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About our Wesley UMC Community

Some people who are members of our Wesley community are members through actual church membership. Others are members in heart and spirit. Some live in St Pete. Some live in other parts of the world, like Sweden, for example. And the cool part? All of us are in completely different places in our walk of life as well as our spiritual journey.

The Wesley community is made up of people who: grow together in faith, work together in hope and worship together in love! We bear one another’s sorrow, forgive one another’s faults, share one another’s joy, rely on one another’s support, and look for God in one another. We see God in everyone and everything! Our church members live as individuals yet we are ONE, joined by God’s presence in each other. We would love to welcome you into the Wesley community or even have you as a visitor from time to time!


Here at Wesley, we are known as “the little church with a big heart.” Below is our welcome message to all visitors.... and WE REALLY MEAN IT!
We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, gay, trans, CIS or any other letter in the LGBTQ+ alphabet, the filthy rich, the dirt poor, and to those who "no habla Ingles". We also extend a special welcome to those who have crying newborns. We don't care what you look like. We'll love you if you're skinny as a rail or if you could afford to lose a few pounds.

We welcome you if you can sing like Andrea Bocelli and even those who are like our pastor and can’t carry a tune in a bucket. It's quite alright if you are “just browsing", you just woke up or you just got out of jail. We don’t care if you’re more Methodist than the Bishop or if you haven’t been in a church since little Joey’s Baptism. You are welcome here!

We'd also like to extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but have not grown up yet, and to those teenagers who are growing up waaaaay too fast. We welcome soccer moms, NASCAR dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarian and junk-food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted or who have been sober for 5 years.  We welcome you if you’re having problems and you’re down in the dumps and even if you don’t like “organized religion"..... we’ve been there too. We'll even welcome you if you blew all your offering money at the dog track!

We offer a special welcome to those who think the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work at all, can’t spell, or you only came because grandma is in town and wanted to go to church.

We welcome those who are inked or pierced.... (heck, our director of music is both). We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, those who've had religion shoved down their throats as a kid and those who simply got lost in traffic and wound up here by mistake. We welcome tourists, seekers and doubters, bleeding hearts … and you!

Participate in Communion with us (the first Sunday of the month), as our Communion table is open to all. If it is Potluck Sunday (the last Sunday of the month), please stay and eat with us. The only thing you don't need to do is to participate in the offering. You are our guest today! So, sit back, relax, enjoy the music, hear the word of God and know the love of Jesus.

At Wesley we are a judgement free church. The judgement comes from above, not from us. We are called to accept you, as you are! We are all sinners who have fallen short of our potential, so, we're all in the same boat. Here, you will be welcomed, never judged (unless you talk during the prelude!)

For visitors, we do have a dress code. You MUST wear clothes. It can be shorts and tee shirt or tuxedo. Just wear something and come on in!

How would you like to join a "new" church?

We are declaring ourselves a "new church". No, we didn't just start out. We've been around since 1954! We have looked at all the churches around the area and we have found ourselves disappointed in most of them as they declare themselves to be "Christians" and yet generate more rules, stipulations and exclusions than the "old church". We don't want to be like other churches. We like to refer to ourselves at Wesley as "Jesus Christians", focusing ourselves directly on the teachings of Christ, himself. Come and experience true love and acceptance! Online on our Facebook page or in person. ALL ARE WELCOME IN THIS PLACE! Come and worship with us each Sunday morning at 10:30am.