Wesley United Methodist Church
Tuesday, July 25, 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 - July 22
Cards & Games Small Group - August 11
Not Bread Alone - August 26
Financial Update for July
Summer is well underway, but winter’s snow and cold are not forgotten – especially in light of some outstanding winter bills that Wesley urgently needs to pay. After a relatively mild winter a year ago, this past winter season has resulted in higher snow plowing and propane bills, the last of which we only received in late spring. Our finances have been “in the black” for the last twelve months. Praise God!
We haven’t needed to reach out with any special finance requests during that time. But now we need an “extra” $10,000 in giving, and we need to receive at least half of these funds before the end of July in order to secure a propane installment contract for the coming heating season.  Please prayerfully consider how you may help contribute to this special need for funds by the end of the month. 
Got Flowers?
Summer is the time of year when everyone’s flowers are blooming! If anyone would like to bring flowers to church to decorate the alter, please contact Connie Cappelli by email.   Thank you!
Fall Craft Fair Sewing Workshop
Join us on Monday morning, July 17 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Come be a part of the fellowship of working together for the church’s benefit. Sewing skills are not necessary and new ideas are always welcome. Quilt tying continues and there are some other projects needing help!  Rides provided if needed. Call Gerry Harvey (413-259-4404) if you need a ride. Come for all or part of the 3 hour session.  Bring friends as well. NEW IDEAS ALWAYS WELCOME!
Cards & Games Group
Our game group will be meeting on August 11th at 7pm at Craig’s home. We enjoy an array of games, including spades, euchre, cribbage, etc. This is a great way to get to know folks from church. Led by Craig Charlebois. If you have any questions, please send Craig an 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 from 12:30 - 2:30 pm. For July and August, we'll be meeting at the home of Jo Ball.  Please contact her for more information at 413-992-2250. 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.