Community Food Bank of New Jersey
Contact: Dawn Lippi (email@example.com)
The next visit to the food bank is September 28th at 9:00 a.m. We have reserved 20 volunteer spots. Please sign up in fellowship hall by September 19th.
We will be meeting in Wesley’s Parking lot @ 9am on September 28th
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 10:30 am until the 11:00 am service at Wesley United Methodist Church in South Plainfield. Burial will follow at Lake Nelson Memorial Park in Piscataway.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org) or Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org).
Four new Stephen Ministers will be commissioned: Celis Benko, Linda Bohl, Dave Hartpence, and Ron Winner have completed 50 hours of training and will agree to, with God’s help, nurture the skills they have learned and use them in service to others to support, encourage and comfort those in need.
Our new District Superintendent Rev. Sang-Won Doh will be present to bless the new ministers, and co-founder of the Stephen Ministry at Wesley Paula Kowalski will be our guest speaker for this special day. We hope you all can attend.
Join us for Rally Day as we gather together after our summer vacations and celebrate so many things going on at Wesley: Confirmation, Baptism, Blessing of the Backpacks. A picnic outside (weather permitting) will follow church service with Sunday School registration available. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Visitation for Ed Green will be held at the South Plainfield Funeral Home, 2456 Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 4 - 8 pm.
On Saturday, September 7, family and friends are invited to gather directly at Wesley United Methodist Church, South, Plainfield for an 11:00 am funeral service.
Wesley United Methodist Men’s Club invites you to a baseball game at Somerset Patriots Ball Park located in Bridgewater, NJ.
First, there will be a picnic at the church at 4 p.m. and then the game starting at 7:05 p.m.
Tickets are $10. Look for the sign-up sheet in July in Fellowship Hall or contact Mike Lamberson by calling the church office.
Please save the date with more information to follow.
This year’s VBS theme is To Mars and Beyond. Our children and youth are invited on a space travel adventure to explore where God’s power can take them. Along our journey, they will discover a new realm of possibilities as they reach for the stars and encounter the limitless power and love of God.
The Sunday School will be doing its annual Lemonade Stand Fundraiser to raise funds for the Nyagidha Education Center. They will be selling lemonade and Sunday School made cookies. The Mission Team will match the profits and monetary donations up to $500.
Efforts by the Sunday School in the past have always received great support and we are looking forward to continued success.
We will be honoring our church elders (age 75 and up) with a celebratory hot luncheon in Fellowship Hall immediately after the 10:30 a.m. service.
Come enjoy golden oldies music and a guessing game called “Who’s in Black & White Photos.” Please come join us if you are a “Forever Young” elder.
The story of the prophet Hosea is an incredible illustration of God’s relationship with God’s people. The four major themes of Hosea's God-ordained journey each reveal just how incredibly boundless God's love is. God’s sovereignty is boundless, God’s compassion is boundless, God’s promises are not limited by the actions of others, and God is relentless in bringing people back to love.
Ever feel a little stuck in your relationships with people? Do you wonder if there’s more to life and relationships than what you’re currently experiencing? You’re not alone, and Jesus longs to speak to you through the very questions you’re asking. In this five-week series, we will explore how you can experience and unwrap the abundant life Jesus promised in the context of singleness, career, friendships, marriage, and parenthood.
A journey through the last days and hours of Jesus’ life will take place at Wesley any time between 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on April 19. This journey will take you through Holy Week from Jesus anointing by Mary, The Last Supper, Judas Betrayal, Prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus’ Arrest, Trial, Crucifixion and Resurrection. Take this time on Good Friday to draw closer to Jesus.
Wesley’s Youth Group and Men’s Club will be hosting a Baked Potato Bar. There will be all kinds of fixings including chili.
All proceeds will go towards the Ignite Youth Conference on October 4 - 6 this year in Wildwood.
Come join us during coffee hour, have a baked potato and support this wonderful cause.
Many of us give up certain things for the forty days of Lent, and doing so can be a beneficial thing for us. But God’s desire is for us to give up more than just a few days of chocolate or TV. This five-week series will focus on the things that God reallywants us to give up, and not just for forty days, but forever.
Prayer service for the delegates to the Special Session of the General Conference
United Methodist pastors and laity throughout the Raritan Valley District will be joining at a prayer service here at Wesley Church to pray for the delegates to the Special Session of the General Conference and their deliberations and decisions on human sexuality. All are welcome to come and participate. #prayumc
Is getting to church on time a chore because you don't want to go to church hungry? Well -- No need to worry about cooking THIS Sunday! The Men's Club are hosting a free special pancakes, eggs, and sausage breakfast at 8:30am, and all are welcome. There will be a special free will offering that will go towards their Higher Education Fund.
In a world filled with death, war, and evil, how are we to face what feels like an unknowable future? What do we do with our anxiety regarding the days ahead? This 4-week series focuses on the books of 1 and 2 Thessalonians to find comfort and reassurance to those living in uncertain times. How can we take these words to heart, and face the future without fear?
We all love Pixar movies. They are entertaining, they’re for the whole family, and they often warm our hearts. But is there more to these movies other than being fun loving movies? Maybe there is a deeper meaning to these movies. Over the next four weeks we will be taking a deep dive into each of these movies and finding Gospel truths that can help inform our journey of faith.
January 13: “Toy Story” (John 3: 14-18)
Finding our identity. this will look at Woody’s journey and then wrap up with our identity being in God. We can feel lost, left behind, or unwanted. The thing is, we are wanted. We do belong, just like Woody.
January 20: “Monster’s Inc.” (Philippians 4: 4-9)
Joy overpowers fear. In a world filled with fearful events, one thing can overcome that…the joy found in Christ. What will you allow to rule your life, joy or fear? The choice is yours?
January 27: “The Incredibles” (Romans 12: 1-10)
The power of being unique. We are charged with not being conformed to the world, but be unique and love each other. How will you choose to be unique?
February 3: “Up” (Colossians 3: 12-15)
The power of friendship. Sometimes we can feel very lonely in this world, as can others. Journeying together makes things easier. Who will you choose to bring along in your journey, or is there someone God is showing you already?
Just as the wisemen fixed their eyes on the Star over the Messiah, so start your new year right by fixing your eyes back on God. This two week series starting December 30 will focus on the journey of the wisemen and how we too will be filled with wonder this new year when we find ourselves journeying starward.
On January 6 Epiphany Sunday, we will be having a Star-Word Service. "What is that?" You ask might ask... While I don't want to over-advertise, I know it will change your trajectory for 2019.
People of all walks of life are welcome to join us in celebrating the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. This year, we will be having two Christmas Eve services:
7:30 p.m.~8:30pm - Family Service with Lessons & Carols
This service will have a Nativity Play as part of our Lessons & Carols where no line memorization is required: any children coming are welcome to participate. The service will end with singing in candle light.
11:00 p.m.~12:00am - Late Night Service with Communion
This service will go until midnight Christmas Day. There will be Communion served right after the Christmas message, and the service will end with singing in candle light.
Your are cordially invited to our Christmas Gala on Saturday, December 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Enjoy Christmas carols and presentations by our Choral and Gospel Choirs, Praise Dance Team, Bell Choir and Youth Group performance of a Christmas Show. Dinner will be included and free-will offerings are welcomed. This is sponsored by the Evangelism Committee.
We are starting a new Advent Sermon Series on each time in the Christmas Story when an Angel showed up and said: “Do Not Be Afraid…” What is the Angel saying each time, and how can the Christmas Story help us overcome our fears today?
December 2: “Do Not Be Afraid to Hope”
From seeing Zechariah's teeny-tiny prayer to the fulfillment of the ultimate prophecy of centuries past, and we too can hope that the same God hears our teeny-tiny prayers and fulfills them in ways far beyond our imagination.
December 9: “Do Not Be Afraid to Love”
Text: Matthew 1:18-25
Joseph was probably heartbroken when he heard Mary was pregnant. But an angelic intervention reveals to us God’s desire for us to not be afraid to reconcile and experience love.
December 16: “Do Not Be Afraid to Experience Peace”
How Mary responds to God's call to be the "God-bearer" in the midst of terrifying circumstances models for us what experiencing true peace looks like.
December 23: “Do Not Be Afraid to Have Joy”
The presentation of the Angels to the shepherds tells us how true eternal joy is found not in the pursuit of happiness, but in the pursuit of a relationship with an eternal person.
You are invited to “Come to Bethlehem” on December 1st and visit the Market Place where families will experience hands-on crafts taking us back to the time when Jesus was born. Come listen to the stories of those who were in Bethlehem at that time. The Market Place will be open from 3:00 - 4:45 p.m. at Wesley. After visiting the Market Place, join us for a pasta dinner at 5:00 p.m. Reservations are required for both the Market Place and the Dinner. If you would like to join us, please contact Connie Palmer at 908-755-3850. Leave your name and number on the answering machine and she will confirm with you.
How do we continue to thank God in the midst of dry seasons? This three-week series covers three different psalms expressing thankfulness, gratitude, and a postured heart toward God and his faithful actions toward his people. A thankful heart is always a dependent heart.
The Wesley United Methodist Church Annual Holiday Boutique will be held on Saturday, November 3 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Everyone is invited to come and get an early start on holiday shopping. The boutique will feature crafters with hand-made items for adults and children. Look for art, jewelry, knit items, food gifts and other gift items. We will also have representatives from vendor companies such as Scentsy and Do-Terra Essential oils as well.
You are also invited to take a break and have lunch in our Tea Room where you will find sandwiches, delicious home-made soup, and desserts. Then browse our home-made baked goods for sale.
Wesley Church is located at 1500 Plainfield Avenue in South Plainfield, phone number (908) 757-2838, and is available to the mobility challenged.
From September 9 through October 7, Wesley Church will dive into a five-week sermon series exploring together our new vision statement: "We are deeply passionate emissaries of Christ's love to our neighborhood and the world."