The second annual Bethel Wesley Trunk or Treat will be held on October 31 from 5-7 pm in the northwest parking lot of the church. Get your costume ready, decorate your trunk for Halloween, buy your candy and arrive at 4:30 to pick your spot and get set-up. Fun will be had by all!! The month of October brings with it our annual Stewardship Campaign. On Sunday, October 30th we will have the opportunity to make our pledge to God and to Bethel Wesley concerning our giving for the upcoming year 2017.
Since this is a fifth Sunday there will be one worship service at 10 a.m. Plans are being developed to begin the day with a breakfast at 8:30 a.m. before we worship and celebrate God’s blessings. <!–split–>
Keep in mind that stewardship involves more than just putting money in the offering plate on Sunday. When we joined the church, we promised to support the church with our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness.
With this year’s campaign we will again be asking for pledges to the “This Grand Old House” fund. Two major projects (among many) the Trustees are looking at are new windows in Pearson Hall and replacing outdated air conditioners for the Worship Center (sanctuary). But they need our help in funding these projects. Further information will be forthcoming concerning exact dollar amounts.
Join those of retirement age for a delicious lunch of roast pork with dressing, sweet potatoes, cranberry salad, and pumpkin dessert on Thursday, October 27th at Noon in the Activity Center. Cost is $5.
Saturday, October 15th – 4:30-6:30 pm – Activity Center
Steak $10 – Ground Beef $7.50 – Kid’s Ground Beef $4.00
Includes: Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Green Beans, Cole Slaw, Roll, Beverage, Dessert
Tickets available at the door.
Showing Sunday evening, Sept.11th , 6:00 pm, in Wesley Hall: “The Perfect Game”, based on a true story. In 1957, a rag-tag, shoe-less, poor group of kids from Monterrey, Mexico shocked the world by winning 13 games in a row and the Little League World Series in the only perfect game ever pitched in the Championship. POP & POPCORN PROVIDED!
The new 2017 books are here! Books sell for $35 (with $10 going to Bethel Wesley). You can purchase books on Sunday mornings in the church office, or during the week in the office. You can immediately start using the dining coupons at local Quad-Cities restaurants, so buy your book now!
To include youth in the worship experience, we are offering acolyte training on Sunday, Sept.11th at 5:00 pm. This training is for children in Grades 1-6. If you are interested in participating in the acolyte program, you must attend the acolyte training. See Pastor Tim if you have any questions.
Several months ago a group of folks, mostly from Bethel Wesley, became certified Early Responders for natural disasters such as floods or tornadoes. Our job is to report for assistance to homeowners to clear debris, sort out salvageable items, secure damaged dwellings until repairs can be made among other things. <!–split–>
We put out a list earlier of items we may need when responding. Some of these we do not wish to store at the church, but rather need contact names so we can borrow them when needed, including a trailer, ladders, generator. We have also identified a few items that we would like to have in our supply trunks, ready to go when we get a call.
Please, consider a donation of the following items to support this Bethel Wesley Mission:
- Cleaning Supplies:
- Rubber Gloves
- All Purpose Cleaners
- Leather Work Gloves
- Protective Eye Wear
- Hand Sanitizer
Thank you, Your Mission Team
With the start of another school year, we will be holding a Prayer Vigil to bathe the school year in prayer. The church will be open for people to come and pray 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, 19 August. (If you are not able to come to the church and would like to participate, you may also pray at home.)<!–split–>
This is a good opportunity to pray for various aspects of the school including but not limited to:
- Parents and Families
- Teaching staff
- Administration and School Board
- Support staff including secretaries, custodians, bus drivers
- Student organizations/clubs
- The communities of our school district
You will have the opportunity to sign up for a 30-minute time slot each Sunday prior to the vigil or on-line by e-mailing the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.