We’re Growing In Wisdom and Spirit
The calendar says that autumn is officially here.This season means we are back on our regular Sunday School and Worship schedules Our John Wesley Children are eager to learn and have fun while doing so as together with their teachers they experience a weekly Bible adventure from the Deep Blue CEB Bible! This year’s curriculum is titled “DEEP BLUE LOVING GOD, LOVING NEIGHBOR.” The writers have us visiting Deep Blue Shores, the town where our Deep Blue Friends Asia, Caleb, Kat and Edgar live. This year we will be meeting people who live in their town and explore their community. We’ll discover what the Bible has to teach us about being a person of faith in a community where not everyone acts or thinks the same way. The kids will hear Bible stories that teach us how to be true to our faith, while sharing God’s love with people who might be different from us.
The Deep Blue study unit for the month of October is “Community Foundations.” Our Bible stories this month will come from the Books of Exodus, and are entitled Call to Freedom, The Exodus, Community in the Wilderness, and Ten Commandments. October’s Bible verse is “God said, I’ll be with you.” Exodus 3:12.
Youth are encouraged to meet with their peers and Pastor Katie each Sunday morning in the Youth area when they also have the opportunity to grow in wisdom and spirit.
We’re Serving at John Wesley and in our Local and World Communities
During October we will continue to support the Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre that helps children with disabilities have access to quality health services and inclusive education. We invite the youth and adults in our church family to join us in this service project helping abroad. Our children and youth will also be encouraged to join the congregation in contributing to the food collections for Micah’s Backpack and Holly Place.
There is an opportunity for all of us to serve John Wesley UMC by supporting the Fall Bazaar on Saturday, October 19th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you’re not already involved with a “table”, plan to purchase breakfast, a snack and/or lunch at the bazaar’s SonShine Cafe as well as shop for gifts for special fall birthdays or the fast approaching holidays!
The Mummer’s Parade is on Saturday, October 26h. Parade seats can be reserved for a $5.00 donation per seat by calling the church office after October 1st! Of course, this means we need volunteers from the church family to help set up the chairs on Saturday morning and/or tear down the chairs after the parade! Look for the sign up poster to volunteer to help with the chairs and other jobs that need to be performed to help with the success of this fundraiser! There are opportunities to help before, during and after the parade! Youth and parents, please mark your calendars and plan to help!
A sincere “THANK YOU” to the many persons who participate in our Christian Education ministry educating not only our children but adults as well. Please give prayerful thought to helping with the nursery, a Sunday School class, or Just Kids Church.