Wednesday Nights at West End are back! Join us for food, fellowship, and spiritual growth every Wednesday this fall. Bring your family, bring a friend, and bring a smile as we gather together each week.
Each evening begins at 5 p.m. with dinner prepared and served by our new caterer, Barley to Rise. Dinner will be freshly prepared each week and will include options for children and persons with special food requests. Barley to Rise has catered several recent church events and has received rave reviews. Come and try it for yourself!
Dinner is served from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Meals are $10 for adults and $5 for children (ages 3-10). RSVP at westendumc.org/RSVP each week by Noon on Monday. You may also make standing reservations. Payment can be made online or at the door.
Wednesday Night Classes: Growing in Body, Mind and Spirit
Come for the fellowship, stay for the classes. In addition to dinner, you are invited to join us for one of several spiritual growth opportunities. These classes are open to all comers and do not require registration. Simply attend as your schedule allows. Early fall offerings include:
- An Hour with the Pastor: Six Weeks of Sabbath – Join one of West End’s pastors each week for a lively study and discussion based on her or his current area of interest. Rev. Carol Cavin-Dillon will lead our early fall series entitled “Six Weeks of Sabbath.” Pastor Cavin-Dillon will share her insights about the practice of Sabbath and its central role in maintaining a healthy and robust life of faith. In addition to being an excellent opportunity for spiritual growth, this six-week series offers an opportunity to learn more about Pastor Cavin-Dillon. “Six Weeks of Sabbath” meets each Wednesday from August 30 - October 4 at 6 p.m. in the 4th Story Theater.
- Cultivating Mindfulness – Guest facilitator Mary Agee will lead participants in weekly mindfulness exercises. These activities will be designed to foster a sense of wonder about our place in God’s creation and a calm attentiveness to our present lives. These classes will be suitable for persons new to mindfulness practices as well as those with previous experience. They may also be of interest to persons who have participated in one of West End’s mindfulness workshops and would like further practice. “Cultivating Mindfulness” meets each Wednesday from August 30 - October 4 at 6 p.m. in the Bishop’s Parlor.
- Tai Chi – Join WEUMC member Tom Turnbull as he guides participants in weekly Tai Chi sessions. Tom will help participants learn basic movements and techniques of this ancient Chinese practice. Tai Chi is a wonderful combination of low-impact exercise and meditative focus. This class is suitable for persons of all ages. Tai Chi meets each Wednesday night from August 30 - October 4 at 6:15 p.m. in Room 321.