Children’s Outreach & Mission

Wesley Kids

Wesley Kids continue to fulfill their mission. “To do all the good they can, in all the places they can, in all the ways they can, whenever they can. They are to serve to be God’s hands and feet.”

WESLEY KID’S have been productive this year. They have adopted a world vision child and have been able to send money for her support each month through the year. The children have visited the Ronald McDonald House with gifts and cards and stuffed animals. The children have visited the nursing home with stuffed animals for the residents. The children have planted flowers around our church and gave a Sunday afternoon to clean various places in the church. The children have made placemats for our shut- ins. The children visited the nursing homes taking small stuffed animals to the residents. The children gathered baskets of Easter goodies with an Easter message for several needy children in our community. The children met with several missionaries some of which are supported by our church and some who are just related to a church member. The children made up love bags for needy children to take home on Fridays. In the bags, are non perishable foods for them to have over the weekend. Many of these children are often hungry on weekends, due to family financial situations. The children collected books for surrounding schools for needy children. The children made cards for our homebound members and adopted an angel for the prison family children.

Wesley Tweens

Last year we formed a group called the Wesley Tweens for children in the fourth, fifth and sixth grade. Our hope is to make sure we do have opportunities for our Tweens to keep them engaged, as we share bible study, fellowship and mission projects together. They are an extension of the Wesley Kids Program. We began the group last September. The group went to Tech one afternoon to attend the Wesleyan Foundation worship service led by Brett Gresham. They helped rake yards for some of our elderly families. They help with Spring and Fall Festival. They visit the nursing home.

Vacation Bible School

This year the bible school theme was “Son and Surf”. The focus was on Christ and his life and how we can live like him if we just try to follow his words. We had two bible schools. The older children traveled everyday learning how to be like Jesus and serve God by seeing how others serve in our community. They also helped serve themselves on various levels. They went to the Wesley Foundation at Tech, the VA hospital, the Francis of Assisi training center, the animal shelter, the boat and rescue training center and the Ronald McDonald House. They took items of need to all their destinations. They learned how people serve the Lord and others in helpful ways.

This year The VBS theme will be SONRISE CAMP. We will be pretending we are going on a camping trip in SONRISE National Park for a week of fun! It will be in late July. Dates have not been set yet.

Confirmation

Our confirmation class begins in September and continues for two years. The first year the children are in the sixth grade and that year the confirmands learn the foundation of the Methodist faith in Sunday school with intense confirmation curriculum, during the Sunday school hour. They also decide on a mentor during the sixth grade. They become helpers in the church by being an acolyte or helping with VBS, Fall and Spring Festival.

The second year the seventh graders are under the direction of our youth director Dale Foster. The children will continue their faith journey in youth Sunday school and participate in all the youth retreats and events. They will meet with Rev. Dorsey, Dale Foster, Tricia Givens and Rev. Steve Bray during the Lenten season. They are usually confirmed on Pentecost Sunday. Click here for more info.