The Wesley Community
The Wesley Church Community
Some people are members of our Wesley community through church membership. Others are members through their heart. Some live in St Pete. Some live in other parts of the world.
The Wesley community is made up of people who: grow together in faith, work together in hope, worship together in love, bear one another’s sorrow, forgive one another’s faults, share one another’s joy, need one another, support one another, look for God in one another, see God in everyone, live as individuals, are separate yet one, are joined by God’s presence living in each other. We would love to welcome you into the Wesley community.
before and after
We are making the church prettier, but still the same loving people inside
You are INVITED
At Wesley we are known as “The little church with a big heart”
VISITORS: COME AS YOU ARE:
We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, gay, filthy rich, dirt poor, yo no hablo Ingles. We extend a special welcome to those who have crying new-borns, skinny as a rail or could afford to lose a few pounds.
We welcome you if you can sing like Andrea Bocelli or like our pastor who can’t carry a note in a bucket. You’re welcome here if you’re “just browsing,” just woke up or just got out of jail. We don’t care if you’re more Methodist than the Bishop, or haven’t been in church since little Joey’s Baptism.
We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome soccer moms, NASCAR dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you’re having problems or you’re down in the dumps or if you don’t like “organized religion,” we’ve been there too.
If you blew all your offering money at the dog track, you’re welcome here. We offer a special welcome to those who think the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or because grandma is in town and wanted to go to church.
We welcome those who are inked, pierced or both. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down your throat as a kid or 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. And 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, 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 whom we could be so we are all in the same circumstances. Here you will be welcomed, not judged. Here you will find coffee and a handshake. You are welcome here.
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 you will be welcome.
Easter season lasts all the way to Pentecost . We will continue to have church in church at 10:30 and online at facebook as Wesley memorial United Methodist Church. We invite you to enjoy the season with us.
The season of virus
Church inside has been reopened but with masks and social distance. We will be broadcasting on Facebook. ( Wesley memorial church St Petersburg ) is our page. We are on every Sunday at 10:30am. Come and watch. The service stays on facebook so you can watch anytime.
We now find ourselves in a season that is new to us. A season of virus. One where we are discouraged from being together just when we need support. We look forward to a time of togetherness and a time when we can again feel the community.
We have many that are staying home on their own and all can watch on Wesley Memorial Church on facebook.
During this time we need prayer, guidance and teaching more than ever. If you need prayer just let us know.
John Wesley taught that our first responsibility was to do no harm. In honoring this teaching we will continue to do church with safety. We want to show love and not cause illness.
How's your financial health?
If this year teaches anything it should be that buying presents for this Christmas is low on the list. And if you are in debt we can help. We are starting a financial class on January 19, 2021. Learn how to get out of debt, to save for tomorrow and how to invest well. Call us to enroll now and save money. Normally $99 per person but a benefactor has paid it for you. So free!!!