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September 22nd, 2023 Wesley UMC Newsletter

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Justice and Generosity

Matthew 20:1-16 NRSVUE

Rev. Sara L. Isbell


Wesley is starting a "NEW THING"

at the 11:30am service beginning

in October! 

Starting on October 1st, the second service is getting a makeover. We will be exploring more contemporary styles of worship and begin making an intentionally intergenerational space for ALL of our Wesley family to enjoy each week. 

We will have a monthly interactive worship element, a new order of worship, a different sermon series from the 9:00 service, some rearranging of our worship space in the sanctuary, and a special "pray-ground" for our kids who will be invited to STAY in worship all together each week! 

Join us in October as we begin our journey by talking about "The Names That Matter": a study on what we are called by God and how that matters more than the names we sometimes call ourselves. 

Invite your friends and neighbors to join us as we pave the way for a new experience together.

All will be welcome, and all will be celebrated at our "NEW THING"!

Spiritual Gifts!

If you saw Pastor Sara L. Isbell's "Spiritual Gifts" Sermon (watch here!) and took the UMC Spiritual Gifts survey (take survey here!), you may be curious about what ways you can offer your gifts to God and the church. If so, we encourage you to to take a look at the guide we've created to help inform you about what parts of Wesley may need your assistance and specialties.

See more on the Outreach Page!

See more on the Give Page!

UWF Vermilion River District

Fall Gathering at Wesley!

On Saturday, September 23, United Women in Faith will be hosting the Vermilion River District Fall Gathering at Wesley. It will be held from 8:30am to 2:30pm.

For more information, contact [email protected]!

"Wednesdays at Wesley" is Back!

We will be having a communal dinner in Wesley Hall!

NOTE: Please supply your own supper for the hour - dinner will not be provided!

Fall Music Opportunities!

If you’ve ever thought about participating in the music ministry at Wesley this is a great time to get started. We have a variety of different musical ensembles for a variety of ages and we always love welcoming new people! Regardless of your musical background or ability, there is always a place for you. If you have any questions about the ensembles listed below or would like additional information, please contact Brenna Martin at [email protected], and she can get you connected with the right person.

Kids Music

  • Chimes of Glory: 3rd-5th graders – Wednesday at 5:45-6:40pm in the chapel
  • Cherub Choir: 4yo-1st grade – Wednesday at 6:00-6:30pm in the choir room
  • Wesley Singers: 2nd-5th grade – Wednesday at 6:45-7:15pm in the choir room

Youth Music

(Jr High and Sr High school)

  • Celebration Ringers – Sundays at 3:30-4:30pm in the chapel
  • Jubilation Youth Choir – Sundays at 4:30-5:30pm in the choir room

Adult Ensembles

  • Bells of Wesley – Wednesdays at 7:00-8:30pm in the chapel
  • Chancel Choir – Wednesdays at 7:15pm-8:15pm in the choir room

Instrumental Ensembles

  • Wesley Brass – Wednesdays at 6:30-7:15pm in the sanctuary
  • Instrumental Ensemble (woodwinds and strings)

News Of Wesley (NOW)

We are so excited to announce that the September 2023 edition of the NOW magazine is available at the Welcome Desk! Please feel free to stop by this Sunday and pick up your copy!

The NOW is a monthly issue of events and other newsworthy information at Wesley Church. If you have something you need us to make space for, email [email protected] by the 17th of September!