Wesley has a giving spirit!
There are many ways serve both our church and community through our gifts, time and talents. Please see the list below for opportunities to give back!
WESLEY DISTRIBUTION MINISTRY
Every third Saturday of each month, we meet at Wesley West from 9:30-11:30 am to distribute FREE paper goods and food boxes to those in need from our community. Volunteers are needed to help unload the truck, organize and sort donations prior to the event, and additional help is needed that morning to distribute (currently we are hosting a DRIVE-THRU DISTRIBUTION for the safety of our volunteers and patrons). Items needed include diapers, wipes, facial tissues, feminine hygiene products, adult diapers, and printed religious items. For more details about how to donate or volunteer please contact Karen Daudelin at 309-838-5723 or email email@example.com.
CLICK HERE to make a financial donation to support this ministry (please note WDM in the memo) or mail your gift to Wesley UMC at 502 East Front Street, Bloomington IL 61701
DONATION DROP OFF DATES:
Monday - Friday before the third Saturday of the month at any time
Help is needed with organizing, stuffing and labeling for mailings to our members.
For events inside and outside the church, we need people to greet attendees and help with check-in: ask people how they are feeling, sign them in, take their temperature, and make certain that everyone is ready to participate.
We need delivery people to get items out to members such as delivering the church directory, for those who have not picked it up yet; to deliver people; drivers for our van and bus.
Team members are needed to help with videography, sound, lighting, etc. for our videos both now and in the future.
Many gifts are needed in the ways of teaching, service, encouragement.
MIDWEST FOOD BANK
Our friends at Midwest Food Bank also need volunteers to work onsite as they continue to serve our community during this difficult times. If you are able to help CLICK HERE to sign up using their SignUp Genius page or call 309-663-5350.
LOADS OF LOVE LAUNDROMAT MINISTRY
Help us SHARE THE LOAD with those in need by helping with an everyday task - LAUNDRY! We gather at The Wash House (609 N. Clinton Street, Bloomington) on the FOURTH TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH from 4:30-8:00 pm to lend a hand and a few quarters! Donations are always welcome to support this important ministry, both detergent AND quarters help keep it going! Contact Gary Thompson for more details about how you can help at firstname.lastname@example.org. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current shelter in place order, we will not be gathering to volunteer but DONATIONS are ALWAYS welcome to keep this ministry going!
CLICK HERE to make a financial donation to support this ministry (please note LOADS OF LOVE in the memo) or mail your gift to Wesley UMC at 502 East Front Street, Bloomington IL 61701
WESTERN AVENUE COMMUNITY CENTER
Western Avenue Community Center is a non-profit organization whose success is dependent on the generous donations of the community. We are always looking for volunteers to help with our many programs. If you are unable to volunteer your time, you can still be of assistance by making a donation whether it be monetary or items from one of our Wish Lists. You can help by making a donation to support our programs that support our community. CLICK HERE to learn more, make a donation or sign up to volunteer.
FEEDING BN AND BEYOND
Feeding BN and Beyond is a newly formed grassroots organization collaborating with United Way, local school districts and other non-profit partners to address solutions and food security issues within greater McLean County. Western Avenue Community Center is one of 11 organizations providing free meals during the pandemic, and they need YOUR HELP! CLICK HERE to be redirected to the SignUp Genius link to help prepare meals for those in need.