Thank you for participating in Dollars for Wesley! This annual fundraiser was started in 2010 when the Annual Conference voted to cut all Wesley funding beyond the directors’ compensation packages. In the past, Wesley students would visit your congregation, share a bit about their Wesley experience, and ask for financial support for the Wesley program.
Last year our fundraiser was cut short by COVID-19, and Wesley received almost $15,000 less from churches than in 2019.
You can help us make a great start to Fall 2021, with full in-person programming, by taking up an offering for Wesley during the month of April.
Announce the offering at least one week in advance so people can come prepared to give.
Here are resources to help you help students through Wesley in 2021:
- Bulletin Insert: Download this Microsoft Word Document: bulletin_insert.docx or PDF file: bulletin_insert.pdf.
Print/photocopy the document double-sided and cut it in half for 5.5 x 8.5 bulletin inserts.
- Download this video: winthrop_wesley_spring_students.mp4
or use this YouTube link: Winthrop Wesley Students Spring 2021
and show it during your announcement time, offering time, or wherever fits best with your service.
- If you want to make it particularly easy for people to give, download this document: wesley_labels.docx or PDF file: wesley_labels.pdf.
Print the document onto 1″ x 2-5/8″ mailing labels (standard Avery 5160) and place the labels onto offering envelopes to insert in bulletins or have available at your sanctuary entrance.