In Worship:  We continue our sermon series entitled, “Our Purpose is Love.” This week: “What Does the Church Look Like?”

Here again are the questions for October 7th for your reflection as we explore three themes that characterize a Church reflecting the love of God. What does it mean to you that the church is referred to as….

…a Covenant Community?
…a Sacramental Community?
…a Community at the Margins?

And here are the questions for October 14th for your reflection:

  1. What does it mean to you that the United Methodist Church is a global, transnational church? Does this have any significance for you? What do you think you have gained being a part of such a church?z
  1. How do you connect being a loyal citizen of one’s own country and a faithful member of God’s transnational community? Where could you see possible challenges between the two arise?
  1. In what ways can we meaningfully express God’s love for our fellow United Methodists in other countries, dealing as many do with huge issues such as poverty, disease, political and economic unrest? Then, how do we receive their love for us?

 This Sunday, (October 7th):   is World Communion World Communion Sunday and celebrate unity and togetherness with all God’s children, regardless of our differences. World Communion Sunday is one of six special Sunday offerings for United Methodists. The special offering we take benefits ethnic national and international United Methodist students.

Also, it is our monthly fellowship potluck lunch!  Bring a dish to share – homemade or store purchased. And, check out all of the beautiful Fall clothing in the Wesley Women’s boutique which will be open during lunch.

Chili Cookoff is October 21! Our annual Wesley chili cookoff will be Sunday, October 21 with prizes for the favorite recipes! A sign up sheet for chili is located outside the West Office.  Sunday School classes are asked to contribute the following items:  Journey of Faith – desserts; Believers – salads; Builders – grated cheese & chopped onions; Inspirers; cornbread; Children & youth – crackers & Fritos; Choir – Sour cream

Mobile Meals: Thank you to everyone who supported Mobil Meals last Sunday!  We collected more than $500 to support this vital ministry. Meanwhile, we are continuing to collect self-stable food and assembling the blizzard bags.  Between now and October 14th, please leave your donation in the West office labeled “blizzard bags”: Vienna sausages, fruit cups, pudding cups, cheese crackers, peanut butter crackers, soft breakfast bars, and small cans of soup (pop-top).

Life Line Screening Comes to Wesley!  Life line is a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, is pleased to offer a preventive health event at Wesley on 10/16/2018.  Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. There are three ways to register for this event: call toll-free 1-888-653-6441, visit or text the word circle to 797979.  Also look for the pink flyers available at Wesley Church.

Exodus House Thanksgiving Dinner:  Our friends at Exodus House will be celebrating Thanksgiving at Wesley on Tuesday, November 13th at 6:00 PM.  If you would like to help with this meal, contact Sara Schieman at or Fran Parkhill at ALSO, we are collecting gently used Christmas decorations that residents can select from during the meal to decorate their apartment.  If you have Christmas decorations to donate, leave you contribution in the Quilt Room on Level 1.

SUNDAY October 7
OFFERING COUNTERS: Bob Sheets and Phil Haddon
GREETING:   Lisa Haddon and Barbara Parker

For Healing:  Pat Fuller, Shirley Rector, Paula Hiller, and Daniel Cortez

 For God’s Presence:  The family of Don Toland

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