Wesley On the Move – December 17-24, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENTS

This Sunday: The story of the birth Jesus is filled with common themes of humanity: doubt, disgrace, fear, oppression, journey, and hardship. The words of an anonymous poet during WWII begin: ” I believe in the sun even when it is not shining …” In this we hear an affirmation of belief in spite of what seems like the absence of light, love, and even what feels like the absence if God. This Advent season, we’ll explore the 1st chapter of three Gospels and proclaim afresh the presence of hope through Jesus Christ “even when …”

Christmas Eve at Wesley: Wesley will host a Christmas Eve dinner at 6 p.m. on Sunday Dec. 24 in the Fellowship Hall for our friends who meet in our building as well as our neighbors and congregation. If you are able to bring a crock pot of soup/stew/chili/pasta (anything that can be served in a bowl) or crackers/cornbread/bread or desserts, please sign up at the West office. Volunteers to help serve and clean up that night would also be appreciated. Dinner will be followed by our Christmas Eve Candlelight service at 7 p.m.

Community Breakfast on 12/30: Our next Guy Ramsey “Breakfast on Us” community breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, December 30th from 9-11 am. You can volunteer from 7-10 am or from 10-noon. Or, donate an item such as: bacon, eggs, fruit or milk. A sign-up sheet is available outside the main (West) office.

Wesley Lunch Bunch December Schedule: All are invited at 11:30 AM the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month! Here is our schedule upcoming schedule: 1/11/18 at Waffle Champion 1212 N Walker Ave #100, OKC 73107

Stewardship Campaign and Year-End Gifts: Thank you to everyone who has already returned their 2018 Estimate of Giving cards. Please return yours soon in the offering plate, to the West office or by mail. Extra pledge cards are located outside the West office. Also, please consider a year-end gift to our “Honor Our History – Invest in Our Future” capital campaign. Thanks to your generosity, $46,000 of our $50,000 goal has been received!!! Your generous gifts are already at work! The critical masonry repairs funded by our Honor the Future campaign have been completed and several of our beautiful stained glass windows have been repaired through your gifts to our operating fund. Thank you!

Mobile Meals Blizzard Bags:
Each winter, Mobile Meals prepares a “blizzard bag” of shelf-stable food for each Mobile Meals recipient which they can eat if the roads turn icy and our Mobile Meals team can’t prepare and deliver a hot meal. You can help by bringing single-single serve, pull-top foods such as: soup, fruit, tuna & crackers, cheese & crackers or any other similar type nourishing food. Leave your donation in the box in outside the West Office.

Cold Weather Gear:
Cold weather is just around the corner and we are collecting blankets, coats, gloves, hats, and scarves of all sizes to share with our neighbors in need. You can leave your donation in the bin near the parlor.

Choir Scholarship Fund Special Offering: Thank you to everyone who donated to our Choir Scholarship fund last Sunday! Ten of our choir members receive a small choir scholarship from Wesley Church? These gifted students are music and musical theater majors at OCU and support themselves, in part, by a small scholarship they receive from Wesley Church. If you missed donation last Sunday, you can make a dononating at any time to the fund by simply marking your donation “choir scholarships.”

Wesley in the Arts: We have so many gifted artists at Wesley and you are invited to join them as they share their craft! In the coming weeks you can see:
December 21-23 @ 8pm – Jeremy Small- Paramount Theater. 11 N Lee Ave OKC in Retro Wonderland

CALENDAR
Sunday, December 17 – Third Sunday of Advent
9:00/9:15 am Adult Sunday School
10:00(10:10) am Gathering fellowship time in the church parlor
10:30 am Worship Service
11:30 am Fellowship Lunch – Hosted by the Inspirers
Noon-ish Finance Team – Library; Trustees-Parlor
Noon – 1:00 pm NA Newcomers (Newcomers room)
1:00-6:00 PM Circle of Care Gift Pick up (Bride’s room)
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm Burmese Olive Christian Church (Fellowship Hall & Youth Room)
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm NA Newcomers (Newcomers room)

Monday, December 18
10:00 am – 11:00 am Prayer Group (Library)
1:00-6:00 pm Circle of Care gift pick up (Bride’s room)
6:30 pm Touchstone Support Group – Women’s AA (Parlor)
8:00 pm-9:00 pm NA Newcomers (Newcomers room)

Tuesday, December 19
10:00 am – 2:00 PM WWU Women’s Boutique CLOSED for Christmas!
12:00 PM Worship planning
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm NA Newcomers (Newcomers room)

Wednesday, December 20
5:30 PM ReMerge Continuing care (Parlor)
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm NA Newcomers (Newcomers room)

Thursday, December 21
9:00 am – Noon Mobile Meals (Kitchen)
10:00 am – 4:00 PM Human Community Network (Council Room)
6:30 pm Touchstone Support Group – Women’s AA (Parlor)
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Paint and Pray (Paint and Pray room)
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm NA Newcomers (Newcomers room)

Friday, December 22
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm NA Newcomers (Newcomers room)
9:30 pm – 10:30 pm NA Newcomers (Newcomers room)

Saturday, December 23
Noon – 1:00 pm NA Newcomers (Newcomers room)
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm NA Newcomers (Newcomers room)
9:30 pm – 10:30 pm NA Newcomers (Newcomers room)

Sunday, December 24 – Fourth Sunday of Advent / Christmas Eve
9:00/9:15 am Adult Sunday School
10:00(10:10) am Gathering fellowship time in the church parlor
10:30 am Worship Service
Noon – 1:00 pm NA Newcomers (Newcomers room)
6:00-6:50 PM – Christmas Eve dinner (Fellowship Hall)
7:00-8:00 PM – Christmas Eve Worship (Sanctuary
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm NA Newcomers (Newcomers room)

Wesley on the Move is published each Sunday and covers news for the upcoming week. For more information about Wesley Church or activities at Wesley, contact Associate Pastor Marla Lobo at 405.401.4480 or by email at [email protected] You may also contact the Church Administrator, Barry Bennett, at 405.525.3521 or email at [email protected]

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