Come help wrap the gifts from the Mammy’s Angels Giving Tree on Sunday December 11, 2-6 PM. You don’t have to stay the whole time — any help is appreciated! We will also organize food bags for families in need, and will be making gift bags for the Sixth Street Shelter and Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital. Please click here to review the available slots or sign up. Thank you!
December 10, join us — and neighbors from all throughout Bethlehem — for Luminaria Night 2022! Luminaria night is a beautiful evening when we line neighborhoods and streets with luminaria, white paper bags with lit candles. All luminaria proceeds benefit New Bethany Ministries in Bethlehem. Since 1985, New Bethany has impacted over 140,000 lives by offering hope and support to people who experience poverty, hunger, and homelessness.
Help us join in the effort as we light up our church property with luminaria! Make a donation to purchase a luminaria kit (each $10 donation consists of ten white paper bags, ten votive candles, and ten cups of sand). Orders are due by Sunday November 27. Then join us on December 10 at 4 PM as we set up our luminaria here at the church.
The Giving Trees are back in the Wesley Church atrium! Through our giving trees, we support the work of area organizations that provide gifts and treats to children & youth, struggling families, and lonely seniors. To donate, take a tag from one of the trees, purchase the item(s) indicated, and return your donation to the church. For more information on our giving trees, please contact Debbie Ace.
From the Church Library, we have more fiction selections available in the library. Check out these featured titles:
THE SECRET RIVER by Kate Grenville
Have you always been fascinated by Australia? Kate Greenville’s layered novel recounts the story of a man who hungers to possess his own land in 18th century Australia. The history and landscape of the country come alive as the backdrop for one man’s particular life journey.
ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr
A different sort of WWII story. Marie-Laure, a blind French girl, and Werner, a German boy, learn to negotiate life in war-torn St. Malo. Winner of a Pulitzer Prize.
Enjoy a family-friendly night at the church on Saturday December 10! Bring a favorite holiday dish to share at our potluck dinner at 5:00 PM (Fellowship Hall), followed by a church movie night at 6:00 PM (Sanctuary). We’ll be showing Disney’s Noelle — the story of Santa’s own daughter, and how she finds her way in the “family business!” Come for the dinner, the movie, or both.
If you are planning to bring a dish for the potluck, please sign up here to let us know what you’ll be bringing. Beverages will be provided.
This year, our church will once again be supporting the work of the Bethlehem Emergency Shelter (BES) — and you can help make it happen! Once each month, we provide hot meals, monitor the shower schedule, and offer a loving presence to the guests of the shelter. We will be serving our first meal on Monday November 21. We’ll be at the shelter from 4 PM to 9 PM, but shorter shifts are available to fit your schedule. To get involved, please contact our coordinator Becky Hess.