“Show me your ways, Lord,
teach me your paths.!”
— Psalm 25:4
People long to be connected and are searching for authentic community. We're wired for it as human beings. It is no surprise that one of the ways that we grow closer to God and become more deeply committed disciples of Jesus Christ is by being in community with others. We need a safe space to show up with our "True Selves" and be real with one another.
"Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved." ACTS 2:46-47
"Get Involved" -
At Wesley Memorial UMC, we believe that participating in a small group is the essential context for spiritual growth. We hope that you will find a small group for you.
Sunday Morning Forum - A weekly time of fellowship where we discuss both historical and contemporary issues through a Christian lens. We seek to strengthen personal bonds within our church family and to cultivate new relationships through conversation and shared experience. Sundays at 9:30 am in room 102 of the Education building and on Zoom. For a look at the lineup for Fall 2023, click here. Email here to get the Zoom link.
Lectionary Study Group - September 13th - November 15th. Join Rev. Matt Seaton on Wednesdays at 12:00 pm in the Aldersgate Room and on Zoom to discuss the weekly lectionary and possibly impact the sermon for the following Sunday. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to sign up.
Discipleship Dinners - September - November, 2023. Each group will meet monthly over a meal to discuss the previous week's sermon. We will meet each month at the same time each month allowing folks to get to know each other better.
1st Week: Monday 5-7pm
2nd Week: Sunday 12:30-2pm
3rd Week: Sunday 5-7pm
4th Week: Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm.
Sign up by emailing our Director of Christian Discipleship, Rosie Snow, at email@example.com and she will send you the details.
Chancel Choir - - Resumes on August 16th. The choir provides music for the 11am Sunday worship service. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 7:15 - 8:45pm in room 101 of the Education building, and Sunday mornings at 10:30 to warm up before service begins. Feel free to join at any time! We are open to beginning and experienced singers alike. Contact our Minister of Music, Cameron Pampus, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Handbells Ensemble - Resumes on September 20th. Do you ring? Would you like to learn how? Knowledge of very basis rhythm patterns (whole, half, quarter, and eight notes) is helpful, but not required. Handbells Ensemble rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 6:00 - 7:00. For Choir and Handbells, contact our Minister of Music, Cameron Pampus.
Prayer Group - meets every Wednesday at 11am - 12pm in person in the Aldersgate Room and on Zoom. This group of committed women raise with confidentiality the prayer concerns of our church family and the community. Contact Rocky Shoemaker for more information.
Book Group - meets the second Tuesday of every month at 10:30am in room 102 of the Education building and on Zoom. To receive the Zoom link, please email the church office.
The Vintage Group - meets the second Thursday of every month at 1:00 pm on Zoom. This group consists of ladies in their eighties and nineties who meet to share, support, and have some fun. If you are a similar age and would like to join, you are very welcome. Please email the church office for more information.
Children's Ministry - every Sunday, we offer Sunday School curriculum for children and childcare for babies and toddlers. Our goal is to guide children's spiritual growth in learning and living out Christian values of inclusion and unconditional love, all while having a ton of fun! For any questions about our children's ministry, please reach out to email@example.com. All are welcome in this growing, thriving ministry.
IMPACT - Interfaith Movement Promoting Action by Congregations Together. Wesley Memorial is one of 26 congregations in Charlottesville who work to build strong relationships across racial, ethnic, and socio-economic lines to significantly address local community problems at their source. Please contact Maury Early for more information.
Buckingham School Supplies - every year we gather school supplies and deliver them to Buckingham primary school. We get a wish list from the school and then collect supplies or money to fill that wish list. When the delivery is made to the school, it takes a few people to carry everything in to the building. These supplies are then distributed to the students most in need.
Worship Arts - meets occasionally to discuss worship design, talk about themes for worship and decorations for the altar. Please email Rocky Shoemaker at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.