Rev. Steve Patton will deliver his final sermon as Wesley’s senior pastor on Sunday, May 26. As he responds to the call of ministry as the Northwest District Superintendent in South Georgia, it reminds us of how blessed we have been to have him minister and serve among us these past five years. Steve’s strong leadership and commitment to excellence have prepared Wesley for a bright future. We want to show our appreciation to the Patton family for their faithful service with a special offering. If you wish to contribute, make your check payable to Wesley UMC with “Pattons” in the memo line and place it in the offering plate. We also invite you to join us on Sunday, May 19, for a luncheon following the 10:45am service in honor of the Pattons.
MAY CONCERT SERIES
Wesley is happy to announce that due to the popularity of Matthew Ganong's Lenten Concert Series, he will be presenting a new series during the month of May. You can join Matthew in the Sanctuary every Thursday at Noon where he will breathtakingly perform a selection of piano pieces. Each concert should last approximately 45 minutes and is a great way to take a break from the busyness of the day!
VBS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
It is going to take a village to create Athens and minister to 250 kids this summer! Volunteers are needed to help decorate the week before, chaperone groups, and to assist with marketplace crafts and snacks during the week of June 10-14. Volunteers can click here to register online or call Maryellen directly at 634-1412, ext 20. Come be a part of this amazing and impactful outreach for children!
WESLEY HERITAGE MISSIONS
The Wesley Heritage Sunday School class will be holding a “Mini Missions Conference” the next three Sundays: May 26, June 2, and June 9 from 9:30-10:30am. They will look at innovative strategies used by different mission organizations around the world that bring Jesus to people who do not know Him. Come and hear about the Spirit of God at work! David and Rebecca Mitchell will have information, handouts, and videos for your inspiration. The class welcomes everyone in the congregation to join them! Questions? Call Rebecca at (912) 602-8055 for further details.
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YOUTH SUMMER EVENTS
We have lots of fun planned for our rising 6th-12th grade students this summer! Parents, please come by the youth room to pick up a summer calendar or email email@example.com to be added to our weekly email list.
RISING SIXTH GRADERS
Do you have a soon-to-be middle school student in your house? Wesley Youth invites all rising 6th graders to join our group for a summer full of fun! Parents, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to join our weekly email list and to receive our 6th Grader welcome pack. It is complete with a Summer Youth Calendar and includes Special Events that are only for rising 6th graders. We are looking forward to meeting you!
NEW MEXICO MISSION
Our High School Mission is headed to the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico June 23. We will spend a week ministering to Navajo children and families. We are currently in need of additional financial support. If you are interested in being a financial partner, please email email@example.com for more info.
COSTA RICA MISSION
Wesley is seeking to build a mission partnership with the community of Shiroles, Costa Rica to build a new church and make other improvements in their community. The partnership begins October 2019 and we are seeking a team of adults to form our FIRST Mission Team! If you would like to learn more about Shiroles and our mission, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Now that summer is upon us, please remember our Sparrow's Nest donation box outside of Paige Gober's office. We collect food all year as the food pantry is always in need of non-perishable food items. They particularly need canned vegetables and toiletries like toothpaste and toothbrushes. Remember to check expiration dates! We are grateful to the Wesley family for always filling up our Sparrow's Nest basket!
If your contact information has changed (address, cell/home phone, email address), or other significant changes have occurred in your household, please let us know. Email updates to email@example.com or call (912) 634-1412. Thank you for helping us to keep our records current.
ONLINE GIVINGThrough our website, we offer the convenience of online giving. Donors can pay their tithe, contribute to various funds, and establish recurring transactions, all with great ease. Click here or choose "Giving" in the navigation menu to make a contribution. If you need assistance or have questions, please contact the church office: firstname.lastname@example.org or (912) 634-1412.
Please join us in the Sanctuary on Friday, May 24, at 7:00pm when Wesley will host a recital featuring an exciting collaboration between two seasoned classical musicians. Cellist, Daniel Gaisford, and pianist, Matthew Ganong will perform sonatas by Bach and Beethoven, which is among the very best for this combination of instruments. Admission is free, come and support our Wesley Concert Series so that we may continue bringing excellent music to the Golden Isles!
SKYLARK BABY BOTTLES
Every year Wesley Missions actively supports Skylark, formerly CareNet, with the collection of loose change for their baby bottle campaign, which began on Mother’s Day! Please pick up a bottle in the Breezeway, fill it with any spare change you have, and return it to the display area no later than Father’s Day, June 16. Skylark is a local non-profit organization that supports, physically and spiritually, men and women facing difficult decisions about pregnancy. Visit helloskylark.com to learn more about Skylark and the great work they do in Brunswick and surrounding areas.
CHURCH OFFICE HOURS
Ushers for May 26:
Byron Brown, Debbie Chapman, Jim Chapman, Robert Taylor, Charlie Dorminy (Captain)
Greeters for May 26:
8:00 am - Bill & Merry Tipton, Randy & Ginny Burgess, Bill Foster
9:00 am - TBA
10:45 am - TBA
DATES OF INTEREST05/24 Music@Wesley Concert
05/27 Memorial Day
06/10 VBS Begins
06/16 Father's Day
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Rev. Steve Patton