WFUMC INFO March 4, 2021
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*We want to welcome Reverend James Arnold Lewis, his wife Patricia, children Ian, Colin, Phoebe and Benjamin to our congregation during Pastor Christina’s Medical Sabbatical. We also want to acknowledge the family dog, Delray Lord Fairfax Lewis and welcome him to Washington Farm UMC! We hope that they all will enjoy their time with us. His contact information is below:
Reverend James A. Lewis
Pastor James will be giving the sermon for this Sunday’s service and I am sure he will share a bit about his life, so do tune in at 10 AM!
Please keep Pastor Christina and her family in your thoughts and prayers as she and her doctors work together to cure her migraine headaches.
Live streaming links: For 10 AM Sunday Services
*Our regular 10 AM On Line Service will be this Sunday, March 7.
*Washington Farm Special Charge Conference is scheduled for Sunday, March 14 at 7 PM. All members of the church are invited to attend.
Alexandria DS is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Washington Farm special charge conference
Time: Mar 14, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 944 8042 3560
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*With the production of COVID-19 vaccines in high gear and many receiving vaccinations, we’re beginning to see a glimpse of normalcy on the horizon. Unfortunately, that does NOT include a May Yard Sale, UMW’s traditional fundraiser Nevertheless, with the success of our “little green church Christmas mice” project still fresh in our memory, we’ve decided to do a sequel…with your kind and generous assistance. We’ll make 32 mice this time – 16 males and 16 females. We have plenty of fiberfill, yarn, and fabric for the female aprons and mob caps, but we could use 1/4 and 3/8 inch ribbon in red, green, white or gold, grey thread, and miniature wreaths, ornaments, baskets or decorations that can be fashioned into bundles that the mice can carry. Once again, I am happy to bring you the felt and mouse pattern so you can cut out the body pieces at your home and pick them up when you are finished. We can meet inside the Education Building in small groups or outside as the weather gets warmer to assemble, stuff and dress the mice. We won’t sell the mice until November when the Christmas Tree lot opens, but we might as well get started now while we’re still at home a good bit. So please let me know how (or if) you would like to participate. Please email or call Nancy at the church office if you are interested. 703-780-4696; email@example.com. Thank you so much in advance.
Beth Jones, President, UMW
UMW 2021 COMMUNITY SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION:
Requirements: Full time student in the Fall; preference given to high school senior;
Active Participant at WFUMC; 3.0 grade point average; Commitment to church, school and/or community within past two years
Renewals: Full time student; Active participant at WFUMC: 3.0 grade point average; Continued commitment to church, school and/or community within past year.
Apply at: https://forms.gle/XSaFm3DxDLL8H9Cw8
Questions contact the Church Office, firstname.lastname@example.org; 703 780-4694
*The next UMW Women’s Outdoor Gathering will be held Tuesday, March 16 at 10 AM, behind the Education building. Bring your mask and your chair. Don’t forget to fill out your Health Acknowledgement Form.
**SOWER SPECIAL EDITION
We are asking all of you to share some of your Covid 19 experiences to be included in our SOWER Special Edition next month. How have you and your families survived 2020 and Covid? Schooling from home, not going out for dinner, not seeing friends from church, work, school etc. Have you found any new hobbies, recipes, good books during your time at home? How did you survive the holidays? Via zoom, Facetime, outdoor dinners in warm clothes and face masks? Just something fun to connect us during this time of not being able to be together. Perhaps you have pictures to share of some of your activities. I have already done mine, do yours today before you forget to do it! 😊Just a paragraph or two. Email them to email@example.com, by Thursday, March 18. I will get them to Faith Armstrong, our SOWER editor extraordinaire!
We still need folks to sign up on Sign Up Genius to provide the food and sack lunches for the Hypothermia Shelter at the South County Government Center for our next date of March 21. You may use the sign Up Genius for Washington Farm below to sign up for the March date also.
HYPOTHERMIA SHELTER – WFUMC dates February 21 and March 21, 2021. Food needs to be delivered to the South County Government Center, 8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309 by 6 PM on the above dates. Sign Up Genius for Washington Farm to sign up to provide food for Hypothermia Shelter, https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0449a5ad29a75-alexandria1
All items must be delivered to South County Government Center by 6 PM on March 21, 2021
– Provide food only this year – no volunteers on site to serve or spend the night as chaperones
– Provide enough food to serve 50 people at the South County Government Center this season.
– Provide dinner, bagged breakfasts and bagged lunches
– Dinner meal should arrive ready to serve (if at all possible). Soup and sandwiches are fine.
– Breakfast bags – Protein (vienna sausage, boiled egg, bagel, cheese stick) fruit cup or piece of fruit, granola or fruit bar, drink. If you provide boiled eggs it may be easier to leave them in the carton (once boiled).
– Lunch bags can be a sandwich OR tuna/chicken salad kit (sold at Aldis for .89), fruit, treat and drink.
Questions, contact our Outreach Chair, Scharn Robinson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rising Hope’s paper grocery bags collection is an on-going need. Drop any that you are able to donate to them off at the church office in the Ed Bldg, or drop them in the Rising Hope box by the door of the Ed Bldg.
At this time it is permissible to resume Small Group meetings with no more than 10 attendees, to meet inside. Fairfax County is now at 7.6%. If it goes back over 15%, they will return to meeting outside.
Children & Youth
K-5th grade is led by Mel Hinton and Eileen Fraedrich
6th-8th grade is led by Hannah Perkins and Shirley Watson
9th & 10th grade is led by Pam Wolski and Bryan Bourne
11th & 12th grade is led by Drew Barnes and Bob Enck
If you wish to enroll your child in Sunday School Zoom Classes Sunday at 11 AM, or if you would like to join the adult Sunday School class that also meets at 11 AM,contact email@example.com to register and for class zoom links.
Adult Sunday School – Sunday, at 11 am. Join Donna Julian and Steve Brown and journey inside the pages of Scripture to meet a personal God who enters individual lives and begins a creative work from the inside out.
*Bible Study every Wednesday evening at 7 PM. Join Zoom Bible Study Meeting: Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 882 9208 0074
Please contact Sam Barnes for your Zoom link or for more information!
GIVING – Our Washington Farm family is wonderfully generous and faithful. You make the important work of Christ happen in our community. To make a contribution, you can mail donations to WFUMC, PO Box 36, Mt. Vernon, VA, 22121-0036, or give online. If you have any questions about online giving, please call or email Bob Enck: 571-329-5940, firstname.lastname@example.org