Welcome to Wesley United Methodist Church


with Rev. Bradley Shumaker


Fall is the perfect time to find your home at Wesley UMC. We have a space for everyone and we invite you to join us! 

Worship: 8:30 AM & 11 AM

Fellowship: 9:30 AM

Sunday School (for kids, youth, & adults!): 9:45 AM

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November MISSION: 

Coalition for People in need

Local residents' requests for financial help are increasing. The Wesley UMC Mission Ministry Team has chosen the Coalition for People in Need (CPN) as our November mission offering to help meet that need. CPN is a non-profit coalition of eight churches that help Charleston residents with emergency rent, electricity, and water bills. Requests for food, medication, and gasoline to medical appointments are met with written vouchers. 

For nearly thirty years, churches, individuals, United Way, and occasional grants have provided financial support. Wesley UMC members volunteer to serve as board members, greeters, and interviewers, and donate supplies for the Helping Hands Pantry. The Pantry provides personal and paper items not allowed on the grocery vouchers. Unfortunately, as needs increase, funds beyond our budgeted Wesley UMC pledge are needed. 

CPN is located at 990 W State Street in the STUOR (Serving Together Under One Roof) building which also houses the Coles County Habitat for Humanity and the Charleston Food Pantry. Assistance hours are Monday-Thursday, 4:00-5:30 p.m. The phone number is 217-345-5099. 

If you would like to help CPN meet the basic needs of Charleston neighbors, please write a Wesley UMC check with CPN on the memo line or click here.

We appreciate your support! 

Your WUMC Missions Ministry Team

Stephen Ministry

Are you feeling exhausted from all the disruptions to life brought on by the pandemic? Are you or someone you know struggling with challenges? Our Stephen Ministers are ready to listen, care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support. A Stephen minister will meet with you privately- by phone or in-person- to offer care and support. It is free and completely confidential.
For more information, call Stephen leader, Ruth Ann Craig at 217-276-7273

Created to worship.

Worship is essential to God’s plan of redemption and provides a strategic avenue for God’s entry into an alienated world. An illustration of this is found in the Lord’s Prayer, which begins with worship: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name.” Then, it extends the invitation “…Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:9, 10). When we pray in the manner that Jesus taught His disciples, we are first, with worship, reaching into the invisible realm and then, on the grounds of our worship, welcoming the entry of His divine authority, rulership, and power into this world.

At Wesley, we believe that a natural reflection of our love for God is worship. And that worship should invade every aspect of our lives.

Jesus is the center.

Jesus is central to everything we do. We sing, pray, and preach in His powerful name. Our past, present, and future are centered on Jesus Christ. Our purpose on this earth is to make much of Jesus Christ.

“For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”

Colossians 1:16-17