Wesley UMC will run the Adopt a Family program again this year for Christmas. Starting now you can participate very simply. All you need to do is purchase gift cards through our scrip program (aka Wesley cash) either in the office during the week or with Joe on Sundays. You can give the cards to either Debbie Bone or Linda Andrews, or just leave them in the scrip card box labeled for “Adopt a Family.” Or if it’s easier, you can donate money and we’ll purchase the cards for you! We will then package up the array of gift cards for our adopted families in need and present them on December 21st so that they have some time to shop for their own families. The more we receive, the more we can fill a home with holiday joy! All donations need to be received by December 21st. Thank you for your generosity!
Join us on Sunday, December 21st at the 10 am service for our annual children’s Christmas pageant. Following the service, we will celebrate with a birthday cake for baby Jesus.
District Superintendent Seok Hwan Hong has set December 4, 2014 as the date of Wesley’s annual charge conference. The Staff/Parish Committee will meet with Rev. Hong at 6 pm and the Charge Conference will begin at 7 pm. Please mark you calendars and plan on joining us for this important night of decisions.
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” says a familiar, upbeat, popular song, and for many of us, much of the time, it is. The approaching Christmas season can be a time of joy, excitement, anticipation, hope, dreams and more.
But not if you’ve lost a beloved person in recent months. Not if you’re going through a relationship crisis, a struggle with a family member, a big quarrel with a life-long friend. And not if you’re among the growing throng of people working longer for less, working two (or more) jobs to cobble together security, or just not working at all because weeks ago, months ago, maybe a year or more ago, the boss asked you in “for a difficult conversation….”
If your heart is broken this Christmas season, Wesley UMC cares about it.
We invite you to come to church on December 7th at 7 pm for a very special Service of Comfort and Rest. In a peaceful, honest and respectful way, we’ll acknowledge what it is that may be troubling our souls, and through lovely music, ancient scriptures, contemporary witness and gestures of renewal, we’ll rediscover the hope at the heart of the Christmas season.
Join us on Saturday, November 22 between 9 am and 3 pm for Wesley’s Annual Christmas on the Hill Holiday Bazaar. There will be handmade items, baked goods, our famous frozen pies, gift baskets, ornaments, wood crafts, jewelry, gift cards, a book nook and white elephant to meet your shopping and gift-giving needs. There will also be prepared foods for take-out available. Great place to get gifts for your children’s teachers, neighbors and friends!
You are invited to a Spirit-filled evening of song and fun with The Kempters. They will join us at Wesley UMC on Sunday, October 26 at 6 pm for a free concert. The Kempters are a family blue-grass folk band from Alabama who travel throughout the US engaging audiences with music, worship and sharing the love they know of Jesus. Family and friends are welcome, so please spread the word!
Wesley UMC will be sponsoring a blood drive in September. The bloodmobile will be at the church on Tuesday, September 23 from 4 – 7 p.m. If you donate blood anytime this year at another blood drive or at one of the RI Blood Centers and want it to “count” toward our blood drive, please give them our group #2019. You can save three lives with your donation!