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2016 All Church Planning Session

On Sunday, January 10th there will be an all-church planning session for 2016.  This will be a time for all  committees to come together to look at and discuss the many ministry opportunities that await us at Bethel Wesley UMC. <!–split–>

We will also work on setting the calendar for the year with key events and other recurring activities.  We will gather in the Activity Center immediately following the 10:30 a.m. worship service with a sack lunch meal and begin our discussion.  Everyone is welcome.  Come with your lunch in hand and ideas to share as we look to the future of our church.  It takes all of us working together to accomplish our mission and vision.  If you have any questions see Pastor Tim or Tom Hein.


Under Wraps, an Advent Bible study, will be offered at 4:00 pm. on the Sunday’s during Advent beginning November 29.  During this video-based study, we will explore the character of God described in the Old Testament and then revealed through Jesus Christ: faithful,  dangerous, expectant, and jealous.  The cost of the study book is $9 and a devotional book is $7.  It is not mandatory that you purchase either of these to attend, but if you choose to do so, see Pastor Tim.


Orders are being taken until December 13th for 6” poinsettia plants in your choice of pink, red, or white.  The cost is $8 each.  Make checks payable to: Bethel Wesley UMC.  Plants should be taken home after Christmas.  In lieu of purchasing a plant, you may also make a donation to a mission project.  Just write “Missions” on the order form.

Cranberries For Good Health

We know cranberry sauce as a staple at the holidays, but cranberries are a super-food that you should enjoy all year round.  Cranberries have vitamin C and fiber, and are only 45 calories per cup. In disease-fighting antioxidants, cranberries outrank nearly every fruit and vegetable – including strawberries, spinach, broccoli, red grapes, apples, raspberries, and cherries.

One cup of whole cranberries has 8,983 total antioxidant capacity. Only blueberries can top that: Wild varieties have 13,427; cultivated blueberries have 9,019.      Source: Web MD

Your Parish Nurse,  Kara

Prayz & Worship Service

A new worship offering is on the horizon.  With the start of the Advent season on November 29, which is also the start of the church calendar year, a Prayz & Worship Service will begin at 9:00 a.m.  During Advent, we will worship in the sanctuary.  In January, we will continue in the sanctuary and  unveil our Bethel Wesley Prayz Band and Worship Team.

We will also continue to worship at 10:30 a.m. with our Traditional Worship Service in the sanctuary.  Realizing that different worship styles appeal to various individuals, our goal is to make disciples for Jesus Christ as we praise the Lord in whatever format that may be.  Let’s make Bethel Wesley UMC a church with a future.

Angel Child

Angel Child will start on November 29.  Names will be on the fireplace in the Narthex on November 29 and December 6.  Wrapped gifts are due back on December 13.   The gifts will be distributed to the Learning Center children and the Boys and Girls Club.


Thanksgiving Baskets

The Church & Society Committee will be collecting for Thanksgiving baskets again this year.  We will have baskets out on November 8 and 15 for non-perishable items with delivery on November 22.  If you are not into shopping, cash is also greatly appreciated!  As always, we thank you for your support on this project.