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.
United Methodist Women (UMW) still has pecans for sale – pieces or halves are $10 a pound. Please contact Mary Ann Harvey to purchase.
Bishop Frank J. Beard has extended hid instructions churches in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference not to meet indoors rest of December. Our church building will be closed during this time except for Secretary and Custodian. Sunday worship will continue to be broadcast at 10:00 AM in the parking lot at FM 98.3 and live streamed on YouTube.
Please keep our country in your prayers as we struggle through this challenging holiday season. A lot of traditions cannot be followed. Maybe we can find some new traditions. Call somebody you haven’t seen recently or who might be alone this holiday. Share God’s love.
Be safe and wear mask when you must go out.
Grace and Peace.
This difficult year we are planning a special “Remembrance Tree” in front of the office. Paper doves with your loved one’s name on it will decorate the tree along with blue lights. Please email (or call) the office with your loved one’s name and we will make sure they are remembered this Christmas
For years our church family has supported the ministry of King Harvest by providing sandwiches and dessert each Tuesday evening during the winter months to the folks who spend the night in the shelter. Due to COVID-19, the shelter is not opening. The great news is that the ministry remains active by utilizing a hotel in northwest Davenport.
We have the opportunity to continue to provide the least among us with a meal. Bethel Wesley’s Mission and Outreach Ministry has pledged to cover the 1st and 3rd Tuesday from December through March. We will provide 50 dinners that include at least a sandwich, a piece of fruit, a dessert, and a bottle of water. <!–split–>
Since we will not be in the building for awhile to fill out the sign-up sheet, committee members will make phone calls to find out how you would like to help. If you are ready and willing to make a donation to this project, we are asking for volunteers to contribute 50 sandwiches, 50 desserts (homemade or purchased), bottles of water, or cash to purchase the items needed to complete the meal like fruit or chips.
Most of our opportunities to serve the community have been cancelled due to COVID. Please prayerfully consider getting involved in this rewarding ministry.
Please help us reach our goal of giving $100 to UNICEF. We will be collecting during the month of December. Place your gift in an envelope marked “UNICEF”. Thank you for your support!
The pecans will be here the middle of November. Pieces or halves will be $10 a pound. Please see Mary Ann Harvey to make your purchase.
September is Stewardship month. This year’s theme is FAITHFUL STEWARDSHIP SHOWS LOVE FOR:
2) God’s Church
3) God’s People
Stewardship letters will be mailed the first week of October. Please return your Pledge any time during October either by mail or place it in the offering basket at Sunday worship.
Please let Pastor Stan know how much you appreciate him during the month of October.
Safety is our primary concern and we feel we have a simple plan that will allow us to be together and still keep everyone safe.
Worship will be at 10:00 a.m. We ask everyone to enter the parking lot from the 13th Ave. end of the alley and follow the direction of the parking staff. We will all be wearing our bright green shirts. We will not be utilizing the marked parking spaces. Pastor will be standing either on the porch of the parsonage or on the curb in front of the parsonage fence. You will remain in your cars and tune your radio to FM 98.3 If you wish to bring a battery operated radio rather than run your car that would work well, too. The handicap accessible door will be unlocked if you need to use the restroom and someone will be nearby to sanitize the bathroom and door surfaces. The drinking fountain and other parts of the building will not be available. Parking lot staff will pass between cars to collect offering. Please put it in an envelope with your name and the amount written on it. Communion will be distributed in a sterile packet. The service will not be more than 30 minutes. We will exit after the service on the 12th Avenue end of the alley.