recharge wednesday

RECHARGE DINNER     -     RECHARGE ACTIVITIES

recharge DINNER

Beginning at 5:30 p.m., and serving continuously until 6:30 p.m., enjoy a delicious dinner and good conversation with others. Our meals are expertly prepared by a professional chef and yet inexpensive: $6/adult, $3/child (ages 3-12) with a $20 family maximum. 


After dinner, participate in one or more of our activities or simply enjoy the rest of your evening. 


Menu for March:

  • March 27 - Pasta Fagioli (with Beef), Rustic Bread, & Dessert

If you are interested in joining us for dinner, please make a reservation by Tuesday noon before the Wednesday dinner.  You can make a reservation by clicking the link below:

RECHARGE ACTIVITIES

ROAD OF DISCIPLESHIP: Making Disciples through Nurture and Learning

March 2019


Senior Pastor's Midweek Bible Study for Lent

Begins March 13 & 14

Meets Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall

Leader: Rev. Bill Jones

Our six-week Lenten Bible Study this year will be “Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week,” a study authored by professor and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine. Through her insightful DVD and study book, she will delve into the history and literature surrounding the last days of Jesus’ life. From Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem to his prayerful agony in Gethsemane, Levine brings forward aspects and details that open doors for beginners as well as seasoned readers of the Bible. She shows how the text raises ethical and spiritual questions for the reader, and how we all face risk in our Christian experience. No preregistration required.



Disciple: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study

Leader: Rev. Helen Casey-Rutland & Rev. David Hindman

The Double Dog Dare Disciple Challenge

Not everyone is up it, but you may be among those with enough grit, determination, and derring do to spend 17 weeks in January-May reading scripture for 30 minutes on a daily basis and meeting weekly with other brave souls for two hours to dig more deeply into God's Word, to discern where God wants to transform your life for good, grow closer to other in deep community, and become familiar with God's Story as told in the Old Testament (it's a lot more interesting than you think!).


Disciple I: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study will be co-led by Helen Casey-Rutland and David Hindman. We'll dig deep into the Old Testament for 17 sessions; in the fall we'll take on the New Testament in the same, transformative and challenging way. Think it's time for you to encounter God through scripture in a systematic and powerful way? We double dog dare you!



Spiritual Disciplines

Meets on Wednesdays, March 13, 20 and 27, from 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.  

Leader: Rev. Meghan Roth Clayton

Pastor Meghan will lead a course on spiritual disciplines to be held in the Williamsburg UMC Chapel. Participants will be introduced to the concept of spiritual disciplines and practice three concrete forms of prayer that lead people toward God, inward and outward. A resource list of other spiritual disciplines will be provided to use during the season of Lent and beyond.


Questions? Contact Pastor Meghan (229-1771 ext. 261) or mclayton@williamsburgumc.org.



The Search for Peace and Justice in the Holy Land

Meets Wednesdays, March 13 - April 17 from 6:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Leader: Rev. David Hindman & David Benedict

The ongoing struggle for peace and justice between Israelis and Palestinians can feel so complicated and tangled, we are tempted simply to give up in despair and confusion. But because we have Christian sisters and brothers who call the Holy Land home, and because this part of God's world is precious to us as the place of Jesus' birth, ministry, death and resurrection, we must not surrender to indifferent helplessness.


This five week study will be led by David Hindman and David Benedict, who have had extensive travel in the region and an ongoing interest in this knotty problem. Using a curriculum developed by Churches for Middle East Peace (a coalition of 27 national denominations and organizations in Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant and Evangelical traditions), participants will learn:

  • Who the Christians of the Holy Land are, how they practice the faith, why they are important to the global Church, and what challenges Christianity faces in the region today.
  • Why Palestinians and Israelis both claim historic ties to the land, why these claims are in conflict, and when that conflict began.
  • How Israelis and Palestinians view the conflict differently, why these different perspectives on history make achieving peace difficult, and how learning to view the conflict from the perspective of the other is a necessary part of reconciliation.
  • Why Jerusalem is sacred for Jews, Christians and Muslims, and why it is an important national symbol for both Palestinians and Israelis.
  • How the continuing occupation of the Palestinian territories has harmed both Israeli and Palestinian societies and the realities of the contemporary human rights concerns in the occupied Palestinian territories.
  • How to be an effective advocate for a just peace in Israel and Palestine.


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Questions, contact Cindy Banek at (757) 229-1771 Ext 258 or cbanek@williamsburgumc.org.