OUTREACH

Bring in your Box Tops for Jefferson-Houston School — The Box Tops for Education program is a great way to support Jefferson-Houston School. Bring in your Box Tops and we will donate them to the school. Each Box Top is worth 10 cents. There are hundreds of products that participate in the program, for example Kleenex facial tissues, Betty Crocker and Pillsbury products, Ziploc sandwich bags, and Cheerios. Look for this logo, cut it out, and drop it in the collection tin at the back of the sanctuary. Contact Erin Lee at els51@yahoo.com for information.

ALIVE! – We need volunteers for the Furniture Program April 29th ! Please check your calendars and spread the word. You can contact Mike Mackey directly at furniturechair@alive-inc.org.

The StepALIVE! Walkathon is on Sunday, May 7th! The walk is a lovely walk from ALIVE’s offices at 2723 King Street through Old Town and back. You can walk a short route or the whole route. Visit the StepALIVE! site at: http://alive-inc.org/walkathon2017.shtml

 

EDUCATION
Children’s Church on Sundays —  our Children’s Church opportunity provides an educational lesson for children during the time of the sermon on Sundays. Children’s Church will be designed for children up to 12 years of age. Our children will be invited to begin the worship hour in the Sanctuary as a part of the full community so that they can share in the Call to Worship, Opening Hymn, and Opening Prayer. During the Passing of the Peace, the children will be led by their teachers into the children’s classrooms. The children will have a lesson and activity, and then will return to the Sanctuary following the sermon to experience and participate in the Pastoral Prayer, Offertory, Communion, and the Closing Hymn each week.
 
Our caring nursery staff watches infants through age 5 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. each Sunday in Classroom 1 on the first floor.
 
The Hal Fisher Adult Sunday School Class meets Sundays at 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. April: God’s caring, saving, and upholding love. May: God’s Pervasive and sustaining love. One-time or returning guests welcome!
 

CONFERENCE HOSPITALITY – April 27, 28, & 29

WSUMC is hosting forum discussions and meals for the Missio Alliance National Gathering, called AWAKENINGS, from April 27 – 29. We are looking for hospitality servants to host (greet people at the door, direct people to Sanctuary, Fellowship Hall, and bathrooms) the event over the course of the three days. If you are available Thursday afternoon, Friday morning, or Friday afternoon, please contact the church office at office@wsumc.com. We need 2-4 people for each session and meal held at WSUMC.

FELLOWSHIP

A one-day membership training class, called Pizza with the Pastor, is offered every other month. The class is intended to provide information about the history and theology of the United Methodist Church (on the global scale), the history of Washington Street UMC, and some information about what it means to be a member of this church. The next class will be Sunday May 28 and will meet from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Pizza and childcare will be provided. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to office@wsumc.com.

“Fellowship Fifteen” — All are invited to join in the church’s social time in the Church Café after worship each Sunday from 11:00-11:15 a.m.

 
Join in conversation and fellowship with Pastor Thomas at one of the weekly  Coffee House Chats. Each week, Pastor Thomas will spend one morning at a local coffee shop. All are invited to stop in for a few minutes or a couple hours for conversation over a cup of coffee, breakfast or lunch.