Wesley United Methodist Church

Sunday School  / Small Group Ministry

 

Our Sunday classes are for ages 3 through adult.  Nursery care is available during

Worship Service and Sunday School.  Classes meet from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM,

followed by Fellowship Time in the Fellowship Hall.  


The Children's Sunday School classes meet int he Education Building and

lower level of the Sanctuary.


         2 & 3 Year Olds - Pre-School Classroom


4 Year Olds, Kindergarten, 1st Grade - Nursery Classroom


2nd & 3rd Grade - Sanctuary Lower Level


4th & 5th Grade - Sanctuary Lower Level


​         Middle and High School - Parsonage (Lower Level)


The Women's Sunday School Class, which meets in our Church library in the education wing, studies and discusses how to be a Christian woman in today's world.  Pam Phillips is the coordinator for this class.  All are welcome!


The Men's Sunday School Class, which meets in the Historical Room, is led by Scott Palmer.  All men are welcome!


The Breakfast Club is a small group that meets in the Parsonage across the street from the church every Sunday.  A light breakfast fare is offered, followed by group reading through the Gospels and light discussion.  All are welcome!


This fall (2017), we will officially kick off the Small Group Ministry at Wesley UMC – and we hope you’ll be a part of it! 
     Small groups help congregation members:


  • Connect on a more personal level
  • Build up one another
  • Journey through life together
  • Further relationships with God


We hope that the creation of small groups will help individuals, and the

congregation as a whole, grow stronger in relationships and faith.  Life

can be a challenge, and spiritual support is important in the Christian walk.  

Come see how God might use a small group in your life and for the world!




  


Youth:  Visit the Wesley Youth Pages





Classes/Studies Meeting at Other Times and/or Locations:


Adult Bible Study

Adult Bible Studies are usually led by Rev. Amy Sarah Lewis and/or other member(s) of the congregation.  These studies come up from time to time; more information should be available as the classes are formed.  Classes are usually held at Wesley UMC in the evening and can vary from direct Bible Study to Disciple classes to studies by people such as Beth Moore.  Check the church calendar for meeting times and just drop in!

  

Confirmation Classes

Methodist Confirmation is for youth between the ages of twelve and thirteen.  This class is sometimes combined with youth from other area United Methodist Churches in a joint Confirmation Class.  The class teaches the youth the basic tenants of Christianity and Methodism.  At the completion of the course, the youth are presented to the congregation and accepted as full members in Wesley United Methodist Church. 

  

New Member Classes and/or Adult Re-Confirmation Classes

New Members are welcomed into the Church family after expressing their desire to be so welcomed and attending a New Member Class.  Since many of us are confirmed around age twelve or were never confirmed, a refresher in the basic tenants of Christianity and Methodism might be helpful.  This group(s) meets as scheduled.  At the completion of the course, the participants affirm / reaffirm their faith in God, Methodism, and their participation in Wesley UMC.





Women's Ministry - UMW


The United Methodist Women provide an opportunity to engage in Christian activities both within the church and the community. Each month, they meet together for a light dinner and dessert, then have a program and/or presentation on a particular aspect of the ministry.  This group, which is connected to the larger United Methodist Women's organization of the UMC, work to provide needs of those around the world in addition to meeting needs of those here at home.


Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month from September through June with the exception of winter months, when they meet the Sunday prior following 10:30 AM Worship.  All women are welcome!






Men's Ministry - UMM


Wesley's United Methodist Men usually meet on the 2nd Monday of the month to have a meal together, share a devotional, hear a presentation, and discuss the business of the group.  Through their fundraising efforts, the group has provided fellowship opportunities to our congregation and the community and has also been able to make donations to local ministry organizations.  All men are welcome!





Music Ministry


Wesley Church is blessed with a rich history in music.  Currently, we have three volunteer organists and one volunteer pianist who provide live accompaniment at all services.  With three vocal choirs and a hand bell ensemble, there is always special music at the 10:30 AM Sunday service during the regular schedule.  Some of our organists / pianists are available for weddings.
  

Chancel Choir - Director:  Jan Graf 
Open to all adults and senior high students; performs on the first and third Sundays of each month during the regular schedule.  Each Christmas and Easter season, the ensemble performs special cantatas.

Practice is Thursday (Sept. through May) at 7:30 PM in the education wing. 
  

Cherub Choir - Directors:  Cynthia and Kaitlyn Davey
Comprised of the Preschool & Kindergarten/1st Grade Sunday School classes, this ensemble performs the fourth Sunday of each month.  The group performs classic Christian children's songs.

Practice is during Sunday School; performance dates vary (Sept. through May).


Handbell Choir - Director:  Jan Graf
Open to anyone who can count and ring a bell, this ensemble has three full octaves of bells and consists of a number of regular players and a few "backup" players.  In addition to performances on fifth Sundays, special performances may be made during Christmas and Easter. 

Practice is Thursday (Sept. through May) at 6:30 PM in the education wing; performances are 5th Sundays of the month during the regular schedule.





Outreach Ministry


The Outreach Committee is one of our busiest ministries.  Wesley UMC has always been very supportive of outreach, supporting local, regional, and global mission teams and/or organizations.  Visit our Ministry Page: Outreach Ministry.

We are always looking for new members for the committee.  Outreach meets monthly on the second Wednesday of the month at 6 PM in the church library.

  
Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month from September through June with the exception of winter months, when they meet the Sunda
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Our vision is to show people the hope in Jesus.  Our mission is to make

   disciples by:  Growing & Learning, Worshiping & Praying, Serving, and Connecting

Regular Schedule

​(Mid-September through Early June)


8:45 AM:  Contemporary Worship 
9:45 AM:  Sunday School
10:45 AM:  Fellowship Time in the Hall
11 AM:  Traditional Worship

Nursery / Cradle Roll Available 
During All Sunday Services



​Summer Schedule:  

(Mid-June through Early September)


10 AM:  

Alternating Sundays of Traditional and Contemporary Worship Services


11 AM:  

"Lemonade on the Lawn"

(on the front lawn of the church)


We hope you will join us!

Christian Education


Wesley's Christian Education Ministry goes back to the very founding of the church. Our current ministry team includes volunteer teachers who provide weekly Sunday School classes from about Labor Day through Memorial Day, a week long Vacation Bible School Program in the summer, Women's Bible Study, Adult Bible Study, Confirmation classes, and Membership classes.  Find details below:

Sunday Schedule


Ministries