All-Church Game Night
Friday, April 20, 2018
6:00 to 8:00 pm
John Wesley UMC

ALL are invited to our All-Church Game Night on Friday, April 20th from 6:00-8:00 pm! We will have tables set up with various board/card games, but please feel free to bring your favorite game! Who knows…maybe a group will join in with you! Also bring a snack/dessert to munch on and share.

What better way to relax on a Friday night after School Spring Break than with your church family?! We’ll see you then!

15-Hour Shoe Fast/Simulation
Friday, May 11 at 6:00 pm to
Saturday, May 12 at 9:00 am
John Wesley UMC

We are excited to be partnering with Christian humanitarian organization, Samaritan’s Feet for this year’s 15 Hour Shoe Fast/Simulation! Did you know that over 2.2 billion people can’t afford basic necessities, such as shoes? And over 1.5 billion people are infected with diseases that are transmitted through contaminated soil (World Health Organization, 2017)? Something so common to us as shoes, are a privilege in other countries. But that shouldn’t be the case.

So our Youth Group will be going shoe-less for 15 hours to gain your support in their mission to donate/raise funds for 50 pairs of shoes! Starting Friday, May 11th at 6:00 pm, Youth (grades 5 and up) will be barefoot as they participate in games, activities, discussions and teachings. The group will learn first-hand what it feels like to not have the luxury of shoes while completing challenging tasks. We will sleepover in the church where we’ll break the simulation/fast in the morning with communion and foot washing. Each participant is encouraged to donate at least one pair of new, athletic shoes. We hope your student(s) will join us for this special and creative fundraiser. Our desire is that when we shed to light a problem in our world, our young people will be the ones to actually do something about it.

Sign up today by contacting Youth Director, Allison Deyo at allison.jwumc@gmail.com or 508-548-3050 and help us as we do our part, to provide shoes to every single child on the face of the earth!

Youth Group Summer Mission Trip
Wednesday, July 25 to Saturday, July 28
UMC Camp Mechuwana
Winthrop, Maine

Our students entering 7th grade and above are invited to join us for a meaningful 4-day, 3-night Mission Trip to Winthrop, Maine, July 25-28. Our group will be serving in various capacities, including construction work, renovating an old school into emergency housing for single mothers and more. Fun activities such as swimming, hiking, boating and more will be available every evening.

To sign up and/or for more details, please contact Youth Director, Allison Deyo at allison.jwumc@gmail.com or 508-548-3050. The Information Packet will be available the first week in May.

Vacation Bible School
Monday, August 20th through Friday, August 24th
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Children entering K-4th grade

Children entering Kindergarten through 4th grade are highly encouraged to join us for this summer’s Vacation Bible School program, “Shipwrecked” Monday, August 20th through Friday, August 24th! Students will venture onto an uncharted island where they will survive and thrive by rotating through 7 stations where they’ll learn that through life’s storms, Jesus rescues! Children will learn and participate in Bible stories, games, crafts, song, dance and so much more! Your child(ren) are guaranteed to LOVE Vacation Bible School, it’s definitely a highlight of the summer/year!

Attendance is absolutely free, so please register today by clicking here.

We ask that families do this in advance because all students will receive a t-shirt, snacks and a gift to take home everyday. Can’t wait to explore with you!