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This Week at Wesley

November 13 - 18



Monday


Women's Small Group, 5:30-7pm. Join us for our small group Bible study as we look and discuss Mark 8:22-37. Joy Yun will lead the group. All are welcome!



Tuesday



$2 Community Lunch, 11am-1pm. Take a lunch break at the Wesley Foundation! Menu: make your own sandwich, chips, salad, and Carol's delicious dessert. Come hungry, leave FULL!


Men's Small Group, 6-7:30pm. Join us for our small group Bible study as we look and discuss Mark 8:22-37. Pastor Joe will lead the group. All are welcome!



Thursday


Evening Worship, 7-8pm. Join us for worship and hear Josh Asato, one of our pastoral interns, shares his testimony. Afterwards, stay for the food and the fellowship.



Friday


Men's Small Group, 2:30-4pm. Join us for our small group Bible study as we look and discuss Mark 8:22-37. Pastor Joe will lead the group. All are welcome!

 

Wesley Weekly 06.22.2014

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This Week at Wesley

No Monday UMSM Fellowship.

Community Lunch

Tuesday, June 24, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, $2 Menu: Salad Bar & Muffins, Dessert: Mac Nut Brownie. Vegetarian cuisine is provided. Volunteers are needed at 10:00 am for preparation and after the meal for clean-up.  If you volunteer, your meal is free! Bring friends to join our community!!

Bible Study: “Friendship is Spiritual”

Wednesday, June 25, 5:00 – 6:30 pm. We’ll be looking at the importance of friendship in the Gospel of John and reflecting on what it means to see friendship as a deeply spiritual experience.

Improvised Martial Arts Group

Wednesday, June 25, 5:00 – 7:30 pm & Friday, June 27, 5:00 – 7:30 pm. Interested in martial arts? Join us to learn and practice together. The group is led by Ryan. Please contact Ryan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you need additional information or have any questions.

Evening Worship

Thursday, June 26, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. A chance to take a deep breath as the week draws to a close. At this informal worship service, we’ll join together in prayer, praise, and reflection.  Come as you are; bring a story or song to share, or simply come with an open heart.

Weekly Devotions

Rest

“One handful of peaceful repose is better than two fistfuls of worried work.” ~ Ecclesiastes 4:6 (The Message)

Photo by Linda Gillis from Sight Psalms. Sight Psalms is a ministry of the General Board of Discipleship of the United Methodist Church.

New Strength for a New Day

Read Isaiah 43:16-21.

Script: The Lord says, “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” ~ Isaiah 43:19 (NIV)

Reflection: I was tired and moody — and in despair. I was about to sign the contract to sell our home. My dear husband of 55 years had died a few months earlier after losing his battle against cancer. Soon after his death I realized that I could not go on living in our home with all I would have to do: maintenance, gardening in summer and snow shoveling in winter, carrying wood for the fireplaces, and other necessary chores. I should have been grateful for actually finding a buyer even before the house was advertised for sale and at a time when buying and selling houses was almost impossible. But I felt bad — even a little guilty — for selling the home we had shared for all these years. I had not had time to read I Dag, the Norwegian edition of The Upper Room, the morning before I left for the real estate agency. But when I returned home, I saw the opened magazine on the kitchen table and read the words above from Isaiah 43:19. My feelings of despair eased. God did not tell me to forget my husband. God did not forbid me to think back on all the good memories with joy. Rather, God invited me to go on with my life with new strength. God is near, in both good and bad times.

Thought for the Week: God helps us see a way through the wilderness.

Prayer: Dear heavenly Father, we thank you for all we have received from you — especially good memories and a loving family and church. Amen.

(Provided by Laila Karin Geitz from The Upper Room Daily Devotional Guide)

Next Week at Wesley

No Monday UMSM Fellowship.

Community Lunch

Tuesday, July 1, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, $2 Menu: Breakfast for Lunch, Dessert: Coffee Cake. Vegetarian cuisine is provided. Volunteers are needed at 10:00 am for preparation and after the meal for clean-up.  If you volunteer, your meal is free! Bring friends to join our community!!

Bible Study: “Friendship is Spiritual”

Wednesday, July 2, 5:00 – 6:30 pm. We’ll be looking at the importance of friendship in the Gospel of John and reflecting on what it means to see friendship as a deeply spiritual experience.

Improvised Martial Arts Group

Wednesday, July 2, 5:00 – 7:30 pm & Friday, July 4, 5:00 – 7:30 pm. Interested in martial arts? Join us to learn and practice together. The group is led by Ryan. Please contact Ryan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you need additional information or have any questions.

Evening Worship

 

Thursday, July 3, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. A chance to take a deep breath as the week draws to a close. At this informal worship service, we’ll join together in prayer, praise, and reflection.  Come as you are; bring a story or song to share, or simply come with an open heart.

 

Wesley Weekly 04.13.2014

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This Week at Wesley

Basic Apologetics Study

Monday, April 14, 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Christian apologetics is a field of Christian theology which aims to present a rational basis for the Christian faith, defending the faith against objections. Please contact Ryan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you need additional information or have any questions.

UMSM Dinner & Fellowship

Monday, April 14, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Activity: Movie Night. Dinner: Jin (Finger Foods); Devotion: Jin (Amazing Grace in different languages). Bring a friend with you! If you need more information, please contact Charlene at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Community Lunch

Tuesday, April 15, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, $2 Menu: Rancho Dagwood Sandwiches, Dessert: Brownies. Vegetarian cuisine is provided. Volunteers are needed at 10:00 am for preparation and after the meal for clean-up. If you volunteer, your meal is free! Bring friends to join our community!!

Outreach Service Project

Wednesday, April 16, 4:30 – 7:30 pm, Service Project at Ronald McDonald House. Ronald McDonald House is a home-away-from-home for seriously ill children and their families and aims to develop programs and partnerships to improve the lives of children in Hawaii and the Pacific. We will start making potato salad at Wesley Foundation at 3:00 pm and leave Wesley Foundation at 4:30 pm to Ronald McDonald House. Dinner will begin at 6:30 pm. We will come back around 7:30 pm. If you need more information, please contact Leata at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Improvised Martial Arts Group

Wednesday, April 16, 5:00 – 8:00 pm & Friday, April 18, 2:00 – 5:00 pm. Interested in martial arts? Join us to learn and practice together. The group is led by Ryan. Please contact Ryan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you need additional information or have any questions.

Maundy Thursday Service

Thursday, April 17, 12:00 – 12:45 pm & 6:00 pm, Wesley Foundation Chapel. This is a Holy week foot washing and communion service. Please join us!! If you need more information, please contact Charlene at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Easter Egg Hunt Service Project on Good Friday

Friday, April 18, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Wesley foundation provides this service project to children from Vancouver House every year. Setup will start at 9:00 am. Volunteers are needed. Donations of eggs, plastic eggs, or candies are welcomed. Hope to see you there!! If you need more information, please contact Charlene at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Season of Lent Prayer and Spiritual Discipline Calendar

We hope you are utilizing the 2014 Lent Prayer Calendar this Lent.  This week we encourage you to try the new spiritual discipline of praying once or daily with a prayer partner.  This week is Holy week. We hope you can do at least one of the things listed below:

Sunday, 4/13 – Invite a friend to attend church with you this week.

Monday, 4/14 – Forgive someone who has hurt you.

Tuesday, 4/15 – Renew an old friendship.

Wednesday, 4/16 – Seek forgiveness from someone you’ve hurt.

Thursday, 4/17 – Humbly serve another person.

Friday, 4/18 – Reflect on the Crucifixion of Chris.

Saturday, 4/19 – Share the Good News that Christ is Risen! Happy Easter!

Weekly Devotions

Compassion

All of God’s creatures need our care.

 

Photo by Alexandra Holland from Sight Psalms. Sight Psalms is a ministry of the General Board of Discipleship of the United Methodist Church.

Holy Weeks

Read John 11:21-27.

Script: Jesus said to [Martha], “I am the resurrection and the life.” ~ John 11:25 (NIV)

Reflection: Ever since my son, Steve, died in 2006, I have looked at Easter a little differently. The first Holy Week after his death was hard, but after some reflection, it took on new meaning. As I thought about this Lenten period, I started with Palm Sunday — a day of celebration. We are on top of the world. We are triumphant and joyful. Often our lives follow the pattern of Holy Week. We have to go through the trials, the days of prayer and preparation, the Thursdays of betrayal and the washing of feet, the Fridays of death, and the Saturdays where God seems silent. We think the Sundays will never come, but they do! Praise God! There is new life — the power of resurrection to sustain us. I am learning and making note of this process. Life will have more triumphs, more times for fervent prayer, more trials, more suffering, more heartbreak, more betrayal, more death, but also more Sundays when Christ’s triumph over death leads us forward into new life.

Thought for the Week: Any week can be Holy Week.

Prayer: Dear Father, thank you for bringing us into your presence through your Son, Jesus Christ. As he taught us, we pray, “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.”* Amen. *Matthew 6:9-13 (NIV).

(Provided by Barbara Troutz from The Upper Room Daily Devotional Guide)

Next Week at Wesley

Basic Apologetics Study

Monday, April 21, 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Christian apologetics is a field of Christian theology which aims to present a rational basis for the Christian faith, defending the faith against objections. Please contact Ryan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you need additional information or have any questions.

UMSM Dinner & Fellowship

Monday, April 21, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Activity: Inter-Faith Gathering. We invite you to join us for a pot-luck style Fiesta! The idea is that each of the religious groups brings a dish, pupus, salad or dessert to share! We will be providing making your own tacos with a turkey and a vegetarian option, games (icebreakers), and other fun activities. This is a great experience for all students to come and meet one another. This is a chance for students of different faiths to come together. This is a unique event for students to have fun, learn about each other’s faith, and form friendships with others that they may see later on campus. Please RSVP to:

Nicolina Pascua at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at (808) 542-9217 or Peter Dilwith at (808) 853-8338

Community Lunch

Tuesday, April 22, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, $2 Menu: Quiche, Dessert: Texas Cake. Vegetarian cuisine is provided. Volunteers are needed at 10:00 am for preparation and after the meal for clean-up. If you volunteer, your meal is free! Bring friends to join our community!!

Bible Study: Parables of Jesus

Wednesday, April 23, 4:30 – 6:00 pm. Jesus was a great storyteller and taught the disciples using stories. The lesson from these stories called "parables" applies to many contemporary issues of our day. Come "talk story" about the stories within the stories of Jesus and learn some Bible study techniques, as well.  Bring a Bible and a friend.  This study is led by Pastor Charlene.

Improvised Martial Arts Group

Wednesday, April 23, 5:00 – 8:00 pm & Friday, April 25, 2:00 – 5:00 pm. Interested in martial arts? Join us to learn and practice together. The group is led by Ryan. Please contact Ryan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you need additional information or have any questions.

 

 

Wesley Weekly 10.13.2013

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This Week at Wesley

Monday, October 14, UMSM Fellowship, Activity: Mask Making Art Project. Dinner & Devotion: Volunteer Needed. Bring a friend with you! Please contact Charlene at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have any questions or need more information.

Tuesday, October 15, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Community Lunch, $2 Menu: Fried Rice, Dessert: Apple Cobbler. Vegetarian cuisine is provided. Volunteers are needed at 10:30 am for preparation and after the meal for clean-up. If you volunteer, your meal is free! Bring friends to join our community!!

Tuesday & Thursday, October 15 & 17, 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm, Improvised Martial Arts Group. Interested in martial arts? Join us to learn and practice together. The group is led by Ryan. Please contact Ryan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you need additional information or have any questions.

Wednesday, October 16, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, Basic Apologetics. Christian apologetics is a field of Christian theology which aims to present a rational basis for the Christian faith, defending the faith against objections. Please contact Ryan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you need additional information or have any questions.

Wednesday, October 16, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, H-5 Meal (Service Project) – Cooking and delivering a meal for residents at Evan’s Angels Shelter in Kakaako. Cooking begins at 5:30 pm and we leave (carpool) at 7:00 pm to deliver the meal. Come help for as long as you can. No need know how to cook! Aprons provided! Please contact Charlene at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have any questions or want to volunteer.

Thursday, October 17, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Wesley Foundation Board Meeting. Please stop by and say hello to our board members. You are also welcome to share your opinions with Board Members to improve your experience with Wesley Foundation.

Weekly Devotion

Too Busy

Read Psalm 81:6-13.

Script: Paul wrote, “Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy.” ~ 2 Timothy 1:4 (NIV)

Reflection: My aging mother lives alone and enjoys company from family and friends. Her world has shrunk considerably since Daddy died, and she seldom ventures out of the house except to go to the grocery store and the nearby pharmacy. Now and then she comments that her children don’t stop in often enough. But when she said, “I get homesick for my children,” a sudden sadness melted my heart and her words prompted me to deeper reflection. Does God feel homesick for us? The Israelites, God’s chosen people, drifted away time after time; yet God never neglected them. Instead, God provided for them and corrected them. God was patient and fair. Why? Because the bonds between God and the people God loved brought God tremendous joy. I suddenly longed to see Mom, to tell her that I loved her, to talk, to laugh, and to enjoy her company.

Thought for the Week: Are you longing for a loved one? So is God.

Prayer: Dear Father, please forgive our self-centered busyness. Help us to whittle away the unimportant events that consume our time. Help our actions to reflect what’s in our hearts as we pray, “Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.” Amen.

(Provided by Trudy K. Snyder in The Upper Room Daily Devotional Guide)

Next Week at Wesley

Monday, October 21, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, UMSM Fellowship, Activity: Movie Night. Dinner: Volunteer Needed, Devotion: Sam. Bring a friend with you! Please contact Charlene at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have any questions or need more information.

Tuesday, October 22, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Community Lunch, $2 Menu: Taco Soup, Dessert: Ice Cream. Vegetarian cuisine is provided. Volunteers are needed at 10:30 am for preparation and after the meal for clean-up. If you volunteer, your meal is free! Bring friends to join our community!!

Tuesday & Thursday, October 22 & 24, 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm, Improvised Martial Arts Group. Interested in martial arts? Join us to learn and practice together. The group is led by Ryan. Please contact Ryan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you need additional information or have any questions.

Wednesday, October 23, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, Basic Apologetics. Christian apologetics is a field of Christian theology which aims to present a rational basis for the Christian faith, defending the faith against objections. Please contact Ryan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you need additional information or have any questions.

 

 

Wesley Weekly 10.06.2013

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This Week at Wesley

Monday, October 7, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, UMSM Fellowship, Activity: Sing Unto the Lord (Wesley Chair). Dinner: Volunteer Needed, Devotion: Jin. Bring a friend with you! Please contact Charlene at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have any questions or need more information.

Tuesday, October 8, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Community Lunch, $2 Menu: Salad Bar & Muffins, Dessert: Banana Pudding. Vegetarian cuisine is provided. Volunteers are needed at 10:30 am for preparation and after the meal for clean-up. If you volunteer, your meal is free! Bring friends to join our community!!

Tuesday & Thursday, October 8 & 10, 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm, Improvised Martial Arts Group. Interested in martial arts? Join us to learn and practice together. The group is led by Ryan. Please contact Ryan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you need additional information or have any questions.

Wednesday, October 9, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, Basic Apologetics. Christian apologetics is a field of Christian theology which aims to present a rational basis for the Christian faith, defending the faith against objections. Please contact Ryan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you need additional information or have any questions.

October Birthdays!

10/6 ~ Lavinia Taukolo (TODAY!!)

10/7 ~ Lauren Beard

10/26 ~ Katrina Oh

10/27 ~ Suwei Tan

Weekly Devotion

To Be Like Jesus

Read 2 Corinthians 1:3-7.

Script: Paul wrote, “Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.” ~ 1 Corinthians 11:1 (NRSV)

Reflection: It was my pleasure to have known Brother Leo, a rescue mission manager. Leo was the most approachable man I have ever known. He genuinely loved outcasts. He routinely put his arms around the alcoholic’s shoulders, pleading with him to surrender his life to Christ. He evoked laughter from guys who had so little to be happy about. He wept with others over their shared heartaches. These men recognized that Leo cared, and many responded when he witnessed to his faith. How much Leo imitated our Lord! The woman taken in the act of adultery (John 8:1-9), the tree-climbing tax cheat (Luke 19:1-6) — Jesus loved them all. He was available to all, and all approached him. He was never ashamed of bad company but rather encouraged sinners to come. He worked in their lives and helped them to be transformed. It was my pleasure to have known Brother Leo, but my greater pleasure is to know the One after whom Leo patterned his life.

Thought for the Week: I want to be like Jesus.

Prayer: Dear Lord, strip us of the temptation to be judgmental. Kindle in us the desire to reflect Jesus to everyone we meet. Amen.

(Provided by Thomas Buice in The Upper Room Daily Devotional Guide)

Next Week at Wesley

Monday, October 14, UMSM Fellowship, Activity: Mask Making Art Project. Dinner & Devotion: Volunteer Needed. Bring a friend with you! Please contact Charlene at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have any questions or need more information.

Tuesday, October 15, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Community Lunch, $2 Menu: Fried Rice, Dessert: Apple Cobbler. Vegetarian cuisine is provided. Volunteers are needed at 10:30 am for preparation and after the meal for clean-up. If you volunteer, your meal is free! Bring friends to join our community!!

Tuesday & Thursday, October 15 & 17, 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm, Improvised Martial Arts Group. Interested in martial arts? Join us to learn and practice together. The group is led by Ryan. Please contact Ryan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you need additional information or have any questions.

Wednesday, October 16, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, Basic Apologetics. Christian apologetics is a field of Christian theology which aims to present a rational basis for the Christian faith, defending the faith against objections. Please contact Ryan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you need additional information or have any questions.

Wednesday, October 16, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, H-5 Meal (Service Project) – Cooking and delivering a meal for residents at Evan’s Angels Shelter in Kakaako. Cooking begins at 5:30 pm and we leave (carpool) at 7:00 pm to deliver the meal. Come help for as long as you can. No need know how to cook! Aprons provided! Please contact Charlene at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have any questions or want to volunteer.

 

 
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