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Social Concerns

Summer 2019

Read 100

WANTED: Adults to help K-3 children to read May 28-June 14, 2019. read

This is a “Read 100” program at Lincoln School from 9:00 to 11:00 am each day. The school is looking for volunteers who would serve as tutors, listening to children read and other activities as planned by a lead teacher. Each volunteer can pick the days they can volunteer.


A training session will take place May 17 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lincoln school library. If you can volunteer please sign up in the church office. The Social Concerns Team is sponsoring this project. The more volunteers we have the more students we can help. No previous experience is necessary!

If you have questions, contact Marcia Moulden.



The Social Concerns Team has become aware of a need in our church of visiting folks who can no longer come to Wesley Church because of immobility or lack of transportation. Many of these “seniors” would like to be visited. We have a list of such persons and would like volunteers to once a month, take ½ hour of your time to visit, read, write a letter, etc. We have a list of suggestions for you. Just a friendly face from someone from our church lets them know that just because they aren't here in body, they are not forgotten. You may not be able to volunteer for Streaming Waters but you can sign up to visit at least one of our “seniors”. You might even have someone to add to our list. If you have questions please contact the office or Marcia Moulden 309-255-3275.


United Way Sack Lunches

The Social Concerns Team would like help with: United Way Sack Lunches-June 14, 10-11:30 a.m. at Hy-Vee on the second floor (no elevator). We did this last year and need at least 10 people to help the assembly line go smoothly. Just show up at the service desk at Hy-Vee. For directions. Contact: Marcia Moulden.


Genesis Garden Summer Meal Program

The Social Concerns Team would also like help with: Help serve meals to young children at Lincoln School or the First Presbyterian Church.  Just help on days you can. The food is prepared. You merely serve the children with a smile. They need a lot of help, serving around 100 children daily. Contact: Marcia Moulden.


Social Concerns Team

The Social Concerns Team at Wesley Church is an ongoing committee that organizes various ways that we can be involved in helping people and making our world better. These are frequently short-term activities.


Examples of Social Concerns activities include:

  • Angel Tree at Christmastime,
  • Summer lunch programs,
  • School supplies for Lincoln School teachers,
  • Thanksgiving food baskets,
  • Distributing reusable (cloth) shopping bags,
  • Flood buckets.

See our announcements (front page or here)  to see if there is a Social Concerns activity going on presently.


Social Concern activities may vary from year to year. Our team prayerfully seeks to discern the needs of our community and world and find ways we can make a positive difference.

If you have ideas for Social Concern activities, please share them with our Social Concerns Team, the committee chair, or the church office.


In addition, other groups (such as the Sunday School classes, Missions Team, UMW, Youth Group, Health & Wellness) engage in service and mission activities.


From the United Methodist Church

Taking an active stance in society is nothing new for followers of John Wesley. He set the example for us to combine personal and social piety. Ever since predecessor churches to United Methodism flourished in the United States, we have been known as a denomination involved with people's lives, with political and social struggles, having local to international mission implications. Such involvement is an expression of the personal change we experience in our baptism and conversion.

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