Wesley Children & Youth Ministry

Mission:   “At Wesley it is our mission to provide a stimulating and nurturing environment so that our children may grow in their spirituality and become productive Christians”

A lot is going on in the life of our Children & Youth. Reflecting God’s love, we give the children a Christian education, lead them to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and encourage them to grow in Christian faith.

The Children’s Ministry grooms children for Christian service by encouraging participation in all areas of the church including – Church School, Choir, and Acolytes.  Children and Youth Church Services are conducted regularly on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sunday.   They assemble with the general congregation for praise and worship and then they are dismissed from the sanctuary to attend small group sessions for comprehensive bible study and activities.  On all 5th Sundays during the year the Children and Youth Ministry conducts the entire service.  Our Children’s Ministry includes children ages 5-12.

The Youth Ministry seeks to develop the spiritual conscientious of members transitioning from childhood to young adults.  Activities are designed to minister to the specific needs of young adults in order to help them understand the responsibility of making choices and the consequences of their actions.  The Youth Ministry includes children ages 13-17.

Our Children & Youth have fun by learning through

  • Field Trips & Activities
  • Lock-ins
  • Children & Youth Led Worship
  • United Methodist Children’s Fund Campaign
  • Seasonal Programs

For additional information about Children & Youth Programs, contact Sondra Johnson or Lydia Williams.

Acolytes

Wesley Acolytes wear special robes and assist with lighting the altar candles, which symbolizes the presence of Jesus Christ entering into the worshiping community. To learn more about becoming involved in the acolyte program, please contact Roslynn Hopkins.

Baptism & Dedication

For information about Baptism and Dedications at Wesley, please contact Pastor Chase at 478-7007.

Children & Youth Choir

The Wesley Children & Youth Choir sings each 2nd and 5th Sunday and at church and community events as requested. Rehearsals are held on Saturdays and as needed for special events. For additional information, contact Janice Jean or Sondra Johnson.

Children & Youth Praise Dance

The Praise Dance Ministry ministers to the body of Christ through movement and creative expressions of praise, worship, and prayer. This ministry ministers in our own church services, in other churches, and throughout the community. 

All age 5 and up are welcome to participate. No dance experience is required for membership, just a willing heart. For additional information, please contact Linda Malone or Roslynn Hopkins.

Christian Theater Ministry

The Christian Theater Ministry uses the theatrical talents of the children and youth to minister to the church during holidays and special events. The members of this ministry use their talents in music, spoken word, acting, and dance to communicate the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Confirmation Classes

For information about the next Confirmation Class, please contact Sondra Johnson.

Nursery

Wesley’s Nursery Ministry is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment where your children, ages 6 months through age 5, can have fun and feel loved as we teach them Bible stories and guide them in their spiritual growth.
The Nursery is available during all church services. For additional information, contact Gloria White or Darlene Owens.

Youth Usher Board

Ushers are an integral part of welcoming others into our church home. Ushers assist with seating, distributing service bulletins, and assisting with traffic flow for communion. Youth Ushers serve on First and Third Sundays. Those interested in serving on the Youth Usher Board may contact Ed Roby.