Wesley Memorial UMC: Providing a Spiritual Home for Families in The Triad

Finding a church to call home is a very important part of the spiritual journey. That can get even more complex when you are thinking about the place you will introduce your children to who you are spiritually and where you will raise them to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Sometimes you have to visit a few different places to see where you and your family will feel at home. Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church would like you to consider a visit with them. 


They feel called to serve all members of this community and wish to welcome you into their home.   


Wesley Memorial UMC started as a 17-member congregation in 1856. It knew a few different homes before it came to be at its current location, on the corner of Westchester Drive and Chestnut Street, in 1960. The campus itself is visually stunning, as it is a beautiful neo-gothic cathedral. However, it is what is inside that makes it so special. From its inception, this church has been mission-oriented. They continue that today by living out their purpose, which is, “To make and sustain spiritually healthy followers of Jesus Christ who live in ways that transform the world.”


One of the ways that Wesley Memorial UMC works to achieve their purpose is by helping people grow as spiritually healthy followers of Jesus Christ. They do this by working to provide a variety of opportunities for people to learn more about Jesus Christ and to grow in their faith. In addition to Sunday services, there are Wednesday night dinners, Bible studies, small groups, podcasts, and more. And they pay attention to the needs and desires of the congregation by trying to adjust and accommodate themselves to what is needed. For instance, starting on Easter Sunday, Wesley Memorial UMC will be adding an additional contemporary service at 8:30 am each Sunday. They have seen a lot of growth in their 9:45am contemporary service and want to give members and visitors more opportunities to enjoy it. There are so many ways to be connected to Jesus Christ and the community at Wesley Memorial UMC.   


Families are an important part of the congregation at Wesley Memorial. They offer a variety of programs for youth of all ages, from Sunday School to youth activities and camps. They see around 50 to 60 youth members regularly and are always ready to welcome many more. Parents aren’t left out of the mix, either. There are a lot of different ways for parents to connect. Through Sunday school, Bible study, and small groups, you are sure to find people who are at a place in life similar to yours and that of all the members of your family.    


 Associate Pastor Clark Chilton wants the community to understand what a special and welcoming place Wesley Memorial UMC is. “Our congregation is very diverse and represents a variety of cultures and communities. We want everyone to feel welcome in our home, and we work hard to serve everyone in this community and beyond.”   


If you are looking for a church to call home, now is a great time to see what Wesley Memorial UMC has to offer you and your family. They are located at 1225 Chestnut Drive in High Point, NC. Services on Sunday include traditional services held at 8:30 am and 11:00 am, a contemporary service at 8:30 am (starting April 12, 2020) and 9:45 am, and a Vesper Service Wednesday evenings at 5:30 pm, from September to May or 6:00 pm from June to August. For more information, you can visit their website at wesleymemorial.org or call (336) 884-2204.



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