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November 2014
THE WESLEYAN
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Our Vision statement:
Learn God’s word, Teach God’s word and
Share God’s love
Our Mission Statement:
Office: 235-3070
Fax: 235-1158
Rev. Wiley Gladney
Wesley United Methodist Church is a community of
Christ’s disciples who strive to know, love and serve God
more faithfully through Christ-centered worship, education,
fellowship and true compassion that show God’s love for all people
in the name of Jesus Christ.
Notes from the Pastor
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ.
Grace and peace to you this fall
season. Fall is my favorite time of
year, not only because of the
weather and all things pumpkin, but
also because it is the busiest time of
year in the church. There are so
many things going on in the life of
our congregation. I first want to say
thank you to everyone who made our
2nd annual fall block party a great
success. We had many visitors to the
church and strengthened the ties to
our community.
Speaking of community, the annual
Interfaith Festival of Gratitude will
be the night before Thanksgiving,
Wednesday, November 26, starting
at 7:00 at the Grand Opera
House. We’ll have about a dozen
different faith communities take the
stage and express gratitude. This will
be the 5th year at the Grand. I hope
you and your family can attend.
The annual stewardship drive will
begin November 2. During each
week in November, we will
highlight one aspect of our
stewardship in worship. During each
week, we will have someone give a
short talk about what stewardship
means to them. On December 7, we
will have a commitment service
where we turn in our commitment to
giving and serving cards as we pledge
to God our time, gifts, and talents for
the coming year. Please mark this on
your calendars as I am sure it will be
a great day in worship. Have a happy
Thanksgiving, and see you in
worship.
Blessings,
Pastor Wiley Gladney
Interfaith
Festival of
Gratitude
November 26, 2014
7:00 - 8:15 p.m.
Grand Opera House
100 High Street
November 9
All Saints Service
of Remembrance
November 12
5:15 p.m.
WWF
November 13
Oshkosh Holiday
Parade
November 26
Interfaith Festival
of Gratitude
WWF
Wednesday, November 12,
at 5:15 p.m.
The menu will include oven
roasted turkey, potatoes,
stuffing, corn, green beans, pumpkin pie along with other sides and more.
The cost for this dinner will be $5.00 per
adult, $2.50 per youth (12 and under) with
a maximum of $15.00 per family. Please
plan to come and join for our Thanksgiving
holiday.
The Men's Club
Do you have an extra
seat or two in your car,
van or SUV? Those seats may be needed. Wesley's Membership Care Team is
looking for volunteers to provide rides for
those needing them to the Christmas Service
at 7 P.M. on Christmas Eve. If you and your
vehicle are able to serve the Lord in this way,
please call the Church office at 235-3070 or
Shirley Hiland at 235-6639 and we will match
you with someone needing a ride. If you are
able to provide this service at other times also, please mention this when you call and we
will call you when needed.
THANK YOU FOR VOLUNTEERING!
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On October 4
we held our 2nd
annual Block
Party. The
weather was not
as nice as it was
last year but the committee proved that
they are nimble and adapted to the cooler
temps and the rain. We cancelled the dunk
tank and moved most of the activities inside.
Some new things this year were the
Oshkosh Police Department came and spent
time with us showing us their cars, the
canine unit, and the new Command Center.
We also had cart rides available with a
miniature horse leading the way. Caramel
apples, face painting, balloons made into
animals, games and trivia were also big hits.
This year we had t-shirts printed with
the Wesley logo on the front and “Like a
good neighbor, Jesus is there” on the back.
We have shirts left and will be selling them
for $5.00 each after church on Sundays.
We are also wearing these shirts in the
Holiday parade on November 13.
The Food Pantry was excited to receive
the boxes of food and the cash donations
that were collected for them.
Next year we are having the Block Party on
Saturday, September 12, 2015. Please save
the date!
Thank you to everyone who donated, made
food, planned, and worked at the block party.
This could not have been accomplished
without the help of our great committee.
We are blessed to have such great people to
work with at Wesley. Thank you to each and
every one of you.
Sally Counts and Linda Fournier
Newsletter Sponsorship
Virginia Roeder would like to
sponsor the November and
December newsletters in honor
of her good friend June
Granger). There is a
sponsorship available for 2015
now! Your contribution helps
defray part of the cost of the
publication and is an extra gift
of support to our expenses.
Please contact the church office
(235-3070) to ‘reserve’ your
chosen month for 2015.
Friendship Circle
November 20
9:30 a.m.
Meeting at Delta Restaurant
We have several openings between
now and the end of the year for flower
sponsorship, only $15.00. Thank you
DON’T BUG ME
Wesley youth will be attending the one day conference
educational event on Nov. 15 at Kalahari resort in the Dells.
Conference price is $30. Focus of the event is No More
Malaria. Day is divided into half education/ fundraising
discussion. Other half is water park fun! Everyone invited
to attend with the youth. Early registration October 25.
Please contact Scott Colantonio with any questions you may
have.
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BIRTHDAYS
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4
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10
Holly Roe
Alexa Witzke
Hannah Ostertag
Eric Zimmerman
Liam Gladney
11
Lilly Fournier
13 Brian Peterson
17 Sally Counts
18 Audrey Jean Goss
19 Kathy Aaronson
Clayton Bradley
21
Nathan Bradley
24 Susan Sapaula
25 Teresa Marx
27 Ronan Gladney
ANNIVERSARIES
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11
14
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Donna & Mike LaPoint
Patti & Ralph Dedecker
Becky & Bill Zimmerman
Victoria & Craig Krystek
Diane & Dan Mueller
Who: First United Methodist Church
Where: 700 W. Linwood Ave, Oshkosh
When: Saturday, November 1, 9:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Holiday Breads for Sale
Women of Wesley are baking
pumpkin and cranberry bread.
Betty Croninger is looking for volunteers to help with
the baking on Saturday, November 8 from 8:00 a.m.Noon. Please see her if you would like to help. If you
are interested in purchasing bread please call her
before Thursday, November 6. Cost of the bread is
$5.00 per loaf and can be picked up after church on
Sunday, November 9.
The holiday bread makes great gifts and freezes well.
Save the Date!
Pizza making will
be Saturday,
January 17.
December 2, 2014
6:45 p.m.
Our annual Charge Conference will be held jointly
with Algoma Boulevard UMC and Waukau UMC. The
location has not been chosen yet and will be
announced in the Sunday bulletin as soon as
possible.
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MONTHLY
MONTHLY MISSION
MISSION FOCUS
FOCUS
Pastor’s
Discretionary
Money
at WorkFund
A certificate from Global Ministries of the United
Methodist Church states:
We are pleased to recognize Wesley United
Methodist Church for its covenant support of
the Global Ministries missionary community.
based health programs, and access to clean water
and sanitation. This is just a sampling of the good
works that gifts like yours make possible. Thank
you for giving so generously.”
“Through The Advance, the designated giving
channel of The United Methodist Church, 100
“Declare His glory among the nations, His
percent of your contribution will go to
marvelous works among all the peoples.” Psalm
Undesignated - UMCOR, Advance #999895. Your
96:3
gift received on 8/11/14 is supporting programs
that fight hunger and poverty, asset the displaced,
Signed
and respond to disasters. Giving through The
Thomas Kemper, General Secretary
Advance enables United Methodists to partner with
General Board of Global Ministries
one another in mission and ministry around the
——————————————————————- world. Thank you for joining with us to “BE Hope”
to those who desperately need it.”
A letter from UMCOR after receiving our monthly
mission money. It says,
Your gift brings hope to those who need it most.
“Thank you for your support of the United
Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).
Grace and Peace,
Through your gift you are helping to provide
assistance for survivors of human trafficking,
Roland Fernandes, General Treasurer UMCOR
funding for health and development projects that
Shawn Bakker, Deputy General Secretary
alleviate hunger and poverty, holistic communityThere is still need for help with our youth for Sunday school. Please
consider volunteering. Any help that you need in preparing the lesson is
available. Please contact Jenny Fournier 231-3926. We all really appreciate
when you volunteer.
K-5
11/02/14
11/09/14
11/16/14
11/23/14
11/30/14
12/07/14
Pre-K
11/23/14
12/07/14
Ruth
The Promised Prince of
Peace
Mary and Joseph
Mary and Elizabeth
The Shepherds
The Wise Men
Nursery
11/02/14
11/23/14
11/30/14
12/07/14
12/21/14
12/28/14
Live, Grow, Big lessons
Live, Grow, Big lessons
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The Holiday Parade is Thursday night, November 13,
at 6:30 p.m
And Wesley will have a float!
We are looking for children, teens and adults to join us. The Parade
committee organized by Jerry Vienola have met and planned the design
for the float. Our theme is a “Rockin’ Christmas Story”. All the big pieces
have been made. We will start putting everything together on the stage
in the fellowship hall on November 1.
We are asking more of you to join us in the finishing touches, riding on
the float, or walking alongside the float. It is our plan to pass out candy and the magnets we began giving away at the Block Party. Call or talk to Jerry, Vernita Green, Linda Fournier or Mark Fournier if you
would like to help. Check out the stage to see the float progress.
The following is what will be read during the parade. “Our “Rockin’ Christmas Story, is the story of The
First Christmas which happened over 2000 year ago when Jesus was born. The children, dressed in
their bed clothes, are listening intently to the story being read by a Grandfather who sits in an oversized
Rockin’ chair. Listen carefully and you can hear that story. The setting is the family’s living room.
Stockings are hung by the chimney with care. The Nativity Set, depicting the First Christmas, sits prominently on the mantel of the fireplace. The tree is lighted and the packages have been placed under the
tree. This family is ready for a Rockin’ Christmas.
Outside the house you can see trees in their yard—covered with snow.
People from Wesley United Methodist Church are handing out candy and magnets which invite people to
their church. Members from other United Methodist Churches have joined them.
Poinsettia Order Form
Would you like to sponsor a Poinsettia for the church sanctuary? You
are welcome to take it home after the Christmas Eve Service. The cost
this year for each plant is $7.50 and you may designate it in honor of
someone special or to celebrate an event.
PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW AND PLACE IT WITH YOUR PAYMENT IN THE OFFERING
PLATE OR IN THE CHURCH OFFICE BY DECEMBER 15th.
Number of plants desired: 1 2 3 Total amount enclosed $_________
Your Name______________________________________________
____In Memory of _______________________________________
____In Honor of _________________________________________
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Tue
11
Council
6:30 p.m.
TKD 5:00 p.m.
18
TKD 5:00 p.m.
25
TKD 5:00 p.m.
10
Trustees 6:30 p.m.
Scouts 6:00 p.m.
17
Scouts 6:00 p.m.
24
Scouts 6:00 p.m.
16
9:00 a.m. Service
10:00 Sunday School
10:15 Coffee Hour
23
9:00 a.m. Service
10:00 Sunday School
10:15 Coffee Hour
TKD 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. Service
10:00 Sunday School
10:15 Coffee Hour
9:00 a.m. Service
10:00 Sunday School
10:15 Coffee Hour
30
5 Office Closed
Wed
27 Office Closed
Thanksgiving
Interfaith Service at Grand
Opera House 7:00 p.m.
MG Singers 6:00 p.m.
Chancel Choir7:00 p.m.
Friendship Circle
9:30 at Delta
Bible Study 3:00 p.m.
TKD 5:00 p.m.
Pastor
Sabbath
28
Pastor
Sabbath
21
Pastor
Sabbath
20
14
Bible Study 3:00 p.m.
Oshkosh Holiday
Parade
TKD 5:00 p.m.
Pastor
Sabbath
13
7
Bible Study 3:00 p.m.
TKD 5:00 p.m.
Fri
6
Thu
26 Office Closed
MG Singers 6:00p.m.
Chancel Choir7:00 p.m.
19 Office Closed
Mission 9:00 a.m.
WWF 5:15 p.m.
MG Singers 6:00 p.m.
Chancel Choir7:00 p.m.
12 Office Closed
MG Singers 6:00p.m.
Chancel Choir7:00 p.m.
Board of Ministries Interview at Pine Lake for Pastor Wiley
Finance 6:30 p.m.
Scouts 6:00 p.m.
3
Mon
9
9:00 a.m. Service
10:00 Sunday School
10:15 Coffee Hour
2
Sun
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Wesley United Methodist Church
761 Florida Avenue
Oshkosh, WI 54902-6549
(920) 235-3070
Change Service Requested
Published Monthly
Issue # 20138
The Wesleyan Connection is
published monthly for the
members and friends of Wesley
Methodist Church,
761 Florida Avenue,
Oshkosh, WI 54902-6549
Reverend Wiley Gladney, Pastor
Church Phone: 920-235-3070
Church Fax: 920-235-1158
Email: [email protected]
Church Web: www.umcwesley.com
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