Please join us for breakfast and fellowship on Sunday, September 14 at 9 a.m. Everyone is welcome! Sunday School registration will also happen at that time, and worship returns to its 10 a.m. schedule.
This is a great Sunday to invite a friend or neighbor to join you for breakfast and worship with Wesley UMC.
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!
Last autumn, Wesley UMC member Joanne Bellemer took part in the Operation Migration annual journey with juvenile Whooping Cranes – guiding them on their first migration south for the winter from Wisconsin to Florida, using ultralight aircraft and a ground crew of many volunteers to get them on their way.
Joanne is going again this year – but before she leaves, she’ll be with us on August 30 to share in words and images what the trip was like and want it means for the survival of this species of magnificent birds.
We’ll share a meal at 5:30 and the program will follow. Don’t miss it!
We’re pleased to welcome Atwater-Donnelly to Wesley on September 19 to perform a concert at 7:30 p.m.
The highly acclaimed husband-wife duo, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly, present delightful programs of traditional American and Celtic folk songs, a capella pieces, old-time gospel songs, dance tunes, and original works. Elwood and Aubrey blend gorgeous and unusual harmonies and play guitar, Appalachian mountain dulcimer, mandolin, tin whistle, harmonica, banjo, bones, spoons, limberjacks, and other surprises including Appalachian clog dancing, French Canadian footwork, and Tap.
Aubrey and Elwood met as volunteers at the Stone Soup Coffeehouse in Providence in early 1987. Within just a few months these self-taught musicians from Rhode Island formed a duo. Married since 1989, Aubrey and Elwood perform throughout the United States and, on occasion, abroad. Their ten recordings receive international airplay. Highlights include airplay on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” Fiona Ritchie’s “Thistle and Shamrock,” and the nationally syndicated “Midnight Special” out of Chicago.
Tickets are $12 and all proceeds will go to support our world missions. All are welcome!
Beginning Sunday, June 15, worship will move to 9:30 a.m. As is our tradition, summer worship at Wesley is more casual and we invite everyone to “come as they are” before heading to the beach or other fun summer activities planned for the day.
On June 29, Pastor Bill will begin his sermon series offering themes drawn from scriptures paired with modern poetry chosen from Garrison Keillor’s anthology Good Poems. Our Wesleyan traditions emphasize how scripture connects with tradition, experience and reason to support our growth toward God. In these poems we’ll rediscover how God still speaks words of spiritual meaning in modern forms.
Each week you can look for a little preview of the weekly message on our Facebook page.
June 29 – At Least Isaiah 65: 17-25
July 6 - Sometimes Romans 8: 18-28
July 13 – This is Just to Say Mark 9: 14-27
July 20 – Egg Luke 11: 1-9
July 27 – Summer Storm Psalm 42, Psalm 130
August 3 – What I Learned from My Mother John 1: 1-14
August 17 – Otherwise Ecclesiastes 11: 7-12: 8
August 24 – After Forty Years of Marriage Ephesians 4: 1-16
August 31 – Alley Violinist Romans 12: 1-2, 6-21
September 7 – The Orange Philippians 1: 1-11
Beginning June 9, the church office will be open Tuesday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Wesley Church will be participating in our first workday for Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, June 7. We anticipate that there will be many more to follow. If you are interested in getting involved with our work with Habitat for Humanity, please call the office at 401-724-7954 or email us at email@example.com.