Wesley United Methodist Church is a friendly, growing congregation of approximately 200 located in Shawnee,­ a town in the very center of Oklahoma. Established in the early 1900’s, Wesley UMC is and has always been one of Shawnee’s most active and involved church communities. Wesley is a ‘people’ church, always welcoming guests, visitors and new members. It truly exhibits the United Methodist theme of “open hearts, open minds, open doors”.
Ideally situated on a main city thoroughfare, its 10-acre tract of land has provided room for expansion and growth. A major facility and grounds improvement and building project was recently completed with the renovation of the sanctuary, a new sound system and projector system, a new sanctuary organ and the construction of a 5,600 sq. ft. multi-purpose structure for use as a van garage/picnic recreation/storage pavilion.
This congregation is devoted to missions, with projects targeted locally, within the States and around the world. Mission projects range from serving meals and passing out Bibles and blankets at the local Salvation Army to supporting missionaries abroad, hammering nails on foreign building projects, and sending Volunteers in Mission teams to such places as South Africa, Bosnia, Mexico, and remote locations in Central and South America. Wesley members have a heart for missions!
Believing it has a responsibility to make a Christian difference in the lives of all people, both in the community and within the church family, the congregation has adopted a written Mission Statement focusing on this important goal:
“We are a caring congregation striving to make disciples of Jesus Christ by drawing generations together to worship, study, and serve.”
Missions. Lively worship and active ministry. Children and youth. Outreach. Teaching. Learning. Making a Christian difference. Caring about people of all ages. On the move. Praying for God’s guidance. Involvement. This is Wesley United Methodist Church!
Thank you for visiting our website. If you are looking for a church home, or would like to grow in your walk with God, or would like to just know more about the Christian faith, we at Wesley hope you will come see us soon!