Lydia’s House 26th Birthday

Presentation by Pastor Karen Pugh on Saturday, May 18th from 9 am – 12 pm.

Wesley UMC Fireside Room // “The Long and Winding Road”

All women are invited. Bring a mug and fruit (cut up) or bakery item to share.  For more information contact: Sally Adlesh 559-324-9608 or Sylvia Pethoud 559-438-7705

“The Challenge of Paul” Adult Forum

What do you know about the Apostle Paul?  How closely do you think Paul’s message aligns with  Jesus’ message? John Dominic Crossan, acclaimed historical  Jesus scholar, shares his insights in the new DVD series, “The Challenge of Paul.”  On May 12 and 19, Wesley’s Adult Forum will view and discuss this timely video. Join us at 9:15 am in the Fireside Room.

New Book Studies

New book & video study beginning on May 16.

The Girl’s Still Got It:  Take a Walk with Ruth and the God Who Rocked Her World by Liz Curtis Higgs

Follow Ruth and her mother-in-law, Naomi, as they travel from Moab to Bethlehem to find God’s call on their lives. A real rags-to-redemption story.

Thursday mornings @ 10:00 a.m. Library Contact Carolyn Scott @ 559-903-4240 or

Wesley Hikers: May & June

For more information and to RSVP contact Joellyn at (559) 978-5882

  • Saturday, May 11: Hite Cove // Carpool at 7:45 a.m.
  • Saturday, June 22: Sentinel Dome and Taft Point // Carpool at 7 a.m.

The “Ugly Wall Contest”

The removal of the arbor has exposed perhaps the ugliest wall at Wesley – on the east side of John Wesley Hall. This exposure has created an opportunity to remake this wall into something inviting and express to the community just who we are. So, the Trustees are enlisting your help to come up with creative ideas to reimagine this wall while improving our signage and curb appeal in the form of a “contest.” Submit all ideas in writing – one or two sentences and/or a sketch along with your contact information to the office. Get busy all your creative types and help us come up with something that beautifies Wesley.

Wednesday Group Chooses New Book

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New Book Study to Begin May 8 at 10 am

The Wednesday Book Study as chosen “A Companion for the Hospice Journey: Thoughts on Life’s Tough Decisions” by Larry Patten for their new study to begin May 8. Larry was the pastor at Wesley for almost 9 years, leaving in 2007 in order to pursue his passion for writing and to return to hospice work and ministry. Larry has a way of talking about death and dying that doesn’t scare or depress people, but rather draws people in so they can begin to open up to what is happening — or will happen one day.
“Larry Patten has offered a unique learning experience regarding end of life and hospice care. With a gift of story-telling, he disarms the fears of the reader.”- Nancy Hinds, RN. Founder of Hinds Hospice in 1981 and selected as one of the “Top 30 Visionaries in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.”
The Wednesday Book Study meets at 10 am in the Library. If you have been thinking about coming to this group, now is good time to join. The group is open to everyone who likes to read a good book! This book is available at Amazon and anytime you shop at, you will make a small donation to Wesley.

April Coffee & Conversation

What’s the economy for, anyway? That’s the question we’ll discuss at the April meeting of Coffee & Conversation. We’ll get together from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 at the home of Ruth Seibert, 6158 N. College Avenue (near Bullard and Maroa). As always, there will be munchies and warm beverages and we’ll have an open, serious, civil, and stimulating discussion. Space is limited, so please reserve a spot by emailing Robert Pethoud at

Special Guest Speaker on Global Climate Change

The bottom line on global climate change:

  • it’s bad
  • we humans caused it
  • we can fix it

Citizens Climate Lobby is a grassroots,  non-partisan organization which advocates a viable strategy to minimize climate change. Learn about it and find out what you can do to help on May 5th during Adult Forum, 9:15-10:15 a.m. in the Fireside Room. Our guest speaker will be Debra Westhaver-Church.

85th Birthday Celebration – You’re Invited!

The Wesley United Methodist Church family is enthusiastically invited to the 85th birthday celebration of Shirley Fiester at McCay Hall (location: 2820 CA-140, Catheys Valley, CA 95306) in Catheys Valley, CA on April 20th.

The celebration begins at 11:00 a.m. and continues until 6:00 p.m. RSVP 559-385-6246

Family requests no gifts please. Carpools from the church are being organized. Call the office for more information at(559) 224-1947

Wesley Hikers

For more information and to RSVP contact Joellyn at (559) 978-5882

  • Saturday, April 20: Big Table Mountain // Carpool at 8:10 a.m.
  • Saturday, May 11: Hite Cove // Carpool at 7:45 a.m.
  • Saturday, June 22: Sentinel Dome and Taft Point // Carpool at 7 a.m.