|Sesquicentennial Meeting||May 1, 6:30 PM|
|National Day of Prayer||May 2|
|Holy Communion||May 5|
|Youth||May 8, 7 PM|
|Ascension Day||May 9|
|Mother's Day||May 12|
|Newsletter Deadline||May 20|
|Youth||May 22, 7 PM|
|Founding Fathers Memorial Day Service||May 26|
|Memorial Day||May 27|
|Chicken Barbeque||June 8 4-6:30 PM|
|Agape House Project||June 17-21|
|Patriotic Picnic||June 24, 6PM|
|Bible School||July 15-19|
|Sesquicentennial Outdoor Worship Service||July 28|
|Commemorative Celebration of 150 years||November 3|
CELEBRATING 150 YEARS!
Wesley Chapel is celebrating its sesquicentennial this year and plans are underway to celebrate several months with special activities and events. Some of the upcoming events include:
- Visits of former pastors
- Outdoor worship, picnic and family day
- Special dinner
- Commemorative items
- Slide show of Wesley Chapel history
- Circuit rider reenactment
- And more
???Do you know???
- Where was the piano for the new church purchased?
- Who participated in the quartet at the consecration service for the new church?
Be the first to answer by contacting any committee member. Answers in next month's newsletter.
Last Months ...
- When was the Connellsville District formed?
- Who was serving Wesley Chapel when the new church was dedicated?
- Rev. Robert G. Doyle
- Who was the first couple to be married in the existing sanctuary?
- Harry and Mary Ellen Hoover
- Who was the first baby baptized in the existing sanctuary?
- Cindy Miller
Little Dresses for Africa"
The ladies have been very busy sewing dresses for the "Little Dresses for Africa" project. There are a lot of dresses completed as well as pairs of boxer shorts for boys.
Over 160 dresses are completed for the trip to Africa, and there are also plans to share them with Haiti. Shorts are being sewn for the little guys, as well. On May 19, the young girls of the church will be modeling the results of this great project. Hope you can be there.
Our Mission Statement
Invite and lead people to enter into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, nurture them in their faith and send them out into the world to share that faith.
|Worship||Sunday 9:30 a.m.|
|Sunday School||Sunday 10:45 a.m.|
|Prayer & Bible Study||Tuesday 7:00 p.m.|
|Handchimes||Wednesday 7:30 p.m.|
|Agape||**Wednesday 6:00 p.m.|
|Youth||Every Other Wednesday 7-8 PM|
|**Does not meet April, May, June, July, and August|
YOU ARE INVITED…
A Mother's Day Breakfast is planned for Mother's Day, May 12.
All Mothers (and women) of Wesley Chapel are invited to come at 8 a.m. to enjoy a breakfast in your honor served by the children of the elementary Sunday school classes. Reservations are being accepted until May 5.
Contact Cathie Lester (926-2226 or email@example.com) to "save your spot" or for additional information.
Memorial Day Program
Reminder to save the date. On May 26, 2013, at 10:45 a.m. during the Sunday school hour, the 150th Anniversary Committee and the Seekers Sunday school class are planning a Founding Fathers Memorial Day program.
Weather permitting, the program will be held outside, mostly around the pavilion. Following worship, there will be a brief dedication ceremony at the flag pole. Next, refreshments will be served at the pavilion with a devotion given by the Seekers Class.
We will then begin the memorial and remembrance part of the program. The Anniversary Committee had chosen to honor two of our church's founding fathers, Rev. Levi Litchliter and Messemore Cramer. Following their recognition the Seekers Class will lead and direct anyone wishing to honor any former members of Wesley Chapel who have passed away. Again, our program will be held next to Wesley Chapel cemetery, but we want to honor all late members of our church wherever they rest. To assist the Seekers Class in organizing the program, we are asking everyone to complete a form that will give us a sense of how many and who will be participating in the program. Unfortunately, gatherings in the cemetery are usually filled with sadness at the recent loss of a loved one, but the anniversary committee and the Seekers wish to make this program a joyful celebration to honor the lives of members who contributed to making Wesley Chapel what it is today. We hope this program becomes a teachable moment to newer and younger members of the history of our church and the people who brought us through the first 150 years and then passed the torch to us to continue the important work of the church. With this in mind, members are encouraged to bring a photo of those wishing to be honored. Remember a picture is worth a thousand words.
We understand that not everyone is comfortable speaking publically about past loved ones. Knowing this, flowers will be provided for not only past members who have been publically spoken of, but anyone wishing to honor their memory privately with a flower at their grave. Forms will be available in the church narthex and need to be returned to Cindy Miller by May 19, 2013. So please start gathering information and photos of anyone you wish to honor and contact Cindy Miller for more information.
In recognition of our 150 years of serving in Wesley Chapel, we are offering short sleeve T shirts and hooded sweatshirts to purchase during May. This clothing will be grey with the 150 year black and red logo on the front left side.
The costs are as follows:
- $7 for T shirts Adults (S,M,L,XL) Children's (S,M,L)
- $18 for Hooded Sweatshirts Adults (S,M,L,XL) Children's (S,M,L)
- An extra $2 for XXL and $3 for XXXL.
- Adult and children costs are the same.
Checks can be made payable to Wesley Chapel UM Church. Order forms will be available during Sunday school and in the narthex. Orders will be submitted on or about May 19th. Help celebrate our heritage by showing our recognition of Wesley Chapel's service to our Lord. See Linda Henry for details.