Our Vision

Solidarity - we stand with those around us and fight for the dignity of every person.

Abundance - we work in harmony with the earth and God and not in competition with our neighbors.

Liberation - is the victory that Christ has won over the powers of the world that seek to dominate our lives and creation.

Worship with us online every Sunday .

You can view our most recent Sunday Morning Worship Service on our YouTube channel, or by watching the video above and/or you can view any of our previously recorded worship services by clicking on the playlist icon at the top right-hand side of the video above.


Click here for our Lenten schedule


As United Methodists, we affirm that we will always accomplish more together than we ever could if we were separated. Connected as a church, both through the power of the Holy Spirit and in our shared goal of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world, we find comfort, purpose, and fulfillment in working together for the glory of God.
In acknowledging and rejoicing in our connections to one another as the body of Christ, we also acknowledge and celebrate our connections to the community around us. We work and minister in Charlottesville with individuals, partner organizations, and our civic leaders so that all people might be blessed.

It is because of our connectional foundation, along with our deep desire to do no harm, that the pastors have decided to cancel all in-person events at the church that might encourage or give people reasons to leave their homes. This includes the Curbside Communion opportunities that were scheduled for Sunday mornings, as well as any in-person meetings, events, or activities that were scheduled.

In consultation with church leadership and the Healthy Church Team, we will discern a date to resume in-person gatherings.

Although it is difficult to embrace these limitations, we believe that this is the best example we can set for loving our neighbors and caring for our community.

Rev. Gary Heaton
Rev. Phil Woodson

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A living model of Abundance

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Growing in Faith

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Finding Refuge at Wesley Memorial UMC

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Guiding Our Youth

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Song and Word

Pride Parade

Building Common Ground


"In Christ there is neither Jew nor Gentile, male nor female, slave nor free.”  All means all.  All God’s people, of every age, race, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or questioning, means, ability and spiritual tradition are welcome here in the name and love of God, to worship, learn and serve.

Wesley Memorial Church is an affirming, welcoming and reconciling congregation.

Sharing Christ's Love with Our Neighbors.

No Exceptions.

Wesley Memorial
United Methodist Church

Worship every Sunday at 11:00 am

Office Hours: Mon 9am - 3pm, Thurs 9am - 3pm 

+1 (434) 296-6976


1901 Thomson Road

Charlottesville, VA 22903

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