Wesley Family, Summer is going fast as we approach August and hopefully cooler temperatures. We hope this Wesley Connector edition finds you and yours well. The Wesley Administrative Board met on Monday, July 20th, and voted to continue worshipping virtually. This decision was reached with the health and well-being as top priority of Wesley members and guests. The physical church building will also continue to be closed to the public. We want to thank Pastor Chris and the Wesley staff for their dedication to ministry and keeping us together in faith. They are planning opportunities for communion, mission and ministry in the month of August. We are proud of Wesley and being the light in the darkness. We appreciate your understanding and ask for continued prayers for our church, community, country and world. Sincerely,Wesley UMC Administrative Board “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.” … Read More
Zoom Basics, Tips, and Tricks Tuesday, August 4, 20201:00 p.m. Led by Jordan Cramer and Natalie Pegg Zoom is a virtual meeting platform that allows people to meet virtually. You can use it on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. If you would like to learn more about it, join Jordan Cramer and Natalie Pegg for a brief session to learn about it. Watch your email inbox for more information on Zoom.
JOY Group August Mission TuesdaysAugust 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2020 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Help fill the shelves with Back to School breakfast items (or any non-perishable food). Fill up the JOY Group bowl (it’s a big one) with food donations on all four Tuesdays in August from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Added bonus! Fellowship with surprise JOYsters. Who will be there to greet you? Drive-thru, drop off, and find out! Please note, masks will be worn and social distancing will be in place.
Sunday, August 2, 2020 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Rain or Shine! Make Sunday feel more like a Sunday with Communion & Prayer. Drive-thru communion and prayer before and after our remote Sunday worship services. There will be two opportunities: 7:30am- 9am and 11:45am- 12:30pm. This is a drive-thru event. Please remain in your car. Pastor Chris and helpers will be masked.
For those who do not have access to online or cable access worship, audio worship is now available! Call 903-361-0548 and hear Sunday service. Service will be uploaded by 1:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon and will be available until the following Sunday. If you know someone who would enjoy this audio service, please share the number with them.
Wedding Coordinator Wesley is seeking an individual who is willing to serve in the capacity of Wedding Coordinator. This role provides a valuable service to wedding parties and our congregation by guiding and contributing to a meaningful and pleasant experience for all who come to be married at Wesley. Contact Becky Breedlove, [email protected] wesleyumcgreenville.org, for more information.
Knights of North Castle VBS Virtual Bible StaycationJuly 27 – 30, 2020 9:30 am It’s VBS (Virtual Bible Staycation) week at Wesley! At the Knights of North Castle, we are in search of the King’s armor and discovering how we can be strong in the Lord! We are putting on God’s armor with truth, justice, peace, and faith. There are a lot of singing and crazy dance moves going on in the Royal Melodies of Music. Wesley families and confirmands are sharing their talents in the Kingdom Bible Stories each day. You never know what you will see in the Enchanting Science. There’s a new science experiment every day. Everyone is having fun putting all the different crafts together in Noble Castle Crafts. At the end of each day, we are blessed to know that we can BE STRONG IN THE LORD AND IN THE STRENGTH OF HIS POWER! Ephesians … Read More
Sunday, July 12, 2020 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Rain or Shine! Drive-thru communion and prayer with Pastor Chris. Pull up under the covered office entrance and Pastor Chris will meet you at your car window, welcome you, listen to you and pray with you for a few minutes. Following prayer, communion will be celebrated. Bring your joys and thanksgiving, worries and sorrows to be lifted up to the Lord. Remember to practice social distancing. Form a car line and remain in your car. Watch for Wesley staff!
Looking for a book to read during our time of social distance? Here are some recommendations from fellow Wesley members: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owensrecommended by Susie Cox The Day the World Came To Town by Jim Defederecommended by Robyn Owens Untamed by Glennon Doylerecommended by Eva Green It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way by Lysa Terkeurst recommended by Heather Holt Small Great Things by Jodie Picoultrecommended by Jill Casto When Crickets Cry by Charles Martinrecommended by Jerri Boles The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes by Suzanne Collinsrecommended by Stefanie Moore The Goldfinch by Donna Tarttrecommended by Barbara Morton
Recipes from those who love to cook! Peachy Chicken From the kitchen of Trena Stafford INGREDIENTS 1 can sliced peaches in heavy syrup (16oz)4 boneless skinless chicken breasts2 tbsp oil3 cups Stove Top chicken stuffing (in canister)2 tbsp margarine1 tbsp brown sugar 1 tbsp vinegar1/8 tsp allspice Drain peaches, reserving syrup. Add water, if necessary, to make 1 cup. Set aside. Brown chicken in oil. Add syrup mixture, margarine, brown sugar, vinegar and allspice. Bring to a boil. Cover. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in stuffing and peaches. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes. Enjoy!