Below are some opportunities to enhance your spiritual life:
FOUR WEEK ADVENT STUDY:
In “ALMOST CHRISTMAS: A WESLEYAN ADVENT EXPERIENCE,” author and pastor Magrey deVega leads a group of authors in exploring how we can make the commitment to Christ during Advent, and connect our heritage with the traditional Advent themes of Love, Hope, Joy, and Peace. The study includes Nativity hymns by Charles Wesley, litanies for lighting the Advent wreath, and prayers that can be incorporated into preparation for Christmas.
Because Thanksgiving is late this year (November 28th) and we want to complete the study before Christmas, the sessions will begin Thursday, November 21st. This is a 4-week study and will be held on the following days throughout the week:
- Mondays, 10:00 am (November 25, December 2, 8, & 15) led by Pastor Rebecca
- Sundays, 9:30 am (November 24, December 1, 8 & 15) led by Jenn and Brian Linton
- Tuesdays, 10:30 am (November 26, December 3, 10, 17) led by Betty Smith
- Tuesdays, 6:30 pm (November 26, December 3, 10, 17) led by Betty Smith
You are welcome to join us for all of the studies during the week or whatever suits your schedule. Some folks like to attend all weekly sessions and some prefer one per week. We encourage whatever attendance works for you to listen and learn from each study leader, meet new friends and continue your own spiritual growth. Each leader has unique spiritual insight into Scripture, our traditions and following Jesus Christ.
Wednesdays, 12:00 pm noon, Prayer Group
With all the growth and activity in our church and having learned about developing a life of prayer, our church has embarked on a journey in praying together. Pastor Rebecca leads a prayer meeting in the Chapel every Wednesday at noon. Scripture and a prayer outline are provided for us to pray together for our church, its people, and other concerns brought to us. This meeting generally lasts between 30-40 minutes, and you can add people/situations/prayers of your own. There is a deep sense of “joy” in coming together with fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, praying to God for our church and one another.
Fourth Wednesday of the month, 5:30 pm
This service group meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at the Village at Cataument, a shelter for homeless families. Members of the church come up with a menu, cook and serve supper to 20-30 people at 5:45 pm at the shelter. Contact Henry Brown at 508-540-0753 for more information.
NEW: Last Friday of the month, Mother’s Group, 6:00 pm
We are so excited to offer a Monthly, Mother’s Group starting May 31st at John Wesley! It is our hope that this environment will be a safe place where mothers can build relationships, have a positive support system and share the joys and struggles of Motherhood. We hope this will be a time for mothers to relax, breathe, and learn how to be a loving mother through creative activities, faith-based discussions, guest speakers, etc. We will meet monthly and the first gathering will be Friday, May 31st from 6:00-7:00 pm in the Parent Room. Child Care will be available across the hall in the Nursery. Moms of all ages and stages are welcome. To sign up or if you have questions, please contact Julie Immelt Whelden at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up on the Outreach bulletin board.
Friday Nursing Home Ministry
Our Nursing Home Ministry provides a one-hour monthly church service made up of hymns, meditations and prayers at four area nursing homes on Fridays throughout the month. Contact Elisa Roche at 508-548-0192 or Pat Dinsmore at 508-540-2183 for more information.
- 2nd Friday: JML at 3:00 pm
- 3rd Friday: Atria at 1:30 pm
- 4th Friday: Royal Megansett at 3:15 pm
Don’t see a group that fits your schedule or have an idea for a group?
Contact the church’s Spiritual Growth Ministry Team Leader: