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Connect – Children’s Ministry

The Children’s Ministry at Wesley offers a fun and safe environment for children and their families to experience and discover God’s love and grace. Through hearing Bible stories, creative lessons, games, music, gathering and serving, children learn about Jesus and how to live as faithful disciples in the world.

Train children in the way they should go;
when they grow old, they won’t depart from it.

Proverbs 22:6

Sunday morning is an engaging, unique time for children to grow in their faith through fun Bible related activities, small group connections and prayer. Faith formation activities are age appropriate and designed to help children grow as disciples of Jesus Christ.

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Children’s Sunday School is grouped by PreK – Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade, 3rd and 4th Grade, and 5th and 6th Grade. All children’s Sunday school classes meet at 9:15am in the education area of Wesley.

CHILDREN’S TIME

Children are welcomed to worship with their families. Worship activity bags are available in the Narthex at the sanctuary doors. During traditional worship, children are invited down front to share in a special message with our Director of Children’s Ministry.

KIDS CONNECTION

For Kindergarten through 5th grade, following children’s time, children have an opportunity to continue in faith formation by expanding on the Bible lesson in fun and creative ways.

  • CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

  • CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

Children’s Music Opportunities

Children’s choir groups are great places for children to learn about leading in worship, serving God and the church, and fulfilling their call to offer praise and worship to God. They also provide a wonderful avenue to develop a group of friends who share the love of music.

Children’s groups are organized by age and grade and follow an age-appropriate music curriculum. They sing in worship at Christmas and in the spring. The groups meet on Sunday evenings throughout the school year. New members are welcome! Our Cherub Choir is age 4 through 1st grade and our JAM Chois is 2nd through 6th grade.

Infants – 3 years old

Nursery care is available for Sunday School and all worship services. Our trained nursery staff provide a loving and safe environment.

As children grow and learn to be disciples of Jesus Christ, milestones are celebrated here at Wesley United Methodist. Kindergarten aged children receive a Bible Storybook during worship in October. The children along with their families enjoy a special milk-n-cookie story time later that day also.

As the children of Wesley continue their faith journey, all third graders receive a new Bible from our Children’s Ministry. A celebration lunch for all recipients and their families is held after service.

Confirmation is a special time during our sixth graders faith journey. It is the beginning of a lifetime of commitment to the church. It is a time set aside to learn about who God is, what United Methodist Christians believe, what is means to be a member of the church and a disciple of Jesus Christ in the world. We provide a wide range of lessons, field trips, exposure to other worship settings, and opportunities aimed at encouraging each child to make a personal decision regarding their own faith. In Confirmation we confirm our baptism. Confirmands will remember their baptism, or if they have not been baptized, anticipate their baptism, and learn about the baptismal vows that they will take or that were taken on their behalf. Confirmation is a way to claim and

  • Children’s Spring Choir Program
  • Palm Sunday Easter Egg Hunt
  • Family Picnic
  • Bridgeport Summer Camp
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Mission Projects
  • Prayer and Popsicles
  • Back-to-School Blessings
  • Kindergarten Bible Presentation
  • Third Grade Bible Presentation
  • Bibles and Burgers
  • SHINE Festival
  • Unwrapping Advent
  • Children’s Christmas Choir Program

Youth Connections Ministry

At Wesley, it’s about connecting, the act of bringing two things together, with God and with others. We want to connect with you. Wesley is a place where. students connect. We connect to God and each other through regularly scheduled Sunday night Youth fellowship. We connect to the world in mission, both near and far. We connect casually over dinner, games, and many fun and inspiring activities. We connect deeply in study, at camps, on mystery trips, and mission work. And we connect everyone with meaningful student led worship.

A Pharisee once asked Jesus, “What is the most important thing in life?” Jesus answered, “To love God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and to love others as yourself.”

(paraphrased from Matthew 22:34-39)

THE BREAKFAST CLUB

The Breakfast Club, our youth Sunday School, is a time of learning, eating, and fellowship. While cooking and eating breakfast, discussions of faith in daily life as young adults occurs. The Breakfast Club meets at 9:15 am in the Youth Area on the second floor.

Youth Connections

Join us for dinner, fun, and good conversation! Youth Connections meet every Sunday evening from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

  • YOUTH CONNECTIONS

  • YOUTH CONNECTIONS

  • YOUTH CONNECTIONS

Adult Ministry

Wesley has a vibrant community of adults! Check out the opportunities to connect and grow with this community.

We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:28

JOY Group (JUST OLDER YOUTH)

A community of our adult members. The JOY Group meets monthly for fellowship, social outings, developing friendships, and reaching out to those who are visiting or new to our church. You are invited to join this fellowship of adults caring, sharing, and enjoying life together.

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  • Game Day Bridge – First and Third Tuesday of the month 12:30 pm
  • Game Day Mexican Train Dominoes – First and Third Tuesday of each month 1:00 pm
  • Game Day Mahjong – Wednesday/Thursday (weekly rotation) 12:30 pm

Keeping our bodies in motion, Wesley Workout is a program of wellness and education designed for the older adult. The classes include simple, slow exercises to improve strength, flexibility, balance, and range of motion. We offer a variety of classes that are led by certified instructors. Classes include Stretch & Tone (Monday & Wednesday 9:30 am), Yin Yoga (Monday 6:30 pm), and Chair Yoga (Friday 9:30 am). Classes are $1 per class and held in meeting rooms 1 & 2.

Lunch Bunch Outing – Fourth Tuesday of the month, times vary on destination

Second Tuesday of each month at 12:00 pm
A community whose purpose is to know God and strengthen faith through fellowship. Gatherings include a potluck meal followed by a presentation of various interests and special groups. All are welcome to attend.

Knit & Crochet Group – Monday 1 - 3 pm, Tuesday 6 - 8 pm, Friday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Community Coffee – Meet friends of new and old while chatting over coffee. Tuesdays at 10 am in the Covenant Classroom.

  • Game Day Bridge – First and Third Tuesday of the month 12:30 pm
  • Game Day Mexican Train Dominoes – First and Third Tuesday of each month 1:00 pm
  • Game Day Mahjong – Wednesday/Thursday (weekly rotation) 12:30 pm

Keeping our bodies in motion, Wesley Workout is a program of wellness and education designed for the older adult. The classes include simple, slow exercises to improve strength, flexibility, balance, and range of motion. We offer a variety of classes that are led by certified instructors. Classes include Stretch & Tone (Monday & Wednesday 9:30 am), Yin Yoga (Monday 6:30 pm), and Chair Yoga (Friday 9:30 am). Classes are $1 per class and held in meeting rooms 1 & 2.

Lunch Bunch Outing – Fourth Tuesday of the month, times vary on destination

Second Tuesday of each month at 12:00 pm
A community whose purpose is to know God and strengthen faith through fellowship. Gatherings include a potluck meal followed by a presentation of various interests and special groups. All are welcome to attend.

Knit & Crochet Group – Monday 1 - 3 pm, Tuesday 6 - 8 pm, Friday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Community Coffee – Meet friends of new and old while chatting over coffee. Tuesdays at 10 am in the Covenant Classroom.

Whether you are looking to get more involved in the church, provide hands-on mission, make new friends, or add a few hours of meaningful time into your life, be a part of the UMW. The UMW is a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as a whole person through Jesus Christ, to develop a creative and supportive fellowship, and to expand the concepts of mission through participation in the ministries of Wesley and beyond our doors.

Men of Wesley and the community are welcome to our Men’s Ministry of fellowship, prayer, Ministry and faith.

  • Emmaus Retreat - The Walk to Emmaus is a spiritual renewal program intended to strengthen the local church through the development of Christian disciples and leaders. It involves a 72 hour weekend in Lone Star, TX. Clergy and lay speakers present talks on a wide variety of subjects. Some of the subjects are about life priorities and spiritual growth. Learn more about Emmaus at http://emmaus.upperroom.org/faq
  • Men’s Prayer Breakfast Bunch – Bible study and breakfast to start your day. Wednesdays 8 am and Thursdays 6 am. Men’s Prayer Breakfast Bunch meets in the Conference Room.

Whether you are looking to get more involved in the church, provide hands-on mission, make new friends, or add a few hours of meaningful time into your life, be a part of the UMW. The UMW is a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as a whole person through Jesus Christ, to develop a creative and supportive fellowship, and to expand the concepts of mission through participation in the ministries of Wesley and beyond our doors.

Men of Wesley and the community are welcome to our Men’s Ministry of fellowship, prayer, and faith.

  • Emmaus Retreat - The Walk to Emmaus is a spiritual renewal program intended to strengthen the local church through the development of Christian disciples and leaders. It involves a 72 hour weekend in Lone Star, TX. Clergy and lay speakers present talks on a wide variety of subjects. Some of the subjects are about life priorities and spiritual growth. Learn more about Emmaus at http://emmaus.upperroom.org/faq
  • Men’s Prayer Breakfast Bunch – Bible study and breakfast to start your day. Wednesdays 8 am and Thursdays 6 am. Men’s Prayer Breakfast Bunch meets in the Conference Room.

MUSIC MINISTRY

The Music Ministries at Wesley provide an exciting and dynamic opportunity to share the good news of Jesus Christ. From vocal to instrumental, classical to contemporary, and traditional to modern, our Music Ministries enable worshipers of all ages and talents to support our church with their gifts, services, and witness through choirs, praise bands, handbells, ensembles, and solo work. In addition to serving and leading in Sunday morning services, our Music Ministries provide special programs including concerts, holiday cantatas, and community events. To learn more about our music ministry, contact Dr. Brock at music@wesleyumcgreenville.org.

Chancel Choir
If you have a desire to create music with others to share the glory of God, this is your place! Our adult choir is a non-audition group that primarily leads in our Sanctuary Worship service each Sunday morning and presents a variety of programs throughout the year. A wide variety of musical abilities are welcome, and no experience is necessary. Come join one of our regularly scheduled rehearsals to learn more. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:15 pm in the Sanctuary.

Wesley Vibes
If you are a musician or a former musician and would like to use and share your musical gift, this is the group for you. Handbell experience is helpful but not required. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary.

Living Room Praise Band
The Living Room is the modern worship community of Wesley. Every Sunday, you can expect a casual atmosphere with relevant teaching, faith-filled music led by the Praise Band, heartfelt worship, prayer, and genuine community.