“Show me your ways, Lord,
teach me your paths.!”
— Psalm 25:4
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. We work to nurture our spirituality in this secular world; understand our own faith traditions and those of others; and determine how to best express Christian faith in this diverse society. (Teens through Adults welcome).
This class meets every Sunday on Zoom at 9:30 AM. Please email the church office if you would like to receive the link to our Sunday Morning Forum classes.
Becoming an Anti-racist Christian (Jasmine Fernández)
Janurary 10 & 17
Between the effects of COVID19 on the Black and Latinx community, and the continued devaluation of Black lives, we must enter the new year recommitted to anti-racism. Join us for a two part-series about implicit bias, the origins of race, and tips on becoming an anti-racist Christian.
United Methodists - Connectional vs. Congregational (Rev. Phil Woodson)
Please join Rev. Woodson for a conversation about the unique workings of The United Methodist Church, and how we continue to try and hold on to one another!
Bring Many Names (Renita Banks)
Jan. 31 & Feb. 7
This class will discuss the ways we talk about, name, and address the Holy, both in our individual and corporate worship. Drawing from poets, Biblical scholars, and ourselves, we will seek to uncover and be nurtured by the many names for the Holy One.
Caste (many volunteer leaders)
Feb.14 to Mar. 28
This seven week series explores the best-selling book, Caste, which states that “Caste is the granting or withholding of respect, status, honor, attention, privileges, resources, benefit of the doubt, and human kindness to someone on the basis of their perceived rank or standing in the hierarchy.” How are we, as Christians, to acknowledge or dismantle the systems which keep us in dominance over one another?
Coming Out in the Church (Monice McCormack)
Is it truly possible to be safely out in a Christian church, or is it only safe in a few churches such as Wesley Memorial? Trust has to be both earned and given.
Fall Planning Session (Rick Hamilton)
Join Rick Hamilton in planning material for our Fall semester of Sunday Morning Forum. Bring your ideas. What would you like to explore, learn or share?
Ethical Issues in Modern Medicine (John Olsson)
April 25 & May 2
As science and technology advance the care options available to patients, ethical dilemmas surrounding those options become increasingly complex. This session explores the nuances around the decisions which clinicians, patients, and their families must navigate.
Climate Change (Rick Hamilton)
May 9 & 16
These sessions examine the origins and breadth of climate change; possible futures, dependent on our collective decisions; and how our shared Christianity might influence the way in which we view and confront this problem.
We will come together to check-in, discuss the semester, give feedback and be in fellowship.
One of the best ways to settle into a church home is to join a small group. At Wesley Memorial we have a range of options.
For more information contact the coordinator for each group.
11:00 am - noon
This group of committed women raise with confidentiality the prayer concerns of our church family and beyond.
If you are interested in joining us weekly in prayer, please contact Monica McCormack.
10:00am - 11:00am On Zoom
Wesley Book Groups
Second Tuesday Book Group meets on the second Tuesday of the month on Zoom at 10am - 11am led by Renita Banks. To learn more about what book is being discussed and to get the Zoom link to join, please email .
Blue Ridge Stitchers
This group is currently not meeting due to COVID-19.
Anyone who likes to sew or wants to learn and pays to join the American Sewing Guild is welcome. You can attend two meetings free and then need to join. We belong to the Richmond Chapter and within that there are many neighborhood groups, specializing in all manner of stitchery. There are 3 neighborhood groups in Charlottesville: Fashion Funway (more fashion sewing), Kids Sew Too, and us (eclectic: some meetings fashion, some more craft). The rest of our neighborhood groups are in Richmond. You can attend any or all of them both here and anywhere in the USA as you would belong to the American Sewing Guild.