A new “Sacred Ground” group is forming in our area! Sacred Ground, a ministry rooted in the Episcopal Church, is an ecumenical film- and reading-based dialogue focusing on race and faith. Sessions will take place every other Monday evening via Zoom, beginning August 28. Afternoon sessions (1:30-3:00 PM) and evening sessions (7:00-8:30 PM) are available. For more information, or to register, contact Rev. Maria Tjeltveit.
When we rolled out our new coffee mugs earlier this year, many asked if we were planning to offer travel versions of the mugs for purchase. We’re happy to share that travel mugs are now here! Each 12-ounce insulated stainless steel mug costs $20. Mugs may be purchased from Susan at the welcome desk on Sunday mornings after worship, or from the church office throughout the week. Please make checks payable to “Wesley United Methodist Church.”
It’s time! Our annual “We Got Your Back” Backpack Festival will take place tomorrow, Saturday July 29. Volunteers are needed from 7 AM through 1 PM. For last-minute information on how to get involved, please contact our Backpack leader.
Thank you for your support of Backpack 2024!
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Whirlwind Spirit of God,
roar through our timidities and fears,
shake the foundations of our ill-placed securities,
sweep away the cobwebs of our apathy,
blow down the walls that separate us, one from another.
Then into all our empty space, breathe
re-strengthened courage to challenge injustice,
renewed belief in the urgency of our vocation,
revitalized passion to change our lifestyles,
re-dedication to speak only words that build and unite.
Let gentle breeze and still small voice
become in us today
mighty wind and loud proclamation.
Make of us a Pentecost people!
Winston the Greyhound (Wesley’s unofficial and accidental church mascot) has been kidnapped, and we need your help to get him back! He’s in no danger, of course… but we still want to rescue him soon. We received a note with the following ransom demands:
- Provide new packages of socks & underwear for the backpack program. (Winston is passionate about the backpack ministry!)
- Provide donations of pet food for the Animal Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley. (Winston wants to care for all dogs and cats in our area!)
- Provide financial donations in any amount to benefit the backpack program.
The ransom note is clear: this rescue must be a church-wide effort! So help us rescue our beloved mascot and support some worthy causes in the process! All donations for Winston’s “ransom” may be placed in the box near the church’s front doors.