Serving On Sunday’s In January-2020:
January 5th: USHER/Bob Hanske. CHILDREN’S MESSAGE/Kris Wainwright. GREETER/Arlis Enburg. TRANSPORTATION DRIVER/ Tom Ade. FELLOWSHIP/ Mary Ann Harvey.
January 12th: USHERS/Dave Auestad & Dick Billings. CHILDREN’S MESSAGE/Bob Hanske. GREETER/Donna Chyma. TRANSPORTATION DRIVER/ Denny Mesick. FELLOWSHIP/Bonnie Vols.
January 19th: USHER/Dick Billings. CHILDREN’S MESSAGE/Bob Hanske. GREETER/Judy Westerdahl. TRANSPORTATION DRIVER/ Linda Donis. FELLOWSHIP/ Pancake Breakfast.
January 26th: USHER/Bob Hanske. CHILDREN’S MESSAGE/Tim Kerofsky. GREETERS/Ruth Watson & Doris Lee. TRANSPORTATION DRIVER/ Denny Mesick. FELLOWSHIP/Melody Brown & Jill Cross.
Last month in December-2019 we fulfilled our Vision by:
Connecting with God
- Worship services to celebrate God’s amazing love
- Sunday School classes
Connecting With Each Other & The Community
- Christmas Eve Worship Service
- Angel Child Gifts
- Jackie Pierce Funeral Luncheon
- Pastor Stan’s Laity Appreciation
- Cookie Walk
- Callahan Family Christmas Recital
- Chordbusters Fundraiser for Churches United
- King’s Harvest
- Learning Center classes
- TerraCycling with Trinity Lutheran Church
- Worship Service At Park Vista
- United Methodist Women Circle meetings
- Men’s Fellowship Breakfasts
- Pancake Breakfast
- Pantry Sunday
- Scouting Activities
- Pastor & Parish Nurse Visitations
- Marriage Encounters
- Society for Creative Anachronism
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 Stan 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.
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.
PANCAKES –Sunday morning Pancake Breakfasts (held monthly) support Liberian children and the John Kofi Asmah School and Harriet Bailey UM School.
ANGEL CHILD PROGRAM – A BIG THANK-YOU to all who support children through this project.
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.
FOOD PANTRY – We collect food for the St. Mary’s Food 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.