“Commit your way to the LORD and put your trust in the Holy One ...”
— Psalm 37:5
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.
We are excited to resume in-person worship, starting at 11 am on May 2nd! We will be holding worship outside, rain or shine, in the parking lot and on the lawn outside the church building. Bring your own chairs and sit on the lawn, or if you prefer, you may stay in your car. If you join us in person, please keep in mind that there are some safety rules to follow:
- Stay home if you are sick or have been exposed. Please take your temperature before you come. If you (1) have a fever of 100.4 F or greater, (2) have any of symptoms of COVID-19 (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html), or (3) have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19 and are not fully vaccinated, please stay home.
- Wear a mask and maintain social distancing at all times. This applies even if you have been vaccinated.
- Sign in. A volunteer will be signing in and collecting contact information for those who come to the service.
- Mind the cones! Part of the parking lot, including the Thomson Road entrance, will be closed to traffic. Please enter and exit the parking lot via the Emmet St. entrance and follow the directions of the attendant.
For those not yet ready to join us in person, we will still be livestreaming the service via Zoom and YouTube Live.
If you have any questions or concerns about our COVID-19 safety policies, please contact Matt Zimmerman, chair of the Healthy Church Team, at email@example.com or 434-964-8237.
Why be baptized? God says that through baptism, children and adults receive many blessings, including the Holy Spirit which strengthens and gives faith, new life, and forgiveness.
In our United Methodist tradition we are privileged to receive new Christians to the faith through the sacrament of Holy Baptism. The sacrament is available to all people of any age and takes place in the context of Sunday morning worship.
To learn more about Baptism, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
On Sunday, December 29, 2019 we welcomed in baptism first cousins Aerietta Joy Gresko and Everly Ann Smith into our Faith Family. Congratulations to the proud parents and grandparents.
On March 19, 2019, the Church Council of WMUMC created a new policy that reads as follows:
The Pastor of Wesley Memorial will not pronounce marriages for any couple in our community until the General Conference of the United Methodist Church changes the Book of Discipline to allow LGBT couples to be married in the UMC. All marriages performed for the Wesley Memorial UMC community will be pronounced by lay members of the congregation.
Despite the church’s current Discipline, lay members of Wesley Memorial UMC will perform LGBT weddings. For questions, or to express interest in being married, contact email@example.com
Weddings at Wesley Memorial UMC