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Pastor's Blog The Yost Post: January 16, 2019 - Thank you ... ... for completing our survey ... for making Christmas amazing! ... for Advent outreach 2018 is over and 2019 has sped in fast and hasn’t slowed down! I have a few different items to share this week. We had more than 90 people take time to participate in the survey for our Preliminary Case statement last month for the Read More
Pastor's Blog The Yost Post: December 7, 2018 - O Little Town of Bethlehem The first section of this may be a little deep, so heads up and put on some hip waders... stick with me though. I hope to help us see the Advent and Christmas story from a fresh perspective. Enjoy! The hymn “O Little Town of Bethlehem” presents a contrast of common life imagined for the Read More
Pastor's Blog The Yost Post: November 15, 2018 - Make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World Bishop McKee was at Wesley on Sunday evening to meet with our East District churches. Wesley, we did an amazing ministry hosting, with approximately 25 people volunteering to greet, usher, provide refreshments, and serve Communion. A particular word of thanks to our Board Chair Pete Haayen for rallying everyone Read More
candlelight Christmas Candlelight Concert: November 29, 2018 - Candlelight Concert Featuring Dr. Brock Johnson Thursday, November 29, 2018 Texas A&M University-Commerce 2200 Campbell St Commerce, TX 75428 Join the JOY group for dinner and music on Thursday, November 29, 2018. We will have dinner at Luigi’s Italian Cafe followed by a Christmas Candlelight Concert at Texas A&M University-Commerce featuring Dr. Brock Johnson. Order from limited menu ($10-20 per person). Read More
Pastor's Blog The Yost Post: November 1, 2018 - All Saints Day This Sunday, we will celebrate All Saints Day. The celebration of All Saints dates back to 373 AD and has been celebrated on November 1 since the early 700s AD. On All Saints, we remember all persons who have died in Christ and uniquely we recall the sacred memory of those of our congregation who have passed Read More
Pastor's Blog The Yost Post: October 18, 2018 - It Felt Like Home This week, I want to take a moment to celebrate. Over the past week, I have heard some things about Wesley which need to be told. At Welcome to Wesley, we had five guests who have been attending for awhile. One young family with two small children, an empty nester family with young adult children, and Read More
Pastor's Blog The Yost Post: September 28, 2018 - You’ll Have to Ask My Neighbor Yesterday, a clergy friend of mine stopped me to say “Thank You” to Wesley for ministering to our grieving community at John Horn’s memorial service. He said the way we opened up the building to the community and the love people felt inside bore witness to Jesus’ love for us all. Even the people Read More
Pastor's Blog The Yost Post: September 14, 2018 - We are Growing! With one “Listening Session” to go (September 18 at 7:00 p.m.), I want to say thank you to all who have participated. One item of feedback we received from several of our long term sages was to communicate about our finances more. This couples well with our time of the year, so I figured this week’s article Read More
Pastor's Blog The Yost Post: August 30, 2018 - Why Labor Day? In the world described before “the fall,” God gave humans labor to perform. It was meaningful work which was not toilsome; rather it was fulfilling and done in the complete presence of God. As a result of humanity choosing our own way rather than God’s way (the fall), we find labor becoming toilsome, tedious, and draining. Labor Read More
Pastor's Blog The Yost Post: August 2, 2018 - A Casual Midsummer Musing for You This Week. Enjoy! I came across two quotes while on vacation the past 2 weeks. “I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no Read More