At Wesley, we Go to Serve by using our hands and feet, our minds and resources to share God's love and compassion with neighbors - next door and around the world.
united women OF FAITH
The Wesley UMF group is dedicated to learning the needs of women and children world-wide and taking action. This group engages a reading program, is concerned about social action, supports a missionary and local projects. Wesley Women also take part in fun, fellowship gatherings! Please join us!
UMW meets about once a month, usually the first Monday @ 1 pm.
This team works to support the children of Abbot-Downing School, the elementary school around the corner from the church. Wesley volunteers read with children, assist at the school health fair, and support teachers as needed. Periodically, the team promotes church-wide in-gatherings of school supplies as well as food for the weekend backpacks to needy children. Additionally, the Wesley team raises funds to provide children with specific emergency needs.
Second Start Support
On every fifth Sunday, Wesley collects food to help stock the food pantry at Concord’s Second Start Alternative High School. Many students in this program live independently and have little or no support. Please bring food that can be prepared without a stove (microwaveable okay) such as ramen, mac & cheese, pop-tarts, granola bars, crackers & peanut butter. They also appreciate toiletry items. Wesley also raises some funds periodically to help support other endeavors.
Wesley UMC is a member of the Reconciling Ministries Network, an organization that promotes equality for all persons within the life and leadership of the UM church around the world. At Wesley, we call our group "Jericho." In addition to efforts of Jericho on LBGTQ+ issues, church members also periodically educate, collect funds, and/or promote participation in other social justice movements.
Wesley's Family Promise Team, together with other churches in the capital area, provides homeless families with free temporary housing while they are working on addressing other issues contributing to their situation. This program helps struggling families achieve long-lasting independence. Wesley also responds to acute needs such as collecting furniture for new apartment, detergent for the homeless center, sheets for the domestic violence center and so on.
United Methodist Committee on Relief
As natural disasters occur around the world, "UMCOR" responds to the need. Depending on the reserves in various warehouses around the US and the world, UMCOR asks churches to help replenish the stores. They often need flood buckets, hygiene kits, and school kits. Several Wesley groups periodically do UMCOR drives. To learn about UMCOR, check out this video.
Wesley has a long history of sending a summer mission team to help those in need while also deepening their faith and connection to God. Plus, it's fun! The team works hard all day, but gets some free time to play games or hang out at night. Usually, there is also a fun day built into the schedule!
CONCORD COALITION to END HOMELESSNESS
Wesley folks volunteer for CCEH in a variety of ways. CCEH’s mission is to eliminate chronic homelessness; support and quickly re-house people who have recently become homeless; and, build a system that effectively responds to the diverse needs of people experiencing homelessness. Learn more about CCEH here: CCEH Link
Wesley Friendly Kitchen Team
The Friendly Kitchen is the primary soup kitchen here in Concord, serving more than 50,000 free meals per year. For many years, Wesley Church has fielded a team of volunteers who organize, prepare, and serve hearty dinners to our neighbors at The Friendly Kitchen. Once a month, the Wesley team provides service with a smile and they do all the clean up too!
Concord Comcast Channel 22
Worship services may be viewed on the Concord NH Cable Access Channel on the following days/times: Tuesday @ 4:30 pm, Wednesday @ 2:00 pm, Thursday @ 10:30 am, Friday @ 7:00 am and the next Sunday @ 1:30 pm, as well as the next Monday @ 10:30 am. Any specific Sunday's service should be showing on the Tuesday-Friday times. Sunday and Monday times will show the previous week's service. You can find the Channel 22 schedule here.
Wesley United Methodist Church is governed, in part, by the members of the primary committees, which are the following: the Administrative Board, the Endowment Committee, the Trustees, the Finance Committee, and the Staff-Parish Relations Committee (SPRC),
Committee policies: Admin Bd Endowment Finance SPRC Trustees