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Highlighted Up Coming Events

Kitchen Cleaning in July

Looking for volunteers to help clean the Activity Center kitchen.  Two cleaning sessions are scheduled:  Tuesday, 27 July starting at 9 am, and on Thursday, 29 July starting at 12:30 pm.  Come help on whichever date works best for you. UMW is organizing the effort and welcomes help from all.  Contact Pat Gustafson if questions.

Food Pantry

Remember to bring your donation for the local food pantry!  According to the Feeding America web site, 42M Americans face hunger, including 13M children. YOU CAN HELP!  Bring your donation to church any time during the week or on Sunday morning, and place in the donation cart. We have two donation carts:  one in the Activity Center (near the kitchen), and the other in the narthex (near the office).  Here’s a list of the top 20 food items recommended for donation:  <!–split–>

  • Applesauce
  • Canned beans
  • Canned chicken
  • Canned fish (tuna and salmon)
  • Canned meat (SPAM and ham)
  • Canned vegetables
  • Cooking oils (olive and canola)
  • Crackers
  • Dried herbs and spices
  • Fruit (canned or dried)
  • Granola bars
  • Instant mashed potatoes
  • Meals in a box
  • Nuts
  • Pasta
  • Peanut butter
  • Rice
  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Soup, stew, and chili
  • Whole grain cereal

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If You Are Hospitalized

Due to patient confidentiality laws, if you or a family member are hospitalized, please let the Pastor or Kara Ade know. 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 that is home-bound and needs a visit, please let us know and we will make sure that you (or they) are visited.

Peace With Justice Sunday – May 30th

The United Methodist Church has designated May 30th as Peace With Justice Sunday.  At Bethel Wesley, a portion of our annual Easter Offering supports Peace With Justice Sunday.

Peace with Justice Sunday enables The United Methodist Church to have a voice in advocating for peace and justice through a broad spectrum of global programs. The special offering benefits peace with justice ministries in the annual conference and through the General Board of Church and Society. In today’s world, communities face social challenges, nations are divided, human rights are violated, and slavery of all kinds still perpetuates our existence. As the United Methodist Church, we are moved by Christ’s love to pursue reconciliation and peace, honoring the dignity of every individual made in God’s image. We will not turn a blind eye to injustice.

To learn more about Peace With Justice Sunday, go to https://www.umc.org/en/content/peace-with-justice-sunday-faq

If You Are Hospitalized

Due to patient confidentiality laws, if you or a family member are hospitalized, please let the Pastor or Kara Ade know. 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 that is home-bound and needs a visit, please let us know and we will make sure that you (or they) are visited.

Missions Giving

It’s not too late to contribute to the annual “Easter Offering.”  Part of the Easter tradition at Bethel Wesley United Methodist Church is to share our blessings with others. The Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church has suggested six special Ministries that we will support. All of them will be covered with a ONE TIME OFFERING which will be collected through early May. <!–split–>

Following are our 6 special ministries:

  • One Great Hour of Sharing (UMCOR) 20%
  • Human Relations Day (community development programs in low income areas) 9%
  • Native American Ministries (recognizes and supports the contributions of Native Americans to the Church) 9%
  • World Communion (helps support education and training of Church Leadership) 9%
  • Peace and Justice Sunday (aids disciples who are changing lives and the world) 9% United Methodist Student Day (helps students to continue education) 9%

In addition, the Mission Committee has selected two other agencies to support:

  • Churches of the Quad Cities Food Pantries 20%
  • Golden Cross Agencies of IGRC (Baby Fold, Chaddock, United Methodist Children’s Home, etc.) 15%

Remember that your contribution is a one-time gift for this year that will support all eight agencies. Please mark “Easter” on the memo line of your check. We pray that you will give generously.

—- Easter Blessings, from the Mission Committee