Advent Worship at Wesley

Advent-CandlesThere’s a special place in our hearts for the carols and poems of the Christmas season – everything from the family favorites we learned as children to the cherished carols we sing on Christmas Eve.  These songs and poems light our way on the road to Bethlehem and bring us close to the miracle of The Nativity.

“Finding Bethlehem: Christmas Poems to Guide our Steps” is the Advent theme we’ll share on November 29, December 6 and December 13 before pausing to celebrate and appreciate our annual Christmas Pageant at worship on December 20.

For November 29, we’ll look at Paul’s very powerful and familiar words of promise from Romans 8 and Thomas Hardy’s wistful, world-weary poem “The Oxen.”

I look forward to seeing you as we trace our way past the thresholds of Hope, Joy, Love and Peace on the way to Finding Bethlehem!

Pastor Bill

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Zumba on Break until New Year

zumbaZumba has been fun! We will stop for the holidays and resume on Wednesday, January 6th at 6:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:10 p.m.) Talk with your family and friends and come join the fun! What a great way to start the new year!

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Advent Service of Comfort and Rest

Advent-Candles“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, your church cares about it.

We invite you to come to church on December 13th at 7pm 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 redis- cover the hope at the heart of the Christmas season.

Come as you are, and leave assured that in this season of Immanuel, God truly is with you.

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Adopt-a-Family for the Holidays

AdoptAFamily_LimeWesley UMC will be doing the Adopt-a-Family program again this year. We will be using the Scrip gift cards to divide among chosen families in need of support at this time of the year. All you have to do is purchase a gift card or donate money and we’ll purchase the card for you! Cards can be purchased starting now until Sunday, December 13th. If you have any questions, please see Debbie Bone or contact the office.

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Christmas on the Hill – November 21

holidaybazaarJoin us for our Annual Holiday Bazaar – Christmas on the Hill! Saturday, November 21 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Hand made crafts, gift baskets, homemade baked goods and more for your holiday shopping pleasure. All proceeds benefit the mission activities of the church.

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All Saints’ Day – November 1

allsaintsdayOnce again this year we will remember and give thanks to loved ones who have departed this world and returned to God. During worship we will recall the names of those we’ve lost from the Wesley community since last All Saints’ Day and invite the entire congregation to light candles of remembrance for all our loved ones.

We remember the saints because they touched us and added to our lives!

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School supplies for Bridge Liberia

Wesley UMC continues to collect school supplies in support of children in Liberia to be distributed through Bridge Liberia. Our next packing party will happen on October 24, so please bring any donations to the church in advance of that date. If you want to help pack up the donations, we’ll start at noon. Thank you!

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