All posts by Thomas Hein

Benefit Bell Concert

River Bend Bronze will preform at Bethel Wesley on Sunday September 25, 2016 at 3:00 PM. Dessert to follow.DSC00535

There will be a freewill offering to support the Learning Center’s  adult basic education and English as second language classes and infant care and preschool classes for students’ children.

3Ms: Members in Ministry and Mission


Members In Mission And Ministry will continue its study of revival: Faith as Wesley Lived It by Rev. Adam Hamilton. Faith talks will be given by Adrienne Mesick, Kris Wainwright, and Tom Hein. Outreach projects will include packaging school supplies for our Native American sisters and brothers, and preparing water bottles for VBS. We also will have special celebrations of Wesley’s birthday and Father’s Day! Come join the fun and catch the fire!

Planning Retreat

Bethel Wesley is having a planning retreat at the Butterworth Center in Moline on Feb 6  from 6PM until9 PM and Feb 7 from 9AM until 3PM. The whole church is invited. The event will be facilitated by Mike Crawford, congregational development coordinator for the Illinois Great Rivers Conference. To help prepare, Mile Crawford has asked the congregation to fill out a simple survey at Bethel Wesley Survey. The survey needs to be completed by January 23.

The Butterworth Center is at 1105 8th Street, Moline, IL 61265.

Want to make a difference in the world?

Looking for something meaningful?

Come join in 3Ms Class at 9 am each Sunday. We are studying The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus by Adam Hamilton and then putting what we learn into practice right away:

This month we are following Jesus into the world by: 1) collecting soup for the food pantry; 2) delivering fudge and singing valentines to 22 shut-ins; 3) preparing gift bags for our local women’s shelter; and 4) providing micro loans through KIVA! <!–split–>

Next month we will reach out to New Kingdom Trail Riders, the Nest, and the Learning Center.

We also are being inspired by faith talks from: Tom Lagomarcino, Doris Lee, Sam Ade, Venture Crew members: Erica Delp and Devan Terry, Michael Callahan, Susan Serre, and representatives of the MHS Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Closet2Closet, and the Nest.

Dan and Deb Haughey will be leading us in a Love Feast in February and in March we will have a Passover Seder meal.

Come join the journey – everyone is welcome!


9:00 AM in Wesley Hall

An Introduction Video

Christmas Fair

Advent Fair – Journey to Bethlehem

December 7, 2014 from 4:00PM to 6:00PMPicture1


You are invited to an Advent Fair – A Night in Bethlehem. The town’s merchants will delight you with fun, food, and fellowship. Those attending can choose to make hammers with the carpenters, soup for the homeless, sample food of the times, and much more.

Flowing with Pastor Flo – October 2014

Summer is gone, the days are flying by and now we are already in the fall season. The leaves will soon be changing colors to beautiful orange, brown and gold.  And then they will fall and the time will change – “fall back and spring ahead!”  It will become darker outside earlier.  The children are getting acclimated to school and making new friendships as well as keeping up with existing ones. It is so nice to hear the  laughter and yes, sometimes the cries, from the     children whose parents are in the ESL or GED   classrooms. <!–split–>

As I sit here at my desk and try to decide what I am going to write about for this month’s newsletter I find my mind meditating on “Followers of Jesus Christ.”  Followers of  Jesus today want their faith in Jesus Christ to make a difference… within themselves and within their community.   There is an inward mission and an outward mission. The inward must precede the outward mission or the outward mission will have no spiritual power to make a difference. The outward mission must follow the inward mission or the inward mission is suspect.

We first must know Christ and then make Christ known.  Each of us is called to be on mission daily, inward and outwardly.  I leave you with this, “Are we doing what we have been called to do…”

Matthew 4:19  And he saideth unto them “follow me and I will make you fishers of people.”

 Serving Christ,

Pastor Flo