As the church calendar is being planned for 2024, there is consideration for reestablishing AKI MATSURI, the fall festival.  It will be an opportunity to reconnect with the history and goals of previous years, a time of celebration and thanksgiving to God for his faithful presence and grace.  It will also be an opportunity to let our presence be known to the many new neighbors in the Japantown area, to also intentionally reach out to the members that we have not seen for awhile and to let them know that they have not been forgotten.  To those and our Wesley congregation, AKI MATSURI will  be an opportunity to celebrate community together.  Jim Mar, (mar.jmail@gmail.com) chairman of the Council of Ministry welcomes your input.