Wesley United Methodist Church
July 17th Block Party!
Thank you to all who donated and worked to make the block party a success. Special thanks to the Worship Committee and the IT Committee who made this happen.
There was a "Free Will" offering bucket and $100.51 was collected and deposited. It may be used towards our next event.
Thank You from the Worship Committee
The Worship Committee would like to thank all of you for all your support for our Block Party event that took place on Sunday, July 17, 2022! It was amazing to see everyone from Wesley come together and help out wherever needed so that we could provide a fun event for our neighborhood. It was truly seeing the Body of Christ in action!
The day was filled with all sorts of fun activities—food, snow cones, popcorn, water inflatables, music, dunk tank, yard games, water balloon volleyball and water balloon fights, a bubble pond for little ones, and lots of fellowship. We had about 250 people attend!
We are hoping to plan some more community events throughout the year so that we can continue to get to know the people in our neighborhood. Stay tuned!
Delta Dental Mobile Program has reached the milestone of treating 50,000 children's smile!
Special thanks to Angi, Laura Potter and Amy for making the rummage happen!
Project: Supply Our Students
SOS Distribution Days 2022
August 2-4 | August 10-12 | August 18-20
Distribution will take place at The Banquet | 900 E 8th St
Registration Required to Receive a Backpack
Click below to register your child for this opportunity. If you need assistance, call The Banquet at 605-335-7066 or 211.
Children must be present and have one form of identification for the child to receive a backpack, such as a birth certificate, social security card, school ID, library card or medicaid card.
If the child is NOT present, a backpack will not be given.
Register here https://helplinecenter.jotform.com/221674509168967
How to donate to Supply Our Students (SOS)
How to Collect or Donate Supplies
- Donations are accepted year-round. Bring donations directly to The Banquet Downtown, 900 E 8th Street, from 9:00 am–5:00 pm. Please call 605.335.7066 so that we may assist you in unloading your items. Please note: we are unable to accept items during our distribution days Aug. 2-4, 10-12 & 18-20.
- Submit a message below or call The Banquet at 605.335.7066 if you need boxes, posters, school supply lists or if you have any questions.
Our Members and Friends in Care Facilities or Under Home Care
Tuff Home in Hills, MN: Jackie Dreyer
Good Sam / Hill: Linda Varud,
Leisure Living in Hartford: Nona Robinson
Southridge: Guy Varud; Cleova Frahm;
VA in Luverne: Bob Morrison
2204 E. 11th: Deb Stoakes
Friends to hold up and remember:
Our Sympathy - Nila Hendriks and family on the death of Klaas
Bob Morrison- recuperating at home after fall
Aggie Borman - recovering from a heart transplant
Brooklyn - a little girl who has been coming to church - diminished lung capacity
Bob and Barbara Gran- both doing well after undergoing medical procedures
Pastor Laura Borman - done with chemotherapy
Aleene Williams - biopsies are negative! checkup in 6 months, thankful for all the prayers
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
Sandy - Bernie McCabe's daughter, ongoing illness
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
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
Check out the Newsletter online after August 10th and see the updated financials.
General Budget update @ July 30, 2022
Income 7 Months 2022------ ------------$99,389.33
Expense 7 Months 2022----------------($109,122.99)
Health Rebate from Dakota Conference $16,486.57
Income exceed Expense ------------------ $6,752.91
Don Armstrong, Treasurer
Building and Grounds
Disbursements- electronic improvements ($5,091.46)
Interest earned: ------------------------------------$2.09
Balance 7/31/2022 -------------------------$12,493.89
Donna Wallin, Treasurer
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
From the Parish Nurse
August Is National Immunization Month
There are a lot of recommended immunizations for both children and adults.
Children require immunizations for MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), rotavirus, Hep B/Hep A, TdP (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis), flu, varicella (chickenpox), pneumonia, polio, HPV (human papillomavirus), COVID, and any others recommended by your pediatrician.
Adults require immunizations for flu, TdP, MMR, varicella, shingles, HPV (ages 19-45), pneumonia, Hep B/Hep A, COVID, and any other immunizations recommended by your physician.
Not only are these immunizations important to protect your own health, but it helps protect anyone you may come in contact with. If you are healthy, you will be less likely to spread diseases to those you love and interact with. Jesus told us to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. This is one way we can do that.
Blessings, Dawn Armstrong Parish Nurse
In the last newsletter I discussed the reasons we are changing and how the national office decided which changes needed to be made, including a new name and logo.
Change is hard at the beginning, messy in the middle and gorgeous in the end.
Viewing Change as Positive---Keeping a Positive Mindset
There are 4 things to keep in mind when change happens, whether it is your choice or not. In the beginning, this is a conscious exercise. Eventually, it becomes part of your mental practice.
1. Worrying will NEVER change the outcome. Let go of the things you cannot control.
2. The impact of most changes will be temporary. If it isn't temporary, adapt. Don't focus on what you are losing because of the change. Focus on what is being gained. If you struggle to see the change from another perspective, ask others who are known to have a positive mindset how they see the change. A Chinese Proverb says, "When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills." Build the windmills and stay positive so you can easily adapt to the changes that are coming.
3. Things change, people change, but GOD remains. Try talking to God about it.
4. Look for the lesson and/or opportunity. "You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending."- C.S. Lewis
Mark 2:21-22 – New Wineskins
What Happens In the Wineskin?
Jody Gattey, a self-described student and teacher of the Bible for over 40 years on Quora.com, tells us that while grape juice is originally put into a new wineskin, it begins to change when a process called fermentation begins. Fermentation is a process in which yeast grows and begins to change the grape juice into wine. As the yeast grows, the wineskin grows and stretches to its capacity to accommodate the newly transformed grape juice, which is now wine.
If the original wineskin is emptied and you attempt to refill it with more grape juice, the fermentation process will begin again. Remember, the old wineskin is already stretched to capacity. So, the old wineskin is attempting to maintain its previous shape and size AND accommodate the growth required by the contents. The old wineskin cannot maintain its previous structure while attempting to grow and support new changes.
Why Do We Need New Wineskins?
United Methodist Women has come to a point where it is ready to make new wine in a new wineskin. We have been served well by the structure and programs contained within the old wineskin. Many of the things that we have loved about United Methodist Women are part of the grapes that have been used to make the wine in the old wineskins and will be part of the grapes that will make the wine in the new wineskins.
I will continue to share the new vision for United Women in Faith with you each month. But, as Betty Davis said, “Buckle up. We’re in for a bumpy ride.” We, as leaders are called to smooth out some of those bumps and in the end it will be gorgeous.
Dawn Armstrong, President United Women in Faith
The end of July I will have follow-up testing and the results of those scans will determine if further treatment is necessary.
Loving the Community of Faith,
Pastor Laura and Darold
Bake Sale for Travis and Aggie
Travis makes weekly trips to the University of Minnesota and Uncle Roy (of Palm Sunday donkey fame) goes with him.
Thank you so much for your very real support in covering gas and hotel costs during this time of waiting.
Aggie, Travis and Oliver Borman
Mark Your Calendars
Wednesdays - Prayer Shawl at 9 am on August 3, 17, 31
August 1 - Worship Meeting at 5:30 pm
August 8th - 10th Summer's Last Blast Camp
August 8th - 11th Delta Dental
August 31st - First night of WOW
September 11th - Sunday School Starts
September 13th - Tuesday Night Bible Study starts
Kidz Count Summer Wrap Up
Ahoy Matey’s! Be on the lookout for pirates! Join us in the fellowship hall on August 9th, for a fun filled night and program and then the ice cream social! 7 p.m is curtain time!
Besides planning the program, we have also been busy with fishing at the outdoor campus, finishing up golf lessons, going to the fun hydrant parties sponsored by the city fire and police departments, and of course swimming. The kids keep working on learning and retaining their learning every day by reading or doing math games, playing educational board games and doing projects.
Hope to see you on August 9th at 7 p.m.! Summer programming ends on August 12th.