Mission and Outreach are at the heart of who we are as a church and as Christians. We support many organizations such as Peninsula Food Bank, Imagine No Malaria, and UMCOR to name a few. Feel free to look through the drop down menu to learn about the ministries we are engaging on a regular basis. We hope you may be able to ways that you might serve here at Wesley UMC.
We have a faith partnership with Machen Elementary School. We support this school by caring for teachers, staff, parents, students and staff. We provide monies for their annual book fair, we partner with other churches and neighborhood organizations to provide a monthly mobile food pantry to help feed families in need, we cook and serve for many events at the school, we read and mentor students, and so much more. To learn how you can participate in this partnership, call the church office.
We send a group from the church to help support Project Crossroads. Project Crossroads is located in Marion, VA and is a mission that does home repairs and projects for those in the area who have significant needs for their home. It is a way for our church to reach out across the state to help those in need.
We, with many other churches in the area, support H.E.L.P. (Hampton Ecumenical Provisions and Lodgings) which is a local organization dedicated to helping those in the local Hampton area who are in need. One way we support H.E.L.P. is through nonperishable food donations to their food pantry. These are collected in the wooden bins outside the Fellowship Hall.
We participate in the H.E.L.P. program known as Night’s Welcome. This is held at Wesley one week each year. This is a combined effort by churches in the area to provide shelter for the area homeless during the winter months. We provide meals, fellowship and a stay overnight.
The people of Wesley church are very active in providing support for various programs locally and worldwide. Wesley is in a covenant relationship with Jacques Umembudi Akasa, a missionary in the Congo. He flies into areas in the Congo where it is hard for the people to have access to food, medicine and other basic needs.
The Angel Tree is a Christmas gift ministry to the needy in the area. The tree is located outside the Fellowship Hall during Advent and is decorated with paper angels containing information about children who will receive the gifts. Angel Tree gifts are brought to the church for delivery.
Adopt-a-Spot meets almost weekly at Wesley United Methodist Church. We get together and use grabbers, gloves and vests provided by the Clean City Commission of Hampton. It is one way we can be good stewards of the earth and help the local area become a cleaner and safer place for those who live here. It’s a great opportunity to teach our young ones how to take care of our earth and community that God has provided us. All ages are welcome. Wesley has received THE GOLDEN GRABBER AWARD from the Clean City Commission of Hampton for our clean up efforts for the past several years. Call the church office for clean-up times.