Weekly Church Update

(Thursday, May 5, 2022 – 10:00 am)

Dear Friends,

There are a lot of things happening at John Wesley!  Here are a few updates.

⦁ Rummage Sale is Saturday from 9am – 2 pm. We will have clothing for $5 a bag as well as attic treasures. We would love your help. We are setting up on Thursday and Friday the 5th and 6th and will need help during the sale on Saturday.  If you would like to join us please contact Linda Duane at 508-457-4407 or lynoncc@comcast.com

⦁ We are in need of altar flowers for May 15, 29, June 12th.  Flowers are $50, and if you would like to sign up, please put your name and who you are honoring/memorializing on the chart near the sanctuary.

⦁ There will be a memorial service for long-time member, Mary Cooke on Monday, May 9th at 11:30 at the National Cemetery.  Anyone is invited to attend.

⦁ As you heard on Sunday, we are looking for people willing to help in our A/V booth on Sunday mornings.  You all know how important livestream was during Covid, and we continue to have people from all over the country watch us on Sunday mornings.  Therefore, we need to train more people to be able to run the cameras, and know the sound system.  We have the team of Karlee Meissner, Bill Brydon and Nate O’Brien (who does our video editing).  This is not a hard job – it’s just making sure the cameras are placed properly – and you can even be creative.  For questions or more information, please contact John Mincieli at 508-776-8653 or jmincieli@comcast.net

⦁ Sally and Bud Tracy are collecting unopened prescription medications, over the counter and other medical supplies and will deliver them to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Jamaica Plain for shipment to Ukraine.  Call 508 540 6987 or email mistyharbor@comcast.net to arrange collecting them.  Just about any items will be helpful as they sort them for greatest need.

⦁ Plant Sale Help – The sale will be Friday, May 27, 9 am – 6 pm and Saturday, May 28, 9 am – 2 pm.  Volunteers arrive at 8:30 to prepare for the sale.  Set up will be on Thursday, May 26 with heavy work (tents & tables) from 9 am – 12 pm and light work (unload & organize plants) from 1 pm – 5 pm.  We need a security guard to watch the plants on Thur. & Fri. evenings from 6 pm – 11 pm.  Pack up will be Saturday, May 28, 2 pm – 4 pm.  This is a wonderful fundraiser for the church and brings people from the community to our church and grounds.  If you can help, please contact Tom Hoke at tomhoke@att.net  or 617-834-8124.  Or you can leave your contact information on the Fellowship Hall bulletin board and Tom will contact you!

⦁ Dinner volunteers needed for Youth Group!  May 8th is the next Sunday available.   Each Sunday evening, our youth enjoy a meal together in between their lesson times. Making dinner for them is a really special way to serve our church and see the youth in action!  Need some ideas – Hannah can help.  If you can sign up to help, please email Hannah Hannah.jwumc@gmail.com.

⦁ Have a voice in the future of John Wesley!  The Strategic Planning Committee is asking all congregants (from 5th grade students on up) to complete a survey of questions about various aspects of our church.  It will take approximately 30 minutes to complete and the results will be used to help create a vision for John Wesley’s future.  The survey is available by either going to the John Wesley website and clicking on “Church Survey. Or there are paper copies in the office.  The deadline for completing the survey in either form is Sunday, May 15th.  Please find time in the next two weeks to complete this survey. Your input is vital to our planning effort!

⦁ All church members, friends, and families are invited to a Church Wide Family Game Night on May 14th at 6:30pm! There will be light snacks and we will have Trivia and Bingo as well as board games! If you have any questions, please talk to Hannah Stelter or Colleen Karsner.

Here is the latest prayer list for you:
– Rummage Sale on Saturday
– Worship Ministry Team meeting Monday
– Scholarship Team meeting next Wednesday
– Reverends René and Wanda Perez as they are beginning to pack up and plan to move to Falmouth
– Continue to pray for the Ukraine/Russian situation and the people so adversely affected

Love,
Pastor Rebecca