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Wesley UMC’s Vision Statement
We strive to quiet the conflict among all people by creating a compelling environment that fosters spirituality, community engagement, and social justice.
Wesley UMC's Inclusivity Statement
Persons of all races, ages, abilities, and sexual orientations are welcomed as full participants in the life and mission of this congregation.
United Methodist Church's Mission Statement
To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
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   Join us and be present for worship on our YouTube channel "Concord Wesley UMC (NH)" each Sunday at 10:30am or during the week on Concord TV, Channel 22. Let us know that you attended the service by clicking this link. New episodes appear each Tuesday at 4:30 pm and re-air on Wednesdays at 2:00 pm, Thursdays at 10:30 am, Fridays at 7:00 am, Sundays at 1:30 pm, Mondays at 10:30 am.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Sarah Prouty 05/25
Robert Estabrook 05/28
Kaitrin Newell 05/28


- For our Administrative Assistant Anne Roberts as she travels to Milwaukee to be with her dad who is ill,
- For students of all ages as they face additional challenges during this time of COVID or re-entry,
- For peace in the Middle East in the midst of the recent violence,
- For Lesley Masters recovering after surgery, 
- For Stephen Kane, Norma's grandson, in the Navy traveling to a new destination,
- For Dennis Broussard recovering from surgery,
- For Peter Spaulding with pancreatic cancer whose wife Beth sings with our choir,
- For Al Sidney,
- For Arline Little,
- For Bill Broadrick,
- For Ken Gallager's mom Ann,
- For Larry Haynes,
- For all the things our friends and neighbors are dealing with that we know nothing about, but God does and holds them close to the heart of love,
- For Wesley's ministries: Family Promise, Concord Coalition to End Homelessness, Abbot-Downing School, Second Start Alternative High School;
- For our children and youth programs and our new Messy Church offering;
- For Judy Daka's ministry in Zambia.
- For Belinda Forbes' dental ministry in Nicaragua.
- For our Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar, our District Superintendent Taesung Kang, our Pastor Cheryl Meachen, our staff, our volunteer church leaders and each member and friend of Wesley.

Find the addresses of our homebound members at this link to send a special card! If you don't have our participant directory, please email Jill Savage at this link to get a copy so that you can send cards, call to chat and text to keep in touch with all of your church friends.
Pastor Cheryl lovingly encourages you to stay connected with your beloved community.



This Sunday, May 23rd, we will hear scripture from
Acts 2:1-21 by Kelly Fullerton. 

It's not too late to send in a Pentecost picture of yourself in red to Deborah at this email link for inclusion in this week's worship service like our dear friend Nancy has!


Rev. Cheryl L Meachen is our lead pastor.
Anne Roberts is her Administrative Assistant.
Christina Catino, our Director of Children-and-Youth Ministries will share a delightful children's message.
Deborah Venator compiles and produces our video.
Ken Gallager is our talented organist.
Ben Greene directs the virtual choir compiling individual video recordings.
Alan Schulte directs Electric Praise, compiling their lively music and setting it to video.
Judy King and Myrna Evans design our altars

 



LONGTERM FORECAST

Each of our Sunday Services can be viewed on our YouTube Channel at 10:30 on Sunday.

May 30 - Trinity Sunday - Isaiah 6:1-8

June 6 - Graduation Sunday- Genesis 3:8-15

June 13 - Children's Sunday- Mark 4:26-34


June 20 - Father's Day- 2 Corinthians 6:1-13
 



You can also check out our archive of this week's service after it is aired, as well as previous services on our YouTube channel.

All services are available on CCTV Channel 22 the Tuesday following the premiere air dates, as well.

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Good morning, Beloved,

I'm excited at the confluence of Heritage Sunday and Pentecost this week!

Heritage Sunday is the day when we honor those who have been members of the church for fifty or more years. We celebrate our heritage as Methodists and we hold it on Aldersgate Day, the day when, according to his journal, John Wesley found that his enthusiastic gospel message had been rejected by his Anglican brothers. Heavy-hearted, he reluctantly attended a group meeting that evening in a Moravian chapel on Aldersgate Street in London. It was there, while someone was reading from Martin Luther's Preface to the Epistle to the Romans, that he felt that his heart was "strangely warmed". He describes it as:

"I felt I did trust in Christ, Christ alone, for salvation; and an assurance was given me that he had taken away my sins, even mine, and saved me from the law of sin and death." (source: umc.org and wesley.nnu.edu)

Our liturgist will also read the story of the birth of the Christian church:

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. (Acts 2:1-4)


It is a precious day when we can remember our roots and hope for the future of the church, imagining new expressions that meet the needs of those in the world that can begin to be filled by a word of grace or an act of love.

When we remember our beginnings and the things that define us, we often share creeds. This Sunday we'll share the one I've reproduced below for you to reflect on in advance of proclaiming it together with members across the Greater Concord Area and across the internet during worship.


A Statement of Faith of the Korean United Methodist Church (UMH 884)

We believe in the one God, creator and sustainer of all things, (Parent) of Nations, the source of all goodness and beauty, all truth and love.

We believe in Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, our teacher, example, and Redeemer, the Savior of the world.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, God present with us for guidance, for comfort, and for strength.

We believe in the forgiveness of sins, in the life of love and prayer, and in grace equal to every need.

We believe in the Word of God contained in the Old and New Testaments as the sufficient rule both of faith and of practice.

We believe in the Church, those who are united in the living Lord for the purpose of worship and service.

We believe in the reign of God as the divine will realized in human society, and in the family of God, where we are all brothers and sisters.

We believe in the final triumph of righteousness, and in the life everlasting. Amen.

In the Holy Spirit's inspiring, hopeful love, 
Pastor Cheryl

Rev. Cheryl L. Meachen


Over the years the Ad Board and other committees have promulgated various policies which govern the activities of the church in an orderly manner. Last year just before COVID we assembled these in folders in the standing desk in the Narthex and on an online folder so that members could access them as needed. This week one of the items the SPRC addressed was the finalization of the Sexton's job description. This was just a formality of organizing the description of the work that Dennis has been doing for us in a the same format as the other staff members whose job descriptions have been refined over the course of the past two years or so. At that time, it was decided to make it clear to the leaders of various committees and events that requests for the sexton to do tasks like event setup over and above his cleaning responsibilities need to be requested of his supervisor, Pastor Cheryl, in writing in advance of the event. This is a protection for Dennis so that he is not asked to accomplish numerous competing tasks by individuals unaware of his workload. In most cases outside groups and church leaders will arrange for their members to set up for events. Next Wednesday the Ad Board will be asked to adopt this policy and thereafter it will be available with the others in this online folder and in the standing desk in the Church Narthex. One of the more recent policies that you might find interesting is the Personal Auto Use Policy which reminds us that our personal insurance is in effect when we transport others for church events. Another important policy is the Safe Sanctuaries Policy which delineates how we keep our children safe during church events.
A Note From Pete Engel: 

Good morning!

Thank you so much for  your support (Wednesday) with the great group of kids from Second Start.
The sweet treats  and drinks were a real hit with everyone...a couple of the gang never heard of a snickerdoodle, but fell in love with them at first bite! The magic of food...

They all worked hard in really warm temperatures to beautify the courtyard, with ten bags of yard waste being collected.

We received numerous heartfelt thanks from the Second Start program leaders for all that our Wesley folks do to support their cause. 

Their adventure trip today to a team building and confidence inspiring venue was only possible because of the generosity of Wesley folks. Thank you for your part in helping to make that possible.

Enjoy this beautiful weather!

The Plant Sale last Saturday was an excellent fundraiser! We drew more plant lovers than in recent years and had fewer flowers leftover, even having ordered the same amount!! We are so grateful for the wonderful weather that brought folks out, the wonderful volunteers that participated and especially Jess Tatro for her wonderful organization of the day! The Boy Scouts also did very well with their yard sale and we thank them for guarding the plants by camping overnight.
Plant Sale Photos
Photo Credits: Nancy Fransen - Thank you!
United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women Thank You for Your Support of Judy Daka
Wesley's UMW was able to send $1000 to Judy Daka in Zambia, Africa thanks to your generous support through pledges to UMW, donations, and gifts given in memory of longtime UMW member Helen Fryer. Judy and her Ecumenical Outreach Mission will be using the money as a down payment for well drilling so that her community can have fresh water.  Water issues such as access to clean water and malaria from mosquitos in stagnant water are ongoing problems in rural Zambia. Thank you for helping us spread God's love around the world by supporting this project.

Fifth Sunday Food Collection 
May 30, 2021 1-2pm Wesley UMC Parking Lot


The following items have been requested by the students:
Ramen Noodles (Chicken or Shrimp), Cup-O-Soup  (chicken noodle), Granola Bars (assorted flavors) and Pop tarts (cinnamon, chocolate, blueberry)

Any ‘meal in a cup’ is welcome. The school's staff plans to send some of this food home with the kids for the summer so they need foods that will keep for a while. Please bring your donations to the church parking lot between 1:00 and 2:00 on May 30. 


Abbot-Downing FIELD DAY IS JUNE 11, 2021:   They are expecting 300 students to be present and have requested:   Water Bottles because the water fountains are turned off, Rice Krispie Squares and Granola Bars with no peanuts or peanut butter.  Norma Kane, Lorraine and Jeff Schindler will be in Wesley’s parking lot on Sunday, MAY 23 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm to receive your gifts. If you have any questions, please contact Norma Kane.

These students, teachers and staff have been through a really difficult year.  Let’s send them off to a healthy-happy summer.  God blesses us by providing opportunities to serve others and God loves celebrations for all.  Prayer:  We thank God for our many blessings by sharing with others.



Thank you for all that you do to support our WUMC missions.  It is exciting to see that showing love does indeed make a difference, in our lives and in the lives of those we serve.  Jesus promised just that result.  Please continue to keep our missions in your prayers. 

Spiritual Formation
and Education
Monday Morning Quarterback Bible Study

Weekly questions from Pastor Cheryl to continue studying scripture 
from the worship service at home.

Read:
Acts 2:1-21

1. Do you remember the day you joined the church? What was special about it? Do you remember any of the ritual or words that were said, who was there or how you celebrated afterward?

2. Has your heart ever felt strangely warmed as John Wesley's was at Aldersgate Street, maybe following a time of discouragement when you encountered God in a new and enlightening way?


3. When you read through the whole Acts passage, what similarities do you find to Wesley over the years? What do you see that we could take as inspiration for renewal as we return to in-person worship?
Adult Sunday School Studies 1 Thessalonians and Galatians
Newcomers welcome! At 9 a.m.
 
 What’s the first book of the New Testament?  Most of us will quickly answer the Gospel of Matthew.  But what is the first book that was written? That’s a different question. And a different answer!  Join Zoom at this link.  Meeting ID: 863 3723 2049  Password: 003935  Phone: 1-646-558-8656
Ms. Christina's Corner
Director of Children and Youth Ministries

Sunday School Zoom at 10:00 am each week on Zoom at this link
Meeting ID: 726 9853 8230  Passcode: Sunday
Youth Zoom at 1:00 pm each Sunday at this link
Meeting ID: 736 0199 3984 - Passcode: Youth

Sunday School will end for the Program Year on May 30th.

Graduation Sunday - June 6th
Children's Sunday - June 13th

NH Voices of Faith

This year's NH legislative session may be winding down next month (pending the outcome of challenging budget negotiations). Unfortunately, far too many bills this year have been truly disturbing as we have witnessed a session where worker rights, voting rights, public education, public services, and truthful training and education about racism and sexism are all under attack (to mention just a few pieces of seriously damaging and immoral legislation).  And the proposed state budget is a far cry from our People's Budget for all New Hampshire communities.  
 
BUT it is not too late to make our voices heard!

One of the most troubling anti-worker bills deserving our vehement opposition is the perennial "Right to Work" bill (SB 61), which is not about providing work for anyone and is crafted and peddled by well-heeled out-of-state anti-union forces. There are two important steps we ask Voices of Faith to take:
 
1. Sign on to a faith leader letter supporting unions and opposing "Right to Work" (RTW)
The NH Council of Churches, in collaboration with leaders from multiple traditions, has penned a faith leader sign-on letter regarding RTW/SB 61, which we hope to publicize in one or more newspapers prior to the RTW vote in the NH House. The deadline for signatures is this Friday, May 21 (although names received over the weekend likely will also be included).  If you are a faith leader or have a connection to one, please do what you can to secure additional signers for this letter.
 
2. Contact your own Representative(s) to oppose "Right to Work"
It is still very timely to contact your own Rep(s) about opposing "Right to Work"/SB 61 as long as you do so before the NH House reconvenes on June 3rd. If you mail an actual letter, you might want to consider including one or more of the faith statements featured on the NH Council of Churches website (statements of the NH Council of Churches, four NH rabbis, and the Catholic Diocese of Manchester). 
 
For more information about the racist roots of "Right to Work", please see the op-ed, "We must not be fooled by a slogan," written collaboratively by Meriden, NH Congregational Church Worker Justice Minister Rev. Gail Kinney and University of Washington/Tacoma Professor Michael Honey who is a labor rights, civil rights and MLK scholar. We also encourage you to share this op ed, for educational purposes, within your networks. 
 
3. Raise your voices in support of a People's Budget for NH, and in opposition to the 'divisive concepts' language in HB 2:  The Senate Finance Committee will vote on their version of the state budget some time during the week of May 24. The full Senate will vote on the budget on June 3.  Now is the time to let your senators know that the tax cuts and the program funding cuts in this budget will do harm to all of us and erode our ability to care for each other.  Contact information for the Finance Committee is here. You can find your own senator's contact information here.
 
Thank you all!
 
Rev. Gail Kinney and Maggie Fogarty, 
for NH Voices of Faith
 
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NH VOICES OF FAITH – STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
 
New Hampshire Voices of Faith is a growing community of people from multiple faith traditions who believe in the power of moral witness as a force for social and political transformation for a more just and equitable society.
 
Since 2011, we have conducted State House vigils for a humane budget and for public policy based on a shared commitment to the common good. As a matter of conscience, we bear faithful witness to the need for policies that promote the well-being and fair treatment of all people, especially those among us who are most vulnerable and whose rights and dignity are under attack.
 
We bear witness to the importance of a budget that adequately provides for essential services, especially those upon which vulnerable people depend; that expects that all of us will contribute to the services our communities need; and that honors those who work on our behalf by compensating them with livable wages and benefits.
 
We bear witness to the importance of the right to vote as a fundamental pillar of our democratic republic.
 
We bear witness to the value of programs that make health care accessible to everyone.
 
We bear witness to fundamental human rights, including the rights of workers to form unions and engage in collective bargaining.
 
We bear witness to a moral agenda that, in the words of the Rev. Dr. William Barber, is one that “must be anti-racist, anti-poverty, pro-justice, pro-worker and transformative.”
 
As New Hampshire Voices of Faith, we stand alongside those who serve as lawmakers, policy specialists and legislative advocates, knowing that our distinct roles can reinforce one another in pursuit of the day when justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.
NH People’s Budget  -  Demands  -  May 4, 2021

New Hampshire people deserve a state budget that invests in our communities’ health,
education, recovery, opportunity, and vitality.

In order to achieve this, we also need fair and adequate taxation that invites all of us to contribute to the common good, in accordance with our ability to pay. With this in mind, we demand the following as elements of a People’s Budget for New Hampshire:

Invest in our recovery from COVID-19, with full funding for public health; economic stability for renters, homeowners and small businesses; increased access to broadband internet and equipment for remote learning; and remote access to public meetings. 
 
Invest in real economic security, by addressing the needs of low-income families for financial assistance for food, heat, housing and transportation. Include undocumented and mixed status families as eligible for these investments. Invest in trainings and efforts which identify and eliminate barriers to this assistance.  

Invest in our state workers, with a living wage, good benefits, and fulfillment of our obligations for their dignified retirement. Invest in workers’ development and training. Eliminate any and all provisions that prohibit training, discussions and efforts that recognize the existence and impact of systemic sexism and racism.

Invest in BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities, recognizing they are the most impacted by injustice and that as a state we must right our wrongs and discontinue practices that disadvantage BIPOC Granite Staters. Eliminate any and all provisions that prohibit training, discussions and efforts that recognize the existence and impact of systemic racism. Truth and reparation for Black, indigenous and immigrant communities is a necessary first step towards healing and reconciliation in our society.

 Invest in people with disabilities and their families, by fully funding all disability services and supports. 

Invest in our children, their parents and caregivers, with affordable, high quality childcare and family support services. 

Invest in our elders, with supports for aging in place and relief from burdensome property tax rates. 

Invest in health, mental health, reproductive health and dental health, so that all New Hampshire people have access to high-quality, affordable health care, reproductive health care, mental health services, dental care, affordable medications, a robust network of community health workers as well as paid family and medical leave and paid sick leave. 

Invest fully in public education including adult education, so that all NH people have an opportunity to receive an inclusive education, develop their intelligence and to achieve their full potential. Do not erode these investments with vouchers which drain much-needed funding for public education and downshift costs to property taxpayers. 

Invest in our young adults, who deserve affordable higher education, student loan debt relief, and access to affordable rental housing.

Invest in the vitality of rural communities, with infrastructure to support full access to all services required for health, education, employment, transportation and communication. 

Invest in affordable housing by allocating adequate funds to the New Hampshire Housing Trust Fund and creating housing that is affordable and available to the lowest-income households and houseless people in our state. 

Invest in community safety, with first responders who meet the needs of the situation, including social workers as well as emergency medical assistance. Public safety for our communities is not more policing; public safety is an investment in more community resources like housing, good jobs, small businesses, mental healthcare and crisis centers for domestic and sexual violence. The safest communities do not have the most police, they have the most resources allocated to the well-being of its members.  

Invest in harm reduction and overdose prevention that moves us away from punitive measures to community solutions that center people’s health and well- being. This means addressing substance use disorder (SUD) as a health condition and not a crime, using evidence-based public health strategies. We cannot effectively deal with SUD without addressing the underlying issues in our communities that make it difficult to cope with life’s overwhelming struggles. 

Invest in educational programs and supportive services for all incarcerated persons so as to create opportunities for their well-being and success. 

Promote decarceration and new beginnings for formerly incarcerated people, with mental health and drug courts, increased opportunities for parole, community-based alternatives to incarceration, readily-available post-release housing and support for employment and community re-integration. 

Invest in our environment, promoting energy conservation, renewable energy and sustainable agriculture, with laws for the re-use of plastic containers and packaging, with better recycling opportunities and incentives for homes and businesses. 

Invest in public transportation, with promotion of energy-efficient and clean transportation and incentivized carpools.  

Invest in in a strong, multicultural and multiracial democracy with laws that support fair elections, such as fairly drawn districts,

easy and secure voter registration for all citizens, and no-excuse absentee voting that is accessible to disabled, elderly, and working voters. 

To fund these investments, we call upon our New Hampshire State Government to fairly tax the wealthy and corporations which operate in New Hampshire. Tax cuts for the wealthiest Granite Staters severely reduce state revenues and therefore lead to continued underinvestment in needed services. Our tax system must be designed so that New Hampshire people and businesses contribute to the common good according to their ability to pay.

Sincerely, 
The NH People’s Budget Coalition, NH Poor People's Campaign, NH Voices of Faith, American Friends Service Committee, Granite State Organizing Project, Rights & Democracy NH, Granite State Progress, 350 New Hampshire, Kent Street Coalition, Unitarian Universalist Action NH, NH Council of Churches, NH Youth Movement, The Episcopal Church of New Hampshire, Change for Concord, NH Conference United Church of Christ Economic Justice Mission Group 
Invite One Friend to
the Reconciling Movement

As a Reconciling United Methodist, you play crucial roles in the work of advancing LGBTQ justice and inclusion in The United Methodist Church.

You’re an advocate, a friend, a teacher, a guide, a witness, and more. And you belong to a network of over 43,000 others just like you.

Now, we’re asking you to invite and inform a friend, family member, or fellow church member that may not know about Reconciling Ministries Network. We want to make sure that everyone who needs RMN and everyone who supports our vision is equipped to advocate, befriend, teach, guide, and witness like you do. When they’re ready, your loved ones can sign up as a RUM (reconciling United Methodist) here.

Music Ministry



The choir will continue to record hymns throughout the summer! Contact Choir Director Ben Greene to join the fun!
Softball
Hello, Wesley softball players. The softball league expects to play this summer.  If you are interested in playing please email Norm Lemay. Reed field is reserved as our home field. The season goes from mid June to mid August.
This Week's Prayer and Scripture
Acts 2:1-21

The Coming of the Holy Spirit

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.

Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and astonished, they asked, ‘Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.’ All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, ‘What does this mean?’ But others sneered and said, ‘They are filled with new wine.’

Peter Addresses the Crowd

But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them: ‘Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:
“In the last days it will be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh,
   and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions,
   and your old men shall dream dreams.
Even upon my slaves, both men and women,
   in those days I will pour out my Spirit;
     and they shall prophesy.
And I will show portents in the heaven above
   and signs on the earth below,
     blood, and fire, and smoky mist.

The sun shall be turned to darkness
   and the moon to blood,
     before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day.
Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Peter Addresses the Crowd

But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them: ‘Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel “In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions,  and your old men shall dream dreams. Even upon my slaves, both men and women,  in those days I will pour out my Spirit;
     and they shall prophesy. And I will show portents in the heaven above and signs on the earth below,  blood, and fire, and smoky mist. The sun shall be turned to darkness  and the moon to blood,
     before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day.
Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”


Prayer

Holy Spirit, Divine Breath, Wild Winds of Change
She comes to rattle all that cages,

to provoke with prophecies,
to disturb the quiet of evil’s routines.

In her presence, all the earth trembles with anticipation of freedom.
A weary world is roused with hope!

She awakens the senses to the nearness of salvation.
She is the power of God poured out among us.

Come, Spirit, come!

(c) enfleshed

Covid-19 Vaccine Information

Who is eligible to get the vaccine right now?

New Hampshire vaccine appointments are available to NH residents ages 12 to 15. To sign up to receive a coronavirus vaccine in New Hampshire go to the state’s registration system. This includes out-of-state college students and second home owners. 

Here is where where we stand:

New Hampshire
Doses given Fully vaccinated % of population fully vaccinated
1.36M
1,360,000
516K
516,000
37.9%
37.9%

United States
Doses given Fully vaccinated % of population fully vaccinated
276M
276,000,000
+1.12M
+1,120,000
124M
124,000,000
+627K
+627,000
37.9%

JOIN US THIS SATURDAY!
May 22, 2021 - 10 am - 12 pm

Resource Day with Leonard Sweet 
"Deep and Wide" hosted by the Granite District, Clergy and Laity are encouraged to join in this online session. Details and registration link HERE

There’s a fountain flowing deep and wide.” What will it take to free those rivers of baptismal water again to become founts of blessing and renaissance for your church? The signs of God’s stirrings are all around us. How can the church read the signs and open its creative floodgates to allow the sluices of heaven to flow freely, and the waters of the Spirit to quench the thirst of this TGIF (Twitter/TikTok-Google-Instagram-Facebook) and Covidian culture?

     For my people have committed two evils:
     They have forsaken Me,
     The fountain of living waters,
     To hew for themselves cisterns,
     Broken cisterns,
     That can hold no water. (Jeremiah 2:13)

 We will travel together simultaneously deep (local) and wide (global).

Helping Everyone get a Vaccine

The New England Conference Disabilities Committee issued a letter asking church leaders to help ensure that all eligible persons who want a vaccine are able to get one. Read the letter.


Save the date: Pre-Conference Conversations

Members are urged to attend two planned online conversations about the 2021 Annual Conference session. The content for each of the two sessions will be different. One session will focus on issues around disaffiliation; one will focus on the budget and other proposed legislation.
They will be:

  • 7 pm May 25, 2021; topic: disaffiliation 
  • 7 pm May 27, 2021; topic: budget, other legislation

The conversations will be recorded. You will have an opportunity to submit questions in advance and ask questions during the events. Watch this newsletter and the website for further details.

Get the latest information on Annual Conference2021 Annual Conference registration open

The 2021 virtual Annual Conference session will take place June 10-12; Clergy Session will be held June 9. See a tentative schedule.
Registration is open now. Members must register in order to get access to the meeting and get their voting credentials. Registration is free. Registration will remain open until May 31. There will be no opportunity to register after that date or during the session. Click here to register.
Only voting members need to register; all others can watch the session via livestream on the Conference YouTube channel.
Read Bishop Devadhar’s Call to Conference


Equalization Members Needed for Annual Conference

If you are interested in being an equalization member please contact Phyllis in the District Office to be added to the list for consideration.

Community Offerings
Many Faces of Our Mental Health - Exhibit, Artist talks May 25 - Jun 14 - For more information and to register check this link.
Pastor Cheryl is available by phone, Zoom, Facebook messenger, text or email for pastoral support or to discuss church business. Set a time by emailing her at this link or by calling the church phone 224-7413 which is monitored remotely by our Administrative Assistant, Anne Roberts. If you or someone who you know that needs help would like to apply for assistance from the Pastor's Discretionary fund you can initiate the process by filling out the application at this link. If you know of someone who would like to receive a print version of the eWeekly please let us know by calling 224-7413 or emailing the office. You can also read Pastor Cheryl's occasional blog posts at this link.

If you'd like to join other
Prayer Messengers please contact coordinator, Norma Kane to volunteer. You may also forward your prayer requests directly to our prayer chain coordinator, Laura Fry.

 
AMAZON SMILE
Last quarter $33.48 was donated to Wesley through AmazonSmile! If you shop on Amazon, please consider naming Wesley UMC as your designated Smile charity. AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible items purchased. Use this link to select Wesley UMC-Concord NH. Detailed instructions are available here. As always you are invited to support Wesley directly by mailing your gift to 79 Clinton Street, Concord NH 03301 or electronically at Concord WUMC.org/donate.
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