Courageous Conversations

Courageous Conversations
Processing General Conference 2019 together
Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 6pm to 8pm
Wesley UMC Lincoln, RI
In organized religion and the United Methodist Church, sadly there is still much disagreement about ordination, marriage, and full inclusion of LGBTQI individuals. The delegates to General Conference are meeting to try to agree on a way forward for the UMC. There are four plans being considered.
Whatever the outcome, feelings will be strong. An opportunity to process our feelings is offered here – on March 7th, 6-8pm – using a small group process, sharing and listening. Please speak to Pastor Beverly if you have any questions.

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Potluck Brunch Fellowship

Who does food very well??? We do!!! Now it’s time for our next food event. No, not a fundraiser; just a fun Fellowship time and of course great food!
Mark your calendars for our Potluck Fellowship Brunch on March 10, 2019 immediately following worship. Feel free to bring your family and/or friends. A sign up sheet for food and to help set up is available in the narthex. Please call the office with any questions.
Thank you and we look forward to sharing a meal together this Lenten season.

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Come Worship with Us

At Wesley, Sunday worship is each week at 10 am. All are welcome!

January 6th is Epiphany. We celebrate the Magi who came to see and worship
the Baby Jesus and then returned by a different road. Sometimes we find ourselves needing to travel a different road. The Good News is that God is with us as we explore the new roads in our lives.

January 13th is Laity Sunday. Thanks to our outgoing Lay Leader Dan Genannt and our incoming Lay Leader Lynne Lamarre for planning worship this Sunday.

January 20th our District Superintendent, Rev. Dr. Andrew L. Foster III will be our guest preacher.

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December Celebrations

Season of Advent – Celebration of Christmas – Calm and Bright

Are you looking for some hope, peace, love and light in this Holiday season? Sometimes we feel as if they are missing from our lives. Our communities, our churches, and our world are torn and divided about many issues of cultural contention. Families fight, politicians argue, posts spread ignorance and hate on the Internet and it is easy to feel that hope, peace, love and light are missing.

This year is the 200th anniversary of the debut of “Silent Night, Holy Night”. In a world where there often seems to be very little calm, and darkness so often abounds, the message of peace and light of this carol highlights a call that can guide us all year long as we seek to make this world a better place.

Sunday, December 2: Calm and Bright – Sleep in Peace
10:00 AM: Worship Service – Lighting First Advent Candle – Celebration of Communion

Sunday, December 9: Glories Stream – Joy
10:00 AM: Worship Service – Lighting Second Advent Candle
11:45 AM: Christmas Caroling at Aldersbridge – Linn Health Care Center
3:00 PM: We are host to the Cumberland/Lincoln Community Chorus Christmas Concert

Thursday, December 13: Christmas Caroling
6:30 PM: Christmas Caroling at Aldersbridge – Winslow Gardens Retirement Center

Sunday, December 16: Redeeming Grace – Love
10:00 AM: Worship Service – Lighting Third Advent Candle – Children’s Christmas Pageant during Worship
7:00 PM: Blue Christmas/Service of Comfort and Rest – Celebrating the promise of hope when life brings us loss.

Sunday, December 23: Let Us Sing – Hope
10:00 AM: Worship Service – Lighting Fourth Advent Candle

Monday, December 24: Christmas Eve Celebrations
5:30 PM: Candlelight Christmas Service – Lighting the Christ Candle

Sunday, December 30: What Is Born In Us?

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Christmas Caroling

We will be going Christmas Caroling again this year!!

You are invited to share your Christmas joy by singing Christmas carols with the residents at Aldersbridge! There are two opportunities to be part of this special
Fellowship: Sunday, December 9th at 11:45am and Thursday, December 13th at 6pm. We had a great time last year and know everyone enjoyed this old-fashioned way of spreading cheer. For more details, please get in touch with Kristen in the church office. No singing ability required.

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Adopt-A-Family for Christmas

We will be doing the Adopt-a-Family program again this year. We identify and donate to families in need of support this holiday season. We’ll be using the Scrip gift cards to divide among chosen families in need of support at this time of the year. You can participate very simply! 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 now until Friday, December 14th so we can be ready to deliver on Sunday, Dec. 16th after the service. The more we receive, the more we can fill a home with holiday joy! If you have any questions, please see Debbie Bone or contact Kristen in the office.

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Christmas on the Hill – Annual Bazaar

Saturday, November 17
 9 am to 3 pm

Join us for our annual holiday bazaar, a fantastic place to find gifts for all the people in your life you care for. From our famous baked goods and pies, to prepared foods, homemade jams, book nook, hand made knit items and fabulous gift baskets, Wesley’s Christmas on the Hill has something for everyone! There will also be a silent auction and baby boutique, as well as live evergreen wreaths for sale.

New this year, all attendees will be entered into a raffle for a $100 gas card, no purchase necessary! But if you do purchase at the bazaar, you’ll also be entered into a raffle for a new e-reader. So come, visit with us, and shop to your heart’s content!

 

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