There are several spiritual formation, studies, and meditation opportunities at Wesley on Sunday and at various times throughout the week. In Winterberg #2 there is a 9:15am meditation group on Sunday. In Winterberg #3 there is a Monday morning bible study at 11am. On Monday evenings there is a 6:30pm bible study at the parsonage (see directory for address/currently reading Luke). Wednesday morning at 10am there is a book study in the Library conference room. The new book is “My Beloved World” by Sonia Sotomayor. Finally, there is a Women’s Bible Study on Thursday mornings and they are reading “Bad Girls of the Bible”.
We have a new sign on campus this week…thanks to our sign connoisseurs Rick and Ray! I thought this was just too funny and in very good taste. 🙂
I just wanted everyone to know that the spaghetti lunch fundraiser was a great success. Thanks to everyone who bought tickets, enjoyed the time of food and fellowship, and helped with logistics. The event raised $1,318 toward the youth mission trip this summer in Oregon.
Mark your calendars! Wesley will be marching as a contingent in Fresno pride again this year. The parade is on Saturday, June 2nd, at 10am. We usually gather around 9am at the staging area on Palm and Olive. Come one. Come all. Help us march with our GLBTQ+ brothers and sisters and help spread the word that Wesley United Methodist Church is a place where ALL MEANS ALL! Please reach out to Pastor Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and details.
The United Methodist Women of the Central Valley District enjoyed their annual retreat at the Episcopal Conference Center Oakhurst (ECCO) on March 9 – 11, 2018. For the past year, numerous women from throughout the district volunteered to be part of the team to plan, staff, and facilitate this amazing retreat. Over sixty women enjoyed three days of spiritual growth, community-building, excellent food, good fun, and lots and lots of singing all in the fresh, mountain air.
The group of ten women from Wesley UMC was recognized for having the most women in attendance from one church. Feel free to ask them to share about their experiences. Mark your calendar to attend the next retreat in 2019. And don’t let money be an issue – there are always scholarships available!
You’ll be glad you did!
Caption for photo (left to right): Kimberli Parenteau, Claudia Andrews, Kay Docken, Kristin Hunter, Joanna Spence, Roxanna Simas, Sandy Crow, Julie Kennedy, Betty Bigham, Sylvia Pethoud
Just letting everyone know…Wesley Dines Out is meeting up this week, Tuesday, April 10th, at 6:30pm at the Old Spaghetti Factory on Shaw down the way from Fresno State University. Please RSVP to Myra via email at email@example.com so we can keep track of numbers, tables, and seating arrangements. Thanks!
Here is a summary of the special events and services we will be having on and around the Easter holiday weekend. Please make plans to participate and fellowship with us as we honor and remember the resurrection of our Lord and Savior.
Thursday, March 29th, 6pm, Tenebrae service with communion.
Friday, March 30th, 12 noon, This service will include participatory prayer stations.
Saturday, March 31st, 10:00am, FREE EASTER EGG HUNT on the front lawn of Wesley UMC. Please RSVP to (559) 224-1947 by March 17th.
EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 1ST, 6:30am and 10:30am. There will be Easter morning treats (monkey bread and coffee) at 9:30am and 10:15am.