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Services Canceled

Hello Bethel Wesley Family,
I hope this note finds you all well and secure in your home or safe place. I hope you have seen Pastor’s comforting and inspiring messages through email. Don’t forget to check either our Facebook page or our Bethel Wesley website to keep up to date.<!–split–>

At this point we will not have services for the next two Sundays. With things changing hourly, we cannot make a decision at this time about Easter Sunday. The worship team will post a video each Sunday morning on the website, and on the FaceBook page  with Pastor Stan preaching his sermon and a song or two from the Callahans. If you are having any problem viewing these, please call me, 309.269.0795. I will walk you through step by step until we have success. Stay connected.

Please, email me if you have any concerns or joys. I will share them out, with your permission, or keep them private at your request.

The church building is closed. Please, do not go there. Karen is monitoring the phone and keeping up with the administrative tasks of our congregation. We owe it to her to eliminate the risk of carrying things in to her.

Our custodian, Herb is also working and catching up on some deep cleaning projects.

Finally, even though we cannot be together, the work of the church continues. In fact now more than ever Bethel Wesley has an opportunity to be a beacon of hope and comfort to our community and to the world. Please, don’t forget to keep up with your pledges. For now you can mail them in (1201 13th Street Moline, IL 61265). Our financial team is exploring some electronic options as well. If you have any thoughts or brilliant ideas for sharing The Word, or helping in the community SHARE them with us. Several people have offered to pick up groceries and leave them at the door of anyone who is too high risk to venture to the store, for example. Don’t hesitate to take them up on this offer. The less people out, the absolute better!

Let us support one another through this unprecedented time until we can safely get back together and share real hugs. Until then a virtual hug to all.


Services Canceled March 15

Dear Bethel Wesley Family,
In light of world events and in the spirit of being socially responsible we are not going to hold services tomorrow. God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self discipline, (2Timothy 1:7) however and I do not want any of you to feel isolated and fearful. <!–split–>

We will be recording Pastor’s sermon today and will post it on both our Bethel Wesley UMC Facebook page and our Bethel Wesley website tomorrow morning. Everyone who has an email address listed in the directory should be on our Prayer Warriors list. We will be instituting some call trees just to touch base with our Bethel Wesley family this week. Please, stay connected. If you have any prayer requests email the church through the link on our webpage or call the office and we will share them.
Wherever each of us finds ourselves in this strange time we have the opportunity to shine the light of hope and peace to a puzzled world through our unshaken faith and discipleship.
God’s full measure of grace to each of you,
Carolyn Mesick
Lay Leader

Men’s Breakfast

All men are invited to the Men’s Breakfast on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday’s of the month at 8:00 am. We meet at Denny’s Restaurant by South Park Shopping Mall, Moline.  This month we’ll meet on March 4th and 18th.

IGRC 2020 Camping Program

IGRC’s New Website is the place to go for information about ALL camps, helpful info for parents, sample schedules, and registration. Check it out at  <!–split–>

 East Bay Camp: Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Spotify. Coming summer 2020: YouTube  | EastBayCamp || 309-365-7531

 Little Grassy:  Find us on Facebook and Instagram.  | @littlegrassycamp | | 618-457-6030

 Beulah Campground: 618-273-3520

 Epworth: Find us on Facebook!–camp.

Illuminating Curriculum – This summer, our curriculum is called This is Our Prayer—which is all about ways to pray and reasons to pray. Follow along with our campers by reading these passages with us in 2020!

*  Longing to be Invited: Luke 6:12-16

*  Longing Together: Esther 4

*  Longing to be Heard: Jonah 4

*  Longing for Guidance: 1 Kings 3:7-15

*  Longing for Renewal: Luke 5:12-16, Isaiah 40:1-5, 2-31

*  Longing for Change: Numbers 27:1-11

*  Longing to Celebrate: Philippians 1:3-11

 Brighten up Camp

We couldn’t do what we do without you! Here’s some fun ways to get involved with camp!

* Send us a surprise gift from our Amazon Wishlists (East Bay and Little Grassy)

* Bring a group from your church for a work day (or a work weekend! Mini mission trip?)

* Send 2 campers from your town! (We have payment plans and scholarships!)

* Pray for our campers and staff daily from Memorial Day—August 1st.

* Help us collect things off our recycled donation list (East Bay)

* Encourage young adults in your church to apply to work at camp (we’re still hiring counselors, kitchen, grounds, hospitality, and life-guarding staff) (East Bay and Little Grassy)


The Missions & Outreach Committee has a Terracycling receptacle outside the kitchen door in the Activity Center. Please check the list for items you use at your house. If you are interested in being involved, we are putting together a Green Team that will help evaluate our use of resources, explore options to reduce our carbon footprint, and help keep our neighborhood clean and green! See Carolyn Mesick to find out how you can help.

February Fellowship Luncheon

You are invited to the February Fellowship Luncheon – Thursday, February 27th at 12:00 Noon in the Activity Center

The menu will be: Meatloaf, Cheesy Potatoes, Green Beans, Dessert and Drink

Please contact Mary Ann Harvey (786-2062) if you will be attending.

Men’s Breakfast

All men are invited to the Men’s Breakfast on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday’s of the month at 8:00 am. We meet at Denny’s Restaurant by South Park Shopping Mall, Moline.  This month we’ll meet on February 5th and 19th.