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Set the believers an example
in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

Timothy 4:12

United Methodist Women

Wesley UMC is blessed to have the Dale Swartz Trinity Circle of Wesley Women. The name “Dale Swartz” is in memory of a devoted Wesley UMC who was a spiritual mentor to many and whose live and testimony make her a sermon of the grace and of the love of God.

Every woman, member, friend, or neighbor is invited to join the Circle the fourth Monday of every Month at 3:30 PM in the Church Parlor for fellowship, prayer, and Bible Study.  Occasionally the circle will enjoy dinner at local restaurants following the gathering. 

The Dale Swartz Trinity Circle serves the community and beyond. The Circle partners every year with Rising Hope UMC in their Thanksgiving Baskets for low income family and in the distribution of Christmas gifts for children.
The Dale Swartz Trinity Circle also bless other missions in the community and beyond. 
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Music is an integral part of our Christian Faith.  During the liturgical year, we experience a variety of music that combines classical selections and contemporary songs with the organ, the piano and the guitar.

We are blessed to have a Bell Choir led by our beloved Wesley Member, Dave Chase. The Bell Choir performs in Holy Week, and in the Advent and Christmas Season. 

We are blessed also to partner with Ghana Wesley UMC whose choir will bring special music for special occasions during the liturgical year.

Wesley UMC serves the community and beyond in partnership with the following:


The Prayer Shawl Ministry at Wesley Church was established in May 2011.  The group meets in the parlor year round on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 10AM and 7PM.  We make prayer shawls, lap afghans, and baby blankets as gifts of healing for those in a hospital or nursing home or to celebrate a wedding or a new baby.  These are given to members, relatives, and friends near and far who are in need of special payers, thoughts and hugs. Of those made, they have distributed 186 lovingly handmade creations to someone in need.

Please come and be a part of this amazing ministry, we can always use more hands. It in itself is therapeutic as well! If you know someone in need of prayers, love and hugs, the shawls and afghans are available by calling the church office or Gayle Besemer at (703) 780-7624.  

May God’s grace be upon this shawl…
Warming, comforting, enfolding
and embracing…
May this mantle be a safe haven…
A sacred place of security
and well being…
Sustaining and embracing in good
times as well as difficult ones.
May you be cradled in hope,
kept in joy, graced with peace
and wrapped with love.
Blessed be!

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