our ministries

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

Timothy 4:12

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united methodist men

To help men grow in Christ, so others may know Christ. The primary purpose of United Methodist Men is to declare the centrality of Christ in the lives of men and in all their relationships.
The 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline charges the General Commission on United Methodist Men with the “primary oversight for the coordination and resourcing of men’s ministry with The United Methodist Church.

United Methodist Women

The United Methodist Women participate in  the Thanksgiving Food Drive, Christmas gift-giving for UCM, the January cold weather needs collected for children in nearby elementary schools and making various kits (school, health, and cleaning) for those in need, and leading the worship one Sunday each year.  The United Methodist Women also have a yearly fund raiser, The International Dinner and Silent Auction where funds are earned to enable the ladies to give to missions on the Route One Corridor and other worthy missions.  Funds also go for the upkeep of our church.
 
The ladies have two circles that meet each month, a morning circle on the third Tuesday of each month at 10:00AM and an evening Trinity Circle which meets on the fourth Monday evening each month at 7:00PM.  We enjoy a time of fellowship, sharing and learning.  Both groups have Bible studies and others based on Christian living.  The women join with UMW members in Northern Virginia for programs and also enjoy fellowship by eating lunch or dinner at local restaurants.

There are ample opportunities to participate with our dynamic ladies in continuing to live up to the UMW slogan: "Faith, Hope, Love in Action". 
You may call the church office (703) 780-5019 for more information on current activities.
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MUSIC MINISTRY

Music is an integral part of our Christian faith, and because it is so important to praise God in song, Wesley offers opportunities for people of all ages to grow and share their gifts with this congregation. We at Wesley love to make a joyful noise! The Music Ministry of Wesley United Methodist Church is comprised of two primary choirs; The Chancel Choir and the Bell Choir. We enjoy a rich variety of worship music, from great hymns of faith with organ to contemporary worship songs with guitar and djembe. We hope that you will take a moment to find an ensemble in which to share your talents here at Wesley United Methodist Church.

During the Liturgical year, the music ministry offers a wide range of music from classical selections to more contemporary songs and choruses. The Chancel choir spends a great deal of time preparing for seasonal music at Christmas and Easter. We invite you to come and be a part of this exciting growth in our music ministry.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY

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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