Category Archives: Coming Up

Highlighted Up Coming Events

From The Trustees & Finance Committee:

We have several building repair projects coming up. We need to tuck-point and seal the bricks on the outside of the southeast corner of the Sanctuary. After that is done, we will need to repair the walls of the stairwell on the inside. Our pipe organ is in need of repair, and we have some electrical projects that need to be addressed. We are asking you to pray, pledge, and donate to This Old House fund to help our church pay for these projects.

Food Pantry

Remember to bring your donation for the local Food Pantry!  According to the Feeding America web site, 1 in 8 Americans struggle with hunger.  YOU CAN HELP!  Bring your donation any time, and place in the donation cart. We have two donation carts at Bethel Wesley:  one in the Activity Center (near the kitchen), and the other in the narthex (near coat racks).   Here’s a list of the top 20 food items recommended for donation:  <!–split–>

  • Applesauce
  • Canned beans
  • Canned chicken
  • Canned fish (tuna and salmon)
  • Canned meat (SPAM and ham)
  • Canned vegetables
  • Cooking oils (olive and canola)
  • Crackers
  • Dried herbs and spices
  • Fruit (canned or dried)
  • Granola bars
  • Instant mashed potatoes
  • Meals in a box
  • Nuts
  • Pasta
  • Peanut butter
  • Rice
  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Soup, stew, and chili
  • Whole grain cereal

Missions Giving

It’s not too late to contribute to the annual “Easter Offering.”  Part of the Easter tradition at Bethel Wesley United Methodist Church is to share our blessings with others. The Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church has suggested six special Ministries that we will support. All of them will be covered with a ONE TIME OFFERING which will be collected through mid May. <!–split–>

Following are our 6 special ministries:

  • One Great Hour of Sharing (UMCOR) 20%
  • Human Relations Day (community development programs in low income areas) 9%
  • Native American Ministries (recognizes and supports the contributions of Native Americans to the Church) 9%
  • World Communion (helps support education and training of Church Leadership) 9%
  • Peace and Justice Sunday (aids disciples who are changing lives and the world) 9%
  • United Methodist Student Day (helps students to continue education) 9%

In addition, the Mission Committee has selected two other agencies to support:

  • Churches of the Quad Cities Food Pantries 20%
  • Golden Cross Agencies of IGRC: Evenglow Lodge, Sunset Home, United Methodist Village, Wesley Village, pastoral care ministries at Alton Memorial Hospital and Methodist Medical Center of Illinois; Chaddock, Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House, The Baby Fold and United Methodist Children’s Home  -15%

Remember that your contribution is a one-time gift for this year that supports all eight agencies. Please mark “Easter” on the memo line of your check. We pray that you will give generously.

—- Easter Blessings, from the Mission Committee

Easter Breakfast

You are invited to Easter Breakfast at Bethel Wesley UMC on Sunday, April 17, 2022 from 8:30 to 9:30 am. The menu will include eggs, pancakes, fruit, and sausage. Bring the family and stay for Easter Worship at 10:00 am. Donations accepted.

Easter Offering

Part of the Easter tradition at Bethel Wesley United Methodist Church is to share our blessings with others. The Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church has suggested six special Ministries that we will support. All of them will be covered with a ONE TIME OFFERING which will be collected during March and April. <!–split–>

  • One Great Hour of Sharing (UMCOR) – 20%
  • Human Relations Day (community development programs in low income areas) – 9%
  • Native American Ministries (recognizes and supports the contributions of Native Americans to the Church) – 9%
  • World Communion (helps support education and training of Church Leadership) – 9%
  • Peace and Justice Sunday (aids disciples who are changing lives and the world) – 9%
  • United Methodist Student Day (helps students to continue education) – 9%

In addition, the Mission Committee has selected two other agencies to support:

  • Churches of the Quad Cities Food Pantries – 20%
  • Golden Cross Agencies of IGRC: Evenglow Lodge, Sunset Home, United Methodist Village, Wesley Village, pastoral care ministries at Alton Memorial Hospital and Methodist Medical Center of Illinois; Chaddock, Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House, The Baby Fold and United Methodist Children’s Home  -15%

Remember that your contribution is a one-time gift for this year that will support all eight agencies. Please mark Easter on the memo line of your check, or ask the ushers for an Easter envelope.

We pray that you will give generously.

Easter Blessings, from your Missions Committee

From The Trustees & Finance Committee

We have several building repair projects coming up in the Spring. We need to tuck-point and seal the bricks on the outside of the southeast corner of the Sanctuary. After that is done, we will need to repair the walls of the stairwell on the inside. Our pipe organ is in need of repair, and we have some electrical projects that need to be addressed. We are asking you to pray, pledge, and donate to This Old House fund to help our church pay for these projects.

Lent Bible Study

No single event in human history has received more attention than the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth. Bethel Wesley will offer a video and discussion group this Lent. In this study, Adam Hamilton will guide us through the last 24 hours of Jesus’ life. Each session of this study is designed to help participants experience and understand the significance of Jesus’ suffering and death in a way they may never have done before, whether they are long-time Christians or simply curious about the story of Christ’s crucifixion.

Starting Wednesday, March 9th, the group will gather at 5:30-6:30 for seven Wednesdays during Lent,. Pastor Stan will lead the discussion after the group watches a video.

To make the study more interesting, the study book 24 Hours That Changed the World should be ordered either from Amazon or by calling the Church Office (764-0619) before the end of February. One chapter will be covered each week. A devotional book is available also from Amazon or by calling the Church Office.

Easter Offering

Part of the Easter tradition at Bethel Wesley United Methodist Church is to share our blessings with others. The Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church has suggested six special Ministries that we will support. All of them will be covered with a ONE TIME OFFERING which will be collected during March and April. <!–split–>

  • One Great Hour of Sharing (UMCOR) – 20%
  • Human Relations Day (community development programs in low income areas) – 9%
  • Native American Ministries (recognizes and supports the contributions of Native Americans to the Church) – 9%
  • World Communion (helps support education and training of Church Leadership) – 9%
  • Peace and Justice Sunday (aids disciples who are changing lives and the world) – 9%
  • United Methodist Student Day (helps students to continue education) – 9%

In addition, the Mission Committee has selected two other agencies to support:

  • Churches of the Quad Cities  Food Pantries – 20%
  • Golden Cross Agencies of IGRC: Evenglow Lodge, Sunset Home, United Methodist Village, Wesley Village, pastoral care ministries at Alton Memorial Hospital and Methodist Medical Center of Illinois; Chaddock, Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House, The Baby Fold and United Methodist Children’s Home  -15%

Remember that your contribution is a one-time gift for this year that will support all eight agencies. Please mark Easter on the memo line of your check, or ask the ushers for an Easter envelope.

We pray that you will give generously.

Easter Blessings, from your Missions Committee