Habitat for Humanity
Coordinates Wesley volunteers who help in constructing new housing in the local community. Please contact Bob Pederson for more information on how and when you can help with Habit for Humanity.
Faith In Action
Volunteers take seniors to medical appointments, religious services, shopping and other necessary errands and appointments. They also make friendly home visits, telephone reassurance calls, perform light home and yard maintenance. FIA of Bloomington-Normal is a local affiliate of the FIA National Network . If you would like to be a compassionate, helpful and hopeful friend to senior citizens, age 60 and older, in our community, please contact Wesley FIA coordinator, Linda Stuckey or call the FIA office at 827-7780.
Pets Are Working Saints (PAWS)
Visits with pets to local nursing homes. Please contact Gail Scoates (309) 527-5842 for more information.
The Church and Society Committee supports the Safe Harbor Ministry of the Salvation Army. Their annual Souper Bowl of Caring fundraiser provides the funds to cover the costs of the meals Wesley's youth provide for the clients of Safe Harbor on the third Thursday of each month. The committee itself provides dinner on the second Tuesday of each month.
Here are some ways you can support this outreach ministry:
1) Volunteer to help with meal preparation and serving on the second Tuesday of each month. Contact Alycia Hund at 830-5035.
2) You or your small group could donate $75-100 to cover the cost of a monthly meal. Currently the meals are being financed by just two or three individuals. Donations can be directed to the Church and Society Committee, designated for Safe Harbor meals.
3) Bake cookies for the meals served by the youth. 8-10 dozen, nice, big cookies (about 3" in diameter) are needed. Cookies can be baked ahead of time and frozen. Sign-up on the youth bulletin board located just inside the parking lot entrance or contact Stacy Ash or Pastor Camilla at 827-8046 for more information.
Wesley volunteers partner with volunteers with other area churches to host an August party for children and their families at First Christian Church, providing food, entertainment, and school supplies.
Karen McConnell (309) 963-6096
The Missions Team helps the congregation stay involved with United Methodist mission work locally and around the world. Wesley supports local and national projects through the annual Advent offering. Wesley supports world and national projects through the budget and annual Lenten offering.
One Great Hour of Sharing
World Communion Sunday
Human Relations Day
Peace with Justice
Native American Sunday
UM Student Day
Golden Cross Institutions
Salvation Army Food
Faith in Action
Home Sweet Home Mission
Western Ave. Community Center
Irvin Neighborhood Center
Community Health Care Clinic
Habitat for Humanity
Henderson Settlement, KY
Red Bird Mission, KY
United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
Midwest Mission Distribution Center
Project Schoolroom Haiti
Africa University (Zimbabwe)– scholarships
UM Ganta Hospital in Liberia
El Porvenir: Clean Water for Nicaragua
UM Central Conference Pastor Pension Funding
Bread for the World
Imagine No Malaria
Wesley has a 3-year goal to raise $20,000 to support the Imagine No Malaria project. Imagine No Malaria is a $75 million effort of the United Methodist Church to eliminate malaria deaths in Africa by 2015. Facts: Every 30 seconds a child in Africa dies of malaria. Malaria is a completely preventable and treatable disease.
Imagine No Malaria will focus on prevention methods, but also will improve education about the disease, help to establish community-based malaria control programs, conduct communications outreach through radio and revitalize hospitals and clinics to improve treatment across the African continent.
To date, Wesley has raised $10,300. Link: www.ImagineNoMalaria.org
Volunteers in Mission Work Trips
Since 2005, Wesley has sponsored a Medical Mission team to Nicaragua annually. The team works in cooperation with Missionary, Sandy Carter, who runs two orphanages. Approximately, 1200 people were seen during the 2007 clinics. Donated diapers, t-shirts, tooth paste and brushes are provided to individuals as available. Everyone seen at the clinic receives 3 months of vitamins.
Next trip: Camp Mekokiko team Hawaii: mid-June 2012; contact Judy Woodburn or Ron Schaad
Tentative: Joplin, Mo work team, Spring 2012; Contact Jeff Snyder
Wesley Supports the Work of Missionary, Connie Wieck in China
Connie Wieck is a United Methodist missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries serving in Longzhou ("Long Joe"), in southern China near the Vietnam border, under the auspices of the Amity Foundation.
Annual Alternate Christmas
3rd Annual Alternate Christmas will be Sunday, Dec. 8th., 2012.
12-14 local, state, and national service organizations will be highlighted.
Contacts: Betty Hornbrook and Karen Daudelin.