Advent 2022

Click on the weekly Advent theme below for information.

November 27th

advent 1st sunday

December 4th

peace
advent 2nd sunday

December 11th

joy
advent 3rd sunday

December 18th

advent love
advent 4th sunday

December 11th

advent cantata

December 24th

advent jingle jam

December 24th

advent christmas eve service
christmas day

The Missions Committee at Wesley United Methodist Church will be collecting an Advent Offering during Advent (Nov 27-Dec 24).

The following institutions will be recipients.

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Community Health Care Clinic: Provides high-quality medical care to the patients in our community who need it most
  • Labyrinth House: Offers reintegration services to formerly incarcerated women in McLean County
  • No One Left Behind: A newly formed Wesley ministry to help the homeless, especially those in tent city. We collect donations and distribute them to those in need in the homeless community. Right now, we are trying to provide sleeping bags for winter. We have provided socks, hats, gloves, sweatshirts, coats, batteries, etc. as they are needed.
  • Wesley Assistance Discretionary Fund: Allows pastors to assist individuals in need of financial assistance beyond the scope of community social service funds, for purposes like rent, utilities, or emergency shelter. The fund is sometimes used when our own Wesley family members are in need.
  • Western Avenue Community Center: Social service organization and community center reaching out into the neighborhoods in our community

DOMESTIC MISSIONS:

  • Henderson Settlement Mission: Includes a work camp to educate persons in mission and serves as a bridge between dreams and reality for families in the Southeastern Kentucky and Northern Tennessee area
  • Red Bird Mission: Empowers individuals and advocates justice by providing spiritual, educational, health, and community outreach ministries in the Appalachian mountain area

Advent Book Studies

Beginning November 27

Prepare to receive Christ this Advent with the message of John the Baptist and best-selling author and pastor Adam Hamilton in Prepare the Way for the Lord. The Leader Guide contains everything needed to guide a group through the four-week study, including session plans, activities, discussion questions, and multiple format options.

• Sundays from 10:15am - 11:15am

• 4-week study (through Sunday, December 18)

• Online with Zoom or in the Lounge

• Contact Pastor Sara Isbell

Beginning November 30

The Redemption of Scrooge, based on Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, will explore the world of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the Cratchits with an eye to Christian faith. Along the way, you will meet the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come and learn about living with and for others in a world blessed by Jesus.

• Wednesdays from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

• 4-week study (Nov 30-Dec 21)

• Online with Zoom/in person in the Garden Room

• Contact Pastor Camilla

Hanging of the Greens 

We had so much fun decorating our Church! Thank you to all who spent time making this a more beautiful holiday and showing your volunteer support for Christmas at Wesley!