Category Archives: Coming Up

Highlighted Up Coming Events

Sunday Brunch

On Sunday, June 21 there will be a “Farewell To Flo” brunch from 8:30-10:15 am in the Activity Center. Please stop by to eat and to thank Pastor Flo for her ministry and to wish her well in her new appointment.

Annual Conference

“Healing the Circle”  (2 Corinthians 7:10) will be the theme for the 2015 Annual Conference in Peoria June 10-13. We will gather to worship, pray, learn, and care for the business of the Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference. Pledges and offerings for Making Dreams Possible (African University scholarship endowment) will start the conference. <!–split–>

A focal point of the 2015 Annual Conference will be the Act of Repentance Service for the Healing of Relationships with Native Americans and Indigenous Persons to heal the soul of our church, our people, and the land. Two keynote speakers will help us understand the history and need for healing. This could apply to any broken relationship and its healing. Other highlights or the 2015 Annual Conference will be the Ordination Service, the Memorial Service, and the Service for Retirees. There will be reports and important legislation to consider.

Are you interested in attending for the whole session or a day or two? Bethel Wesley has a suite reserved in a close-by  hotel and there is room for YOU. Please let Pastor Flo know if you are interested.

We are asked to collect items for book bags for Native American reservations. Please contribute by bringing any of these items by June 7: *spiral notebooks (8×10.5 inches, 70-80 pages, 1 subject), *stick-style pens (blue or black, no advertising), *box of 24 crayons, *pair of blunt school scissors (rounded tip).

Vacation Bible School

This year we will combine with Riverside United Methodist Church (712 16th Street, Moline) for Vacation Bible School.  The dates are Monday-Friday, June -22-26, from 6-8 pm.  The theme is “Journey off the Map.”  Registration forms are available at the church.  Sign up early!

Young Adult Ministry

An organizational meeting was held on Sunday, April 26th to dream about activities and opportunities for young folks at Bethel Wesley. We are thinking about a name for this group, and in the meantime are planning some exciting fellowship and mission activities. The first event will be a potluck at 6:00 PM on Sunday, May 31st followed by some lively Christian music, singing and dancing.  All of us came to church when someone invited us. So, spread the word!! Calendars of future events will be distributed on the 31st. We will focus on food, fellowship, community events, and mission opportunities as we strengthen our relationship with God and each other. All are invited, so invite everyone!

Vacation Bible School

This year we will combine with Riverside United Methodist Church (712 16th Street, Moline) for Vacation Bible School.  The dates are Monday-Friday, June -22-26, from 6-8 pm.  The theme is “Journey off the Map.”  Registration forms are available at the church.  Sign up early!

Lenten Service

Every Sunday evening beginning February 22 (the First Sunday in Lent) until Palm Sunday, March 29th, from  5:00-6:00 pm., we will have a Lenten Service with a different Pastor each week bringing the Lenten Message.  Our District Superintendent will kick-off the event on Feb 22nd.   See you Feb. 22 for our first Lenten Service of the Lent season!

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.