
signed up for, please contact Larry Cash so other arrangements can be made.
THANK YOU for your support of this
Upcoming dates to participate:
April 21-22, 2020
Click Here to Sign-Up.
West Suburban Community Pantry Donation
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
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:
• Online: www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle
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