Wesley United Methodist Church
Monday, June 24, 2019

Calendar & Events

For information about events held by outside groups in our facility, please visit our calendar. 
You can also contact the church office at 413-549-1550 or office@wesleyfamily.org.
Check out the calendar or the  Wesley Journal newsletter (pdf) for additional information about church events and activities.
 Online Giving Now Available!
For your convenience, it is now possible to support Wesley with online giving.  If you would like to make a credit card or electronic check donation to Wesley United Methodist Church, please click the button below.  On this secure web service page, you will be able to set up your own account and make one-time and/or recurring donations to the church.  For each transaction, you will receive an email confirmation, as long as you include your email address when setting up your account.   Please contact Steve de Bruyn Kops with any questions or for more information.
Online giving
Need a ride?
Do you need a ride to worship or other church event?  Is so, email us a ineedaride@wesleyfamily.org, and include your name, cell phone, and address.  Or you could call the church office at 413/ 549-1550 and leave a message with the same information.  Please let us know of your need by 5:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, so we can make the necessary arrangements.
Save the Date
Not Bread Alone - Saturday, June 22
Fall Craft Fair - Saturday, November 2
Wesley Book Club
All members and friends are invited to join the next book discussion on Monday, June 17 at 7 pm at the church.  We will be discussing The Coroner's Lunch by Colin Cotterill.  All are welcome!  Please contact Sarah Serwa if you have any questions.
Help Wanted:  Craft Fair Chairperson
Flexible rewarding position, set your own hours and meet new friends! Pay negotiated with God and rewarded in grace. Our Fall Fair Committee needs a NEW chairperson for next year’s fair to be held 11/2/19. No prior experience is necessary, just enthusiasm and a fun spirit! Everyone on the committee will help you but we need a fresh new person to take organizational charge. This is also a great way to give back to WUMC. Please call Ann Dorr (548-9384) with questions or to accept the challenge.
WUMC Reconciling Committee is back!
As you know, Wesley UMC voted to be a Reconciling Congregation five years ago. All interested friends are invited to attend a meeting after worship on Sunday, June 9th, entitled “Where do we go from here?  Part 1.”   At this gathering, we will present an overview of the potential decisions we will have to make as a congregation and collect questions for a more intensive conversation series in the fall.  All interested members of the congregation are invited.   This will be the only conversation we will hold with the congregation this summer, and we will return to this in the fall. Information packets will be available on the organizational structure of the UMC that will facilitate more detailed future conversations. Refreshments will be provided.
   Summer 2019 Mission Trip
We are planning a 3-day Urban Challenge Mission Trip to Trinity United Methodist Church in Springfield, MA on July 18 - 20, 2019 (possibly starting July 17). The cost is $25 per person (the rest of the expenses will be covered by Capital Campaign Mission Funds) and scholarships are available if there is financial hardship. We will be sleeping at the church, but there will likely be a small group commuting from Hadley (so don’t let hard floors prevent you from joining). If you are interested in participating or finding out more, please email Allison Roy or talk to any of the other organizers: Cathy Bennett, Ruth Harms, and Sandy Kayamba. This is a great opportunity to learn more about urban living, poverty, racism, and other urban challenges while serving our neighbors in need.  
Thursday Spiritual Journey Group
Wesley's Spiritual Journey Group meets at the church every Thursday.  We begin with spiritual sharing and prayer from 1 - 1:30 pm.  The book study follows from 1:30 - 2:30 pm.  Please contact Jane Sicks by email with any questions.  New members are always welcome! 
Monthly Healing Time after Worship
We invite you to partake of the healing graces of our loving God, either after service on the first Sunday of every month or during our Thursday evening prayer time.  We also would invite you to join our healing group if you are able to make the commitment and are willing to learn the principles of faith healing.  Please feel free to contact Cathy Bennett or Nancy Nash with any questions.
Safe Parking Reminder
Please remember that in an emergency, seconds really do count and there are times that, no matter how good the sprinkler system is, those systems could fail. All parking at Wesley needs to be in marked spots in our parking lot. Parking is only allowed in handicap spaces with the appropriate placard.  Recently we have had an increase of cars parking in non-marked spots during events. This does not allow police, fire, and EMS vehicles to access the church appropriately in the event of an emergency. Several of the Hadley FD vehicles plus some of the ambulances from Amherst FD cannot make the turn into the lane next to the church’s entrance when cars are parked illegally.  Please keep everyone’s safety in mind when parking here at Wesley.