A Note from Your Pastors Announcing Addition of Indoor Worship Option

Christ is with us, and Christ is worthy of our worship. We are grateful to serve among you in this season and we appreciate your patience and your spirit of flexibility and care. Our top priority is your spiritual, emotional, and physical health.

Together church council and Re-entering Well are inviting us to engage in a four-week trial of indoor worship. These weeks will allow us to welcome those of you who are eager to worship inside to do so while the majority of worship continues online and outside.

If your family is continuing to stay home for safety reasons, we look forward to worshiping with you online. If you are among the hundreds who are finding outdoor worship refreshing, please continue to join us outside while fall weather permits. For those eager to return to the sanctuary, know that we are taking every precaution to make our indoor space as safe as possible. Masks must be worn at all times, 6 feet of social distancing will be maintained, and vocal musicians will join us from a separate space.

During this 4-week trial PREREGISTRATION is REQUIRED for indoor worship so that we can plan to accommodate your family. You can register through the Wesley Weekly, website, or by phone. Following the Carrol County Health Department recommendation, we will take temperatures prior to entry of indoor worshipers.

While we worship in many ways, we are one in Christ!

 

Worship Schedule Beginning October 11 through  November 1, 2020
  • 8:00 am Indoor Worship – PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED
  • 9:30 and 11:00 am Outdoor Worship – PREREGISTRATION REQUESTED
  • Online Worship at Wesleyfreedom.org, our Wesley Freedom App, YouTube, and Facebook with a watch party at 10:00 am on Sundays.

 

Family Fun Time – Outdoors on September 27 & October 25, 3-5 pm 
Participate together as a family. Begin with worship and then rotate with your families to different guided activities. Dancing, music, sign language enrichment, games, crafts, Bible Adventure and snack. Wrap up with a closing blessing. Families, please bring chairs. Register here.
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Thursday Night Connect Live, 6:30-7:30 pm 
Thursday Night Connect Live offers fun, outdoor classes for K-2, 3, 4/5, 6/7, Confirmation Connect, Senior High, and Adults! Our hope is that your family can come together and each grow in an age-appropriate group. Click here to register now for the 8 week session 9.17.20 – 11.5.20 .

Operation Christmas Child

Build a box online at https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/buildonline/. This is where you pick out items to fill your box. $25.00 per box.

Purchase your own items and fill a shoe box or purchase a plastic bin and pack it for Operation Christmas Child. Boxes will be available between 8:00 and 11:30 on Sunday, September 27 and Sunday, October 4 under the portico.

Our ONLY Drop Off date is Sunday, November 15th between 8:00 and 11:30am No deliveries accepted before or after due to the current pandemic.Thank you for understanding.

“Christ With Us” an Original Daily Devotional Written by our Pastors

.This resource is a gift from our pastors which invites you to carry the themes of our weekly services into your daily rhythm. By reading the scripture and praying the prayer for the day you will gain opportunities to connect with Christ and connect with your church family through a shared experience. 

The full seven week devotional is provided here. If you prefer a print copy you can pick one up from church after the service.

“Christ With Us” Small Groups

Looking for a community to support you on your journey with Christ? Our pastors have three small groups which offer spaces for you to reflect on the Sunday messages and daily devotion. Wednesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 pm on-site and Wednesdays at 11:00am on ZOOM. We start next week. Click the Adult Studies link to register for this class or view our full line up of adult classes! Register on our Small Groups Page

Connect and Serve at Home, On-site or Online

Work Day at our Family Resource Center on our St. James Campus – Saturday, September 26, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Join us as we prepare our building and grounds with weeding, planting, moving furniture and painting. Breakfast and lunch are provided. All are welcome. Masks will be worn and social distancing practiced. Register here.

Cold Weather Shelter Meal Prep – Help provide an evening meal to homeless adults (18 and older) at Westminster’s Cold Weather Shelter on the first Tuesday or the third Wednesday of each month. Buy food, prepare meals (usually casseroles), or deliver and serve the meals to the guests at the shelter. If you would be interested in being a part of this ministry, please contact Sharon Feldman.

To view more  opportunities to serve, click here. 

Thank You for Giving

Thank you! Wesley Freedom received a quarterly donation of $138.61 from your online purchases at AmazonSmile This is a simple and automatic way for you to support our ministries every time you shop online, at no cost to you. Go to smile.amazon.com, select Wesley Freedom Methodist as your charitable organization before you begin shopping and every eligible purchase will result in a donation. You can use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile.

All Saints Luminary Walk, November 1

November 1st is All Saints Sunday. This holy day is an opportunity for us to embrace the light of resurrection and the hope of Christ which shines even in the darkest times. Persons in our congregation and community will be invited to remember loved ones who have passed and celebrate the living saints who shine light into their lives by placing their names on luminaries. These luminaries will wrap our campus, outdoor worship space, and cemetery while we worship and gather through-out the day. We are building a team to help us experience a healing and uplifting day of worship and community. If you can help from home on or site email Pastor Jenny