Wesley United Methodist Church
Monday, May 29, 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
Wesley Book Group - May 15
Not Bread Alone - May 27
Relive a Vacation
Calling all armchair travelers!  Join us for our next excursion on Friday, May 19 at 7 pm in the meeting room.  This exciting journey will take us to New Zealand - no passports necessary.  And no jet lag!
Graduating Seniors? Please let us know!
Do you have a family member graduating soon?  Know of a special person graduating from high school or college? Please let Pastor Moo Know about these amazing people and their accomplishments so they may be recognized and congratulated!  Email us at: office@wesleyfamily.org with their name and their school. If you also wish to include the degree/diploma name they are getting, that would be nice as well!
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.
Pastor Away
From May 18th until May 31st, Pastor Moo will be away on vacation. Rev. Don McLeod will be covering from 5/18 – 5/25 and can be reached at 413-774-7160. From 5/25 – 5/31, Rev. Jim Harvey will be covering and may be reached at: 413-259-4404 or you may reach him by email.
Sewing Workshops
Come join the fellowship of working together for the church’s benefit from 9 am - noon on June 12th. Sewing skills, not necessary and new ideas are always welcome! We have a quilt being tied and more design work to help with.
Rides provided if needed. Call Gerry Harvey(413-259-4404) if you need a ride or have questions. Come for all or part of the 3-hour sessions.  Bring friends as well. Bring your own project if you wish.
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.

Wesley Book Group
All are invited to participate in our monthly book group.  The group meets on one Monday evening a month at 7 pm in the church meeting room.  To help you plan your reading, here is the reading list for the next few months:
May 15: Letters to a Young Scientist by Edward O. Wilson
June 19: My Own Country by Abraham Verghese
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.  We are presently discussing Spirit and Flesh:  Life in a Fundamentalist Baptist Church by Wesley's Jim Ault.    The spiritual journey group would like to invite everyone to a showing of Jim Ault's documentary "Spirit and Flesh".  Our group has finished reading his book and would like to share watching his documentary.  It will be on Thursday, May 11th at 12:30 p.m. in the conference room at church. We welcome you all to this great experience.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.