May 21, 2021
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Sunday's sermon: Be Filled With the Holy Spirit
Scripture: Acts 2:1-21
We began service in the Sanctuary here at Wesley on May 2nd. We are currently holding a Traditional service at 9:00am and a Contemporary service at 11:30am. Please wear your favorite Sunday mask and practice social distancing. Registration is mandatory for those who wish to be in attendance. As always, we will also be offering our wonderful online option available at 9:00am. We hope you choose to worship with us in-person as well as view our online service. Please join us for these special opportunities and we encourage you to register and bring a friend and share the glory in Jesus!
Sunday Checklist

  • Pre-register
  • QR Reader
  • Masks
  • Lawn Chair
  • Congratulate our families this week!
A Very Special Week for Our Families at Wesley!
Sunday May 23rd is a Celebration for All!
A special congratulations goes out to the upcoming graduates and their families. We are so proud of the years of hard work you have put in to your education and look forward to continuing our relationship here at Wesley UMC Bloomington. Thank you for being such an important part of the Wesley community and the future of our family!
We are so blessed to announce that it is time for confirmation once again. As the Wesley UMC grows and flourishes within our Bloomington community, these are the moments when we are all reminded of just how important our relationship with God is. We are honored to share this special moment and many more in your future.
ANYONE WITH A GRADUATING 2nd GRADER PLEASE CONTACT MISS KATHI so your child can receive a Bible and Bible navigation tools June 6th
The offerings you make to Wesley UMC are the source for all the wonderful things we do in our communities. Click the Wesley Give image and share the possibilities of a better day with our local friends and families
Wesley’s Re-Entry Task Force, Administrative Council and Worship Staff are delighted to announce that after months of prayer and preparation, we have a Re-Entry Plan and... CLICK HERE for more

Please view our guidelines for re-entry HERE.
View the Music Video we've put together for your Welcome Home to Wesley UMC Bloomington!
CLICK HERE for a complete list of upcoming Wesley events!
Our Wesley 5k Walk & Run is on Sunday, June 6th from 1-3:00 pm at Tipton Park! All proceeds from shirt sales will go to benefit our Conference Camp Programming Scholarships for students to go to camp. Order your shirt and plan to wear it to outdoor worship on June 6th before the event! Shirts will be available for pick-up during morning worship on Sunday, May 30th (both services) at the Washington st. entrance. Pick it up on your way in or out!

Dental Items needed for May include: Toothpaste, Tooth Brushes, Dental Floss and Mouthwash.. The Collection Bin is in the hallway across from the Library or outside the East Door when the Sunday Service is outside.
CLICK HERE to see the updated list of needed items for May
We will be gathering for outdoor worship once per month to enjoy the beautiful Spring and Summer air. These are the dates on the schedule.
For additional dates and times, CLICK HERE
  • June 6th - 10:00am
  • July 4th - 10:00am
  • August 1st - 10:00am
  • September 5th - 10:00am
The Distribution Ministry helped over 400 families in May- THANK YOU!
Current Donations Needed:

We gave away 413 bags of paper goods on Saturday and I just delivered two bags to Woodhill towers making 415 bags so far this month that we have put into the hands of people in need! We also gave three boxes of food to Sheridan School, 30 boxes of food and three boxes of books to Cedar Ridge School. Reaching out into the community where the need is.
Volunteers Please! CLICK HERE

Donations can be dropped off in the collection box located at the entrance door of Wesley West at any time

For additional information, please contact Karen or call 309-838-5723

We are also in need of supplies not listed so please be sure to note when your monetary donations are intended for The Distribution Ministry so we are sure to put that particular donation to use where it is intended
Thank you so much for helping make the Distribution Ministry such a wonderful success to Wesley UMC Bloomington and our community families who are in such need for our help. God Bless.
We are so grateful for the response we are receiving in our call to action for team volunteers!
Wesley UMC Bloomington is in the process of organizing many volunteer opportunities and we still need your help! We need you to click on the image above and let us know how your talents, skills, experience, and knowledge can be utilized for the r most important purpose of all; to give back to our community. Do you bike-ride? GREAT! How about being very organized? PERFECT! Some people just like to give a little time. WONDERFUL! Others are interested in setting aside an hour every week to assist in a variety of activities just to make Wesley operate smoother. No matter what your skills or time commitments are, we have a place for you to meet up with like minded people with similar interests as yours.
We are currently looking for more people to help by using their driveways to host some of our items. The need is very important to the success of our Rummage Sale! Please Click the link below to donate a few hours of time with a space to share the success of this sale with your neighborhood. Feel free to contact Brenna Martin if you have any questions.
United Methodist Women's Reading Program books are here!
Most of our the books we have chosen are non-fiction and chosen from these 5 areas of concern:

  • Leadership
  • Development
  • Social Action
  • Spiritual Growth
  • Education for Mission
  • Nurturing for Community

Until we are able to regain full access to the Wesley Church library, these books will be available on Sunday mornings in the East parking lot of the church. Please look for Judy Bute on May 23rd or Fran Tatum on May 30th for access.

For more information, please contact:

This study takes groups into the rich tapestry of Genesis exploring the interaction between God and very human people.... continue reading

Contact Kathi Pritts for more info and the zoom link.
Wednesdays in-person meetings begin 12:00pm, Meeting at Greg Yount's office. 304 N. Hershey Rd.,

Contact Greg Yount for more info and the zoom link.
This book is a call to action for Christians who care deeply about creation. The study will be on Monday evenings, starting May 3, from... continue reading

Contact Justin Iverson for more info and the zoom link. 
Hospital Visits

As healthcare facilities are beginning to allow area clergy to visit patients again, please remember to notify the Church office or a pastor when you or a loved one are admitted to a local hospital. Hospitals are not currently allowing churches to inquire about their congregants' inpatient status or room number. We will not know if you have been admitted to the hospital unless you give us a call.

If you have news to share with the Wesley family let us know by clicking HERE
or calling 309-827-8046.
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We have received tremendous financial support through these uncertain times. We are SO grateful to our congregation for giving generously and stepping forward in FAITH! There are many ways to GIVE from the safety and comfort of your home. CLICK HERE to submit your offering online, TEXT "$__ OFFERING" to 309.822.4442, or mail your offering to the church:

Wesley United Methodist Church
502 East Front Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
Wesley Emergency Numbers after Office Hours:
Rev. Sara L. Isbell  217.299.4870
Rev. Justin Iverson  701.809.1203 
Rev. Sally Hamon 217.853.9117

Wesley United Methodist Church:
502 E. Front Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
Office 309.827.8046
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