Oak Grove United Methodist Church
Friday, April 28, 2017
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
SUSANNA WESLEY CIRCLE
Our Susanna Wesley Circle holds monthly meetings that include study time, worship and discussion. It was formed early in 2013 by merging our Lydia and Joy/Redbird Circles and choosing a new name for the larger, revitalized group. Its members have chosen to remain a "circle" because they like the word's round, sharing feeling, and because it's historically meaningful to our longtime circle members. The group's members decided to name themselves after a strong woman. Feeling the pull of their Wesleyan roots, they selected "Mother of Methodism" Susanna Wesley.
Participants range from women who currently attend OGUMC (whether or not they're members), to OGUMC members who live at Willamette View or Rose Villa but are no longer able to physically come to our church, to women who have never attended our church, all of whom are interested in the fellowship and learning opportunities offered by our Circle.
Except for July and August, when the group takes a summer break, we meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Willamette View retirement community (12705 SE River Road), located just over a mile from Oak Grove UMC. Most of the meetings are held at 2:00pm in the Mt. Jefferson Room on the 3rd floor of the Plaza building (see the campus map below, or click here for a different map). Parking should be available in front of the Plaza building or in the adjacent Health Center parking lot. (Please be sure to park in one of the spaces marked for Visitors.) Once you're inside the Plaza building, take the elevator to the 3rd floor. The Mt. Jefferson Room will be right in front of you as you emerge from the elevator.
Our meetings in June and December are usually luncheons, which are scheduled a bit earlier in the day (11:30am) and held in a different Willamette View building, the Commons.
TriMet buses (the #34 River Road line) stop at Willamette View.
If you need more information, directions, or a ride, contact Donna Metcalf (503-655-9049).