CURRENT SERVICES & PROGRAMS
---ONGOING SERVICES & PROGRAMS AT WOODFORDS CHURCH---
Woodfords Church will hold some services, meetings and programs via Zoom. Click here if you are unfamiliar with Zoom: ZOOM TRAINING
SEE BELOW A SUMMARY OF ALL ONGOING SERVICES & PROGRAMS AT WOODFORDS.
FOR DATES, TIMES, LINKS, CONTACT INFO, ETC, PLEASE REFER TO THE EVENTS CALENDAR PAGE
Weekly Sunday Morning Worship
Join us on Sunday mornings at 10 am for worship. We will gather each week to celebrate together either in person or digitally. Depending on state guidelines for safe meetings, and the weather, we will attempt to hold worship in person in the front lawn. We will also hold Zoom services some Sundays and provide pre-recorded services at times. In-person services require registration through Eventbrite and Zoom meetings require a link. If you are on our email list, you will receive worship details ahead of time. If not, you can find those details in our Events Calendar.
Woodfords Church has an Intergenerational Worship Service once a month. Join us for this family-friendly worship service. These services include youth participation, messages from our favorite Sunday School teachers and a sermon preached by Rev. Tamara. If you would like to participate, don’t hesitate to reach out to Tamara at email@example.com. She loves including your creative ideas, pictures and voices. The service is pre-recorded and is available on the Woodfords Church YouTube channel from 10 am on Sunday morning.
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Weekly ChairYoga - PrayerYoga
Tuesdays at 10 am via Zoom
ALL ARE WELCOME!
Join Rev. Tamara for a gentle and contemplative hour of centering, chair-based yoga, and community check ins. All you need is a stable chair and some comfortable clothes. Everyone is welcome! The Zoom link is provided in the Events Calendar.
Weekly Spiritual Direction
Thursdays at 10 am via Zoom
Group spiritual direction is a process in which people gather together on a regular basis to assist one another in an ongoing awareness of God and of themselves. This group is currently at capacity at this time, but please contact Rev. Tamara at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested should we set up another group.
Monthly Book Club
2nd Wednesdays at 3 pm via Zoom
The Woodfords Book Club meets monthly on the second Wednesday at 3 PM to discuss a book chosen by the group. Contact Teri Coviello at email@example.com if you are interested in joining the group. We are open to participants of all ages.
Monthly Bible Study
2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 1:30 pm via Zoom
The Bible Study Group currently is at capacity. However, please let us know if you are interested. We are always open to forming new groups if there is enough enthusiasm.
Twice Monthly: Gloria's Knitters (Tuesdays at 1 pm) & Crafters Workshop (Saturdays at 9 am)
Check the event calendar for dates
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Thursday, September 10, 7:30 pm via Zoom
Pastor Alyssa invites everyone to join her online for a digital worship service on Thursday, September 10 at 7:30 pm. If you are familiar with the Roman Catholic, Episcopalian, or Lutheran traditions, you may be familiar with services called “Vespers” or “Evening Prayer.” These services offer opportunities for soul community, prayer, and contemplation as the day winds down. The Zoom link is provided in the Events Calendar.
NOTE: Additional Vespers Services may be scheduled for future dates.
Practicing Mindfulness in Everyday Life: A 4-Part Introduction to Meditation
August 10, 17, 24, 31, 8 - 9 am via Zoom
Woodfords Church, together with the Maine Shambhala Meditation Center, is offering a four week program that will gently guide you through an introduction to meditation. Each one-hour session includes a guided meditation and a quiet meditation followed by a time for discussion.
Registration is required. Please contact Woodfords Church (firstname.lastname@example.org) to sign up or to ask a question about the program. A donation of $5 per session is requested, but all are welcome, donation or not. Payments can be made by check or online. A Zoom link and Instructions for payment will be provided to registrants. Note: You are welcome to participate in just one or all the sessions.
Faith and Racial Justice Conversation Group
July 14, August 3, 17, 31, September 21 at 6:30 pm (additional dates may be added) via Zoom
Woodfords’ racial justice conversation group invites everyone to participate in its dialogues about racial justice in America. Participation in prior conversations is not necessary; there are no prerequisites for joining us other than an interest in getting together with other learners and conversation partners. Details of the conversation focus for each date and zoom links are provided in the Events Calendar.
---OTHER RESOURCES & ACTIVITIES---
Woodfords Has a Facebook Group
Looking for an additional way to stay in touch with your Woodfords family during these days of social distancing? We’ve set up a Facebook Group to promote connection among members of the Woodfords Church Community. It is a place to not only strengthen our relationships with the Holy and one another, but also to talk about our experiences, support each another, build hope, and receive inspiration. (And let's not forget the importance of sharing spirit-lifting, humorous videos of cats, dogs, and other favorite animals -- humans included!) To access the group, CLICK HERE.
Join a Worldwide Circle of Prayer
WCC members Brigitte and Gail Bartolucci-Gingrich have started a worldwide circle of prayer, and they invite
everyone to join in. Here’s a note about the initiative from Brigitte and Gail:
"We started a prayer circle as a way of connecting with loved ones in France who have very limited access to technology. At noon EST each day, we pause to pray the Lord’s Prayer. In the last few days, the circle has begun connecting people around the world. It has expanded to people praying across the States, in Europe, in Singapore, and we hope in many more places. There is much power in prayer: As Jesus said, “For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” (Matthew 18:20, NRSV). Even if virtually! Prayer gives us all a sense of connection and peace, and we invite everyone to join in this prayer circle."