Aug 27

God's Garden is Jammin' This Summer!

Summer is officially here and the traditional Sunday School program is over, but that does not mean we stop programming for the summer months! Join us for Summer JAM! “Jesus and Me” Kids Church program,  beginning June 11-August 6. The theme for the summer curriculum is Questions Kids Ask…

Check out questions for June… 

June 11 Does God Take Naps? 

June 18 What Color Shoes Does God Like? 

June 25 How Did God Make the World in 7 Days? 

Ifyou love kids and would like to volunteer in the Nursery or Kids Church, please contact Viki Inouye <viki@wesleysj.net>.

Aug 4

Classroom Tools for Schools!

Help Support Grant, Horace Mann, and Bachrodt Elementary Schools — with school supplies.  Needed are

  • copy paper (8 1/2x11)
  • glue sticks
  • dry erase markers (black)
  • highlighters (pink, green, yellow)
  • pencils (no. 2)
  • post-it-notes.

Wesley is in collaboration with local community groups in this outreach project.  We are asking YOU to help make a difference in a child’s education by adding an extra item to your shopping basket or by making a monetary donation to church (checks made out to Wesley with “Tools for Schools” on the memo line). Deliver school supplies to church beginning on July 1 and ending Aug. 4.  THANK YOU!

Aug 13

WELCOMING THE STRANGER: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate

A Five-Week Study, Sunday, 11:30am-1:00pm, Nichigo Library

Immigration is one of the most complicated issues of our time. Voices on all sides argue strongly for action and change. And Christians find themselves torn between the desire to uphold laws and the call to ministry to the vulnerable. Beginning July 16 Wesley offers a five-week book study on immigration. This study will offer various perspectives on the issue and also share stories of immigrants’ experiences in and out of the system.

Please join us and learn insights on how Christians and local churches should welcome and minister to our immigrant neighbors. Sign-ups are available in the Fellowship Hall. For more information, please contact Rev. David Ko (pastordavidko@gmail.com) or Jeffrey Oldham (Jeffrey.oldham@gmail.com).  


Aug 3

Prime Timers' August Trip!

PrimeTimers will travel to Northern California this August 1-3 to visit some early Japanese American communities prior to Internment. Sign up in the Fellowship Hall and contact Warren Hayashi through the church office for information.

1:30 pm13:30

Lecture and Discussion on Peace

WAR AND PEACE: How do we build peace, and why do we need God?  Join us for a lecture and discussion on peace with Kazuma Momoi, a renowned photographer from Japan who has traveled to over 140 countries and advocates a unique theory of civilization from the perspectives of conflict, global environment, and religion. 

The Nichigo-bu will host this special presentation on Sunday, August 6 at 1:30pm-3:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. Flyers are available in the narthex. The lecture is in Japanese, but will be translated by an interpreter. For more information, contact Rev. Hajime <hajime@wesleysj.net>. 

8:30 am08:30

Wesley UMC Benefit Golf Tournament Signups!

Wesley UMC's Benefit Golf Tournament is accepting entries for their Monday, August 7, 2017 event.  Print out the form below and follow the instructions for submission. 

Entry deadline is July 30, 2017

Proceeds from this Golf Tournament will benefit the Wesley UMC Missions Fund which includes support of church  youth outreach projects, our church's homeless-meal programs, our missionaries in Japan, and "Imagine No Malaria," the United Methodist Church's program to fight malaria in the world.

2:00 pm14:00

Newsletter Cut-Off Date

Submit your WRITTEN articles by the deadline above.  If sending pictures please send large, good-quality pictures.

Send them to <newsletter@wesleysj.net>

8:30 am08:30

Church Clean-Up Day

Your help is needed for once-a-year tasks:

To make the classrooms
good places for our children

To make the Sanctuary and Chapel
good places to worship

Hamburger lunch will be provided!

9:00 am09:00

Prime Timers Monthly Coffee Fellowship

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. 

You are invited to join us!

8:30 am08:30

Wesley Men's Breakfast

The Wesley men will be providing breakfast on this day and this breakfast is in honor of ALL LADIES!

All are invited to the Men's breakfast from 8:30am-9:30am.  It's a great time to get together and it's ALWAYS great food!  A $5 donation is appreciated to cover cost of supplies.


Oct 29

Stewardship Campaign 2018 begins Oct.15

This is the time of year when we ask our church members to pledge their financial support of Wesley Church and its ministry. If you have not pledged before, please consider it this year. The amount is not important. But making the commitment will strengthen your bond to the Wesley Church family.

How do I pledge?

Wesley Church has a tradition called the Pony Express, which will begin on October 15th. Pledge packets are passed from home to home within an area circuit of several families who live near each other. If you are on the Pony Express circuit, one of your neighboring Wesley Church families will bring a Pony Express packet to your door. This is a great time to talk to others outside of church.  You will have time to consider and complete your pledge card, and then take the packet on to the next family on the list.

If you would like to be added to the Pony Express distribution, please email Shelley Nakashima through the church office.  For those families out of the Pony Express circuit area, or who prefer to pledge by mail, pledge materials will be mailed to them at the beginning of the Stewardship Campaign.

6:00 pm18:00

Summer Schedule for Wednesday Night Meditation

All are welcome to the 6pm Wednesday Meditation Worship Service in the Chapel. Rev. Keith and Rev. Hajime will lead the July 26 service. During August there will be a break, and Wednesday services will begin again in September.

10:00 am10:00

Craft Workshops

Please join us in the Fellowship Hall, 10am-2pm as we make handcrafts to sell at Aki Matsuri.

Wednesday, July 26 - Card-making   Please join us Wednesday July 26, 10am-2pm, in the Fellowship Hall as we make various types of note cards: iris-folding, pressed flowers, quilted padded cards, and a special kimono card. Please bring the following if you are able: scissors, glue stick, double-sided tape, Japanese papers, and pressed flowers.  Don’t forget a sack lunch and a drink too.  Also, if you requested a sashiko kit, we will have them at this session for you to take home.

Wednesday, August 9 - Machine sewing   We will be sewing with Japanese fabrics and creating a clever kitchen-towel-hanger design.  With time permitting, we might also sew our popular zipper pouches made from obi and kimono fabrics.  Please bring fabric and/or thread-cutting scissors if you have them, as well as your sack lunch and drink.  NO experience needed, we can teach you, and there are many other ways that you can help