The holidays are not always a happy and joyful time for people. The stress of the holidays, mourning the loss of loved ones and other factors make the holidays difficult. Come join with others for a quiet, meditative service that services these feelings of stress, loneliness and grief. The service will use recorded music and prayer stations as well as a time of silence.
Christmas table runners, handmade pillowcases, lap blankets and Comfort Kits will be available for sale. Your purchases will make it possible to continue our mission of donating pillowcases and blankets to Valley Children’s Hospital and pillowcases Sleep in Heavenly Peace.
The Sew ‘N’ Sews will use the proceeds of the fire sale and other tax-deductible donations to buy fabric. All contributions are greatly appreciated any time of the year. Checks can be made out Wesley UMC with the note “Sew ‘n’ Sews.”
Do you enjoy singing Christmas carols? We will sing to home bound Wesley family on Sunday, December 8. Bring your lunch – at 1 p.m. we will divide into carpools to go caroling.
Sign up sheet will be on the name tag table or call the office for additional information.
All year long, volunteers have been sorting items to be given to the women incarcerated at the Chowchilla Federal Prison.
Bring a friend or family member and help pack over 3,00 gift bags, one for each of the women. The gift bags will include cards, lotion, soap, notepads and other items.
Delicious snacks will be available, the Christmas music will be playing and your heart will be filled with joy!
In this season of joy, we will be decorating John Wesley Hall with beautiful poinsettias from Belmont Nursery. You may purchase one in honor or in memory of your loved ones ($10 each). Please call the office or sign up at the name tag table on Sunday. Poinsettias may be picked up after 11 pm, Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. Mark your check or envelope “poinsettias”.
During this Christmas season, may you be blessed with the spirit of the season, which is PEACE, the gladness of the season, which is HOPE and the heart of the season, which is LOVE.
Let’s make this a December to remember!
THANK YOU to everyone who has volunteered, helped out, and made an impact at Wesley and in the community. We truly appreciate you and are so thankful for your work and compassion.
The staff at Wesley wishes everyone a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!
The event begins at 5:30 pm and ends at 9:00 pm. 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. will consist of a resource fair and the formal program will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. TDOR will be hosted by Trans-E-Motion, Fresno State’s Cross Cultural and Gender Center and Fresno State’s Women’s Studies Department at Fresno State (5241 N Maple Ave, Fresno, CA 93740) in the North Gym, rm. 118. The parking code for the event is: 629149. Parking tickets can be purchased at parking ticket dispense meters by entering the code.
The annual Transgender Day of Remembrance is an event to honor the lives of transgender individuals who died from murder or suicide. It is also an opportunity to raise awareness about transgender existence in our own community. This event is intended to provide a safe space for transgender people and their allies to embrace their identities while memorializing those whose lives were cut short.
The event will feature singing, poetry, and an art display. Inspirational speakers will address the topic of transgender experiences, gender diversity, inclusion, and the importance of raising awareness about violence and transphobia. Information on supportive crisis services, local resources, and organizations will be present at our resource fair. Finally, a reading of the names will be held to honor transgender individuals who have died by violent crimes or suicide this past year (November 2018-November 2019).
We will have two sale days on the patio after church on Sunday Nov. 24 and Dec. 8th, the Sundays before and after Thanksgiving weekend.
Christmas table runners, handmade pillowcases, lap blankets and Comfort Kits will be available for sale. Please consider coming by to make a purchase, which will enable us to continue our mission of donating to children at Valley Children’s Hospital and to Sleep in Heavenly Peace.
The SewNSews are always low on funds to buy fabric with, so your tax-deductible donations are greatly appreciated anytime of the year!
Have you see the beautiful colors of fall at Wesley? The fall season is upon, which is an exciting time of the year.
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey