Wesley United Methodist Church
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Calendar & Events

For information about events held by outside groups in our facility, please visit our calendar. 
You can also contact the church office at 413-549-1550 or office@wesleyfamily.org.
Check out the calendar or the  Wesley Journal newsletter (pdf) for additional information about church events and activities.
 Online Giving Now Available!
For your convenience, it is now possible to support Wesley with online giving.  If you would like to make a credit card or electronic check donation to Wesley United Methodist Church, please click the button below.  On this secure web service page, you will be able to set up your own account and make one-time and/or recurring donations to the church.  For each transaction, you will receive an email confirmation, as long as you include your email address when setting up your account.   Please contact Steve de Bruyn Kops with any questions or for more information.
Online giving
Need a ride?
Do you need a ride to worship or other church event?  Is so, email us a ineedaride@wesleyfamily.org, and include your name, cell phone, and address.  Or you could call the church office at 413/ 549-1550 and leave a message with the same information.  Please let us know of your need by 5:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, so we can make the necessary arrangements.
  Save the Date
Not Bread Alone - June 24
July 4th Fundraiser - July 4
July 4th Fireworks Fundraiser
The 4th of July is quickly approaching, and volunteers are still needed to help with concessions, parking, and more.  Food, beverage, and baked goods donations plus ice chest/cooler loans are desperately needed too!  This is a wonderful opportunity for our youth to get involved in volunteering.  Please contact Deb Henson by email to let her know if you are able to help in some way.
The Education Committee Needs You!
The WUMC Education Committee has some positions to fill for next year, which begins on September 1st for their committee. Please consider helping with this important work for our children. Please contact Kathy Blaisdell or another Education Committee member for more information. Here are the positions we need help  in filling: committee chair, teachers, assistants, youth group leaders.
Consider Summer Camp at Camp Aldersgate

Aldersgate’s 2017 Summer Camp brochures have arrived and are available for everyone!  You can experience an old favorite like Camper’s Choice programs that give campers choices of over a half-dozen programs for their week.  In Family Camp programs, including both week-long and weekend experiences, families get to experience Camp Aldersgate together.  Grandparent & Me is always a fun time for grandparents and grandchildren to spend some quality time together.  Prices are based on a three-tier system, helping to ensure that all families can afford camp for their children and youth.  Camperships are also available.  Visit their website for more information. If you have any more questions about this AMAZING summer camp for youth, adults, and families, please contact Kathy Blaisdell by email.

10th Anniversary Concert
Did you miss our 10th anniversary concert on October 22?  We invite you to enjoy these videos from the event, featuring music by the Sanctuary Choir and images by Keith Carver.
  WUMC Prayer Challenge - Pick a Day to Pray
Please take a look at the prayer schedule in the entry way of the church, and sign up for one or two days to pray - or even 5 times over the course of the year.  If we all did that, our Pick a Day to Pray calendar would fill up in no time!  Wesley invites you (including children and youth) to take part in praying for others, and sign up for a day to pray.  Some suggestions would be to pray for the welfare of our church, and for all those who deal with our financial situation.  Another idea would be to pick someone from the special prayer section of the "Joys and Concerns" page of this newsletter.  Regardless, just pray!
Thursday Spiritual Journey Group
Wesley's Spiritual Journey Group meets every Thursday in the youth room from 12:30 - 2:30 pm. Please contact Jane Sicks for more information by email or at 413/ 256-8212.  New members are always welcome! 
Monthly Healing Time after Worship
The Healing Prayer Exploration Group has been meeting for some time to study and discuss Christian teaching and scripture regarding healing.  In our prayers for ourselves and others, we have applied these principles and insights, and we have seen wonderful answers to prayer.  We invite you to join us in partaking of the healing graces of our loving God, either after service on the first Sunday of every month, or during our Thursday evening meetings.  Please feel free to contact Cathy Bennett or Nancy Nash with any questions.