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FEBRUARY MINISTRY SPOTLIGHT :

Habitat for Humanity of McLean County

Habitat for Humanity of McLean County Seeking to Put God’s Love Into Action.


Habitat is a global nonprofit Christian housing organization. Wesley members have worked with this wonderful ministry for over twenty-five years, helping to fund, build and rehabilitate homes for low-income community members.

The Bill McConnell Memorial Build will change the lives of two local families by providing duplex housing and will be partly funded by our congregation’s generosity. Through various sources of donations, this duplex will require $100,000 in sponsorships. Wesley Church is extending our support by collecting donations for our 2023 Lenten offering. We will have other fundraisers specifically targeted to fund the Bill McConnell housing project throughout the season. There are donors already contributing, including friends and colleagues of Bill's and the McConnell estate, which has plans for a donation. All of the money raised this build season by Habitat will be utilized for the Bill McConnell Memorial Build, as it is likely we would not still have this wonderful ministry without Bill and his leadership. Learn more about Bill McConnel and this memorial build at WesleyUMCBloomington.org/BeLikeBill

Please consider making a difference that can be felt in our community through offerings to Habitat for Humanity of McLean County. We are excited to keep you posted on funding and construction progress beginning this spring. Wesley Church is proud to support Habitat for Humanity of McLean County through the Bill McConnell Memorial Build in 2023, and we will be offering many ways to make your contribution to helping Bill's vision become a reality. To give to the Bill McConnell Memorial Fund at Wesley, click here or call Myrna Simpson at Wesley Church (309) 827-8046.


The Distribution Ministry needs us!

With the large numbers of families we have served over the past several months, our supplies for paper distribution could be much higher. We appreciate all donations which can be dropped off across from Garden Room. To make a monetary donation, simply hit the button below. Our greatest needs are as follows:


Baby Wipes

Facial Tissue

Paper Towels

Diapers:

  Size Newborn

  Size 4, Size 5, Size ,  Size 3T-4T, Size 4T-5T

  Size XSmall Goodnites or Overnights

  Size SM Goodnites or Overnights

  Size L Goodnites or Overnights

  Size L/XL Goodnites or Overnights


Collecting Now for February!


Throughout February, Wesley will collect comfortable cotton sweatpants and sweatshirts for the Compassion Closet. The Compassion Closet is a program at Carle Bromenn that distributes donated clothing items to those in need.

Sign Up Now for Dog Certification Prep Classes! Only two spaces left!

The PAWS Ministry involves humans/handlers and their dogs ministering to WUMC and the community by visiting people who have difficulties in life and need a warm, fuzzy interaction to bring them some joy and make them smile.


More information and sign-up here!

Loads of Love Laundry Help

Laundry Coin Donations


Loads of Love meets at The Wash House, 609 N Clinton St. in Bloomington. We collect quarters and assist with payment to those in need every fourth Tuesday. To volunteer, please get in touch with Gary Thompson at (309) 838-1792.

Creation Care Team at Wesley

We encourage you to engage and promote activities that foster an understanding and appreciation of our natural world and encourage others to join this cause.


The Midwest Food Bank is taking detergent bottles to recycle and reuse. Please take yours to 2031 Warehouse Rd, Normal, IL 61761, and help us care for our beautiful world!

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You’re invited to join the Prayer Shawl Ministry in February, in the Garden Room!


Prayer Shawl Ministry last met on Monday, January 23rd. We had several prayer shawls, pocket crosses, and scarves to bless. Thank you!


We have a nice assortment of prayer shawls, so if you know someone who would be blessed with a prayer shawl, please reach out to Phyllis Clay


Our next meeting will be Monday, February 13, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. in the Garden Room.

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Safe Harbor Meal Serving

Safe Harbor works with clients to identify barriers and move toward self-sufficiency. Safe Harbor provides a safe, warm environment to sleep, storage of some personal belongings, breakfast and dinner (some people have meals that are not residents), shower and laundry facilities, and case management services, including access and referral to local resources. Safe Harbor also provides clients with clothes and personal hygiene products when available.