Wesley Dines Out – March!

Wesley Dines Out at Irene’s Cafe on Tuesday, March 10th at 6:30 p.m. (747 E. Olive Avenue)!
Call the office to RSVP at (559) 224-1947
We want to reserve a big enough table to everyone! We hope to see you there!

Words from the Pastor

1 Have mercy on me, God, according to your faithful love! Wipe away my wrongdoings according to your great compassion!

10 Create a clean heart for me, God; put a new, faithful spirit deep inside me!

11 Please don’t throw me out of your presence; please don’t take your holy spirit away from me.  Psalm 51:1, 10-11


     Are you keeping a Holy Lent? We began our Lenten journey February 26th with an Ash Wednesday service. Lent is a time to draw closer to God and to practice spiritual disciplines that draw you closer. This could be something you add or something you “give up” for Lent.

     I have added prayer in the early morning, before I even get out of bed.  Usually, coffee is the first thing on my mind when I wake up. Coffee, how quickly can it be ready? Coffee,  has Jim made the coffee? Coffee, hmmmm, do I smell coffee? As you can see, I love my coffee.

     To be honest, prayer has been at least the second thing I think of, because, I’m still sometimes thinking of coffee first. Then I remember, oh yes, I am to be praying first. So I begin to pray. I thank God for another day, I ask God to be with those facing surgery, or struggling with illness or pain, those who are grieving. I ask God for guidance with problems and for God’s vision when the way seems unclear. To be truthful, sometimes I fall back asleep. But isn’t that a wonderful way to fall asleep, with prayers on your lips? 

     I hope and pray that you are keeping a Holy Lent, with prayers on your heart and on your lips. Check out our Facebook live prayer posting, on the church page,  at noon on Tuesdays.  I hope you choose to join a study group. I hope to see you on Sunday morning when we can praise God, lift our voices in song and share the joy that is Christian   fellowship.

Peace,

Pastor Karen

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