to Dec 16

Small Groups and Bible Studies - Fall 2019


Jump into a Bible Study or Small Group today! Contact Mark Teagle <> for more information.

Sundays, 11:30 am, Fireside Room: Led by Jim Tengan and Jeffrey Oldham.

Sundays, 7:00pm, Agape Young Adult Group led by Clarissa Johnston Abril at her residence.

Second Sunday Symposiums, 11:30 am, Conference Room. Led by Mark Teagle. November 10th’s session “Exploring the Old Testament” - Summarizing the Pentateuch, The first five books of the Bible.

Mondays, 9:30 am, Fireside Room: Spirituality in the Movies led by Mona Otomori. Watch and discuss films with faith themes.

Wednesdays, 6:00 pm, Chapel: The Soup Group eats soup and discusses A New Kind of Christian by Brian McLaren. Led by Mark Teagle.

Saturdays, 7:30am, Bible Study led by Leighton Horio, Barbara Mulford, Kats Hikido, and Its Yokota

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to Dec 2

New Immigrant Accompaniment Team


Wesley volunteers, together with a group from St. Paul’s UMC, have formed an Accompaniment Team to work with families affected by ICE Detention. With help from PACT Community Organizer Jesus Ruiz, our volunteers will walk with families who are impacted, helping them navigate the system and cope with the temporary loss of their breadwinner. This team works on an as-necessary basis. Warren Uesato is the Wesley team leader, partnering with a leader from St. Paul’s UMC.

For more information contact Warren through the church office or <>.

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9:00 AM09:00

Cancelled - “Navigating the Future” Gathering Nov. 16

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Dear Wesley UMC Church members and friends,

Upon some deep reflection by our ministerial and programming staff, we feel it is best to cancel the calendared “Navigating the Future” Gathering that was to be held on Saturday November 16th. We will instead be looking forward to a productive gathering of the church family on February 1-2, 2020 at our All Church “Back to the Future” Retreat at Camp Monte Toyon in Aptos, CA. Our apologies for this cancellation but please contact Rev. Keith if you would like to be a part of the planning for the February 1-2, 2020 retreat. We will be seeking representation from all generations for our planning.

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11:30 AM11:30

Share Our Substance Thanksgiving Sunday Potluck

You are invited! Please bring a main dish or side dish to share, and your own table service. Dessert will be provided.

Calia Kammer will speak about Casa de Clara, a Catholic Workers Home in our neighborhood which provides transitional housing for women and families and has an active ministry to homeless encampments, providing showers, meals, and other assistance. Wesley regularly partners with Casa de Clara, providing meals twice a month and helping with other ministries. 

A free will offering will be given to Share Our Substance and will be forwarded to Casa de Clara.

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7:00 PM19:00

Wesley Charge Conference!


You are invited to participate!

REQUIRED BY our United Methodist Discipline, every local United Methodist Church must hold an annual Charge Conference to gather members and constituents of each church to receive reports from every aspect of the church's ministry over the past year, hear plans and projections for the upcoming year and beyond, inspire common vision and hopes for ministry, approve staff compensations and overall budget of the church among much else that requires the entire congregation to give input on important decisions of the church. This year our El Camino Real District Rev. Shinya Goto will preside over our Charge Conference on Sunday, December 8, at 7pm.

Please mark your calendars and make plans to attend our annual Charge Conference and please submit your church Charge Conference reports to the church office November 25th. Thank you for helping to make this ministry of Wesley UMC that God has called us to be a great expression God's love and grace!

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4:00 PM16:00

"I Remember You" worship service


An annual tradition at Wesley UMC is a special worship service before the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays to remember loved ones as we head into these seasons. For many people, the loss of loved ones so often color these seasons with a touch of deep longing and sadness.

This service is supported by our pastoral staff and our Stephen Ministry to provide opportunity to recognize those whose lives and love continue to leave a lasting imprint on our lives, to offer comfort and hope amidst sadness during these seasons, and provide time to celebrate and give thanks to God for these persons whose love have so wonderfully blessed our lives.

In preparation for this service we invite you to bring photos of your loved ones in photo frames 8”x10” or smaller to display. We will light a candle for each loved one we wish to remember. . The liturgy, message, music and singing we hope will bring you a sense of God’s presence and peace that will sustain you through the holidays.

Please come and please invite others to join us who may especially be needful of the healing and grace this service might provide for them. Contact Rev. Keith Inouye or Rev. Hajime Yamamoto if you have any questions about the service.

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8:30 AM08:30

Next Wesley Men's Breakfast

Every month the Wesley Men prepare a most delicious breakfast. It’s so good and everyone is welcome!

Men AND women, children to seniors! EVERYONE! They simply invite everyone to contribute what they can in the collection basket! This month’s Men’s Break‐fast takes place “Sunday September 22nd in the church Fellowship Hall from 8:30am ‐ 9:30am. Come & Enjoy !

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to Nov 10

Inarizushi and Manju Workshop and Sales

Learn how to make Yaki Manju and Inarizushi

  • Friday, Nov. 8, 9am, to make yaki manju (Fellowship Hall)

  • Sunday, Nov. 10, 8am, to make and pack inarizushi (Fireside Room)

Please sign up in the Fellowship Hall.

If you didn't get enough Inari Sushi or Lima Bean Manju at Aki Matsuri, we will be selling it after worship service in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, November 10. All proceeds benefit Aki Matsuri.

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to Oct 27

Pen Pals in Japan

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There are 14 letters from Ujitawara, a small town near Kyoto, Japan. The senders are looking to make new friends, practice their English, and learn more about you and the world! Use this opportunity to make a new friend in Japan, learn and practice your Japanese, and learn more about Japan! 

Letters can be mailed all together. You do not need to worry about mailing the letter yourself!  Feel free to bring a picture of yourself to share with your pen pal. Stationary will be provided on the workshop days, but you are welcome to provide your own!  Participants can write letters together! 

Thanks to Rebecca Urata, daughter of Marilyn and Ted Hasegawa, for this great opportunity! Rebecca taught English in Japan for three years.

Required from all participants: 

· Contact information to be notified of updates when letters are sent and

· Permission from a parent/guardian for participants under the age of 18. 

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October 13 Presentation about the program in Worship 

October 20 1st Writing Workshop (room 22./23)

October 27 2nd Writing Worship (room 22/23)

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to Sep 13

Cooking Teams Needed

We are in need of cooking teams for the rest of the calendar year to cook 13 meals for Casa de Clara and 26 meals for Grace Solutions on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Below are just some of the happy faces from Wesley who help with the cooking!

If you are interested you can sign up at

Please contact Mary Leano with any questions.

Thank you for your continued support of this ministry!

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9:30 AM09:30

Free Seminar for Caregivers


Free seminar for caregivers, future caregivers & seniors. You are invited to attend this special lecture and workshop on “Humanitide” which is a technique used when caring for persons with dementia. Humanitide originated in France and is a technique developed with 40+ years of clinical studies. It is being taught and studied in France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, and several other counties in Europe, as well as in Canada, Japan, Thailand, and the U.S.. In 2012, Humanitude was first introduced in Japan. Training is being done for care professionals, nurses, and those caring for family members with dementia. This technique has been broadcast by NHK Dementia Campaign, Close-Up Today, and NHK special documentary. The November 17 event will include two lecturers from Japan. The presentation will be given in English and translated into Japanese. Please attend and bring your friends!

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