April Coffee & Conversation

What’s the economy for, anyway? That’s the question we’ll discuss at the April meeting of Coffee & Conversation. We’ll get together from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 at the home of Ruth Seibert, 6158 N. College Avenue (near Bullard and Maroa). As always, there will be munchies and warm beverages and we’ll have an open, serious, civil, and stimulating discussion. Space is limited, so please reserve a spot by emailing Robert Pethoud at pethoud@comcast.net

Special Guest Speaker on Global Climate Change

The bottom line on global climate change:

  • it’s bad
  • we humans caused it
  • we can fix it

Citizens Climate Lobby is a grassroots,  non-partisan organization which advocates a viable strategy to minimize climate change. Learn about it and find out what you can do to help on May 5th during Adult Forum, 9:15-10:15 a.m. in the Fireside Room. Our guest speaker will be Debra Westhaver-Church.

85th Birthday Celebration – You’re Invited!

The Wesley United Methodist Church family is enthusiastically invited to the 85th birthday celebration of Shirley Fiester at McCay Hall (location: 2820 CA-140, Catheys Valley, CA 95306) in Catheys Valley, CA on April 20th.

The celebration begins at 11:00 a.m. and continues until 6:00 p.m. RSVP 559-385-6246

Family requests no gifts please. Carpools from the church are being organized. Call the office for more information at(559) 224-1947


Wesley Hikers

For more information and to RSVP contact Joellyn at (559) 978-5882

  • Saturday, April 20: Big Table Mountain // Carpool at 8:10 a.m.
  • Saturday, May 11: Hite Cove // Carpool at 7:45 a.m.
  • Saturday, June 22: Sentinel Dome and Taft Point // Carpool at 7 a.m.

Results of the Special General Conference: Meetings with Bishop Carcaño

Bishop Carcaño has scheduled a series of Post-General Conference Episcopal Visits to inform our clergy and  congregations about the actions of the General Conference and the implications for our conference and denomination. These visits will also be times of prayer and seeking God’s way forward for our ministry in the California-Nevada Conference. Visits are scheduled throughout the conference. The meeting in closest proximity to Fresno is Wednesday, April 24th, 6:30pm to 9PM at Tulare United Methodist Church.

Carpools will leave at 4:30pm from Wesley and all are encouraged to attend.


Easter Opportunities at Wesley

Thursday, April 11 @ 6:00 p.m.—Help make simple palm crosses. Bring a cutting board and a small paring knife.

Thursday, April 18 @ 6:00 p.m.—Holy Thursday Tenebrae in John Wesley Hall

Friday, April 19 @ 6:30 a.m.—Prayer Service in Meditation Room

Friday, April 19 @ 12:00 noon—Good Friday Service in John Wesley Hall

Saturday, April 20 @ 10:30 a.m.—Easter Egg Hunt

Bring your children or grandchildren to the Wesley Easter Egg hunt! Come to the Fireside Room where we will decorate our baskets before separating into two age groups for the egg hunt. Smaller children and toddlers will hunt in the grassy area behind Ed West and the older children will search on the front lawn along Barstow. Adults and youth are needed to 1) pick up any hazards on the front lawn and 2) hide the eggs! It is fun for all ages and we hope to see you there!

Sunday, April 21 @ 6:30 a.m.—Sunrise Service on the patio

Sunday, April 21 @ 10:30 a.m.—Easter Service with Communion

Who Can Ring Your Bell?

Wesley Bronze Bell Choir is looking for a few new people to be ringers. No experience necessary. You don’t have to read music. You just need an adventurous spirit and a good sense of humor. We are looking for people who can COMMIT to at least five rehearsals.

Contact Elizabeth Layous (marklayous@sbcglobal.net) or Barb Bray (bbray9403@gmail.com) for more information. Or you can just show up. We rehearse immediately following the service in the choir room.

Wesley Hikers on the San Joaquin River Walk and Sycamore Island

The next hike is on Saturday, April 20th! Meet at Wesley at 8 a.m. to carpool to Big Table Mountain. Approximately 8 miles roundtrip. Trailhead is at the end of Wellburn Road at a locked gate. We will have views of Millerton Lake and the San Joaquin River from the top of a volcanic table top. As this is an excellent water year, we should have lots of wildflowers. Difficulty of the hike is a moderate one as we hike to the top.

Please RSVP and contact Joellyn Hamaguchi at 559-978-5882