Wesley United Methodist Church
Coming in June- Rummage Sale!
Wesley UMC Rummage Sale
- Friday, June 24 from 8 am - 12 pm
- Saturday, June 25 from 8 am - 2 pm
Please bring any items you are willing to donate! They can be dropped off at brown door #6 (east parking lot) on Sundays or any other day. Please call Pastor Manuel or the church office to schedule a drop-off time for weekdays or Saturdays.
Item pre-sorting is taking place every Sunday morning between 10 am - 11 am on the basement stage. Please feel free to join us downstairs on any Sunday to help with pre-sorting.
As the time gets closer, we will have a sign-up sheet for those who would like to volunteer a couple of hours to work on the actual rummage sale days. We will also need volunteers to pack up leftover items after the sale is finished.
For questions, please contact Pastor Manuel, Amy Loaeza, Angi Griner or Laura Potter.
Our Members and Friends in Care Facilities or Under Home Care
Edgewood Vista: Jackie Dreyer
Good Sam / Hill: Linda Varud,
Luther Manor: Faye Pigott
Leisure Living in Hartford: Nona Robinson
Southridge: Guy Varud; Cleova Frahm;
VA in Luverne: Bob Morrison
2204 E. 11th: Deb Stoakes
May's 5th Sunday offering goes to Nightwatch Canteen
May's 5th Sunday offering for Nightwatch Canteen has raised $735 . You can still give, just indicate on your check's memo line that it is for Nightwatch.
02 Maxine Ingalls
03 Corie Richey
04 Linda Varud
04 David Garcia
05 Madalyn Bohmbach
07 Aggie Borman
08 Ray Grimes
14 Joseph Medema
14 Leslie Medema
17 Brian Brua
17 Stephen Brua
18 Erlene Grimes
22 Carole Anderson
23 Evan Medema
27 Josh Hamann
27 Mike Renken
28 Gwen Saunders
28 Eric Twedt
28 Shirley Moline
29 Taylor Paez
30 Elaine Jones
30 Justin VanKirk
Friends to hold up and remember:
Our Sympathy - Joyce & Ca Patterson on the death of their son Owen
Our Sympathy - Nila Hendriks and family on the death of Klaas
Bob Morrison- broken bones from falling down stairs in his wheelchair
Aggie Borman - flown to U of Minnesota for testing, having heart issues
Brooklyn - a little girl who has been coming to church - diminished lung capacity
Dave Garcia's sister Paula - in serious car accident
Bob and Barbara Gran- both doing well after undergoing medical procedures
Pastor Laura Borman - currently undergoing chemotherapy
Beth Stricker - carpal tunnel surgery
Aleene Williams - started chemo & will start radiation soon, grateful for love of God and the Saints (us)
Lynn Margeson - High Blood pressure and tests
Dave Garcia - will start chemo soon for cancer diagnosis
Ernie Griner - tests to see what's wrong
Mike Renken -prayers for healing
Lea Watson's grandson Brock - prayers for healing
Marg Gross - Bernie McCabe's sister, fall
Guy and Linda Varud - both are struggling and in need of prayers
Lynn Margeson's sister Marti Swearingen recovering from heart transplant surgery on 11-3
Nila & Larry Westall - Covid
Carmen Britt - Sister Kim and Brother-in-law, Dave - prayers needed
Trish Garcia - surgery in Rochester went well, prayers for continued healing
Kolby Bohmbach – Continued prayers for good test results
Felsheim Family – working to keep Bennett safe
Karen Renken- continued prayers for healing
Bob Whiting’s daughter Robyn – needs a kidney transplant
Nila & Karen’s sister-in-law Karen - continued prayers
José Garcia’s mom, Maria Herrera - breast cancer
Judy's daughter-in-law Sara Martin Tulio- will have surgery and chemo until August
A Matter of Balance
UGM - Lamplighters
Check out the Newsletter online after June 9th and see the updated financials.
General Budget update @ April 30, 2022
Income 4 Months 2022------ $51,156.73
Expense 4 Months 2022------$61,719.06
Expenses exceed income ----$ (10,562.33)
Don Armstrong, Treasurer
Building and Grounds
Disbursements- building improvements -$2,562.36
Interest earned: -------------------------- $.13
Balance 4/30/2022 ---------------$15,907.99
Donna Wallin, Treasurer
From the Parish Nurse
June Is Cataract Awareness Month
Cataracts is a very common ailment—more than 3 million cases per year in the U.S. So, what is it? It is a condition affecting the eye that causes clouding of the lens. A gradual progression of vision problem, eventually, if not treated, may result in vision loss.
Cataracts usually progresses gradually. Most age-related cataracts may progress over a period of two years. Other types of cataracts, especially in younger people and diabetics, may progress fast. The symptoms include:
• Clouded or blurred vision
• Difficulty in seeing during the night
• Sensitivity to light and glare
• Need for brighter than normal light to read or see objects
• Seeing halo around lights
• Seeing objects in faded or yellow color
• Headache due to changes in vision
• Eye pain
At this point in time, treatment for cataracts is to surgically remove the clouded lens and replace it with a soft gel implant that is designed to correct any vision problems you may have like near-sightedness. The decision as to when surgery to remove the cataracts is made in consultation between you and your ophthalmologist. We are fortunate here in Sioux Falls to have many skilled ophthalmologists who can perform this surgery and deal effectively with any follow-up procedures that might become necessary.
Dawn Armstrong, Parish Nurse
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Why Are We Seeing All These Changes and Who Made the Decisions to Change?
It was determined that we needed to strengthen our presence to position the organization as the optimal choice for women seeking a faith-based community of women that is inclusive, spiritually nurturing and socially relevant.
I realize that many of us don’t like change but whether we like it or not, it happens all the time. Nothing stays the same. Our children grow up. We have grandchildren and they grow up too. The United Methodist Church rotates its ministers on a regular basis (just as we were getting used to the one we already had).
The same can be said for our UMW. If we don’t grow and change, then we will cease to exist.
Over the last five years, the staff of United Methodist Women surveyed over 24,000 women from a variety of backgrounds—UMW members, United Methodists who are not members, and women from other faith groups. They asked a variety of questions to determine the perception of United Methodist Women and how we go about being in mission. The results of those surveys is now United Women in Faith. I had the privilege of being one of those women who took the survey.
What Does the Data Tell Us?
For the last several years, we have discussed how to recruit and retain new members to the organization. We have found that women want this organization to serve the unique needs of an inclusive sisterhood while continuing to nurture them spiritually and fuel their passion for social justice and allow them to make an impact in their communities, country and the world.
Our members generally feel good about UMW and non-members do identify with the work we are doing for women, children and youth. However, the ways in which we do the work are not appealing. They want to find different ways to do the work.
Inspiration Leads to New Ideas and a Refreshed UMW.
• We need more diverse women (age, ethnicity, denomination).
• We need to engage our current and new membership in more and different ways.
• We need new, inspiring programs that influence women to act.
• We need to offer more training opportunities, tools, templates and other resources to support existing members with the development of localized programs that engage women similar to the national programs.
• We need new ways to give and new ways to target giving to what matters most to members and prospective members.
In the coming months, I will be sharing more with you on the vision we have for the future of United Women in Faith. We will be learning how to put new wine into new wineskins. (Matt. 2:21-22)
Dawn Armstrong, President United Women in Faith