Military Prayer List

We are in the process of updating our list of people connected to Wesley that are serving in the U.S. military. Do you have a family member that is serving? Are they currently on our prayer list? Please contact the church office to get their name on the list. We want to have a current list because we are planning a project to honor them.

Be a MAGI (Ministry Area Giving Investor)

Would you like to give intentionally to a ministry area of Wesley?  

There are things we need to purchase on a regular basis and our budget could use some help in covering these costs. Here are some ideas of how you can help out:

  • Office supplies (paper, envelopes, printer ink, etc.)
  • Hospitality (coffee, cups, etc.)
  • Children’s Ministry (Sunday School supplies, books, etc.)
  • Any other ministry you can think of

If you can give an additional monetary gift, write MAGI and the name of the ministry area on the memo line of your check. If you give electronically, talk to Vickie about ways to note your MAGI giving. Your monetary gift can make a big difference in balancing our budget.  

If you have any questions, please ask Kimberli Parenteau.

Save the Dates for Summer Fun

July 14th – Potluck & Table Games after worship

August 11th – Potluck and Hymn Sing after worship

August 18th – Education West Open House, after worship to welcome the Fresno Jewish Day School which will begin classes on August 19th

The Encounter: June Edition

With the start of June, make sure to take a look at this month’s The Encounter, our church newsletter! Each month, we will highlight all that Wesley does while keeping you informed. From weekly events, special events, to programs, we hope you enjoy our monthly publication.

The Encounter: June Edition

Holiday Gift Bag Project

Wesley will once again be hosting the Holiday Gift Bag project for the women incarcerated at the Central California Women’s Facility near Chowchilla. We had an incredibly successful project last year, and were able to deliver 3000 gift bags each filled with 20 small items. We hope to do the same this year.  

Packing day is Saturday, December 7th in John Wesley Hall.  Mark your calendars!

Please start gathering gift items for the bags. Donated items may be left in the church office. Due to very strict prison rules, we are able to use only the items on the approved list.

Examples of items on the list include:

  • Greeting cards (7.5”x6.5” or smaller, no glitter or glued on items)
  • Picture postcards Scratch pads (5’x7’ or smaller, no sticky notes)
  • Pencils or pens (no clickers)
  • Personal items: (stick type lip balm, indiv. packaged toothbrushes, 2 oz or smaller toothpaste, combs (no rat-tails), tissue packets, 2 oz or less soaps, body wash,  shampoo, conditioner, lotion Individual packets of hot chocolate or coffee

Membership Class Forming Now

Are you interested in becoming a member of Fresno Wesley UMC? Are you seeking information about baptism? Pastor Karen is forming classes for anyone that would like to learn more about the United Methodist Church and Fresno Wesley church.

If you or your children have not been baptized, a baptism service is planned for June 9th. Please contact the church office for more information and to sign up at
(559) 224-1947

Be a MAGI (Ministry Area Giving Investor)

Would you like to give intentionally to a ministry area of Wesley?  

There are things we need to purchase on a regular basis and our budget could use some help in covering these costs. Here are some ideas of how you can help out:

  • Office supplies (paper, envelopes, printer ink, etc.)
  • Hospitality (coffee, cups, etc.)
  • Children’s Ministry (Sunday School supplies, books, etc.)
  • Any other ministry you can think of

If you can give an additional monetary gift, write MAGI and the name of the ministry area on the memo line of your check. If you give electronically, talk to Vickie about ways to note your MAGI giving. Your monetary gift can make a big difference in balancing our budget.  

If you have any questions, please ask Kimberli Parenteau.

Carvers & Painters Wanted

We have a new ministry opportunity but we need your help! Would like to help carve small wooden birds or paint them when they are ready?

These small, smooth wooden birds are then given to folks in the Wesley family who need a bit of comfort, a bit of care. Teaching us will be Ben Horner who brings this ministry from his former church Lincoln UMC.

If you are interested, contact Ben Horner at (559) 375-1365

Prayer Update: Service Personnel

Please help us update the list of those connected to the church family who are serving in the military. Call the church office at (559) 224-1947 if names need to be added or removed.

This is the current list:

  • Joshua Anderson
  • Ben Boggs
  • Matthew Cano
  • Eric Correa
  • Sebastian Cyran
  • Cara Hamaguchi
  • Jeff Hood
  • George Johnson
  • Richard Johnson
  • Chris Kuipers
  • Randy Lyness
  • Mack E. McSperitt
  • Trent Ozburn
  • Matthew Riley
  • Lauren Robles-Rummer
  • Joshua Shepard
  • Andy Willis Holiday