“Show me your ways, Lord,
teach me your paths.!”

— Psalm 25:4


To register for this class, please email the church office.  

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)

January 24

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)

April 11

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)

April 18

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.Danny Kesner is the District Superintendent of the Charlottesville District United Methodist Church.


Come and learn about the Charlottesville United Methodist Church District.  How many churches are in the District?  What are our boundaries?  And what about General Conference in 2021? 

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.

End-of-semester check-in.

May 23

We will come together to check-in, discuss the semester, give feedback and be in fellowship.


Small Groups

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.

Wednesday Bible Study


This group is currently not meeting.

The study follows the Revised Common Lectionary, and requires no preparation before each session. However, if you’re interested in following the lectionary, here is a link.

Contact: Rosie Snow

Prayer Group


11:00 am - noon

On Zoom

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.

Book Groups


5:00 pm - 6:30 pm  On Zoom

Wesley Criminal Justice Book Groups

This is a zoom meeting for the New Jim Crow and Becoming Mrs. Burton discussion groups. After a prayer together, the two groups will separate into breakout rooms for the remainder of the meeting.

Contact Rosie Snow for more information.

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.

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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