Come to John Wesley Ranch!
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We are currently accepting reservations for The Ranch (depending upon availability)! If your group would like to use any or all facilities, camping, or day events, please reach out to Zach at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are excited to serve you and keep you safe. We will continue to follow appropriate guidelines for our spaces, along with staying in accordance to guidelines set by FUMC. Come stay or serve The Ranch in 2023!
FIRST COMPANY THEATRE PRESENTS...
Join us for a night of YAYs! and BOOs! at this long running, fun summer tradition at John Wesley Ranch.
Friday, June 9 | Meal: 5:30-6:15pm | Show: 6:30pm
Saturday, June 10 | Meal: 12:00-12:45pm | Show: 1:00pm
Meal cost: $12/person
All proceeds from the night will go towards the purchase of smoke alarms, emergency lights and signs for The Ranch. Donations will be accepted. Samples of the items The Ranch will be purchasing and more information at the show. Hope to see you there!
Visit the First Company webpage at fumc-cs.org/fc/
BE A "RANCH-HAND" Fundraiser: May 21 - May 30
Happy 65th Birthday Fundraiser!
1958... before FUMC was gifted The Ranch from several families who bought the Lazy WJ Ranch and turned it into the Methodist Youth Ranch, Inc.; before it was called John Wesley Ranch... many updates and renovations were needed to prepare the Lodge and location for the vision and mission of The Ranch. It has been 65 years since the initial dreams and hopes of what the Ranch could become. Will you help The Ranch lean into its legacy as a steward of creation, a servant in the community, and as a connection to church?
The Ranch-hand Fundraiser began in the early days of The Ranch starting as a pledge drive for $5 a month ($50 in 2023) to maintain and build upon the facilities and the 120 acres.
Please consider becoming a "ranch-hand" by donating, in the spirit of 1958, $5/month (for a total donation of $60). We will gratefully accept any amount you are able to give. Thank you for helping us keep The Ranch alive!
Coming this year: Wild Heart Teacher Retreats at the Ranch
Wild Heart Teacher is for educators who believe in teaching from the heart and are not afraid to live a great story. These are three-day retreats with educators from across the country: a time to be renewed and refilled, while surrounded by a tribe to help you keep teaching, inspiring, and sharing your passion for students, and education. For retreat dates, cost and registration link, please visit go.fumc-cs.org/wildheart or click HERE!
A Beautiful Hiking Place!
The Ranch is surrounded by 5,000 acres of Mueller State Park with hiking trails. There are two lakes on our property stocked for catch and release fishing. In the winter, there are three long and extremely fun sledding slopes available to our guests, complete with inner tubes for hours of snow enjoyment!
Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch...a JWR Newsletter
Enjoy the most current Newsletter for updates from JWR! February/March 2023
*Click on the left or right part of each page to scroll through for all 6 pages of updates!
Ranch Newsletter by Communications FUMC-CS
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