At Wesley Memorial we have many opportunities to serve on campus by participating in an administrative or ministry team. We can use your gifts to serve our church by connecting you with a team that allows you to offer your gifts to the community. If you have an interest in serving on a team please contact Rev. Melissa Lowe.
When a child is baptized we all vow to uphold him or her by our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service and our witness. Wesley Memorial has strong children's and student ministry programs and those programs are strong because of the committed volunteers who serve in those ministry areas. Relationships with committed adult Christians have a huge impact on the lives of young people and on their faith formation.
At Wesley Memorial we are blessed with a commercial kitchen on site. We use this kitchen for church and community events throughout the year. Each Wednesday during the school year we have Bible Study Lunch and a church-wide supper. If food preparation or serving are your passions, please connect with Cindy Dominick
about plugging in to a food service opportunity.
One of the church's roles is to be a loving presence to those who have lost a loved one. At Wesley Memorial we have a bereavement ministry that provides meals to family members, receptions after funerals and care boxes with basic items persons need for their houses when they are hosting visiting family in the wake of a death. To serve on the bereavement team please contact Cindy Dominick
At Wesley Memorial we have limited administrative or data entry support from paid staff. We rely on our church members who like organization or data entry tasks to help us with posting worship attendance, updating contact information and other administrative tasks. If you like to do data entry or answer phones, please contact Scott Howell
for a project.
The Bible calls all of us to welcome the stranger in our midst. Although all of our church members work to welcome new faces, at Wesley Memorial we have a team of persons who oversee the processes we use to welcome visitors to our campus. If you like welcoming new persons, visioning about ways to reach new folks or you simply like making refreshments for receptions, your gifts can be used in the hospitality ministry area. To get involved with hospitality contact Clark Chilton
According to a 2011 Food Research and Action Center study on Food Hardship in America, the Greensboro/High Point metro area ranked as the #17 most food insecure metro area in the country with 28.4% of households with children being food insecure! Persons who are food insecure do not know where their next meal will be. Because of this huge need in our local community Wesley Memorial is involved with a variety of hunger related programs in High Point.
These programs include:
- Open Door Ministries' Father's Table program
- Ward Street Mission's Thursday night dinners
- Mobile Meals of High Point
- Backpack Feeding Ministries
- CROP Hunger Walk
CHILDREN LIVING IN POVERTY
Wesley Memorial has a huge heart for children living in poverty. Over the years we have worked with the Macedonia Family Resource Center, West End Ministries, The Latino Family Center, Ward Street Mission, and Communities in Schools to serve children in our own community through camps, tutoring, special events and other youth programming. We have strong relationships with Fairview Elementary School, Ferndale Middle School and High Point Central High School.
ADULTS LIVING IN POVERTY
Wesley Memorial members work with many agencies in High Point that serve adults living in poverty. We work with Open Door Ministries, The Community Clinic, Mobile Meals of High Point, The Macedonia Family Resource Center, The Latino Family Center, Ward Street Mission, and Naaman's Recovery Village. Our members serve on agency boards or directors as well as in programs at many of these agencies.
HOUSING AND CONSTRUCTION
For many years Wesley Memorial has been involved in providing housing to persons in our community who would otherwise be unable to afford it. We have also been involved with Habitat for Humanity.
Wesley Memorial has a good deal of members who are health care professionals. These members volunteer their time and services at the Community Clinic of High Point on a regular basis. We also support the Community Clinic financially through our annual budget and annual Gifts That Transform Our World alternative Christmas gift program.
Many Wesley Memorial members are committed board members and volunteers at the High Point Jail Ministry which serves inmates in the High Point City Jail. These men and women volunteer to teach Bible studies, organize an annual Christmas party for families of inmates and “adopt" children of inmates for whom they will purchase Christmas gifts.
Collections are a great way to begin your involvement with missions. Throughout the year Wesley Memorial hosts many church-wide collections whereby the entire congregation works to collect one item or set of items for a specific agency or group of people.
Each year Wesley Memorial takes mission trips to Frakes, KY and Kenya.
Wesley Memorial has a passion for Kenya. We have several church members who have developed relationships with communities in Kenya, particularly in Nakuru and Maua. For more information about the Nakuru initiative see http://www.kenya-partners.org or www.kenyapartnerministries.org for information on Maua.
For nearly 20 years Wesley Memorial members have been traveling to Henderson Settlement in Frakes, KY. Each summer we take groups to work on construction projects for families living in poverty in the rural Kentucky mountains. We also sponsor an Angel Tree each Christmas whereby our members purchase Christmas gifts for children living in poverty in Frakes, KY.