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Doing Life Connected

September 6, 2023


We are called to be visionary leaders and givers who have visionary faith in our world. This Sunday, we'll take a look at what the Bible says about Visionary Vigilance in the final week of the series, Visionary.

Join us in person or online at 9:00 or 11:15 am for worship.


Worship is an encounter with the living God for all people. We value children in our services and believe it is the best place for them to learn how to worship. We also understand that sometimes littles need to to wiggle.The screen in the Wesley Room (formerly the Bride's Room) has been upgraded to livestream Sunday services in order to to accommodate parents who would like to hear the message while their littles wiggle!

A comfy chair has also been added to the private powder room area for nursing moms or for parents to rock babies that need a little extra love. We invite you to enjoy the message in the new space designed with parents in mind.


NextGEN Nights begin on Sunday, September 10, and are designed for you to connect your whole family to Christ, His church, and His people!


JW Kids Choir (Grades K-5)

4:00 - 5:00 pm | Choir Room

Junior Ringers (Grades 1-5)

5:00 - 6:00 pm | Choir Room


Jr. High & High School Worship

5:00 - 7:00 pm | 3rd Floor


For parents of kids ages 2-6

4:00 - 6:00 pm | E215 OPEN AREA

Childcare is provided for the Parenting God's way class, and the NextGen crew can escort kids in childcare to JW Kids Music if needed. Contact Lisa McCarthy for more information!


  • MOPS | Wednesday & Thursday September 6 & 7 | 6:15 pm & 9:15 am | A202

Find all of these events and more at

Wednesday Night Dinner

Join your church family in the WAC tonight at 5:30 pm for chicken spaghetti, salad, and dessert before your Discipleship Pathway Study.

Tonight's online registration is closed, but you can help us serve you better by registering your family for next week's TACO NIGHT by Tuesday, September 12.


At John Wesley Church, we believe in being disciples and making disciples. The JW Discipleship Pathway intentionally brings greater connection, grows your faith, and equips you to disciple others. Following the pathway is easy through Wednesday Night Discipleship Pathway Studies.

The Fall 2023 Session 1 begins TONIGHT September 6 at 6:15 pm following Wednesday Night Dinner, and we hope you'll join us!

If you haven't yet begun your Pathway, contact Priscilla Novak at to start your journey.

Where do my kids and students go while I'm on my Discipleship Pathway?

Kids ages 5 years through 5th grade connect with each other, God's word, and with small group leaders on the 2nd-floor JWKids space. The nursery on the first floor is available for kids 0-4 years. 

JWKids Connect

Wednesdays, 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

6th - 12th Graders can hang out on the 3rd floor and do homework, study, eat snacks, and play games in a safe, supervised environment while they connect with other students.

JW Students Connect Café

Wednesdays, 5:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Contact directors Chris and Lisa McCarthy for more information about NextGen Wednesday Nights.


John Wesley MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers ) encourages and equips moms of young children to realize their potential as mothers, women, and leaders in relationship with Jesus and in partnership with John Wesley Church!

We have some serious fun, and we would love you to join us! Our monthly meetings are on Wednesday evenings at 6:15 pm or Thursday mornings at 9:15 am. Our first meetings of the season are tonight, September 6, and tomorrow morning, September 7. Check out our web page, JWCHURCH.ORG/MOPS to register for some of the events we have coming up, and be sure to follow us on social media for special outings and programs! 


Back by popular demand, Senior Pastor, Marty Dunbar and wife Jami lead a comprehensive course for parents of children ages 2 - 6. Mom and Dad will learn practical and relevant concepts they can apply right away to create a workable and effective parenting strategy to raise children in the faith! During the18-week course, parents explore many challenging issues and topics including:

  • Getting on the same “parenting page” with your spouse
  • Giving proper instruction that leads to a Christ-like heart
  • Teaching self-control and healthy obedience
  • Discipline Flowchart: Encouragement Correction

RSVP HERE and join us for the orientation class on Sunday, September 10.



4:00 pm - 6:00 pm



Are you an early riser? 🌞 Do you work during the day or at night but would still like to study the Bible with a group? This group of men studies the words of Jesus every early Wednesday morning! We'll begin our fall study on John MacArthur’s text, Hard to Believe on Wednesday, September 20 at 6:30 am in the A106 conference room. Coffee and refreshments are provided, and no registration is required.

Come see what we're all about! Meet us for our Breakfast and Bible Study Fall Kickoff at Victor's Deli on FM 1960 on Wednesday, September 13 at 7:00 pm. We'd love to have your company!


Your influence knows no bounds! Nurture young minds that could change the world. As a Volunteer Sunday School Teacher, you're not just teaching the Bible lesson – you're planting seeds of change. If this describes you, don't hesitate to get in touch with Chris McCarthy and set up a time to talk about how you can be a part of the JW Kids Ministry at John Wesley Church!

The September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, or 9/11 Day, is a federally-recognized National Day of Service that happens in the United States on the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Although the official day falls on Monday, September 11, there are many opportunities to serve in the days leading up to it as well.

Our JW Reach partner, Northwest Assistance Ministries, has organized special serve opportunities for community volunteers on Saturday, September 9 at NAM, and we would love to mobilize a group of JW people to participate!

Volunteers are particularly needed at the Donation Center to sort clothing, household goods, and move furniture for holiday food distributions. NAM also needs Box Builders for the holiday food drive, and Helpers to retrieve food from vehicles for the Drive-thru Food Drive.

Click HERE to find details, registration, and event information.

There are many organizations in our community and surrounding area taking part, and you can find all of the opportunities at JUSTSERVE.ORG.


Meet us on Saturday morning, September 9 at 7:30 am at the JW Pavilion to load up tools and go change a life!

Ramp builds are one-day mission experiences where students learn valuable skills guided by adult sponsors all while connecting people to Jesus by serving the community around them.


Come build ramps and lives with us! Click HERE to register.

John Wesley Christian School is excited to invite you to read to our precious kids once a month! Bring your favorite children's book or borrow one of ours, and read to a class for 15 minutes. Don't worry…you won't be left in charge of a class. Teachers will stay in the room with you. We do ask that volunteers sign in at the front desk to receive a name tag. CLICK HERE to volunteer to broaden our children's education experience!


Their family (and their JW Church family!) would like to recognize JW members, Jim and Lois Thomson on their special 60th Wedding Anniversary on September 7! Wish them cheers for many more years when you see them on Sunday! 🎉


And the LORD will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.

Isaiah 58:11

PRAYER FOCUS: Pray that we increase our visionary faith as we overcome regrets with forgiveness through grace that is offered to us by Christ Jesus.


Bill Alger, Jack and Alberta Bailie, Sheila Brown, Jim Lemmerz, the family of Beverly Linney, Ted Novak, the family of Paul and Jill Oliver, Joe and Billie Owens, Larry Shaw, and Tania van Dongen.

Email your confidential PRAYER REQUESTS to

Join Rev. Trish Woodruff in the Prayer Chapel at noon today for MIDWEEK SERVICE.


  • GRIP | Thursday, September 7 | 10:00 am | Prayer Chapel

  • Grief Share | Mondays, September 18 - December 18 | 1:00 pm | A205

Low Impact Fitness Opportunities

Did you know that your church offers a weekly low-impact (and most importantly, AIR CONDITIONED) workout that keeps you moving and is easy on your joints? All fitness levels are invited to come SIT & BE FIT with us on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:00 am at the JW Pavilion!

Do you need another COOL fitness option for the other days of the week? The WESLEY WALKING TRACK is open 5 days a week! Beat the heat, bring a buddy, and get your steps in on the third floor Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, and Fridays, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.

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