Wednesday Night Connexion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WNC is:
Wednesday Nights with Church family at Burks UMC
 
~IMportant time for coming together in a faith community
 
~Groups for all ages exploring a wide variety of topics, four semesters a year. 
 
~Musical opportunities
Chancel Choir, Praise Band, Handbells
 
~Children’s Ministries
Jam and Jelly Sandwich Nursery
Jam and Jelly for 4 year olds through 5th grade
 
~Youth Ministries
Confirmation for Middle School and seeking minds
 
Burks YOuth Connexion Study for older youth
 
~Tasty Food
Freshly prepared affordable meal
 
~Belonging
Greeting our friends and making new ones, being a part of something that makes a difference in your life and that of others
 
~Missional OPportunities
Periodically a mission project will come to WNC and you will have the opportunity to participate in a hands on event to help our neighbors both here and around the world
 
 
 
Wednesday Night Connexion 
Is
 
 A place you can call home and change your midweek experience! 
 
 
 
 
 “I’m so looking forward to Wednesday nights.It will be a new adventure for me.” Pat Laderer
 
 
 
Fall Session 1
 
 
Adult Class Options:
Each semester of WNC (4 per academic year)  is offering a variety of Biblically based classes for adults. A few classes, such as Disciple, will participate on a different schedule due to the nature of the curriculum.  Check  this page for current classes offered Each Semester
 

 
 
What are people saying about WNC?
“ReConnect Sunday is the kick-off event to Wednesday Night Connexion, and I am super excited for the awesome stuff going on here at Burks! For me, Wednesday nights are where I made my closest friends and learned how to have deep spiritual connections with God and His children. I love the community atmosphere that Wednesday nights entail and I am excited to share this with the people at Burks! This isn’t just another event or another program, this is an amazing opportunity to grow together as God’s children and as the body of Christ! So be sure to pray about where God wants you this fall and come out this Sunday to the ministry fair and see the different ministries here at Burks UMC!” ~ Celeste Kelly
 
 
Adult Class Offerings
 
  • Serious Answers to Hard Questions
  • This five week study will focus on 5 difficult questions that are obstacles to faith for some people. Each week, we will see a video component from a respected Christian or Jewish theologian. Then we will have time to talk about the issues ourselves. This is a great time to bring your questions about those things and others. We will look at the problem of Evil in the World; Religion and Science; The God of the Old Testament; The Resurrection and the Gnostic Gospels. Materials will be provided without charge.
  • The group will be led by Dr. Collins, Burks’ Senior Pastor. 
The Daniel Plan: 
Glorifying God in the Way We Eat, Move and Think! 
 
This study guide includes biblical inspiration from Pastor Rick, instruction from our doctors and wellness experts, practical food and fitness tips, and much more.
Sessions include: 
FAITH: Nurturing your Soul
FOOD: Enjoying God’s Abundance
FITNESS: Strengthening Your Body
FOCUS:  Renewing Your Mind
FRIENDS: Encouraging Each Other
 
Facilitator: Mrs. Pam Gilbertson
IF: If God is Real, Then What? 
 
IF: Gathering for women of all ages to wrestle with essential questions of faith and encounter God in a way that allows us to be unleashed to share our love for God
 
Leaders: Peggy Lewis
Laurie Smith
Nancy Oliver
Tammy Zumbrun
Kim Lewis
A Time of TEsting: 
 
Dealing with Personal issues God’s Way 
 
Handling perceived inequalities
The book of Romans
 
I’ve got to be Me 
paul’s letter to the Ephesians
 
Living it, or just taking a stand
The book of Titus
 
Waiting on God
 
A Faith for Tough Times
 
Teacher: Mr. Doug Kingdon
 
 
 
Disciple Two
Into the Word, Into the World
 
Disciple 2 Fast Track is a 24 week study of Genesis/Exodus and Luke/Acts, the beginning of both the Jewish and the Christian faiths. It will meet from 6:30-8:00 PM on Wednesdays. In order to work with the WNC schedule and the curriculum, Disciple 2 will begin August 30. 
 
There is a materials charge for the study guide of approximately $20. 
 
Leader: mrs. Elaine Edwards
nursery
Jam and Jelly Sandwich:
A fun name for Our WNC Nursery for our smallest friends, up through Age 3, with activities, loving care, and friends! 
 
Director: Mrs. Laura Wilson
 
Meets in Nursery
 
Jam and Jelly:
 
During JAM and Jelly, the children will enjoy games, hands on Bible stories, and a time of reflection as we discover different ways to pray using prayer journals. Emojis are a fun way to quickly express our emotions with others. The Bible teaches us that our emotions are a gift from God, that God has a purpose for all of them, and that we can express them in a good way. 
Jam: Jesus and Me,  is the children’s ministry of Burks UMC, and is directed by Mrs. Jessica Brackett 
 
Meets in the JAM room from 6 PM-7:30 PM 
 
Confirmation:
Youth of all ages may participate in Credo Confirmation. We especially encourage middle school youth to participate in this experience! Credo is a program that takes Confirmation beyond the walls of the classroom and emphasizes our Christian story, the beliefs and traditions of the United Methodist Christians, and the vows young people may take if they choose to be Confirmed.  
Leaders: Mike and Susan Acuff
Confirmation continues on the WNC calendar through the academic year.
 
Meets in Burks Activity Center Room J
upstairs from 6:30-7:30 PM
Half Truths: 
This discussion series is geared towards older teens. The first 5 week series will be taught by Casandra Karl, Director of Youth Ministry, and Susan Collins, and will be based on the book Half Truths by Adam Hamilton. Some common sayings seem Christian, like something you might find in the Bible. They capture some element of truth, yet they miss the point in important ways. Discover the whole truth byeach Wednesday comparing common Christian cliches with the wisdom found in Scripture. 
 
meets in Burks Activity Center Room H upstairs from 6:30-7:30 PM
Chancel Choir: 
The Chancel Choir performs at the Liturgical Service which regularly is held at 9:00 AM on Sundays, and performs on high holy days when special worship is held. The Chancel Choir is open to all interested singers, and weekly rehearsal is one of the options at WNC. Burks is planning an orchestrated Christmas Cantata, and rehearsals for that will begin September 10, continuing most  Sunday afternoons at 4 PM. If you sing you will love participating with this choir! 
Praise Team:  Rehearsals for the Band or Praise Team happen at 7:30 on Wednesday nights in the Sanctuary. Those with a love for contemporary Christian music and the ability to share that gift with others Are welcome to speak with Matt Kelly, Minister of Music. Any singer or musician is welcome to participate in the band in some Way, principal singers will be auditioned. special music is also welcome. 
Handbell Choir:
 
The Burks Handbell Choir
is directed by
Mrs. Linda Conigilio. They perform several times a year and each event is made special by their talent. The ability to read music is required, and the group is in need of additional members to increase their repertoire The rehearsal setting for Handbell Choir will be set at an informational meeting on September 6 at 7 PM in the choir room
 
Meals at WNC:
 
A Freshly Prepared Hot Meal by Burks’ hostess, Mrs. Brenda Hobbs. 
 
The Meal line opens at 5:30 and will serve until 6:15 PM. Programming begins until 6:30 PM. 
 
One Meal: $7.00
 
Family Maximum Charge
$20.00
 
Semester Single Meal: $30.00
Semester Family Meals $ 95.00
 
Click Here to link to My Gifts page where you may set up your payment conveniently online. If you choose to pay by the meal, you can select Text Opt In and you can pay by text at WNC. Payment at the meal is also available by Square, cash, or check.
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starting Wednesday, September 6  at
 
 
 
WNC Begins September 6, 2017 and semester 1 runs through October 4
 
Semester 2 October 18- November 15
 
WNC Meets on Wednesdays as posted.
Meals 5:30-6:30
Classes 6:30-8:00 
depends on class
All Children or youth classes end at 7:30. Disciple and Praise Band are later. 
 
Burks United Methodist Church
 
For More information contact 
Administrative Assistant
church@burks.org
 
423-842-4219