Lent is a 40-day season of fasting and reflection, which gives Christians an opportunity to regroup, reflect, and refocus on the need for God’s salvation and restoration. This year, Wesley is offering three different Lenten studies, for six weeks each. First, “What Makes a Hero?” by Matt Rawle is a DVD based study looking at pop culture heroes as well as real life heroes and connecting them to the Gospel stories. It is a fun and insightful book that you can study during Lent. Second, “Made for a Miracle” by Mike Slaughter will remind you that you have been given specific talents and abilities to make a miracle. Slaughter’s book with DVD is grounded on traditional Christian teachings with emphasis on social justice. Last, “Meeting Jesus Again For the First Time in Gospel” will dig in scripture passages in-depth, searching for the meaning of the life of Jesus. No study book for this class. We hope and pray that Wesley Lenten Study 2018 will act as a new catalyst on your journey of faith. Please see the class schedule below. Sign-ups will be available in the fellowship hall.
Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23, and 24, at 7:30 pm
“Doors Open” the LGBTQ-themed musical-comedy by our own Mark Teagle returns to the Wesley Stage. While it is free and open to the public, donations are encouraged. Share this performance with your friends and neighbors, those wanting to hear the story of a soon-to-be Reconciling Congregation as it wrestles with the issue of LGBTQ people in their church.
Since its workshop production last year, the play has been revised including one new song. Cast members have been added. Even if you were one of the more than 300 people who attended last year, you’ll want to see it again. “This is an important story to tell,” says writer-director Mark Teagle. “It’s also important for us to tell it; to share the message that there are churches who open their doors to people who are LGBTQ.”
If you can help spread the news about “Doors Open”, pick up posters and flyers from the church office. Spread the word on social media. Invite your friends. Maybe this play will be an open door for people to experience God’s love through Wesley.
Please help bake sale for reconciling minitry network
You have been so generous over the years with your scrumptious baked goodies, and the Reconciling Ministry Committee is once again asking for your HELP to donate baked items, sweet or savory, which will be sold Feb.25 to support Reconciling Ministries Network. Anything homemade—cookies, pies, cakes, muffins, salsa and chips— that you are able to donate, is welcome. Mmmmm! Sooo delicious! Please bring them to the Fellowship Hall Sunday Feb.25 prior to the worship service. A whole-hearted thank-you for your support. Sign-ups will be taken in the Fellowship Hall in early February.
Come to Wesley’s 5th Reconciling Celebration Sunday service and Bake Sale. We are celebrating our church becoming a reconciling congregation and welcoming into the full life of the church all persons regardless of age, ethnicity, economic circumstance, gender identity, and sexual orientation community.
District Superintendent Rev. Shinya Goto will preach; the 88 Keys Choir will perform. During Fellowship time, there will be the simply delicious fundraising Bake Sale with all proceeds going to Reconciling Ministries Network.
Remember! Mark your calendar for these special events during Wesley’s Reconciling Celebration weekend!
Traditionally, the last Tuesday of each month has been designated as our Coffee Fellowship. During our gathering, we have many topics, projects, films, and information for our seniors.
On January 30 Miriam Taba and her sister Laura Dominguez Yon will share their childhood memories living at Gilroy Hot Springs, and we'll learn the future of their childhood home.
You are invited to join us!
Girl Scout Troop 61150, sponsored by Wesley Church, thanks you for your support. With cookie monies, our Troop can fund programs providing service, leadership, and fun opportunities.
Peanut Butter Patties, Shortbread, Thin Mints, Caramel DeLites and MORE!
Last chance to buy at Wesley!
Please note that there will be no service until March 7. On Ash Wednesday, Feb.14, there will be no Wednesday Night Meditation Service, in order to encourage all to attend our annual Ash Wednesday Worship Service at 7pm, Feb.14.
If you have any questions, please call the office 408.295.0367
Please mark your calendars to share Wesley’s warm hospitality through our famous potluck luncheons! This will be our formal Welcome to the students to our church and an opportunity for you to meet and personally greet some of them!
There are two programs at Wesley Church for preparing meals for the homeless.
We can all recall the loving feelings when someone made a homemade meal for us. This gesture will brighten the spirits of many less fortunate, but our church volunteer cooks often say that they feel as blessed to serve.
Wednesdays are Wesley's
Every Wednesday afternoon, Wesley volunteers prepare dinner in our church kitchen for 35-60, then serve at Grace Baptist Church, as part of the Winter Faith Collaborative (WFC) effort of downtown San Jose churches to provide meals and shelter for the homeless during the winter. If you would like to help plan a meal of just come to help cook, you may sign up at <ttsu.me/gracebaptist2018> or contact Roy Takeuchi <firstname.lastname@example.org> or Mary Leano <email@example.com>.
One Sunday/month at St.James Park
On the last Sunday of each month all year-round, church volunteers meet at 11:45am in the patio to take hot meals or sandwich-makings to St. James Park downtown to share with homeless friends. You are invited to help! Contact Mary Leano or see her after worship service.
All expenses of our homeless meal programs are reimbursed from our Share Our Substance (SOS) Fund. Thank you to all who give to our SOS Fund, and to all who volunteer to cook and serve.
What is your New Year’s resolution? Here is an opportunity for those who just joined Wesley or want to restart their faith journey in 2017. Rev. Keith and Rev. David are offering a basic bible study class: “Staring Point.” For the duration of four weeks, starting from January 28th, we will explore topics, such as: What is the bible and how is it to be read?; Tell me about your belief on God and Jesus; and What does it mean to become a church member? Through this class, you can learn about Wesley’s understanding on the bible, explore faith issues, and ask honest questions about membership. At the last session, you will also have an opportunity to meet various church leaders and ministerial staff and hear their stories as well as some ministerial opportunities that you may like to jump in. Sign-ups are available in the Fellowship Hall. For more information, please contact Rev. David Ko (firstname.lastname@example.org).