Do you enjoy singing Christmas carols? We will sing to home bound Wesley family on Sunday, December 8. Bring your lunch – at 1 p.m. we will divide into carpools to go caroling. Sign up sheet will be on the name tag table or call the office for additional information.
In this season of joy, we will be decorating John Wesley Hall with beautiful poinsettias from Belmont Nursery. You may purchase one in honor or in memory of your loved ones ($10 each). Please call the office or sign up at the name tag table on Sunday. Poinsettias may be picked up after 11 pm, Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. Mark your check or envelope “poinsettias”.
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).
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!
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.
It’s that time of year again! The 21st Annual Toy Run & Bike Giveaway is coming up on Saturday, December 7th. FREE bicycles will be given away to children ages 4-12. Contact the church office for the registration information.