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.
- 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
- 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
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.