The purpose of the Missions Team is to help Wesley fulfill its mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ by:
1) Leading the overall life of missions and service at Wesley, and
2) Providing opportunities for every member to be engaged in missions through awareness and opportunities for service.
Momentum Box Project
The Jim Wroton Men’s Prayer Breakfast supports a community food drive called the Momentum Box Project. This is an exciting opportunity for Wesley UMC to serve people in need in Glynn County. We have prepared a list of food items and other necessities that will be packed in boxes and distributed through Second Harvest and FaithWorks.
Each box is designed to support a family of four with food for at least 3-4 days. The list has been carefully crafted to provide basic yet nutritious food that can be supplemented with minimal perishable items (e.g. milk, bread, cheese). The cost of items for one box is approximately $50.
- Item Size (approximate) Qty
- Cereal small box 1
- Oatmeal 8-10 pack 1
- Peanut Butter 18 oz jar 1
- Jelly 18 oz jar 1
- Flour Tortillas 8-12 count 1
- Saltines (box of 4 packs) 26 1/2 oz 1
- Assorted Soups 10.5 oz can 4
- Ramen noodles 3 oz package 8
- Canned Fruit 15 oz 4
- Dry Pasta (box) 16 oz 2
- Spaghetti Sauce 26 1/2 oz 2
- Canned Meat (e.g. Spam) 12 oz 1
- Mixed Vegetables (canned) 14.5 oz 1
- Green Peas (canned) 15 oz 1
- Pork and beans (canned) 15 oz 2
- Rice (1 lb bag) 16 oz 1
- Green Beans (canned) 14 1/2 oz 1
- Canned Chicken 12.5 oz 1
- Canned Tuna 12 oz 1
- Black-eyed Peas 16 oz 1
- Cookies (Bag) 16 oz 1
- Iced Tea Mix makes 12 quarts 1
- Lemonade or Drink Mix makes 12 quarts 1
- Salt & Pepper mini-shaker 1
- Toilet paper 4 rolls 1
- Paper Towels single roll 1
- Bar(s) of Soap 3x4 oz bar 1
- Scratchpad or sponge 1 pad 1
provides tender loving care to those whose lives have been devastated by cancer. We work with local physicians and other national, state, and local outreach programs -- including the Cancer Care Center of Southeast Georgia Health System, the American Cancer Society, and the Georgia Cancer Coalition -- to locate available resources to serve those in need. We visit with local cancer patients, give them a ride to treatment, send a note of encouragement, cook a meal, and help in numerous other ways.
is a clearinghouse for local churches established to determine the needs of persons who call or visit church offices seeking assistance and to provide assistance when appropriate. You may help here by contributing food, a monetary gift, or other needed items. There is a box designated for food items located in the Marshall Gathering Room, just in front of the Celebration Hall.
The Well ~ Homeless Day Center
FaithWorks purchased the old Greyhound Bus Station in Brunswick for the purpose of establishing a daytime service center for the homeless and precariously housed in Glynn County. There are over 200 chronically homeless in Glynn County. Many others suffer homelessness for short periods of time.
Open Doors is a program that offers assistance to people re-entering our community after jail or prison. Open Doors provides education, encouragement, motivation, case management, mentoring, and employment opportunities to reduce recidivism and to help those once troubled to move toward grace and good citizenship.
Join Wesley’s team on the third Wednesday of each month as we prepare and serve meals at this soup kitchen in Brunswick. Over 24 churches and groups serve 6 days a week. The need is so great-we serve over 180 meals daily to a very diverse group. Wesley feels blessed to be able to meet joyfully the physical and spiritual hunger of those we serve at Manna House each month.
Hearts and Hands
Volunteers of Wesley deliver meals to community shut-ins on St. Simons on the fourth Saturday of every month. Meals are picked up around 10:45am, and delivery takes about 1-2 hours. This ministry is to those who may feel isolated and lonely.
Volunteers prepare meals for community Hospice caregivers on the fourth Thursday of the month. These caregivers are the ones who take care of the patients in their homes during their last days.
International Seaman’s Center
The ISC mission is to provide seafarers a safe harbor that they can call home. Our services aim to meet the spiritual, emotional, physical and material needs of thousands of seafarers who visit the Port of Brunswick, Georgia USA, annually. Join other Wesley volunteers at the Seaman’s Center with opportunities to do ship tours, ground tours for mariners, medical aid, store assistance, and help with administrative duties and special events. More information and a volunteer application may be found on their website at http://www.seafarerscenter.org/.
Carenet Crisis Pregnancy Center
Training is offered for volunteers to answer phones, book appointments, and do some peer counseling. Be a part of an outreach to women and young teens in need of support, encouragement, and Christian love.
Former Wesley pastor Rev. Dr. Wright Culpepper leads FaithWorks, which seeks to minister to residents of Glynn County with professional and volunteer assistance by providing pastoral care and counseling, food, and financial assistance to families in crisis.
The purpose of the Evangelism team is to help fulfill our mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ by promoting the physical growth of the body of Wesley by:
1) Encouraging and inviting others to be part of our community of faith.
2) Promoting the spiritual growth of the body of Wesley by encouraging each member to engage in evangelism as they live out their faith.
The beginning of the Wesley experience — Visitors wishing to learn more about membership attend the Wesley 101 class. They will learn the story of Wesley, our history, our beliefs, our structure, and our vision for the future. We also discuss what it means to be a member of Christ's church. Volunteers may attend, prepare, and invite those who may be interested in becoming a member of Wesley.
Wesley Café Hospitality
Hospitality is a key word in the Wesley ministry. The team serving the Wesley Café is trained to prepare a friendly atmosphere, a great cup of coffee, and light breakfast foods for guests and members.
Greeters are the first faces of Wesley! Their warm and loving smiles welcome, assist, and direct guests wherever they need to go. This team is trained to serve others.
Volunteers review the information that is placed on the weekly registration pads and make contact with first-time visitors to welcome them to Wesley.
Contact: Caryn Riggs (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The purpose of the Worship Committee is to help Wesley fulfill its mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ by:
1) Leading the Worship Committee in creating and maintaining an environment conducive to a meaningful worship experience.
2) Providing opportunities for every member to be engaged in worship as they live out their faith.
Opportunities for service exist in areas that are part of worship, such as ushering, decorating, communion preparations, etc.
This group prepares and sets up communion for worship, checks on altar decorations, paraments, candles, etc. The volunteers ensure the worship space is ready for worship. They also prepare pew pads, check hymnals, and Bibles, baptismal font and banners, candles, and other areas and generally make sure the Sanctuary is ready for worship! Their team also decorates our worship space beautifully for holiday and seasonal events, which truly enhances the worship experience.
The A/V Team coordinates audio and video for worship, weddings, and other special events. They digitally record sermons and control lighting.
They welcome worshipers, hand out bulletins and other material, assist those in need, and provide direction.
Members of this group contribute to the worship service through the reading of Scripture and by leading the congregation in the recitation of creeds and affirmations. Inclusion of laity in our worship experience reminds us that we are all called to be involved in the ministry of the church.
Nurture & Prayer
Contact: Dolores Anderson email@example.com
The purpose of the Nurture & Prayer Committee is to help Wesley fulfill our mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ by:
1) Leading the overall life of congregational care and nurture at Wesley
2) Providing opportunities for every member to be engaged in care and nurture as they live out their faith.
Our Nurture & Prayer Ministry provides love and prayer support during the joys and trials of life through group programs and individual ministries. Opportunities abound for volunteers to assist others with the support they need. Each area listed is vital to the heartbeat of ministry and always welcomes volunteers.
Send cards to those hospitalized, in bereavement, or in need of spiritual encouragement.
Deliver Sanctuary flowers to offer hope and encouragement to those in our church and community.
Provide meals as requested through a team of volunteers.
Nursing Home Ministry
Visit, encourage, and pray with members of our congregation who have been placed in nursing home care.
The prayer ministry meets once a week in the Chapel and prays for the specific needs requested from our congregation and community.
This is a grief recovery support group where you can find help and healing for the hurt of losing a loved one. This is a 8-week session that meets once a week on Sundays. Currently, this group is being led by Rev. Gene Yates (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Diana Giannotti (email@example.com).