Transgender Day of Remembrance

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).

SewsNSews 2nd annual Fire Sale!

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!

Fall at Wesley

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

Wednesday Book Group

The Wednesday Book Group is ready to undertake a new book. Beginning November 13, they will be reading and discussing When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chodron. Since we were living in difficult times more so now than ever, this book sems most appropriate.

Pema Chodron is an American Buddhist nun and the author of many best-selling books. Her teachings are for all people, no matter what their religion or spiritual path.

The group is open to all who wish to read and discuss the book.  If you have been considering joining the reading group, a new book is the perfect time to fit right in. 

They meet each Wednesday morning at 10:00 in the church Library (in the office building). Call CJ Pitcher at 559-301-2357 with any questions. 

Invisible Costs

It costs a lot to run a church, from the pastor’s salary to paper towels in the restroom. The Finance Committee would like to share some of the “invisible costs” with you from the month of September:

  • $4,030.20 on utilities
  • $1,511.08 on administrative costs (printer supplies, telephone, payroll services, etc.
  • $681.57 on property insurance
  • $47.63 on custodial supplies

SewNSews 2nd Annual Fire Sale

We will have two sale days on the patio after church on Sunday, November 24 and December 8, 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 at any time of the year.

Celebrating Dolores Lopez’s 25 Years with Wesley

It was 1994, the movie Forrest Gump was at the box office, Nelson Mandela was elected President of South Africa, a first-class stamp was at 29 cents and Dolores Lopez joined the staff at Wesley. For twenty-five years she has served the church in both childcare and helping keep our campus clean and welcoming. We will celebrate Dolores in worship on Sunday, November 3rd and enjoy a slice of cake during snack and chat fellowship. Let’s celebrate 25 years of service, heart, and warmth!

Wesley Thanksgiving Dinner

We will be providing a traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner for Fresno State students and other people that don’t have a place to go for the holiday. 

You can help with the dinner:

  • Volunteer to help set-up, serve, or clean-up
  • Donate $ to help pay for the dinner
  • Provide help by cooking some of the food

Donate the following items:

  • Turkey
  • Green beans 
  • Canned sweet potatoes
  • Plates, napkins, and utensils
  • Potatoes
  • Stuffing
  • Apple or pumpkin pie 

If you would like to help by volunteering or donating, please contact Carolyn Scott by contacting the church office or downloading the online church directory.