Wesleyans in the news

Each week, both Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. As we are alerted to those news items, we are privileged to pass them along. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward to communications@wesleyan.org. The following are sample news items:

Wesleyan visits Liberia amongst Ebola outbreak

Scott Drury shares his experience visiting Liberia and the reactions there to the Ebola virus.

The Bridge Community Church assists immigrants with legal help

The Logansport, Ind., church recently opened a nonprofit immigration clinic licensed through the U.S. Bureau of Immigration Appeals. They offer less expensive paperwork help for immigrants and “a church that’s multicultural, multilingual.”

Jo Anne Lyon on female genital mutilation

Jo Anne Lyon discusses the practice of genital mutilation and those who are attempting to stop the practice.

First Wesleyan Church marks 100th anniversary

The First Wesleyan Church in Tuscaloosa, Ala., celebrated its 100th anniversary on August 3, hosting a banquet and giving away a book containing the church’s history. Those in attendance that day included a 99-year-old woman who has attended the church since her birth in 1914.

Fight against cancer at the Sawyer County Relay

The annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society held Relay for Life at the Hayward Wesleyan Church grounds in Hayward, Wisc.

Minnesota nurse headed to Sierra Leone to help with Ebola crisis

Carrie Jo (Kinde) Cain will return to the country in which she grew up to help with the Ebola outbreak.

Florida church to host awareness bazaar

Park Place Wesleyan Church in Pinellas Park presents The Marketplace: A Fair Trade Experience to raise awareness of human trafficking, poverty, oppression, and other social injustices around the world.

Church hosts “Back 2 School Blast” for area kids and families

Parkway Wesleyan Church in Roanoke, Va., hosted “Back 2 School Blast” to serve students and their families in need of some extra assistance prior to this school year. Approximately 1,500 students were registered to attend the event.