Category Archives: Coming Up

Highlighted Up Coming Events

Benefit Bell Concert

River Bend Bronze will present its 3rd Benefit Bell Concert on September 27, 2015 at 3:00 pm in the Sanctuary. Refreshments will be served following the concert. <!–split–>

A free-will offering will be taken for the Learning Center; we are hopeful that THRIVENT will match half of the offering again this year!  If you can’t come but want to make a donation, please see Joyce Hein or place your gift in the offering marked: BELL CONCERT.

The music will include sacred and popular music, and will showcase the many different bells and bell ringing styles – you won’t want to miss this wonderful concert so mark your calendars NOW!

Chancel & Praise Choir

Both choirs start September 9th at 7:00 pm in the Music Room!  Please come if you are at all interested. If you can sing along with the radio, you can sing in one of the choirs! <!–split–>

Please come September 9th if you have any interest at all as I will discuss plans for a music class that I will be offering and a NEW CHOIR that will be forming to bring song to our shut-ins and those in need of uplift through music and song! We are also a multi-generational group … as you may have seen! Bring your kids, bring friends. I want to show off al the talent of Bethel Wesley musicians through the year.  — Michael Callahan, Music Director

New Chairs

The Trustees thank all the people who donated to the chair project. With your generosity, we completed the project in less than 2 months and are enjoying the new chairs already. <!–split–>

We purchased 120 Lifetime Chairs and 3 chair racks. We had purchased 18 chairs earlier this year when 8 Lifetime Tables were purchased. The old Samsonite chairs will be sold. If anyone is interested in them, please let the Trustees know. Thanks again for your generosity in helping us keep God’s house in good shape.   — Trustees Committee

Coming in September: “The Call: The Life and Message of the Apostle Paul”

Sunday morning’s, 9-10 am in Wesley Hall. Adults/Youth welcome!

What would lead a 1st century rabbi to travel thousands of miles by sea and by land, to be beaten, imprisoned, and ultimately beheaded for his faith? It was a call – a call to turn the world upside down. This is the story of the Apostle Paul. <!–split–>

Rev. Adam Hamilton will lead us in a study of the Apostle Paul in video messages filmed where Paul’s ministry took him. As we learn about Paul, we will be challenged to respond to our call to follow Jesus and change the world, too!

Steak Supper

Saturday, August 15 – 4:30-6:30 pm – Activity Center

$10 Steak – $7.50 Ground Beef – $4.50 Kid’s Ground Beef

All dinners include: Cole Slaw, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Green Beans, Roll, Beverage, Dessert

Tickets available at the door.

Next steak supper:  October 17th

Ice Cream Social

Sunday June 28 – 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Tickets Available At The Door

Adults $3 or  Children (10 & under) $2 – Includes pie or cake, ice cream & beverage

Also available:  Sloppy Joe or Polish Sausage – $3; Hot Dogs – $2

Come & Enjoy!

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).