Update June 6th 2024

This coming Sunday, we will be the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost

Saturday, June 8, at 630PM: a discussion with Dr. Ursula Goodenough. Dr. Goodenough is author of the book The Sacred Depths of Nature: How Life Has Emerged and EvolvedThis is free and open to the public, with light refreshments afterwards. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. and the talk will begin at 6:30.

Goodenough completed her Ph.D. in Biology at Harvard University and served as an assistant and associate professor of biology at Harvard from 1971-1978 before moving to Washington University. She retired to Martha’s Vineyard in 2017. Throughout her career Goodenough investigated the sexual cycle of the green soil alga Chlamydomonas, ciliary motility, and algal biofuel precursors. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Microbiology Society, and served as president of the American Society for Cell Biology. 

For decades, Goodenough has contributed to interdisciplinary conversations about the intersection of science, religion and morality, including participation in the NPR shows “On Being” and “Cosmos & Culture,” and multiple PBS productions.

Her talk at John Wesley UMC will explore how scientific and spiritual thought not only are capable of coexisting but can work together to help us understand our story as human beings on this planet. 

Email jennifer.v.linton@gmail.com for more information.

ALICE Training at JW on Thursday, June 13 at 3:00 pm: The Falmouth Police Department will be coming to JW to provide training on how to respond to the unthinkable, and very unlikely, event of an active shooter incident at our church, or anywhere else. ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate and has been developed over the years by law enforcement to assist citizens in how best to immediately respond to such circumstances. This hands-on training should take about 90 minutes. If you are interested in attending, please contact Matt O’Connor at oconnorscapecod@gmail.com so we will know how many people to expect at the training. 

Changing Our World for June is for "World Central Kitchen". World Central Kitchen (WCK), founded by Chef José Andrés in 2010, is a nonprofit organization that responds to disasters by distributing fresh meals to those in crisis. Utilizing our technique of quick response, using local resources, and reacting in real time, WCK has provided over 350 million nutritious meals around the world.

Musical Notes from the Music Director

As this choir season wraps up, I would like to send a big THANKS to the Adult Choir, Bell Choir and Children's Music Group and instrumentalists for their contributions to the music program at John Wesley. With your participation, you enable the community to lift their spirits and their voices in an amazing way! You are the cheerleaders of the JWUMC community!

This is open to the entire community, regardless of age

If you have any hidden musical talents that you would like to share with the community, you could shine your light at the 7:30 am Beach service or present "special music" during Summer Sundays at the 9:30 am service. (ex. - find a friend and sing a duet, play a solo on your instrument or play with a group, sing and sign a song, liturgical dance to some music, present some musical theater - sing a part of the Bible in costume, etc.)

Sign up sheets are in Fellowship Hall on the Music bulletin board, or send me an email at... paula.jwumc@gmail.com

God Bless, 

Paula King, Music Director

Uke Can Do It! 

Did you know that John Wesley UMC is the proud owner of 3 ukuleles?

Have you ever heard of a Ukulele band? It is becoming very popular. Have you ever played a ukulele before? Well now's the time to start! All ages welcome. Summer Sundays at 9am for 15 minutes. Learn a chord or two each week and then play a song during a service late Summer.

I would love to show you a few chords, so that you can join in the fun! 

If you have any questions contact Paula King at paula.jwumc@gmail.com 

Upcoming Sunday Youth Events

  • Sunday June 9 - Youth group meeting in Youth Center - 5:30-7pm

  • Sunday June 16th @ 5:30 PM The Falmouth Commodores Game and Crowd games @ the stadium

Also a reminder that All ages are invited to take a SUMMER PLUNGE at JWUMC! July 10, 17, 24, and 31 from 6-8pm. Dinner is provided. Take the JWUMC Summer Plunge, a spiritual life event for Everyone, Every Age. This is a great opportunity for everyone in our church to build connections and new friendships with each other while also building our relationship with God. Each night will include a dinner, followed by general sessions with skits and music. We’ll also break out into age-appropriate activities and discussions for children, youth, and adults.

We are continuing to collect for the Falmouth Food Pantry.

The most needed items are canned peaches, Cheerios, mayonnaise , mustard, pasta sauce and garlic powder.

Thank you all for your continued support for our neighbors in need. 

Stewardship Ministry Team:

The Stewardship Ministry Team hopes that you are enjoying and finding value in the videos that we are creating. In just six months we have already produced 11 Info Videos! Much thanks for this to Tracy Jaekel for working with many other church leaders to gather information and develop the videos! On the third Sunday of each month, Pastor will feature a video in our Sunday services. Last Sunday he introduced our Sunday School video. This is really a sweet one! Please have a look by clicking the link below.

Sunday School Video

Team Meetings this week:

Thursday 6/6: TLT Meeting @ 6:30PM in Fitz

Wednesday 6/12: Alternative Gift Market @ 3PM in Fitz

Thursday 6/13: Worship Team Meeting @ 1PM in Fitz

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