THIS WEEK AT WESLEY
Monday: 1:00 pm UMW Board Meeting, Library
Tuesday: 1:00 pm Martha’s Circle is meeting from, Parlor
7:00 pm Eclipsing Empire Bible Study with Pastor Cheryl, Chapel (Chapters XII)
Wednesday: 6:15 Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary
7:00 pm Ash Worship with Bow Mills UMC, here
Thursday: 4:00 pm Household of Faith Sacred Dance rehearsal, Chapel
5:45 pm Jubellation Handbell Rehearsal, Sanctuary
7:15 pm Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary
Friday: 8:00 am Men’s Breakfast, Veano’s, 30 Manchester Street, Concord
Sunday: 8:30 am Communion Service, Chapel
9:00 am Adult Sunday School, Parlor
9:00 am Choir rehearsal, Library
10:00 am Prayer Messengers, Chapel
10:20 am Praise Music, Sanctuary
10:30 am Sanctuary Service, Sunday School and Childcare
11:45 am Endowment Meeting with Gary Melville, Parlor
Click here to access the church calendar, including future meetings and events.
This week is Transfiguration Sunday, a celebration of the shining brilliance of Jesus as Lord. Our worship will include scripture from the Gospel of Matthew 17:1-9, the story of the Transfiguration where the disciples seek to raise monuments to Jesus and God says, "This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!". Pastor Cheryl's sermon, entitled, Eyewitnesses of His Majesty, will focus on the reaction of the disciples, the exultation of God and the legacy for Jesus' followers today. Electric Praise will sing a great praise set beginning at 10:20 and more throughout the service. Ken Gallager will play the organ and piano. The choir, directed by Ben Greene will sing Blessing by Natalie Sleeth. Christina Catino will share children's worship titled That Settles It! also based on the transfiguration story. Invite your friends, family, neighbors and Wesley folks you haven’t seen in a while to participate in worship and our special events throughout the season.
Here's a link to last week's service, Reconciliation.
Here's a link to our Scout Sunday worship service to watch all over again or for the first time!
Lenten Sermon Series and Bible Study
Join us at Wesley UMC for a sermon series throughout Lent called Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner's Guide to Lent. We'll be sharing worship and study with our sister church, Bow Mills UMC, and drawing on creative resources designed by renowned worship planner, Marcia McFee. The book we will study by the same title was written by Amy-Jill Levine, University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University. The study will run Tuesday evenings at 7pm from March 3rd through April 7th. Please signup on the sheet on the bulletin board outside the church office and let the office know if you'd like to participate in the study and we'll order the book for you which will be $10, scholarships available.
All are welcome!
Ash Wednesday - February 26 at 7:00 pm at Wesley UMC
Leadership Academy - March 7 from 9-3 at Wesley UMC - Join us! - brochures in the Narthex
Bishop Devadhar to preach - March 15 at 10:30 am at Wesley UMC (UMW St. Pat's Day Lunch)
Palm Sunday - April 5 at 8:30 and 10:30 am at Wesley UMC
Maundy Thursday - April 9 at 7:00 pm at Bow Mills UMC
Good Friday - April 10 at 7:00 pm featuring Electric Praise at Wesley UMC
Easter Sunrise - April 12 at 5:45 at Dimond Hill Farm, 314 Hopkinton Road, Concord
Greeter: Mary Harmon
Liturgist: Erin Fogel
Coffee Cleanup: Erin Fogel
Counters: Cyndy Burke and Spencer Kingsland
Altar flowers given this week by: Jim Varrill, in memory of Marilyn and David
David Plunkett 02/25
Amy Landers 02/25
MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK
Bible study questions to continue studying the scripture from this week’s service at home or in a small group:
Read Matthew 17:1-9, Exodus 24:12-18 and 2 Peter 1:16-21
- These scriptures describe mountaintop experiences of the presence and majesty of God. Think of a time you’ve experienced the splendor of God’s love. Write or share several words that describe that experience.
- The Exodus passage describes that, “the appearance of the glory of the Lord was like a devouring fire on the top of the mountain” (v.17) and Jesus tells us in the Matthew passage “do not be afraid.” (v. 7) Think again about the first question in light of this information, that God is awesome in a way that is potentially terrifying, unlike anything else.
- God says, “This is my Son, the Beloved: with him I am well pleased; listen to him!” (v. 5) This is authority being vested in Jesus. This is adoration being bestowed upon Jesus. How are we siblings with Jesus bestowed with God’s same adoration and authority to share the gospel? (There’s a clue in the Peter passage, v. 19, “a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.”)
Tom Blinn in hospice; Marcia Gray's sister, Kathy, for healing after eye surgery and sister, Roberta & husband, traveling mercies; From Electric Praise, our dear friend and member River Saddler on the death of his husband; For Audra who has the flu & hoping that Al does not catch it; For the family of Brad Crockett, who passed away from pancreatic cancer; For our friend, Lynn Horigan, whose husband passed 1 year ago; For Jill's family friend, 5 year old Aashni Fletcher, who is in the hospital with flu & pneumonia; For Donna Osborne for her new challenge at work.
Ash Wednesday Service
Join us this Wednesday, February 26 at 7:00 pm at Wesley UMC when our sister church Bow Mills UMC will join us in a deeply meaningful service of contrition and the imposition of ashes.
Changing the locks
The Trustees will soon be upgrading and changing the locks on the church doors. If you currently have a key, please contact the church office
to say which doors you have access to so that we may be sure you get a new set when they are installed.
We are honored to be receiving a visit from our New England Conference Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar on March 15th at the 10:30 service. Bishop Devadhar will be preaching and we will celebrate his time with us here in New England. Join us!
Mission Shares paid in full!
Wesley United Methodist Church is in good fiscal shape two months into the year following some difficult work last year. We have even paid our Mission Shares to the New England Conference in FULL and these will go a long way to aiding mission and ministry throughout New England and the world. Thank you all for your faithfulness in turning the tide. Now we're ready to grow!
The Concord Coalition to End Homelessness will be holding Souper Fest on Saturday, March 28 from 4:00 to 7:00. Wesley has volunteered for this event for many years and Norm Lemay will be organizing table bussing again this year. If you are able and interested in helping please email Norm at email@example.com
, letting him know which time slot you are able to fill: 3:45 - 5:30 or 5:30 - 7:15.
Donate jewelry to support youth programming
The start of a new year is a great time to sort through your old jewelry. Our Bishop's wife, Prema Devadhar is collecting gently used jewelry sell at Annual Conference, from June 11-13, to benefit youth programming in the New England Conference. Please contact our "collector" Barbara Ward with jewelry you'd like to donate.
Open Spirit Task Force
The General Conference significantly increased penalties for clergy who violate prohibitions against marriage and ordination for those in same-sex partnerships, further excluding LGBTQ+ persons from the life and ministry of our Church. Our NE Annual Conference and Wesley UMC resist such prohibitions. The General Conference will gather once again in May and will consider how to respond to this crisis and where to go as a denomination. Many paths have been proposed for consideration by the delegates, ranging from maintaining the status quo to replacing the United Methodist Church with new denominations in accordance with theological perspectives. No one can yet be sure how the 862 delegates will vote in May. In preparation, the Open Spirit Task Force is seeking to establish what is essential to our identity as Methodists in New England and what the feasible options are for structuring ourselves moving forward. The Open Spirit Task Force has established three requirements that we believe must be met if we are to remain faithful:
• Eliminate discrimination of all kinds and the harm such discrimination causes.
• Leave room for emerging expressions of Methodism that actively work for full liberation of all people to flourish within the Church or in other new structures.
• Allow those whose beliefs are firmly aligned with the restrictive language related to LGBTQ+ persons in the Book of Discipline to exit the denomination, if they wish, through a fair, just and loving process.
We are committed to safeguarding the sacred worth and dignity of all persons in our churches and communities, including those who identify as LGBTQ+ persons. We continue to listen for the Word that God is speaking to us in these challenging times. It is essential that we continue to grow in our understanding of where New England United Methodists find ourselves today and to maintain dialogue with one another: To that end:
• Carol Flavin-Veenstra will be coordinating a respectful and purposeful conversation with one another.
• A NH District meeting to learn more is being held March 21st from 10-noon at the Tilton-Northfield UMC.
The full text of the letter can be found at this link.
Our first Family Promise week is February 23rd to March 1st.
Volunteers please sign up on the s
heet in the Narthex. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact Ruth Engel
Flowers are needed for March 1 and 8. The cost is $25, and you will be billed directly by McLeod’s Florist. Please contact Sara Lutz-Blackburn, 715-1366 if you can help.
St. Patrick's Day Luncheon
Everyone is invited to a corned beef lunch on Sunday, March 15 at noon in Hanna Hall. There will also be carrots cabbage, potatoes, bread, and dessert. Celebrate the day and help raise funds for Judy Daka, our UMW missionary in Africa. Tickets are $10 at the door. See Sara Lutz-Blackburn for reservations.
On March 14th, NHTI will offer an anti-racism training
, from 8-1pm. Sign up here
to attend this valuable training.
Please consider reaching out to Miss Christina if you would be interested in serving our Sunday School as a teacher or a helper to the teacher!
Are you interested in chaperoning our Youth Mission Trip to Kentucky
this summer at the end of July?
If you have not yet turned in your child’s Sunday School Registration
form, please do! If you need a registration form, please see Miss Christina!
Breakfast Donations Needed!
The Youth will be providing food as a mission trip fundraiser for the District Leadership Academy on Saturday, March 7. They are in need of muffins, coffee cake, breakfast bread, fruit, and potato chips. Please sign up on the form in the Narthex and/or contact Christina or Rick if you are able to donate! Please leave donated items in the kitchen marked for Youth.
Plant Sale Signup
We'll be holding our annual plant sale on Saturday, May 16th. Our youth will also offer a car wash and the Boy Scouts will offer a yard sale that day. We need YOUR
help. Please sign up on the bulletin on the office wall in the Narthex to take a shift helping to sell plants, as a cashier, carrying to patron's cars, setting up or breaking down.
Wesley UMC is hosting the 2020 NH District Leadership Academy on March 7, 2020 from 9:00 – 3:00
Join us that day for
$10 per person which is for our youth and the wonderful lunch they will provide as a Mission Trip Fundraiser.
Pastor Cheryl strongly encourages Wesley leaders to attend.
Brochures with information about registration are in the Narthex lectern slot or at this link.
Our keynote speaker on the topic of
Coming Revolution in Church Economics is
Dr. Mark DeYmaz who is a thought-leading writer and recognized champion of the Multiethnic Church Movement, Mark planted the Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas (mosaicchurch.net) in 2001 where he continues to serve as Directional Leader. Mark has written seven books including Disruption: Repurposing the Church to Redeem the Community and Multiethnic Conversations: an Eight Week Guide to Unity in Your Church. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Charlotte Campus) and at Phoenix Seminary, where he earned a D.Min. in 2007.
He writes: Our entire understanding of funding and sustainability must change.
Tithes and offerings alone are no longer enough to provide for the needs of the local church, enable pastors to pursue opportunities, or sustain long-term ministry impact. Growing financial burdens on the middle class, marginal increases in contributions to religious organizations, shifting generational attitudes toward giving, and changing demographics are having a negative impact on church budgets. What's needed is disruptive innovation in church economics. For churches to not only survive but thrive in the future, leaders must learn to leverage assets, bless the community, empower entrepreneurs, and create multiple streams of income to effectively fund mission.
There is a Bonus Opportunity! Join us for a pre-Academy Q&A with our keynote speaker, Dr. Mark DeYmaz on Friday evening, March 6th at Wesley UMC from 6-8pm to share ideas and intention around generating income through property use. Contact the District Office to reserve your space.
Breakout sessions on March 7th include important opportunities for learning for church leaders:
Staff / Parish Relations
Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar serves the NE Conference, including more than 600 congregations in six states, committed to a vision of being “Transformed by the Holy Spirit ... as we boldly proclaim Christ to the world.” His key philosophies are to love everyone, that every human being is a child of God, enjoy God’s creation and make use of it responsibly.
New and returning Staff-Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) members are invited to learn duties/ responsibilities and ways to develop a partnership with your pastor.
The Rev. Erica Robinson-Johnson is the Director of Connectional Ministries and Assistant to the Bishop for the NEConference.
As connectional United Methodists, we commit to support one another and those in need through our Mission Shares. Come hear how they are calculated and what they benefit.
The Rev. Barbara Lemmel is a pastor in the UMC and a PCC-certified Leadership Coach. She directs Tending the Fire, helping clergy, laity, and others develop wise, resilient leadership. She is the Coordinator of the NE Conference Parish Consultants. Barbara is absolutely convinced that church can be both transformational and fun.
No one likes conflict, yet a certain amount is inevitable in any human gathering. This workshop will offer some practical tools to manage conflict to become energizing, rather than paralyzing, within their congregations.
Budgeting with a heart of stewardship
The Rev. Ted Crass is President of the UM Foundation of NE. He has a passion for social justice, congregational development and pastoral leadership. Ted is an ordained elder and has worked in business and consulting in the US and abroad.
Let’s just use the numbers we did last year. How can we cut the budget this year? Sound familiar? What would happen if we began our budgeting with our calling as a congregation and our mission objectives? Need more children and young families?
Mary Tremblay, a member of St. Johns UMC Dover, chairs the Permanent Endowment Committee and has served on Trustees of several churches, as well as the Conference Council on Finance and Administration and the Conference Trustees’ Insurance Committee. She previously served 8 years as treasurer of the Conference Board of Trustees
We will look at the Trustees’ responsibilities in managing God’s gifts of property and other assets and their relationship to other boards and committees. We will discuss the successes and challenges and provide resources.
Nancy Fransen is the Vice President of NH District United Methodist Women.
We support women, children, and youth while promoting “faith, hope, and love in action.” Nancy Fransen will conduct our ride along with MJ Anderson, Sara Lutz-Blackburn and Pat Neal. With 800,000 members world-wide UMW celebrated its 150th birthday, having begun in 1869 with 8 women in Boston who gathered to form an organization to provide aid to missionaries to offer good health and education in India. Want to know more? Hop on the train.
The Rev. Seok Hwan Hong is a former District Superintendent currently serving as pastor of UMC of Westford MA.
We are changed by the power of God through prayer. Prayer is affected by who we are, what we do, where we live and how we feel. Learn how to pray with Psalms, healing prayer, Lectio Divina, Jesus prayer, listening prayer, breathing prayer, praying with gaze, praying with and for others, praying with music, examine of conscience and so forth.
The Rev. David Palmer passionately empowers congregations to create meaningful connections with persons outside of the church including addressing the needs of at-risk youth and persons struggling with poverty and addiction. He currently serves as pastor of the N. Haverhill and Woodsville UMCs coming from 15 years serving in Southern California. He is completing a doctoral degree from Fuller Seminary in Missional ministry.
Jesus sends the church into the world to make disciples. This seminar will examine the six self-defeating practices that are side-tracking the traditional church from its mission. It will also identify the six missional keys that God has given to unlock a powerful future for the church.
Is the Church Being Called by the Holy Spirit to Help Remedy the Epidemic of Loneliness?
The Rev. Kathleene Card is a retired Elder from the Virginia Conference. She serves Peterborough UMC and has co-authored a devotional book, Pray. Act. Pray Again.
The Aspen Institute describes: “The crisis of loneliness poses as grave a threat to public health as obesity or substance abuse. It cuts across generations and reaches around the world. Katie Hafner calls it “a quiet devastation” and the poet Emily Dickinson writes that it is “the horror not to be surveyed.” Millions of people live with sparse human contact and research tells us that lonely people are more likely to become ill, experience cognitive decline, and die early.” How is the church in a unique position to address this issue and what more could we do?
John Young, Family Ministry Coordinator, Stephanie Chalbeck, Education Chair, Karen Cassidy, Certified Lay Minister – First UMC, Manchester, NH.
Experience Messy Church Live! Come have fun, be creative, share a meal and worship the Lord! Let’s get messy with Jesus!!!
Simple steps to rebooting worship
Pastor Sue Davidson is the Pastor of Center Conway UMC (NH) and a Certified Trainer with the Worship Design Studio.
Exploring worship together allows creativity to flow and lead people on an intentional spiritual journey, connecting the worshiper with the Divine in exciting and innovative ways. No matter what size or style of worship, communities of faith can move to a higher and deeper level of engagement that will make worship memorable and meaningful.
Who do you love: Planned giving for the living!
Gary A. Melville, ChFC, CAP, Director of Development, UM Foundation of NE
A Chartered Financial Consultant, and a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy; Gary is a financial planner with over 26 years’ experience and has worked with the Foundation for 20 years
Using case studies, discover ways to maximize income and multiple giving for those you love and care for.
Brochures with information about registration are in the Narthex lectern slot or at this link.
Policies and forms available in Narthex and at these links
Personal Auto Use Policy
- You are encouraged to carpool and offer rides to friends to church events. We want to be clear that the church's insurance does not cover you in the event of an auto accident, but rather that your own auto policy does. If you transport others, please obtain this form, fill it out annually and return it to the office to place on file.
Safe Sanctuaries Policy
- Wesley UMC maintains a Safe Sanctuary policy and conducts periodic trainings on that policy to demonstrate our absolute and unwavering commitment to the emotional and
physical safety and the spiritual growth of all the children, youth, and adults involved in Wesley UMC’s ministry. All volunteers and staff who work with children are required to take training and explore the document. Trainings will be held twice a year. The document will be reviewed by the Ad Board every three years. Volunteers will be asked to renew their certifications at least every three years.
Child Care Policy
- Wesley UMC’s goal is to provide safe, caring, God-centered childcare to the children attending worship and other Wesley events in our building. In order to provide the best care possible, this set of guidelines will help to establish clear policies to facilitate communication and cooperation between parents, caregivers and Step Ahead personnel who also use the facility.
|Step Ahead Learning Center, the preschool housed at Wesley UMC, had a great Art Show this week. There may be a few things still hanging in Hanna Hall to check out or you can see a video of the fun on their Facebook Page at this link. Registration for the preschool is now open. Encourage your friends, family and neighbors with preschool age children to consider this wonderful program.
Check Out Scouting!
Here's a link to our Scout Sunday worship service. Cub Scout Pack 86 meets in Hanna Hall on Monday nights from 6:30 to 7:30 pm and is for boys and girls ages 5 to 10. Boy Scout Troop 86 meets in Hanna Hall on Thursday nights from 7:00 to 8:30 pm and is for boys ages 11 to 17. We’d love to have you come and check out a meeting! Bring a friend with you too! You don’t have to be a member of Wesley to be in the Pack or Troop. For more information, contact the Cubmaster of the Pack: Dan Dupuis or the Chartered Org. Rep: Michelle Fransen-Conroy. It's the hundredth anniversary of Methodist Scouting. Click on this article to read more!
PFLAG NH Support Group Meeting: PFLAG is an organization of parents, families and allies united with LGBTQ+ people to move equality forward – providing support, education and advocacy. PFLAG envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued and affirmed – regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. Monthly meetings are held every 3rd Sunday of the month from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. All are welcome to attend our monthly support group meetings. For more information about the organization please visit our website www.pflagnh
17Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. 2And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white. 3Suddenly there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. 4Then Peter said to Jesus, ‘Lord, it is good for us to be here; if you wish, I will make three dwellings here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.’ 5While he was still speaking, suddenly a bright cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud a voice said, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!’ 6When the disciples heard this, they fell to the ground and were overcome by fear. 7But Jesus came and touched them, saying, ‘Get up and do not be afraid.’ 8And when they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus himself alone.
9 As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus ordered them, ‘Tell no one about the vision until after the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.’
Check out District and Conference news and events on their regular newsletters.
2020 - NH District Leadership Academy
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 9:00 - 3:00
Wesley UMC - 79 Clinton St., Concord, NH 03301
Keynote Speaker - Mark DeYmaz
Pastors and congregational members are invited to join in a day of shared formation, learning, and development. Registration information will be published soon.
NHD - Open Spirit Task Force Info Session
Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tilton-Northfield UMC - 400 West Main St., Tilton, NH 03276
The New England Delegation to the 2020 General Conference and the Open Spirit Task Force (OSTF) have been moving forward with their work, and at this gathering facilitators from the OSTF and delegation will share the options that will be presented at the Annual Conference in June 2020 and provide educational materials that will help facilitate congregational conversations about these options.
Resource Day with Leonard Sweet
Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wesley UMC - 79 Clinton St., Concord, NH 03301
Messy Church - Children & Adults
February 21st - 5:30 - 8:00 pm
First UMC - 961 Valley St. Manchester, NH
Can't wait for summer? Neither can we!
View Wanakee's summer schedule
Online Registration is open.
You can register online, by phone at (603) 279-7950
Can you find yourself in this picture?
It's one of the first things people see when they check out our website. If you haven't browsed it recently, check it out at this link and share it with friends.
Please contact Pastor Cheryl when you or someone you love is hospitalized or would like a visit. Contact her when you have a graduation, anniversary, or other special event that you would like her to pray for. When you are facing a difficult decision and would like someone to discuss it with, she is here to listen and to offer prayer for wisdom and guidance. When planning a wedding, Pastor Cheryl can provide premarital counseling and planning for a Christian ceremony. When anticipating a death in the family, let her pray for you and your loved one as she or he transitions from this life to the eternal. Pastor Cheryl is here to serve you and encourage you in all of life’s situations.
VIEW SERVICES ON TV OR ONLINE
If you can't be here on Sunday, that doesn't mean you have to miss the service. Concord TV, Channel 22, shows our service during the week:
Sunday 1:30 PM
Monday 10:30 AM
Tuesday 4:30 PM
Wednesday 2:00 PM
Thursday 10:30 AM
Friday 7:00 AM
Or view services at any time at this link.
The Prayer Messengers gather in the Chapel each Sunday at 10:00 AM to pray together for Wesley Church, its pastor, its people and special concerns through INTERCESSORY PRAYER- a prayer to God on behalf of others. Jesus prayed for others and taught his disciples the Lord's Prayer. When we pray to God, we are not simply saying, "God, remove all these problems and make everything easy. Snap your cosmic fingers and make it all better." Following a short devotion, we pray to God, consciously thanking God for our blessings and inviting God into our struggles. You are welcome anytime during this prayer time. In this way we empower ourselves to fulfill our mission in the world. Paul instructed in Ephesians 6:18, "Pray in the spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere." For more information contact Norma Kane.
Get a copy of our electronic pictorial directory by contacting the church office. If you would prefer a printed copy, bring $3.00 to cover the cost of the printing.
LOST & FOUND
If you are in search of a lost item, please check the basket in the coat room or contact the office.
USED EYEGLASS COLLECTION
Please place used eyeglasses in the labelled basket in the Narthex, or give them to Spencer Kingsland for the Lions Club's worldwide project "Eyesight Conservation and Work for the Blind."
Give or tithe online to Wesley's mission and ministries through this secure web page using debit, credit or PayPal.
Get 0.5% for Wesley. 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.
Choir practice is held Thursday evening at 7:15 pm in the Sanctuary. There is also a practice Sunday morning at 9 am in the library. All are invited to lift their voices and sing to the Lord! No experience is necessary. Email Choir Director, Ben Greene
for more information.
Please join the Household of Faith Dancers, led by Renee Doucette, in the parlor on Thursdays from 4-5 pm. No dance experience required!
If you would like to help greet our guests at worship some week, please call or text Nancy Fransen at 603-224-7635.
Join us in preparing the pews, candles, banners and more in our sanctuary for worship each week by contacting Joan Beldin at 715-8888.
THE CONCORD HOMELESS EMERGENCY WINTER SHELTER
is in great need of overnight volunteers, especially on weekends. Here are the links to the website
and the signup genius
where you can sign up to help. Any questions can be emailed to Michael Caswell, Shelter Manager.
FRIENDLY KITCHEN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Erle Huntington is looking for Wesley UMC folks to help staff the Friendly Kitchen. Her team prepares the meals for 60-120 people each third Thursday with food that has been donated and store at their facility. If you would like to volunteer, please contact the office and we will put you in touch. We might even be able to form a team to serve a Wednesday lunch where they’re looking for monthly help.
The Housing First program of the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness seeks volunteers to drive clients to shop at the grocery store or food pantry. For more information or to volunteer, contact Angela Spinney or 603-290-3375. Volunteers aged 55 or over are encouraged to apply to RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) through the Friends Program at 228-7615. Once accepted, they provide volunteers with insurance while driving for the program. Please specify that you are volunteering for the Housing First Program of CCEH to expedite the connection from them to CCEH.