to Aug 31

Exterior Work on Church Buildings

The exterior of church buildings will be painted during August during the work week (not weekends). Painting is not expected to impact activities Monday through Friday, but please note there will be contractors on site scraping, priming, and painting, and they may put up scaffolding or lifts.

Please give the contractors plenty of room to work and take care to avoid parking your cars near where the painting is in progress to avoid overspray reaching your car.

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to Sep 12

Hands of Grace Craft Workshops

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Hello Hands of Grace,

We hope you can join us for our sewing session on Thursday, August 16. Machine-sewing shibori pillows We will now make use of the shibori panels we hand-dyed at the May workshop!  Your beautiful creations will become simple-to-make pillow covers to sell at Aki Matsuri.  Please bring sewing scissors, and portable sewing machine if you are able, all other equipment and materials are provided. 

Also, remember to bring your lunch and a drink.

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Tues 04:  Machine-sewing, hanging towel The hanging towel was sold out as a new item last year!  We will make more of this Asian-themed hanging towel, perhaps with a new design on top.  Please bring sewing scissors, and portable sewing machine if you are able, all other equipment and materials are provided. 

Wed 12:  Hand-sewing, felt ornaments/kanzashi flowers Join us for some easy and relaxing hand sewing.  We will try some new kanzashi flowers using Asian fabrics, as well a new Asian-inspired Christmas ornament made from felt fabrics.  Please bring sewing scissors and sewing needles if you have them.  

Tues 18:  “Odds 'n' Ends” This is our chance to finish up all of those not-quite-done projects from the workshops this year.  Bring all items you have taken home to work on, both completed and unfinished.   Please let Mona know if you need any particular materials for your project.  We will have card-making supplies at the workshop.

Wed 26:  Takuan-making Help us in making another big seller!  Please bring one daikon to donate, a kitchen knife, cutting board, peeler and slicer if you have them.  Please contact Yumi or Mona if you can join us, lunch will be provided as our thank-you for all of your participation this year!

For questions, please contact Mona Otomori or Yumi Haraguchi through the church office.. 

We hope to see you at any or all of our workshops as we build our inventory of Aki Matsuri handcrafts!

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to Nov 13

New ESL Tutoring Program

Tutors are needed for our new English as a Second Lanuage (ESL) Tutoring Program. Tutoring is on Tuesday nights at San Jose 1st UMC from 7pm-8:30pm, August 28 through November 13. The focus each week is on reading, writing, listening, and speaking English. Tutors do not need to be bilingual. We will provide a curriculum and tutors can choose to create their own lessons. If you are interested in being a tutor for this satisfyingly rewarding ESL program, please contact Aton Gutierrez Abril through the church office.

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to Sep 3

Wesley All-Church Camp

Get ready! It's our annual All-Church Camp! 

Come join us for fun in the sun, activities for all ages. Enjoy: Fishing, Boating, Hiking, Swimming, Horseback Riding, Singing, Roasting marshmallows, Fellowship, Flush Toilets, Crafts for all, Campfire, Games. 

You can do everything or nothing at all - juuuust relax and enjoy Mother Nature. Delicious meals prepared by the camp staff in the Chow Hall.

Lodging: Tent cabins on wooden platforms. Heated motel-like rooms for seniors. Tiled bathrooms with hot water, showers.

Total cost/person under 2: Free
Pre-School (2-4 yrs): $90
Youth (5-12 yrs): $115
Teen (13-18 yrs): $150
College (19+ yrs): $200
Adult: $235

Sign up now with John Ng through the church office. Registration form can be downloaded here and returned to John or the church office.

2018 All-Church Camp Registration form

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Rally Sunday!!! Bring a Friend!!!

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Summer is quickly winding down and many of our children and youth will start school very soon.  Please note that God’s Garden will begin the first day of the new school year on Sunday, September 9. 

There is a lot of excitement on this day as kids are eager to see one another and find out which class they are in! Please invite your friends to join us on Rally Day! 

Families are invited to meet in the Sanctuary for the beginning of worship where our Rally Sunday festivities will begin! The children will then be dismissed to go to their age level classes. Please visit the God’s Garden registration table to update your registration information and to pick up a goodie for your child! We look forward to sharing a new school year with everyone!

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to Oct 30

2018 VIM Mexico Mission Trip October 22 - 30


Bienvenidos!  Welcome!

ALL are welcome and invited to join our VIM Mexico Mission team for this year!  If you are interested or just curious, please contact Mona Otomori through the church office or talk to any of the past participants for information. We are happy to share our experiences!  

We will be following Pastor Pedro Moreno Cano to his new appointment in Tlaxcala, Mexico.  His church is "parent" to a small mission church which needs help with repairs and construction.  Our team will provide materials and labor for the mission church as well as possible small jobs at Pastor Pedro's parsonage. The town of Tlaxcala is in the state of Tlaxcala very close to Puebla.  Our past mission teams have served in Tlaxcala for several years and we are thrilled for this opportunity to return to the area.

Team members pay their own airfare plus a $500 contribution which pays for all lodging, meals and local transportation. Scholarships are available from the VIM Fund, we feel strongly that cost should not be the deterrent from fulfilling your dream to go on mission.

Save these dates for the Mexico mission trip:  

October 22 - 30, 2018!

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San Jose Giants Night

All Wesley Church members, friends, family invited!

Japanese Heritage Night * S.J.Giants vs. Lancaster JetHawks. At San Jose Municipal Stadium. Hello Kitty cap giveaway for first 1000 fans!

RSVP by August 4 to Jim Mar through the church office your number of tickets. He will purchase at group discount in advance (last year tickets were $12).

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