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Easter Blessings!

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 the month of March. <!–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 (Baby Fold, Chaddock, United Methodist Children’s Home, etc.) 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. We pray that you will give generously.

—- Easter Blessings, from the Mission Committee

Update from Trinity Medical Center

GOOD NEWS! Hospitalized patients may now request a visit from their pastor and parish nurse. The catch is the patient MUST ask their floor nurse to call down the name of the pastor/parish nurse to the screening desk so they are aware of who will be coming to see that person. <!–split–>

We have been waiting for almost a year to be able to visit and pray with you when you are in the hospital for illness or procedures. We welcome this opportunity to do so again but there are still some hoops to jump through. If you should have to become a patient in the hospital and would like a visit from one of us, please tell your nurse that is taking care of you and she/he will take care of the rest.  Blessings, Kara Ade, Parish Nurse

“Pay It Forward” Award

We are proud to let you know . . . our church, along with Tom & Sandy Lagomarcino,  received an award from WQAD and Ascentra Credit Union. The award is $300 from their Pay it Forward Program for doing good work in our community. Hats off to you for showing that our church is making a difference!

King Harvest Ministry

A HUGE thanks to everyone who is helping with the special ministry.  For years our church family has supported the King Harvest ministry by providing sandwiches and dessert each Tuesday evening during the winter months to the folks who spend the night in the shelter. Due to COVID-19, the shelter is not opening. The great news is that the ministry remains active by utilizing a hotel in northwest Davenport.

Bethel Wesley’s Mission and Outreach Ministry has pledged to cover the 1st and 3rd Tuesday from December through March, with about 83 people being served nightly. We will provide dinners that include at least a sandwich, a piece of fruit, a dessert, and a bottle of water. <!–split–>

A committee members may contact you to help. If you are ready and willing to make a donation to this project, we are asking for volunteers to contribute 83 sandwiches, 83 desserts (homemade or purchased), bottles of water, or cash to purchase the items needed to complete the meal like fruit or chips.

Most of our opportunities to serve the community have been cancelled due to COVID. Please prayerfully consider getting involved in this rewarding ministry.