Wesley COVID-19 Updates

Sunday Schedule Beginning October 10

Beginning Sunday, October 10, the Sunday morning schedule will be as follows:

Worship 8:30 a.m.

Sunday School 9:45-10:45 a.m.

Worship 11:00 a.m.

The 8:30 a.m. service will be livestreamed on YouTube and available thereafter for on-demand viewing.

This schedule has been developed to enhance safety, bring in-person worship to more people, and provide a later worship time for college students. This schedule will please some and displease others. Please be patient and understanding as variables change and we do our best to make the best decisions we can, knowing that the schedule may change again.

Safety and Wellness Procedures

Please observe the following safety practices:

Do not come to church if you are ill or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-10, such as:

o Fever over 100 degrees Fahrenheit

o Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

o Cough

o Chills

o Fatigue

o Muscle or body pain

o Headache

o New loss of taste or smell

o Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

o Sore throat

o Congestion or runny nose

Wash your hands frequently, especially after coughing, sneezing, touching your face, or adjusting your facemask.

Maintain 3-6 feet of physical distance between yourself and non-household members.

Wear a well-fitting facemask covering your mouth and nose at all times while in the building, regardless of your vaccination status.

Limit in-person contact when appropriate, including conducting meetings online or outside.

Protocol for Responding to a Confirmed COVID-19 Case in the Building

We will continue to have sign-in sheets for worship and all meetings in the building. Please sign in, even on Sundays when Making Connections cards also are used.

If you or someone in your family tests positive for COVID-19 and have been in the Wesley facility in the five days prior, please contact the church office as soon as possible. The name of the individual who has tested positive will be kept confidential.

If a positive case of COVID-19 is known, we will contact those who were less than 6 feet in distance from the individual for more than 15 minutes in the five days prior to their positive test results.

We will maintain the privacy of the individual who tested positive by not sharing their name or identifying characteristics


The Wesley Church Helping Hands Project will take place Saturday, Nov. 9, the weekend that our clocks "fall back."  Helping Hands needs  volunteers to perform tasks around homes of any fragile or elderly who do not have family to perform tasks such as changing batteries or filters or light bulbs, winterizing or washing windows, cleaning gutters or trimming small trees and bushes.  Both families and individuals can volunteer. 

We meet at the church at 8:00 AM and finish before noon.  

We also need to hear from those who could use this service.

You can volunteer or request help by signing up at the welcome center as you come to worship or by contacting the Wesley office by email (charlestonwesleyumc@gmail.com)
or phone (217) 345-3917. 

Deadline to volunteer or to request help is Halloween, but we really would like to hear from you as soon as possible.  It's a doubly-blessed project!