Wesley Mission Projects

Giving Back

Serving Through Missions

At Wesley United Methodist Church in colonial Heights, Virginia, we have a deep-rooted desire to help others. Our mission is to serve as many people as possible through our Wesley Mission Projects. We offer numerous service opportunities that allow us to give back to the community that has supported us over the years. Our services range from assisting with the local food pantry to building wheelchair ramps for those in need. We believe that serving others is the core of our faith and that every act of kindness makes a significant impact. We will continue to serve and put our hearts forward whenever we see an opportunity to give back to our community.

Mission Projects

Colonial Heights Food Pantry

A team participates one day per month with the distribution of food to those in need. Volunteers also help weekly with sorting, stocking shelves and donation pick up from local stores. The Food Pantry is also supported through weekly donations of food items.

Hope Center, Petersburg VA

Volunteers shop, prepare, package and deliver bag lunches for approximately 80 people in need.

Backpack Blessings Program

Church members donate food items to be placed in backpacks for children in need of nourishing foods during the weekend. Volunteers assemble the backpacks which are distributed to local schools.

Christmas Mother Program

Church members purchase gifts of clothing, toys and meal gift cards for area families in need.

Wesley Bible Fun

Volunteers share God’s word with children grades K-5 one night per week beginning in September. Children are served a kid friendly dinner while hearing a Bible story. Follow up activities include recreation, crafts, science and mission projects.

Vacation Bible School

During the summer, a 4 day VBS program is held for grades PK-5. Children learn Bible stories through drama, music, crafts, recreation and science activities.

Potato Drop (Nov.)

Wesley serves as a distribution center for 50 lb. bags of potatoes. Volunteers help unload and load potatoes for pick up by other churches and organizations that will distribute the potatoes to those in need.

Ramp Builds

Volunteers partner with other groups in the community to build handicap accessible ramps on homes of those in need.

Mission Trips

Volunteers partner with other groups and churches to travel to areas in need. Trips have included hurricane relief build/repair projects and home repair projects in depressed areas.

Hat/Glove/Sock Drive

Church members donate new items to be distributed in the community for those in need.

"Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me."
Matthew 25:40 NRSV

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Blended Service
11 AM

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11:00 is a traditional worship service with blended musical selections, with an Anthem Wesley Choir and/or soloists, children’s messages when children are present. Average attendance is 45-60.

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Contemporary Service
9:00 AM

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9:00am Contemporary worship is a more casual atmosphere featuring one of our praise bands for music using Presenter for lyrics and information projected on large screen TVs , a children’s message, and averages 75-90 in attendance

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Traditional Service
7:45 AM

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7:45am is an early morning worship that is a more traditional and meditative service. Average attendance is 15-20.