Wesley Nurture and Care Committee

Did you know? Wesley has a committee that:

  • 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

The Pink Cow Thrift Store

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.

Singing Valentines

Love is in the air and so is the the sound of the Fresno Gold Note Chorus!

Say, “I love you,” with an unforgettable serenade!

A Barbershop Quartet will deliver this calssic Valentine’s Serenade package for only $50.

Singing Valetines package includes:

  • A Valentine’s Serenade
  • A beautiful flower
  • Valentine chocolates

Adult Forum: Lenten Study

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?

Lenten Study schedule:

Thursdays: Sundays:
February 27 March 1
March 5 March 8
March 12 March 15
March 19 March 22
March 26 March 29
April 2 April 6

Wesley Hikers 2020 Schedule

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.

Millerton Lake

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.

    Words from the Pastor

    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.