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Handchimes Children's Choir is starting Jan. 17, 2018. We are looking for 1st graders to join our group and play on a set of small bells.  Contact Nancy Leigh if interested.

 

Adults of the church: We are looking for volunteers to help* with Youth Group planning and activities. Contact Ron Pettigrew if you can help. *Youth Group leaders are already in place. We are looking for help with specific tasks.

 

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 Activity bags are available for children as they enter the sanctuary for worship. The bags have fun activities (for example, coloring and games) to learn about Christ and the Bible.

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 We are currently in the process of remodeling the children's wing of our church. We're added lighting and color to make it more inviting to children. This is a work in progress. More info here.


At Wesley Church we look for ways to serve, and work with, children. This page highlights current and ongoing ministries with children. Please help us keep this page up-to-date by providing the church office with information about children's ministries.


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 Sunday Activities

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Nursery Care

Children's Sunday School

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Chapel Time

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Information about:

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Ongoing Ministries

 The Searchers Class raises money to support:

  • Paying the salary of a preschool teacher in Kenya, Africa.
  • Support Rodney and Bertha Fink's ministry. Rodney and Bertha go to Mexico (for many months of the year) and work with two churches —an Apostolic Christian Church and  Mexican Methodist Church, both in Progreso, MX.  They help with a kid’s lunch program, church resources, a women's sewing program, and a library reading program for pre-school kids. More information.
  • Support for Judy Mowry's daughter, Sarah Mowery Clemente, and son-on-law, David Clemente, who are missionaries in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Website

The Village Class raises money to support:

  • Pizza and Pumpkins -This event is for families and kids (thru 6th grade) to interact and havePumpkin1 fun. At this fun annual event we carve pumpkins and eat pizza. Watch the bulletin, website, and newsletter for the date.
  • Youth mission trip - the Village Class, through their fund-raisers, the Easter Breakfast and the Cookie Walk, contribute money toward the Youth Group Mission Trip and other charitable organizations.

The Progressive Class contributes money to:

  • The Society of St. Andrew - This group gleans food from fields that would otherwise go to waste and uses it to bridge the hunger gap. Wikipedia  ~   Website.

More information coming on the other classes....

Boy Scout Troop 315 meets at Wesley and is supported by our church. More info.

Mothers of PreSchoolers (MOPS) meets at Wesley and is supported by our church. More

Mission Trips

Wesley Church usually goes on two mission trips each year.

  • Youth Group Mission Trips - In the summer the youth, along with youth from 3 other companion GroupDenverDICPchurches, go on a mission trip. They do a variety of projects. Click here for more information.
  • Central America and Around the World - In January or over spring break a group of adults and carnival style games set
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    the Keys Fellowship Hall. Food will be served in the atrium but there will also be popcorn and
    cotton candy availablecollege students often go out of the country. Recently, they have gone to Costa Rica, India, and Cuba. Watch the website, newsletter, and bulletin for information on the next mission trip.

Other Annual Events

  • Fall Harvest Fest - This is is a family event. Food and fun! Carnival style games set up in
    the Keys Fellowship Hall (lower level). Food will be served in the atrium (upper level) as well as popcorn and cotton candy.
  • Vacation Bible School - Wesley’s VBS is a highlight of many children’s summers. The whole church joins together to create a memorable theme-based experience that combines Christian education with music, an imagination station, games, snacks and adventure! More info.

Additional Information

More information about TWIGS

This is a ministry of Trinity United Methodist Church in Granite City, IL, where Mark Myers is on staff as an associate pastor. Their mission is To help the communities we serve grow strong, healthy children by eliminating hunger and to raise awareness about the widespread problem of childhood hunger. Facebook. Website. The Wesley Youth Group visited Trinity UMC and Pastor Mark in summer 2016 on the way home from their mission trip. Mark shared about the TWIGS program, showed us the large outdoor cooler which was purchased with Fellheimer Trust monies, and shared with us their vision for a new building and larger ministry. This is a wonderful ministry and they need support, both financial and groups (or individuals) to go to Granite City and help out (for 1 or more days).

 

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Past Activities

Chaddock Santa Express:  Wesley Church collected Christmas gifts for the Chaddock Santa Express. More informationChaddockSantaExpressTrain here.

Angle Tree: From late November through early December we have an Angel Tree in the Atrium...These Christmas gifts are for children. Gifts were picked up by the Salvation Army in mid-December.

TWIGS Food Ministry: Following Mark Myers visit and explanation of the TWIGS (Facebook; Website): Pastor Mark left Advent Calendars. Each day of advent (each window of the calendar) has a Bible verse and a food item to donate for the TWIGS food ministry for children...Food, dropped off at the church, was picked up by Pastor Mark.

Seven Things John Wesley Expected Us to Do For Kids All-Church Study: In Fall 2016 we did an All-Church Study on Chris Ritter's book, Seven Things John Wesley Expected Us to Do For Kids. Various classes and groups are studied this book.

Praise Kids Christmas Programs: Each December we have a Christmas program put on by the Praise Kids Choir. They perform at both services, 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Come enjoy this annual tradition.

 

Wed., Nov. 16, 2016 Pastor Chris Ritter, the author of the book Seven Things John Wesley Expected Us to Do For Kids, will be speaking at the Faith Encounter.7things

 

Sun., Nov. 20, 2016 Pastor Mark Myers, former pastor at Wesley and currently on staff at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Granite City, IL will preach at both 8:30 and 11:00 am services for Consecration Sunday and share about the TWIGS ministry their church has to feed children. More information below.


 

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Address: 1212 W. Calhoun Street, Macomb, IL 61455-1299     Email: office@macombwesleyumc.com      Phone: (309) 833-2153