Bible Study - Via Zoom
THE BIBLE FOR
Our Tuesday bible study returns this week, April 27th at
10:30am. Join in on Zoom as we explore the
Letter to the Galatians.
Assignment for Tuesday, April 27th:
Chapter 1 of Galatians, plus any introduction and/or notes
your bible provides.
—Where is Galatia?
—As you read it, what tone does Paul set in the very first
couple verses? In what ways does that tone continue
throughout the chapter? In what ways does it change?
—If this letter were sent to you, how would you feel? Would
you keep reading beyond chapter 1?
BIBLE STUDY ON ZOOM
Wednesday bible study meets at 6:00 pm on
Wednesday evenings. Our current study is I
Corinthians: Searching the Depths of God
by Jaime Clark-Soles. It is available through Cokesbury,
Amazon and on Kindle. Contact Pastor Danita if you
would like to join this study.
Small Miracles Preschool Open Director
United Methodist Church's Small Miracles Preschool is seeking
a Preschool Director to start immediately in preparation for
the 2021-2022 school year. The Director is responsible for
maintaining the daily operations of Small Miracles Preschool,
a warm and friendly environment, and a quality
Christian-based, child-centered program. The Director must
meet and maintain the minimum State Licensing Requirements of
Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) for the
State of Illinois, and lead and support the staff through
teamwork and mutual respect to achieve individual and
classroom goals. The Director reports to the Small Miracles
Preschool Board of Directors with day-to-day accountability
to the Lead Pastor of Woodridge United Methodist Church. You
can find the requirements and how to apply at https://www.woodridgeumc.org/small-miracles-preschool/.
Youth Ministry Spring of 2021
Youth Group on Zoom this
April 25th at 1:30pm. Contact Pastor Dave for the Zoom link. What do we do? Try out some
prayer practices, play a game, encourage each other, and
consider ways God is at work in our world.
Get ready for our next in person, outdoor, all
church event on Sunday, May 16th at 1:30pm: Blessing the
Wheels. Bring your bikes, scooters, roller blades,
skateboards, car — anything with wheels — as we pray over
them and you. Then stick around to ride around the parking
lot and share fellowship and cookies.
While the pandemic means we are unable to hold a
traditional mission trip this summer, we are working on
alternative opportunities. Stay tuned!
Memorial Service for Sharon Place
Saturday, May 8th at 2:00pm at Woodridge UMC we celebrate the life of our
sister in Christ, Sharon Place. Due to COVID restrictions
limited space will be available in the sanctuary, with
overflow space offered as we are able. We also plan to
live-stream the service on our Woodridge UMC YouTube channel. Masks and social distancing required. To
donate to the Sharon Place Memorial Fund here at Woodridge
UMC, please click this link and select "Sharon Place Memorial
Fund" in the drop-down menu.
Blessing of the Wheels
Get ready for our next in-person, outdoor,
all-ages, all-church event!
Blessing of the Wheels on Sunday, May 16th
What’s that mean?? Bring your bikes, scooters,
roller blades, skateboards, motorcycle, car — anything with
wheels — and we will pray a blessing on them and
you. Then stick around to ride around the parking lot and
share fellowship and cookies.
Masks and social distancing required.
Seniors who need help navigating the technology
necessary to book an appointment to receive the COVID-19
vaccine can call Jim Hill at (630) 640-0804 to be paired up
with a Vaccination Buddy through a new program offered by
Naperville and Lisle Townships TRIAD and the Naperville
Senior Task Force. This buddy will schedule the senior for a
vaccination appointment and also can provide transportation
to the appointment if needed.
Rooms for May-June are in. Contact the church office or call 630.968.6050 if you would like a
copy. There are a few available in the mailbox and in
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Outreach Offering: Reconciling Ministries Network
Ministries Network (RMN) mobilizes United Methodists of all
sexual orientations and gender identities to transform our
Church and world into the full expression of Christ’s
inclusive love. Website: rmnetwork.org. RMN works to
influence the UMC to be more inclusive and resources and
empowers local churches to participate in this ministry. The
network has a presence in all jurisdictions of the UMC.
The Reconciling Ministries Network is made up of over 700
Reconciling communities and over 34,000 individuals…
Living into our shared baptismal covenant, Reconciling
Ministries Network equips and mobilizes United Methodists to
resist evil, injustice, and oppression as we seek justice for
people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
Reconciling Ministries Network envisions a renewed and
vibrant Wesleyan movement that is biblically and
theologically centered. As committed disciples of Jesus
Christ, we strive to transform ourselves and the world by
living out the Gospel’s teachings of grace, love, justice,
and celebration of all of God’s children.
Northern Illinois Conference
Aurora District Lay Leader Virtual Meetings
There will be monthly Aurora District Lay Leader
meetings on the Third Thursday of every month at 7 pm
through May. "See" you there! If you are a lay
leader and cannot make a meeting, invite another lay person
from your church to attend. These meetings are not just for
official lay leaders but any lay person who is a leader in a
church! Your Zoom video conferencing invitation will be sent
by Leola Tucker (email@example.com). Contact Leola if you would like to join.
District Boundaries Set
The new names
of the districts, which go into effect July 2021, are Lake North, Lake
South, Prairie Central, Prairie North, and Prairie South.
Click here to read the list of churches in each district.
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