STAY CONNECTED

For those who are looking for social interaction, we are continuing to provide online Zoom conference calls. We will be regularly updating the online list at signupgenius.com, so check back each week and see what opportunities exist this week for online engagement. Pastor Thomas is hosting Coffee (at your) House Chat on Tuesday mornings from 9:30-10:30am. We will also have a Prayer Gathering on Thursday nights at 7pm. We have an online book study on the book Good White Racist Wednesdays at 12:15pm and discussion groups, Conversations on Race on Thursdays at 7:30 pm OR Saturdays at 9:00 am. Check out signupgenius.com for all of our small group Zoom opportunities.

STAY ENGAGED

We also have updated the Community Needs page at wsumc.com. Along with the continuing needs at the ALIVE! House, and Carpenter’s Shelter, we’ve been asked to help provide some games and other activity supplies for the women at Friends of Guest House. The address where the games can be shipped or dropped off is listed online at wsumc.com.

We have been blessed in this season with a grant from ACT for Alexandria, which has allowed us to expand the Open Table Breakfast Ministry. We are now serving breakfast on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. To help support the local community, and to limit the risk for our volunteers, we are partnering with the Old Town Deli to make these breakfasts possible. These locally owned restaurants are preparing sandwiches for Open Table. While this means we have fewer shopping and volunteer needs, we are still in need of 2-3 volunteers to serve each morning of breakfast. To offer your time, contact the church office. You can also donate to support the ministry financially. When you click to give online, you can designate your gift to Open Table.

STAY WORSHIPFUL

Worship will continue to be available at 10am at WSUMC.LIVE each Sunday morning. Friends from all around the world gather each Sunday. You can print out a bulletin for the service, sing hymns and prayers (included in bulletin), and participate in the “Chat” feature with other attendees.

When worship ends, we will offer a time of fellowship on Zoom from 11-11:30am. We will offer one or two questions that follow up on worship to help encourage the conversation, but we want to offer this time as a way for you to re-connect with those you are missing from church, and to connect with those you might not yet know. We will have the ability to break the large gathering into smaller groups so you’ll have a better chance to connect with one another on a personal level. The break-out groups will be random, so you’ll likely be paired with a different group of people each week, giving you an opportunity to get to know more of those who call WSUMC home. 

The Zoom information for our Sunday morning community fellowship will be shared in the chat at WSUMC.LIVE on Sunday morning. If you have never used Zoom, it may be helpful for you to download the app on your mobile device, or to install the Zoom application on your computer, prior to Sunday morning. You can also join by phone if you do not have video capabilities on your computer or mobile device. 

Many of us do not get dressed in our Sunday best for worship online. Please don’t feel like you need to be in your Sunday best for these calls. We can’t smell you through Zoom, so showers are optional. Come as your are, and let us share in community together.