Church Update

(Thursday, September 16, 2021 – 11:30 am)

Dear Friends,

“Jesus said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” 

Mark 10:14-15

Obviously, Jesus loved children – they were highly esteemed in his eyes.  In fact, he said we must become like them.   So let us seek to be dependent, humble and trusting in our Heavenly Parent – God.  And read the first bullet below!

Here are a few updates for this week:

⦁ It was exciting to see so many people at Rally Day, and even some new faces!  We continue to navigate our way through COVID and how best to provide a meaningful service and a safe space for everyone.  Our Sunday School is back in session for our children, and we are hoping to offer nursery care as well.  We did have two children in the nursery last Sunday.  And it is our future goal to hire someone for the nursery, when we know what our worship plans will be once we move back inside.  Until then, because of the short time needed for someone in the nursery, which would be 9:15 – 10:30ish, and because we don’t know if we will have a consistent need for nursery care, we are asking for volunteers, just for the next few weeks, to help care for the children who may be there.   If no one comes, you are free to attend the service.  If children do come, you are free to watch it later on our website.  We are looking for about 8 people to give their time and love one Sunday morning for the sake of supporting and growing our Children and Youth Ministry.  If you are willing to help in this very important ministry, please see Hannah!

⦁ We have recently updated our Leadership Team Ministry booklet which tells about all the ministry teams of John Wesley.  You’ll find them in the narthex, or see Ruth in the office.  Pick one up and learn about the various ministries and activities of our church!

⦁ Linda is inviting all children K through 4th grade to be part of our music program.  She will meet with them at 10:45 am in sanctuary on Sunday Sept 26th for music fun!  They will practice every other week and sing on the 2nd Sunday of each month.

⦁ The Outreach/Mission Team is meeting on Thursday, September 23rd at 6:30.  Everyone is welcome to come and share thoughts and ideas on ways we can be of service to our neighbors.  For more information, please contact Julie Immelt Whelden at

⦁ Here is the latest prayer list for you:
– Outreach/Mission Team Meeting next Thursday

May the peace and grace of God be with you all!
Pastor Rebecca