The Weekly Newsletter for
Doing Life Connected at John Wesley Church

March 15, 2023
The next 5 weeks leading up to Easter Sunday will be a time to contemplate the significance of God’s loving sacrifice of Jesus on the cross.

Worship in person or online at 9:00 am or 11:15 am as we continue our Lenten series, Grounding.
SUNDAY MORNING GROUPS for adults, kids, and students meet at 10:05 am. If you haven't plugged into a Sunday Morning Group, contact Priscilla Novak to connect!
If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else to serve on the 2023-2024 Core Leadership Team, click HERE to find out more and nominate online by Sunday, April 9.
Kick off springtime Wednesday nights with your friends on March 22! The dinner menu is pork tenderloin, mashed potatoes, green beans, dinner rolls, and dessert. Help us to prepare for your family by registering for dinner by Tuesday, March 21.

  • Hope Circle | Tuesday, March 21 | 9:30 am | Courtyard Room

  • Spring Fling | Saturday, March 25 | JW Lawn & Welcome Center | 10:00 am

  • Holy Week | Sunday, April 2 - Sunday, April 9
Roll up your sleeves and activate your faith! Our friends at Habitat for Humanity have invited us for a John Wesley Work Day in Tomball! We'll sweep, vacuum, mop, wipe down counters and window sills, and clean bathrooms for a few hours so that the new tenants will be blessed with a clean home. We'll meet at the site on the morning of Thursday, March 23. Click HERE to let us know you'll be there.
Bring the whole family and have a great time at SPRING FLING! We'll gather together in the John Wesley Church Welcome Center and lawn for a petting zoo, bounce house, spring snacks, and crafts.

This event is free and open to the community, so invite some friends to enjoy the sunshine!
JW Women, you are invited this Lenten Season to the Women’s Ministry Soup and Devotion, for a variety of homemade soups, bread and desserts, and a devotion from Rev. Trish Woodruff. Childcare available upon request.

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Your kids won't want to miss an out-of-this world adventure this summer at John Wesley's 2023 Stellar VBS! Kids will launch on a cosmic quest where they will have a blast shining Jesus' light to the world. It will be an amazing week with light years of faith building fun as kids encounter God in everyday life with incredible Bible-learning experiences. We welcome all kids and volunteers to come discover God's creativity in the world around us!

JW VBS 2023
June 19 – 23
Ages 3 years - 5th Grade

Registration link is for kids and adult/teen volunteers
(childcare is available for children of volunteers).
SAVVY SENIORS, let’s get together for lunch at Campioni! We’ll have a private room and a delicious buffet. After our meal Sergeant Jeff Lee, Criminal Investigations Division of Harris County will speak on basic internet safety for seniors including common scams, forgeries, and frauds that seniors are prone to. He will share about the role seniors play in their grandchildren's lives, and how to keep them safe online. If you are in your sixties or older, this is a great group to belong to! Expand your network of friends and join us for this delicious and informative lunch! Let us know you'll be there. Click HERE to register.
FOCUS ON THIS PRAYER WITH US THIS WEEK: Pray that we remember what God has done, is doing, and will do in our wilderness experiences, for He is always with us.

In this Lenten season we focus on repentance and restoration and we reflect on how desperately we all need Jesus.

Gather with Rev. Trish Woodruff every Wednesday at noon in the Prayer Chapel for quiet contemplation on His Word at LECTIO DIVINA.
  • Grief Share | Mondays through May 15 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | A205
PLEASE REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Linda Spiegelhauer; Judy Green; Ron Hawkins; Ray Kaskel; and the families of Nan Garber and Mary Ann Putman.
Submit your confidential request by sending an email to
John Wesley Christian School Guest Readers

John Wesley Christian School is inviting visitors to read to our 3-year-old, 4-year-old, Bridge, and Kindergarten classes on special Thursdays and Fridays of each month. Bring your own book or borrow one of ours! Sign in at the front desk as a volunteer, and then someone will direct you to the classroom to read to the teachers and kids! We are so excited to have special guest readers this year!

Thank you for sharing with our kids!
Dedicate Beautiful Easter Flowers!
Join us in supporting businesses in our community! When you purchase your Easter flowers and plants, you are also supporting The Brookwood Community, an amazing non-profit residential facility and vocational program for adults with disabilities and special needs.
Order online at or pick up a card at the WAC reception desk.

Plants are $20 each.

The deadline for dedications is noon on Sunday, March 31!
EASTER EGG & CANDY DONATIONS NEEDED! NextGen will be in the Welcome Center this Sunday morning collecting candy and plastic eggs for Easter Sunday's JW Kids GIANT EASTER EGG HUNT! Please grab a bag or two on your next trip to the grocery store and help us make this year's hunt the best and biggest one yet! The last donation day will be April 2.
NAM Endowment Fund to Host a luncheon with Mattress Mack

The NAM Endowment Fund Board will host a luncheon with Mattress Mack on Tuesday, March 28 at Shirley Acres. The event will begin at 11:30 am with FOX 26 News Anchor, Melissa Wilson serving as event emcee. Jim McIngvale (Mattress Mack), the much celebrated owner of Gallery Furniture, is well known for his energetic, fast-paced sales pitches, typically ending with some variant of his catchphrase "saves you money!" McIngvale has been well honored for his community service and philanthropy. The event will also honor local teen author RJ Walker who has published two books at the age of 17. Click HERE to reserve your tickets.