Holy Week at Wesley

 

 

 

Palm Sunday Worship
April 9 at 10 am

Holy Thursday Worship
April 13 at 7 pm

Easter Sunday Worship
April 16 at 10 am

All are welcome to join in celebrating that in the midst of the greatest sadness possible, there is new life, new hope, death is not the winner. Death does not get the last word, God does!

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Bunny Breakfast & Easter Egg Hunt

Bunny Breakfast & Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 15

7:30 – 10 am

Adults $4  Children $3  Family Cap $15

Join us for a breakfast of eggs, pancakes, bacon, fruit and beverages.

Easter Egg Hunt at 9 am, rain or shine

All proceeds benefit the RI Community Food Bank

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Lenten Bible Study

Lenten Bible Study using Adam Hamilton’s Book Final Words. This study will focus on the words of Jesus from the cross and will include a video from Adam Hamilton. You do not need to have his book, but if you want a copy it is available from Amazon, Cokesbury, Barnes & Noble and as an e-book.

We will meet at the church on the following Wednesday evenings from 7-8 pm. If you are not able to come to all the sessions, feel free to come when you are able.

March 15 – Father, Forgive Them
March 22 – Today You Will Be With Me in Paradise & Behold Your Son…Behold Your Mother
March 29 – My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me? & I Thirst
April 5 – It is Finished & Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit
April 19 – After Easter: Postcript: The Words After That

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Lent at Wesley

ashwednesdayLooking for love in all the wrong places. We often look for wholeness and happiness (love) in places that offer only temporary “good feelings” and satisfaction. Lent is a wonderfully reflective time to re-assess where we are looking for meaning, for “redemption”. We’ll move through the scriptures to find out who offers the “real deal.”

March 1st – Ash Wednesday worship at 7pm

Lent begins on “Ash Wednesday” with a journey of self-reflection and discernment. Typically it is a time of thinking about repentance – turning around – to be in right relationship with God – looking to God for love.

March 5th – Anniversary Worship celebration

March 12th – Looking for the Helper – Nicodemus learns that it’s not about “doing the right thing,” but letting God’s love be born in our lives and having faith that the Spirit of God is always present and urging us to choose love.

March 19th – Looking for the Thirst Quencher – The Samaritan woman finds life-giving water.

March 26th – Looking for the Shepherd – Powerful figures cannot “fix” things for us.

April 2nd – Look for the Liberator – As Jesus called to Lazarus, he also calls to us, “Come out!” Walk! Live!

April 9th – Palm Sunday

Watch for more information about Lent and Holy Week. Plan to celebrate Easter with us on April 16th

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Ash Wednesday Service

ashwednesdayLent begins with a journey of self-reflection and discernment. Typically it is a time of thinking about repentance – turning around – to be in right relationship with God – looking to God for love. Join us at Wesley UMC on Wednesday, March 1 at 7 pm for Ash Wednesday service.

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Relay for Life – Team Jean

american_cancer_society_relay_for_life_logoThis year, Lincoln, Cumberland and Smithfield are joining forces to create an amazing event to raise money toward ending cancer while supporting and celebrating survivors and caregivers. Wesley UMC’s Team Jean will participate again this year, honoring the memory of our beloved Pastor Jean Russo-Parks.  The event is June 16 – 17, 2017 at Smithfield High School. To join the team, donate or dedicate a luminaria visit: http://main.acsevents.org/goto/teamjean. Team captains are Ashley Gennant and Victoria Parks. For any questions, email Ashley.

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Fifty Years on the Hill

thThroughout 2017, we are celebrating our 50th anniversary as a congregation and especially as a ministry on the hill.

Upcoming events:

March 5, 2017 – Marks 50 years since we held our first worship service in the church. Our first service was in the Fellowship Hall, but we will worship in the sanctuary at 10:00am. Rev. Richard Garland will be with us for worship. Plan to worship with us and join together afterwards for a pot luck lunch in Fellowship Hall. If you were present at the first service, please let Pastor Beverly know – we would like to recognize those who were here 50 years ago.

April 30, 2017 – 3 – 6 pm. Off-site celebration at North Attleboro Elks Club at 52 S. Bullfinch St., North Attleboro, MA. The celebration will include a hot and cold buffet, display of memories and oth- er events. Tickets are $25 for Adults, $20 for Seniors 65+, $10 for children 3-14. Children under 3 are free. Tickets are available by sending a check to the church office and will soon be available after worship on Sundays.

May 14, 2017 – Worship – 50 years since we worshiped in the sanctuary (with pews, etc.) and consecrated our building. Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar will be our guest preacher.

image002To commemorate our 50th Anniversary, an ornament has been created. The ornament is a beautiful picture of our sanctuary etched in wood. The cost of the ornament is $15.00. Proceeds from the sale of these ornaments will benefit our mission efforts. Please see Nancy Andrews, Tracy Maziarz, Heather Ross or email Chris Genannt if you would like to purchase one.

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