New Dining Club Books are for sale at Bethel Wesley UMC for $35 (with $10 going to the church). You can purchase books on Sunday mornings in the church office, or during the week in the office.
The Church & Society Committee will be collecting for Thanksgiving baskets again this year. We will have baskets out on November 8 and 15 for non-perishable items with delivery on November 22. If you are not into shopping, cash is also greatly appreciated! As always, we thank you for your support on this project.
On Saturday, October 31 from 5-7 Bethel Wesley will hold a trunk or treat for our neighborhood in our parking lot. Decorate your trunk, truck bed, SUV tailgate for Halloween, and pass out candy in our parking lot. Come in costume if you are not scared. Bring coins for UNICEF. There will be prizes for the best decoration and costume. Come and join the fun. Sign up in the office so we can have enough space for everyone!
Saturday, October 17 – 4:30-6:30 pm – Activity Center
$10 Steak – $7.50 Ground Beef – $4.50 Kid’s Ground Beef
Includes: Cole Slaw, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Green Beans, Roll, Beverage, Dessert
Tickets available at the door.
On October 25 and November 1, Bethel Wesley UMC will celebrate our opportunities to show our stewardship to God and the church as we embark on our annual Stewardship Campaign Drive. Details are being finalized by the Finance Committee, but we are looking forward to a renewed sense of giving and participation by the entire congregation. Remember that stewardship involves more than just putting money in the offering plate on Sunday. Let’s make 2016 the best year ever for BWUMC!
Have you ever wondered how to deal with disagreements and conflict in your life? The Bible has a lot of good advice about these issues. The new class, Resolving Everyday Conflicts, explores what the Bible advises and gives you practical techniques to resolve the conflicts we all encounter, at home, at work, and at church. Conflict among people is not a new issue. Jesus had a lot of conflict resolution advice for the people of the first century, and it continues to be effective today. <!–split–>
If you want to learn about Biblical conflict resolution, the 8-week Resolving Everyday Conflict class begins September 30 and continues on Wednesday evenings through November 18. The class will meet in the movie room from 6:00-7:00 pm.
The Bible gives great advice on how to have a better, more productive life. Jesus said “I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.”
Bethel Wesley will celebrate UMW Sunday on Sunday, October 4th at the 10:30 am service. Guest speaker will be Sandra Raasch, a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church, serving as Coordinator of Ministries at a Honduras Mission. She was commissioned as a Missionary in 2005, and has served in Honduras since 2011.
October 4th is also World Communion Sunday. Come join everyone for this special Sunday service.
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!
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
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