“Show me your ways, Lord,
teach me your paths.!”

— Psalm 25:4
 

Sunday Morning Forum

A weekly time of fellowship where we discuss both historical and contemporary issues through a Christian lens.

 

We seek to strengthen personal bonds within our church family, and to cultivate new relationships through conversation and shared experience. We work to nurture our spirituality in this secular world; understand our own faith traditions and those of others; and determine how to best express Christian faith in this diverse society. (Teens through Adults welcome).

 

This class meets every Sunday in the Spring and Fall in room 102 of the Education building at 9:30 AM.  

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 Unstructured Check-In 

September 12

This will be an unstructured check-in after the summer break.  We will talk about the wonderful line-up of Fall classes.

Imagine a Joyful Economy (Renita  Banks)

Sept. 19 & 26

In this brief 69 page book we are offered a glimpse into WHAT COULD BE, as well as a scolding of us Christians and how we have avoided WHAT COULD BE.  James Gustave Speth and Peter Denton offer us a magnificent plan to turn things around. Here’s a quote:  "In the joyful economy, the goal of economic life is to sustain, nourish, and restore human and natural communities so that material and non-material blessings of life are available to all." It’s watchword is caring—caring for each other , for the natural world and for the future.  Come and be inspired to bring about this Joyful Economy!

 ProFuture Faith: The Prodigal Species Comes Home video series (Tom Miller & Rick Hamilton

Oct. 3, 10, 17 & 24

We are living in challenging and confusing times, and religion and scienceeach has a vital role to play in assisting humanity in coming home to reality. Given our impact on Earth’s climate, soils, seas, forests, and other species, we are already in the early stages of what could be called, The Great Reckoning. The good news is that this could also be The Great Homecoming.  This four-part “Living the Questions” video series explores science and faith, with the final four parts to be covered in spring, 2022.

 End of Life Discussions (John Olsson)

Oct. 31

Description coming soon

Spring Planning Session

Nov. 7

During this Sunday Morning Forum, we will brainstorm classes for the Spring.  All are invited to attend.  We welcome ideas of topics to cover.  Do you have a topic of interest to share?  Are you willing to lead a session?  Come be a part of this exciting planning session.

Christian Trans Class (Rosie Snow)

Nov. 14

Description coming soon.

Hymnody: From Psalms, to the Poetry of the Gospels (Cameron Pampus)

Nov. 21 & 28

Why do we sing hymns, and where do they come from?  Discover what information the hymnal provides, and gain a deeper knowledge of our religious musical traditions.

Advent Class (Pastor Matt Seaton)

Dec. 5 & 12

Description coming soon.

End-of-semester check-in and social.

Dec. 19

This is an unstructured check-in and social to discuss the Fall semester and celebrate together.

 

Small Groups

One of the best ways to settle into a church home is to join a small group. At Wesley Memorial we have a range of options.

For more information contact the coordinator for each group.

Wednesday Bible Study

Wednesdays

This group is currently not meeting.

The study follows the Revised Common Lectionary, and requires no preparation before each session. However, if you’re interested in following the lectionary, here is a link.

Contact: Rosie Snow

Prayer Group

Wednesdays

11:00 am - noon

On Zoom

This group of committed women raise with confidentiality the prayer concerns of our church family and beyond.

 

If you are interested in joining us weekly in prayer, please contact Monica McCormack.

Book Groups

Tuesdays

10:00am - 11:00am  On Zoom

Wesley Book Groups

Second Tuesday Book Group meets on the second Tuesday of the month on Zoom at 10am - 11am led by Renita Banks.  To learn more about what book is being discussed and to get the Zoom link to join, please email office@wesleymumc.org.

Blue Ridge Stitchers

This group will resume in-person meeting at the church on August 14, 10am-12pm.

Anyone who likes to sew or wants to learn and pays to join the American Sewing Guild is welcome. You can attend two meetings free and then need to join. We belong to the Richmond Chapter and within that there are many neighborhood groups, specializing in all manner of stitchery. There are 3 neighborhood groups in Charlottesville: Fashion Funway (more fashion sewing), Kids Sew Too, and us (eclectic: some meetings fashion, some more craft). The rest of our neighborhood groups are in Richmond. You can attend any or all of them both here and anywhere in the USA as you would belong to the American Sewing Guild.