offers ongoing Christian fellowship through personal contact, prayer, concert, support, and hope to members who are hospitalized
in skilled facilities rehabilitation
living in assisted care facilities
or who are confined/restricted to their homes by illness or disability
Ways YOU can be involved:
Meal Ministry: provide meals to members and friends of Wesley after hospitalization
Comfort Bird Ministry: learn to carve, sand, and paint wooden birds given to home bound people as a reminder they are thought of by Wesley
Prayer Shawl Ministry: knit or crochet shawls to be given as a comfort to ill people
If you are interested in joining the committee, helping with one of the ministries, or even have information on a church member who may need support of the team, please contact Lynn Slaw Severson at (559) 706-3672
Besides selling gently used items at affordable prices, the Pink Cow also redistributes your generous donations, not only to Wesley ministries when needed, but also to other organizations.
Examples of these are
Fresno City Parks and Rec program on the Wesley campus: sports equipment, i.e. basketballs
SPCA and no-kill shelters: old blankets and stained or tattered sheets
Homeless at Roeding Park via Food Not Bombs: shoes, clothing, jackets, day packs
Fresno Assistance League: barely work prom dresses to teens who can’t afford them
Haitian Migrant Camp in Dominican Republic: clothing and shoes
Friends of the Library: books and other media that have been sitting for some time at the Thrift Store
Wings: household goods
Another thing you may not know is that many of our regular customers come in every week, if not every day. Some stay for hours or come back later in the day. Thank all of you for your continued donations and support of the Pink Cow Thrift Store!
The Pink Cow Thrift Store is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., plus the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Dive deep into the history of the last days before th crucifixion. Jesus’ final days were full of risk. Every move he made was filled with anticipation, danger, and the potential for great loss or great reward.
*Books are $10. Can you donate an extra $10 so a member of the community can attend the study after Base Camp?
Are you adventurous, enjoy hiking or the great outdoors? Or want to learn more about nature and be in good company? Then join the Wesley Hikers as they explore our local backyard through hiking trips. No experience necessary.
Join the Wesley Hikers as they take on Millerton Lake on Saturday, February 8th at 7:30 a.m.
Save the dates! Here is what the 2020 schedule looks like:
March 21: Horseshoe Bend
April 4: Sierra Foothill Conservancy
April 18: San Joaquin River Gorge
May 16: Lewis Creek to Corlieu Falls
May 30: Yosemite Park – Chilnualna Falls
June 13: Sequoia National Park – Redwoods
July 22-25: Backpacking Trip
Contact James Shepard or Joellen Hamaguchi for details.
“We love because God first loved us. If you say you love God but hate your sister or brother, you are a liar. For you cannot love God, whom you have not seen, if you hate your neighbor, who you have seen. If we love God, we should love our sisters and brothers as well; we have this commandment from God.” John 4:19-21 The Inclusive Bible Translation
Ahh, February, the cultural month of love. You see the decorations everywhere. There are hearts in school room windows, on bulletin board, and in store windows. All of this to celebrate love, a particular type of love. While in the English language we only have one work, love, in the Greek language there are three main words: eros, or romantic love, agape or sacrificial, unconditional love and phileo, or mutual love between friends.
The original New Testament writing were written in Greek and it is the words agape and phileo that we find used throughout the texts. In the John text above, agape is the word used for love. This is the highest form of love. This is the type of love God is and has for us. This is the form of love we strive to reach in our love for God, God’s creation and one another. This is no easy task.
Spiritual disciplines can shape our hearts. Study, prayer, worship, fellowship and acts of mercy are all disciplines that lead us towards a higher love of God and one another. Which spiritual disciplines are you engaged with on a regular basis? How are we working towards “perfection in love?” If you would like to talk to me about how you can begin or strengthen your spiritual disciplines, I would “love” to hear from you.
We had our first produce giveaway of the year on Friday, January 24th and gave away thousands of pounds of produce. Over 100 families were fed in collaboration with the Bulldog Pantry. Stay tuned for our next produce giveaway!