You can help Bethel Wesley UMC simply by purchasing “The Quad Cities Dining Tour” coupon book for $35. For each book purchased $10 goes to the church! Books are available for purchase in the office on Sunday mornings and Monday-Friday during normal office hours. Don’t miss this opportunity for discount dining while contributing to Bethel Wesley.
If You Are Hospitalized
If you or a family member are hospitalized, please let Pastor Flo or our Parish Nurse, Kara Ade know. Due to patient confidentiality laws, the hospital will not notify the church unless authorized by the patient or patient’s family.
When you check into the hospital, let them know that your church is Bethel Wesley UMC and/or have a friend or family member call the church to inform us.
Also, if you know someone who is home-bound and needs a visit, please let us know and we will make sure that your (or they) are visited.
Equal Exchange Coffee & Teas
Support UMCOR and third-world farmers by buying fair trade coffees and teas. These are available on the shelves near Pastor Flo’s office. (Prices vary and are posted). This is another way to show the world Christ’s love and concern for all.
Please remember to bring your non-perishable food items to church by the 3rd Sunday of each month.
King’s Harvest Ministry
As part of our ministries to King’s Harvest, we have been privileged to meet Gary, better known as “Gypsy,” who has granted us permission to share his poem with you. We give thanks for his willingness to share, and hope he no longer feels alone. We have been blessed to be part of King’s Harvest ministries to the homeless in our community.
A cup morning coffee I share with no one
I have not a single soul to share a word with
I am homeless and for this atrocity
I am dead and six feet underground to my family
The special lady in my life
I pray to my lord are we still one
Or are we dead as well?
I lost so much during the last year
My heart is broken
Shattered like a mirror
My soul is tainted
Tears roll down my cheeks
As I ponder my fate
Alone or dead.
Ministries and Mission Projects
We are committed to sharing the love of Christ by reaching out to the community, both locally and around the world. If you want to serve others, here are some of the many activities coordinated by the missions committees in which you can become involved.
ANGEL CHILD PROGRAM – In 2013 we provided Christmas gifts for 48 children. A BIG THANK-YOU to all who supported these children.
ASSISTANCE – We have a Share The Care program through which Bethel Wesley members create and coordinate care services (e.g. visits, shopping, cleaning) for members who are in-need.
FOOD BASKETS – At Easter and Christmas we provide food baskets to families in-need. This Easter we filled 7 baskets. Our church is so blessed with such caring people!
FOOD PANTRY – We collect food for St. Mary’s Pantry.
KING’S HARVEST MEAL SITE – We are preparing sandwiches and desserts for King’s Harvest once a week.
MT. ZION MEAL SITE – We provide a meal at the Mt. Zion site several times each year. The food is lovingly provided and served by the Church and Society Committee members and various other volunteer groups.
WOMEN’S SHELTER – For over 20 years we have been serving a meal monthly at the Women’s Shelter.