PRESCHOOL

Minted Holiday Cards Fundraiser – WSUMCP is partnering with Minted to raise funds this holiday season. Minted is a community marketplace for independent artists that create unique stationary, art and other gifts. During the month of November (11/1-11/31) you’ll not only save 15% on your order, Minted will also donate 15% of your order to Washington Street Preschool. This promotion is only valid for holiday cards and gifts. Visit www.minted.com and use the preschool’s unique promo code: FUNDRAISEWSUMCPRE when you check out. 

EDUCATION

Children’s Church on Sundays — Children’s Church provides an educational lesson for children during the time of the sermon on Sundays. Children’s Church is designed for children up to 12 years of age. Our children are 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, Hymn of Praise, and Opening Prayer. After the Invocation Chorus, the children are led by their teachers into the children’s classrooms. The children have a lesson and activity, and then return to the Sanctuary following the sermon to experience and participate in the Pastoral Prayer, Offertory, Communion, and the Sending 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. One-time or returning guests welcome!

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 a Sunday December 2 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 [email protected]

“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.

Calling all ladies! Do you want to be in fellowship with other women at the church? Come learn and join other women as we start a new bible study group. We will be focusing on women in the Bible, as an extension of Pastor Thomas’s sermon series. The group will meet monthly for study and fellowship. We will have an informational meeting Sunday November 11th, after Fellowship Fifteen. Questions? Text or email Christina Hagemeier (405) 517-1033 or [email protected] or Grace Richards (918) 850-0984 or [email protected].

Intergenerational Coffee – Saturday, November 17th from 9:30am-noon Dana Wood’s home, 2208 Windsor Road, Alexandria, VA; phone is 703-549-6511. This event is a time for all generations of women at WSUMC to come together for fellowship on a Saturday and enjoy brunch and share time together.  We usually go around and let you  introduce yourself and mention some of your engagement at WSUMC.  This will be a great opportunity  for Kimberly Young to meet many of the women at WSUMC—as part of her listening tour!    

OUTREACH

The Community Computer Lab offers computer access on Monday mornings for Open Table guests to get online, check email, utilize Microsoft Office products, and print as necessary. We also open the Lab on Thursday afternoons from 1:00-3:00 p.m. If you have time to serve on Thursday afternoons, even if just once a month or once a quarter, please let us know at [email protected]

Its time of the Annual Christmas Stocking Project: After church on Sunday, Nov. 11, we will once again be crafting handmade Christmas stockings for the residents of the Safe Haven transitional shelter and others. Dana Payne and a team of seasoned stocking-makers will be on hand in the fellowship area to guide you through the process, which is a great way to learn new skills and make new friends. See you there!

Stuffing for the Christmas Stockings!  There will be a collection bin in the back of the sanctuary for collecting items to go into our handmade Christmas stockings that will be distributed to residents of the Safe Haven shelters.In addition to various snacks and goodies, small items such as pens, pencils, notepads, travel size lotions, etc., are welcome that can be used by both men or women. Holiday items, including small ornaments, also are a wonderful surprise for those receiving these stockings.Please drop off you contributions between Sunday, Nov. 11, and Sunday Dec. 10.

Rising Hope’s Angel Tree – WSUMC is excited to partner again with Rising Hope through the Angel Tree, offering God’s love to
children and young adults in the Alexandria area. Rising Hope will be providing over 400 angel gifts this year, and our congregation is
adopting 65 of the angels. The angels will be ready to take home November 18; they will be on the Christmas tree in the fellowship hall. Each angel will note a specific gift that a parent has requested for his or her child. All gifts should be new and unused and valued around $25. Gifts should be wrapped and returned to WSUMC by Sunday, Dec. 10th. Please help WSUMC spread the Christmas cheer again this year! If you have any questions about the Angel Tree, please contact Robert and Tracey Shenk ([email protected]).

 
MIDWEEK PRAYER

Wednesdays 12:30-1:00 p.m.
Prayer – speaking to God – lies at the heart of our relationship with God and is at the heart of all that we do as a church community. We pray not on our own, but with the power and intercession of the Holy Spirit. Whether praying for yourself, family, the community, nation, or world – or whether you are seeking silent solitude with God – the church will be open to the public each Wednesday from 12:30-1:00pm. All are welcome to come and commune with God.