Love God. Serve Neighbor.
We are a community who believe in a liturgy of mission. A consistent presence within our local community and a commitment to be present with others in differing contexts nationally and internationally. This liturgy, the work of the people, of mission calls us to see our deep intersection with varying contexts and understandings in our global community. Mission becomes our practice of looking beyond ourselves and reaching into the world in light of a God who continually reaches out to us.
At the Wesley we have an “out-of-town” mission trip at least once a year, as well as a local mission opportunity once a month.
Stay tuned for many mission opportunities to come in the very near future.
Washington D.C. – Little Lights 2018-2019
The capital of our nation, Washington D.C. , holds a lofty place in the American psyche. Home to many of our most illustrious monuments, the seat for the highest levels of our legislative, judicial and executive branches and symbol of prestige and power to the world, our capital illustrates both the past and current prosperity of our country yet there are many in capital who are forgotten, under-served and under-privileged; thus begins the work of Little Lights. Little Lights is a faith-based organization in DC that works with three of the public housing communities in the capital area where they serve those communities by guiding, mentoring and empowering young students and children whilst also serving the adults in the area. Our students worked with Little Lights to run their second-ever Spring Break program and cleaned their various spaces/offices.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Hot Metal Bridge & Open Hand Ministries 2017-2018
Most of us have ever experienced the struggle and hardship of homelessness or the multi-generational impact of racist and prejudice systems. In the winter of 2018, a group of our students ventured to Pittsburgh during one of the coldest winters of the decade to learn more about homelessness and the causes and effects of gentrification. Our students worked with two ecumenical ministries, Hot Meal Bridge and Open Hand Ministries. Hot Meal Bridge focused on caring for the homelessness and poverty-stricken people of the East Pittsburgh area and Open Hand Ministries lent their hands to empowering black communities and citizens in Pittsburgh to owning their own communities and fighting off gentrification. Our students feed people, listened to their stories, demo-ed a house in 10 degree to 0 degree weather and visited a neighborhood farm as pictured above.