Summer Worship begins June 14

summer_scheduleBeginning June 14, Wesley UMC will move to its summer worship schedule.  Worship will be at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. There is no Sunday School or nursery care during the summer. We encourage all to join us for this more casual worship service before heading to the beach or other summer activities!

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Children’s Sunday – June 7

photoJoin us on Sunday, June 7 in Worship for Children’s Sunday, when we celebrate the youth and children of the church, as well as the caring adults who volunteer in our Christian education program. The entire service will be delivered by the young people, with many sharing their unique talents during the service. Not to be missed!

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Our Support of Liberia Bridge

094 - CopyFor the past year, Wesley UMC has supported Liberia Bridge, a non-profit project led by Wesley member Donowea Towah that is working to provide school supplies and other educational supports for schools in Liberia. After the delivery of school supplies donated by Wesley UMC was delayed for many months due to the health crisis that faced Liberia over the past year, Donowea shared with all of us that the supplies have been delivered and well received by the young people who need them.

996Schools in Liberia bear little resemblance to schools in the United States, with dirt floors, no desks and certainly no technology.

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What can seem like a very small donation on our part here – of pencils, notebooks and other supplies – makes a significant difference to these young people.  Liberia Bridge plans to continue supporting these schools with more donation drives, as well as raising funds to help make structural repairs to the building and grounds.

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Annual Yard Sale – June 6

yard-saleSpring is here and our Annual Yard Sale is coming soon – June 6, 2015 from 8 am to 1 pm. When doing your spring cleaning, do not throw anything away. We will be taking items up until the week of May 31st. Nothing is too big or small. Any questions, please see Valerie Valentine.

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Worship in May

The Risen Lord Calls Us: Sacrament, Security, Sacrifice and Spirit

Easter doesn’t just happen to Jesus. It happens to us. The first disciples weren’t the only ones changed by Jesus’ resurrection. We are too. The Risen Lord calls us to follow him and gives us gifts that equip us for witness and service all through our lives: The Sacrament of the Lord’s Table to feed us, Security to assure us, the power of Sacrifice and the presence of the Spirit.  In the Easter season that runs through early May and leads to Pentecost on May 24, we’ll take time to explore each of these gifts.

I hope you’ll take time to be there!

May 3 – Taken, Blessed, Broken, Given (Sacrament)
Luke 24: 13-35

May 10 – Under the Fig Tree (Security)
John 1: 43-51

May 17 – The Good Shepherd (Sacrifice)
John 10: 1-18

May 24 – Pentecost – Receiving Jesus’ Spirit (Spirit)
John 20: 19-23

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UM Army returns to Wesley

um-army-extends-thanks-september-2013The United Methodist Action Mission Reach-Out for Youth (UM ARMY) is an organization that provides quality youth work camps that serve people in need, as well as promotes spiritual growth and leadership development. They will be staying at Wesley United Methodist Church the week of July 26th – August 1st. In preparation for this week, they are working to find opportunities and/or referrals for their services. If you have a project that needs attention for yourself or someone you know, such as a friend, relative or neighbor, please contact Kristen in the office at 401-724-7954 or via email.   We request good contact information (name, address, phone number, and an email if possible) for the person needing assistance and a brief description of the prospective work to be done. We will forward the information to UM Army, who will make all decisions about accepted projects in late June/early July. This is a wonderful opportunity to share our faith and our church, so please consider any possibility that you may know of in which we can make a difference. For more information about UM Army, please visit their website.

 

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Community Garden Clean Up

community garden2014Join others from Wesley UMC in helping prepare the Grow Up Community Garden in Woonsocket for another year of growing produce for the RI Community Food Bank and local homeless shelters.  All ages welcome to help clear out the beds, plant flowers near the entry, and generally clean up the garden.

Saturday, May 16  10 – 11:30 am

Contact Deborah Obalil for more information or to sign up as a volunteer.

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