E-Giving News

Did you know you can give to Wesley electronically through Vanco? Loading the application on your phone or going online is easy and you save Wesley administrative dollars by giving in this way. When you donate with a check, whether in the plate or from your bank, staff and volunteers handle that transaction five times. Through Vanco, the same transaction is only handled twice.

Thank you for your generous donations!

Update from the Trustees

The Wesley Board of Trustees meets each month on the fourth Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Library to discuss the property and buildings, their usage, maintenance, and long-term goals. The trustee meetings are open to all members of Wesley.

Over the past twelve months, the trustees have worked on addressing utility costs. We met with a few solar companies in 2018 and determined that is is not feasible. Tax credits residential properties receive to offset the cost of the panels and installation are not available to the church as a non-profit. The only possibility for cost savings would be purchasing the panels and installation. The cost is prohibitive and beyond our budget.

However, the cost saving on electronic costs from 2017-2018 was substantial due to the LED replacement of outdoor lighting. Costs went from $30,000 in 2017 to $23,000. Sewer water costs will be reduced as well in 2019 as most of the water cost increases are due to the irrigation of the property and do not impact water to the sewer. Low winter water costs will be used all year round which should show a water cost savings of $3,000 – $4,000 for 2019.

In other news, the bees are gone! The trustees found a beekeeper who was able to remove the bees, their queen and the 10-year-old hive from our tower in JWH. they have continued to use natural methods to dissuade them from returning. This has been a problem for several decades that we hope is solved.

Electronic Giving is Good for You and for the Church

Electronic gifts:  

  • are fast and secure  
  • reduce administrative costs  
  • allow for more of every dollar to fund the important work we do  

You can:

  • give any time, anywhere to your favorite funds  
  • use a credit card or a bank account schedule and manage recurring donations
  • make one time donations to special appeals

If you would like to give electronically, visit our website and go to the “Donate” page. Or, you can download the free GivePlus Mobile App wherever you get your apps. We are using Vanco Payment Solutions to facilitate our electronic giving. For more information, contact Vickie Healy 559-285-6635.

Wesley Nurture & Care Committee

Did you know? Our church has a committee: That offers ongoing Christian fellowship through personal contact, prayer, concern, support, and hope to members who are  hospitalized, in skilled facilities for rehabilitation, living in assisted care facilities, or who are confined/restricted to their homes by illness or disability. This is the mission of the  Wesley Nurture & Care Committee.

If you are interested in joining the committee or ever have information on a church member who may need the support of the team, please contact Lynn Slaw Severson 559-706-3672.

Be a MAGI (Ministry Area Giving Investor)

Would you like to give intentionally to a ministry area of Wesley?  

There are things we need to purchase on a regular basis and our budget could use some help in covering these costs. Here are some ideas of how you can help out:

  • Office supplies (paper, envelopes, printer ink, etc.)
  • Hospitality (coffee, cups, etc.)
  • Children’s Ministry (Sunday School supplies, books, etc.)
  • Any other ministry you can think of

If you can give an additional monetary gift, write MAGI and the name of the ministry area on the memo line of your check. If you give electronically, talk to Vickie about ways to note your MAGI giving. Your monetary gift can make a big difference in balancing our budget.  

If you have any questions, please ask Kimberli Parenteau.

Amazon Smile

For the time period of January 1st through March 31st, 2019, we received a donation of  $143.97 from Amazon Smile as a result of the designated shopping on Amazon. We appreciate that you have designated Wesley as your recipient!

If you have any questions about how to make Wesley your designated charity on Amazon, you can contact the church at (559) 224-1947.

Ongoing Small Classes

SUNDAY Meditation 9:15 am, Winterberg #2  

MONDAY Bible Study 11:00 am, Winterberg #3  “Confucius, Buddha, Muhammad, and Jesus…”                

MONDAY 6:00 pm, Parsonage (call office for address), Reading the gospel of Luke. WEDNESDAY 10:00 am, Library, Book Study, A Companion for the Hospice Journey by Larry Patten

THURSDAY 10 am, Library, Women’s Bible Study, The Girl’s Still Got It by Liz Curtis Higgs Study

Lydia’s House

Saturday, June 15th // 9am – 12pm

“Being an Advocate” Theme for 2019: Making Sense of Life’s Changes”

All women are invited. Bring a mug and fruit (cut up) or bakery item to share.  For more information contact: Sally Adlesh at 559-324-9608 or Sylvia Pethoud at 559-438-7705.

You can talk to Vickie, who is in the office on Thursday afternoons. For more information, you can contact the office at 224-1947.

Military Prayer List

We are in the process of updating our list of people connected to Wesley that are serving in the U.S. military. Do you have a family member that is serving? Are they currently on our prayer list? Please contact the church office to get their name on the list. We want to have a current list because we are planning a project to honor them.

Be a MAGI (Ministry Area Giving Investor)

Would you like to give intentionally to a ministry area of Wesley?  

There are things we need to purchase on a regular basis and our budget could use some help in covering these costs. Here are some ideas of how you can help out:

  • Office supplies (paper, envelopes, printer ink, etc.)
  • Hospitality (coffee, cups, etc.)
  • Children’s Ministry (Sunday School supplies, books, etc.)
  • Any other ministry you can think of

If you can give an additional monetary gift, write MAGI and the name of the ministry area on the memo line of your check. If you give electronically, talk to Vickie about ways to note your MAGI giving. Your monetary gift can make a big difference in balancing our budget.  

If you have any questions, please ask Kimberli Parenteau.