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October 18, 2023


Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Matthew 6:19-21

This Sunday, we'll continue Making Space for Generosity in our hearts, lives, time, and finances. Join us for worship in person or online at 9:00 or 11:15 am.

Architects from Merriman Holt Powell, the firm involved with our long-range master planning, will share some early ideas, answer questions, and acquire information from those in attendance in the Wesley Activity Center during the Sunday Morning Groups hour on Sunday, October 22.


RSV, Flu, COVID, Shingles, and Pneumonia vaccines will be available in the Welcome Center this Sunday, October 22 from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm. Vaccines are free with your insurance card. There are limited number of free vaccines available for the uninsured.

STEPHEN MINISTRY equips lay people to provide confidential, one-on-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing crisis or difficulty. Stephen Ministers receive 50 hours of structured training before being commissioned. Confidentiality is of high priority so that care receivers do not have to worry that their problems will become public within or outside of the church. Stephen Leaders and Stephen Ministers can be identified by their blue name tags, and can answer any questions you might have about this ministry.

Are you interested in becoming a Stephen Minister? Join us for a one-hour informational meeting this Sunday, October 22 at 12:30 pm at the third floor youth chapel. Please contact Karen Fuchs prior to Sunday to let her know you will be attending.


  • Long-Range Planning Town Hall | Sunday, October 22 | 10:05 am | WAC

  • Stephen Ministry Info Meeting | Sunday, October 22 | 12:30 pm | Youth Chapel

Find details and more at

Wednesday Night Dinner

Join us before your Pathway Study tonight for for honey ham, mac and cheese, baked beans, dinner rolls, salad, and warm cookies. 

Help us to prepare for your family by registering for Wednesday Night Dinners at


It's time to kick off JW Women's Ministry Fall programs! JW Women, gather with your friends in the Welcome Center for a Fireside Chat with special guest Jami Dunbar. Enjoy a catered dinner, dessert, coffee bar, and special treat!

Let us know you'll be there!

Tuesday, October 24

6:00 pm - 8:00 p.m. 


When the disciples asked Jesus how to pray, Jesus gave them The Lord's Prayer. He likely taught it to his followers often, not just one time. He never intended the Lord’s Prayer to be a museum piece, framed and placed on a mantel or in a display case. It was Jesus teaching God’s people, through his disciples, how to pray.

But do we really understand and appreciate the meaning and power of its words, what we ask of God each time we pray it?

JW Women, you are invited to explore the meaning and power of the Lord’s Prayer in a new fall Bible study beginning next Wednesday, October 25.

Click HERE to register!

SAVVY SENIORS, let’s go to Brookshire for lunch and shopping at The Brookwood Community! We will have delicious lunch in the café followed by shopping in the Gift and Garden Center on Tuesday, October 31.

Click HERE for details, to RSVP, and reserve your lunch selections.



As we continue to grow and strengthen our faith community, we are excited to share the development of the new Lay Reader Ministry within our church. Lay Readers will play a vital role in worship services, guiding us through affirmations, scripture readings, calls to worship, and other essential liturgical elements.

That this ministry will enhance our worship experience and provide an opportunity for members of our congregation to actively participate in worship life. Please reach out to Adrianne Adams-Diaz to place your name on the list for future training with the pastoral staff.

Let's ROCK AND ROLL...paint on some walls! Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Harris County seeks willing volunteers who want to give back to their community. All volunteers are welcome to help on our construction site, no matter the skill level. When you volunteer with Habitat, you are making a difference in the lives of our partner families throughout Northwest Harris County. Volunteering on a construction site is an excellent way to meet friends and learn new skills in a fun environment.

You are invited to change lives by painting walls in a house being prepared for a new family at the JW Work Day this Saturday October 21.

Click HERE for the location, details, and registration.


The JW Reach team partners with The Houston Food Bank and Bridging for Tomorrow for our community food distribution. The Houston Food Bank Mobile Truck parks outside at John Wesley Church once a month at 8:00 am to help feed our community, and many volunteers are needed to make this a successful mission.

Click on your next opportunities to serve on Saturdays, October 28 and November 25.


Sunday, October 29 | Welcome Center

We are supporting TEAM (Tomball Emergency Assistance Ministry), which provides assistance to residents of Tomball who are struggling to make ends meet, by assembling snack bags for senior citizens that will be added to their groceries. In addition, we’ll bag instant oatmeal and dry beans, and we’d love to have artists of all ages decorate the snack bags.

Begin dropping the following donations in the bins in the Welcome Center this Sunday: 

  • Single serve protein (granola bar, tuna lunchable, cheese crackers)
  • Sweets (cookies, snack cake - small servings)
  • Fruit cups

Lastly, bring those plastic and paper grocery bags that are overflowing at your house!


25th Anniversary Celebration Concert Honoring Judith Nelson

Judith Nelson has faithfully led in worship from the keyboards for 25 years, and the Chancel Choir is performing a concert of her favorite anthems in honor and celebration of her faithful service to our community of faith. We would love to have you join us for this concert on Sunday, October 29 at 4:00 pm in the John Wesley Sanctuary. 

What a great morning we had last Sunday when we received 8 new members into our community of faith! Our group includes Vicki Fox, Maisie Hominick, Dianne Svec, George Saxton, Jan Brewer, Kellie Hominick, Peggy Higginbotham, and Marilyn Burgess. Welcome, welcome!


Are you a drummer, bass player, lead or acoustic guitar player, or keyboardist looking to make a difference in the lives of students? JW NextGen is in search of a lead worshipper and fellow singers to join our team and provide live music for our youth worship services. We believe that live worship by people who love and care about them is essential for our young people's spiritual growth. Use your talent to help us create an environment where young students can worship our one true GOD with all their hearts. Contact Chris McCarthy to learn more about this exciting opportunity!


Don't miss this sweet opportunity to read to JWCS kids in October! Special visitors (YOU!) are invited to come read to our 3-year-old, 4-year-old, Bridge, and Kindergarten classes and their teachers for about 15 minutes on special Thursdays and Fridays of each month. You may bring your own book to read to the class or borrow one of ours. Sign in at the front desk as a volunteer, and enjoy the smiles! We're so excited to have special guest readers this year, and appreciate you sharing your time. Click HERE to choose a class!

Shop the JW Christian School Book Fair and help us grow our library!

OCTOBER 15 - 20


JW Christian School

Veteran's Day Program

Invite your family and friends to celebrate our veterans! Our children and guest performers will sing for, honor, and celebrate our heroes for all they gave and continue to give. If you are or know of a veteran who plans to attend the program, please send their name, branch of service, and a picture in their uniform by October 27 to


9:30 am | Sanctuary


PRAYER FOCUS: Pray that we make enough space in our hearts and lives to be good stewards of all that God has generously entrusted to us; God owns all of it.

PLEASE REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Bill Alger, Emily Alger, E.B. Beasley, Walt Burton, Darlis Fuller, Mike Gillespie, Sherry Lemmerz, Ted Novak, George Ramin, Frank Roberts, Larry Shaw, Rosemary Tidwell, Tania van Dongen, Lon Wheeler, Patty Williams, and Mark Winder.

Email your confidential PRAYER REQUESTS to

You are invited every Wednesday to the Prayer Chapel at noon for MIDWEEK SERVICE.

The holiday season has begun. This might be the first holiday after your loved one’s death, or maybe it’s the second, third or beyond. In the coming days, you are going to be facing some tough emotions, and due to the nature of Thanksgiving and Christmas - with its focus on family, yearly traditions, expectations, social events, and "cheer" - the emotions can blindside you. You can lessen the emotional impact by knowing what to expect and being prepared. Grief Share - Surviving the Holidays is here to help. Please join us for one 2-hour session on Monday, October 23, from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

Click HERE to RSVP.



United Women of Faith Holiday Gift Nut Drive

The United Women of Faith are selling a variety of bagged nuts as a fundraiser to support local charities. Nuts are sold on a pre-paid order basis through Faith, Hope, and Joy Circle members through October 26. These delicious nuts make great gifts!

CLICK HERE to view order information.

Pre-paid orders will be taken in the Welcome Center this Sunday, October 22 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am.

For more information contact Pam Burk.

The 9th Annual Willing Friends Society Luncheon will be held on November 2.

Our speaker, Dr. Marty Dunbar will discuss the new Long-Range Plan, and the luncheon will be a great opportunity for society members to learn more about what is being planned for the future.

The Willing Friends Society is a fellowship of individuals for whom John Wesley Methodist Church is an important part of their lives and have included the Endowment Fund or JWMC in their wills or other estate plans. Its purpose is to recognize and thank those persons for their future gift today. If you have made such a gift and have not previously advised us, please contact Don Pine, Endowment Committee Chair at 713-254-2132 so that we can send you an invitation to the luncheon.

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