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Willow Weekly - August 30, 2018

 

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August 30, 2018 

 
from Pastor Rebecca
 
The Celebration of Steve Quigley's life will be held at the Quigley home, 520 S. 15th Street, on Saturday, September 1st. Guests will start to gather at 2:30 and the memorial will begin at 3:45. The service will be held around the labyrinth in the back yard. There will be seating and shade for those who need it. A reception will follow the service. Street parking is available. If you need a ride, contact the church office.
 
The celebration continues: this Sunday we have a baptism and reception of new members as we start out our series on the Letter of James. This book in the Bible puts an emphasis on being doers of the word and not hearers only, which is perfect for Labor Day weekend.

Village House Day Center opens at Willow Glen on Thursday, September 6th. We are providing day respite to the women of Village House on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays during the month of September. We are in pretty good shape for our first week but still need someone to be the second volunteer on Sunday morning from 7:15 am to 10:00 am. That's one shift I can't do! You can sign up for that or another shift by going to shelter.wgumc.org. We would also like to have a few DVD movies on hand, so if you have any good ones you could loan us, bring them to church (with your name on the box).

On September 13th, the Willow Glen Neighborhood Association Meeting is inviting officers from Google to talk about the impacts of the Google expansion in downtown. The neighborhood meeting will be held in our sanctuary, beginning at 7 pm, and everyone is invited to attend. The rumor is that Mayor Sam Licardo will be there.

BB&B (Brown Bag and Bible) will meet on Sunday, September 16th, after church for about an hour in Woodhaven. This is an opportunity to dive more deeply into the Scripture for the day, using the text and sermon as a jumping off point but going further to find the implications for our personal lives. We will meet once a month and share a lunch, a brief time of meditation and discussion.

Love Without Limits: Jesus' Radical Vision for a Love Without Exceptions, by Jacueline Bussie. This book study will meet on Tuesday, September 18th, 7 pm at Woodhaven. We'll decide at that time when and how often we'll meet.
"Letter to a Young Graduate": Any parents of college-age children who want a copy of the sermon I preached last weekend, contact me and I'll send you one.
 
 

villagehouse  
 September Day Center at WGUMC
 
 
WGUMC is teaming with St Francis Episcopal church to provide a 
Day Center for Village House while Stone Church will be providing the overnight shelter.  
Our Day Center will operate from 7:30am to 3:00pm Thursday, Friday
and Sunday,
September 6, 7, 9, 13, 14, 16, 20, 21, 23, 27, 28 and 30.  
 
We plan to keep the shelter operations simple, but YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!  Please sign ups at church and online: 
 
If you would like to be part of the leadership team or need more information, please contact Liz Pense at 408-768-6507 or 
Jan Leonard at 408-655-0155.


       
Post-Pride Social Event
 
Reconciling Dinner
 
Friday, August 31st
 
6:00 - 10:00
 
This year Campbell UMC will also be hosting a social event following Pride. Tickets will be handed out to pride participants, inviting them to join us and learn all about the great things happening at WGUMC and our partner churches (like Village House and our amazing Joint Youth Program). It will be an evening of great food, music & fellowship!  We hope that you are able to attend!
 

  
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SECTION, OR LEAVE BLANK TO GIVE TO OUR GENERAL
OPERATING BUDGET.
               
 
Give Thanks to our Body Builders! 
 
Each week volunteers bring snacks for our joyful 
consumption during coffee fellowship after service.
Please give them your thanks when you see them!
 
September 2 - Ruth Granfors
 
September 9 - Please Volunteer!
 
   

Faith Development Opportunities -

Monday       Christian Meditation - 12:30pm (Woodhaven)

Tuesday       Women's Prayer & Study Group - 9:30am (Library)
  
Wednesday  Women's Early Bible Study (WEBS) - 7:00am
                    (LeBoulanger on Lincoln Ave.)
                     

Thursday     Bible Study for ALL - 8:00am (Library)
                    
                
Bulletin Board of Events, Information

Do you look at the new bulletin Board in the Wesley Room when you go to Fellowship after services?  The board is regularly updated with new items; some list events happening elsewhere in the conference or in the neighborhood that would be of interest to all.  
Stop by and take a look!  
Events are also listed on our glassed-in board in front facing Newport Avenue for our neighbors to see and join us.

If you have events and information that should be on the board,
in the bulletin announcements, or here on the weekly email, 
 

 Reminders

Friendly Reminders

 
  • WORSHIP IS SUNDAY AT 10AM in the SANCTUARY
  • Missed Sunday worship?  Read past sermons: click here
  • Joint Youth Ministry calendar: To view the JYM calendar, click here