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Men's Bible Study

Rev. Curtis DeVance is extremely interested and eager to bring the men associated with John Wesley (members and non-members) together by starting a Men's Only Bible Study, but he needs your help to design a study that will be of interest to all of you.  An e-mail was sent out to the men of John Wesley for whom we may have addresses, so you only need to complete this survey once.  As of today, only THREE MEN have responded!  PLEASE take a couple of minutes and complete the following survey by tomorrow,  November 20th and he will reach out to all men after receiving the results.
Friends and women of John Wesley if you know of men, especially those who do not have e-mail or may not received the JW-Connection please reach out to them to get their responses as well. Please click on the link below or copy and paste in your server:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6WZQG3X

Monday Night Call to Prayer –Monday Night Call to Prayer –We had 33 persons on our call last Monday.
Our Prayer Ministry Team under the leadership of Rev. Curtis DeVance invites everyone to join us every Monday evening from 7:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. for a call to prayer. We will pray together using a conference call on the phone.  All you have to do is pick up your phone and dial the number and put in the access code.  We will pray on the phone. The Conference Call number is 425-436-6385. Access Code is 191147 #.

ADVENT CANDLELIGHTING


 

 

 

 

 

 

Advent Wreath Making and Packets: Advent begins on next Sunday, November 29. On this first Sunday of Advent we will begin lighting our advent candles.  Advent wreath packets have been assembled for each household of John Wesley so that we can light our own advent candles in our homes every Sunday morning during advent as we worship together. On Sunday, November 22 we will have an Advent Wreath Making demonstration after worship service.
Along with each Advent Wreath Packet will be a “25 Days of Advent: A Family Prayer Guide.” We are inviting each family to join us starting December 1, to read the scripture, short meditation and prayer every day until December 25, Christmas Day. We can connect with one another as we stay connected to God as we celebrate God’s perfect gift to us.
Advent Wreath Packets can be picked up at the church this afternoon and/or Saturday when you pick up your communion elements for December and January. 
*Please send a picture of your finished wreath to the church e-mail at baltjwumc@gmail.com.

THANK GOD – THANKSGIVING OFFERING
November is the season of Thanksgiving. As we look back over these past eight months of living in and through this coronavirus pandemic, we have a whole lot to be Thankful for. Our giving to the church is way down.  We may not be in the church building, but we are still the church! I am asking everyone to give a “Thank God” Thanksgiving special offering during this month of November. During this season of Thanksgiving, I am asking every person connected to John Wesley, member, regular attendee or friend; Not every household, But every person to give a $100 or more, Thank God offering. But at least $100. A Thank God offering that is above and beyond your regular tithe and offering. I'm asking every person to give as the spirit leads you. And if you can give more than $100, please do so. Thank God… Just because. Please give your Thank God offering before or by Sunday, November 29th.  God has been so good to us. Let us, Thank God.

Children Youth and Teens!

 

  • Wellness and Missions:  Here's an opportunity for Young Adults to serve as a missionary - Seeking US2 Missionaries: United Methodist Global Ministries are now accepting applications for the 2021-23 cohort of Global Mission Fellows on the US-2 track. The Global Mission Fellows program of The United Methodist Church places young adults, ages 20-30, in social justice ministries for two years of service. The program offers the opportunity for service in the United States. Learn more and apply.  The application for the Global Mission Fellows international track will be released at a later time, pending travel restrictions related to COVID-19.

  • Helping children through stressful times: Children, especially, are sensitive to these stressful times we are living in. Rituals can help, even one that uses nothing more than a can of pop, a candle, and a finger. Learn more.

  • Christians Engaged in Faith Formation invite all church leaders and Christian educators to their online meetings to explore how to talk about racism with children and families. Future CEF meetings will be held Dec. 10, Jan. 14, Feb. 11, March 11, April 8 and May 13. Join the Zoom meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89150929659. The meeting ID is 891 5092 9659. Password is 297120. Or dial by phone: 1-301-715-8592. 

  • Rock 2020 has been cancelled.  Planning for ROCK 2021 is about to begin.  Youth interested in planning, working on, and leading ROCK are invited to monthly planning meetings Dec. 12, and Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. Until further notice, the meetings will be held via ZOOM. To receive the meeting information, contact Becki Price at rock@bwcumc.org.

  • Sunday School/Bible Study-  In lieu of attending Sunday School during the Coronavirus Pandemic Stay-at-Home Orders, The Young People Ministries of John Wesley has moved to virtual Christian Education every 2nd and 4th Sunday following the ZOOM Worship service.

  • New Email- In an effort to better communicate with all the young people and their guardians of John Wesley, I have established a new email address. The purpose of this is to distribute critical information and activities regarding the Young People Ministries. You can also use this email address to send questions, suggestions, and concerns to the Children and Youth Coordinator. The new email address is JohnWesley_YPM@yahoo.com. Please save this address in your email contacts so it does not go into your spam mail.

“For Seniors Only” Weekly Wednesday Check-in at 12:00 noon with the Pastor.  All Seniors 65 and older are invited to join Pastor Carter-Rimbach every Wednesday to check-in, chat, pray, share, and reminisce. You may call in on your phone or join in on the video.   Here is the Zoom invitation:
Rev. Joan Carter-Rimbach is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: "For Seniors Only" Weekly Wednesday Check-in with the Pastor
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83723678639
Meeting ID: 837 2367 8639
Passcode: 863973
Dial by your location
 +1 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 837 2367 8639
Passcode: 863973

The Caring & Sharing Committee is once again asking for your financial help. This year due to the virus we do not plan to have our Caring & Sharing program at John Wesley United Methodist Church. Instead we plan to meet at School # 67. We will not serve breakfast or entertain our guest. Instead, we plan to give gift certificates and a mask to all students who are invited.
We plan to start at 10:00 a.m. and end at 12 noon. Students will receive rewards for perfect attendance, honor roll grades or improved social/ emotional behavior. All students who attend John Wesley United Methodist Church in any capacity are urge to participate.
Students who are not affiliated with John Wesley or school #67 will receive awards based on availability of funds.
We encourage everyone to make checks or money orders payable to John Wesley United Methodist Church and mail to church no later than Saturday, December 5th.  
Any questions, please contact Sis. Doris McQuaige Duncan at dorisoctober20@aol.com.

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