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Wesley United Methodist Church events are for everyone! Families with kids, empty-nesters, individuals, and the young at heart, ALL are encouraged to participate and are welcome to invite friends! We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

Please plan to join us for Wesley UMC events. Watch the Alive for details as we schedule events on Wednesdays and Sundays. For information on Youth Events, visit the Surge web page HERE.

We will be asking our participants and leaders to take and share pictures at our events (even from home!). If you would like your kids to be able to participate, please take a brief moment to fill out this photo release form. CLICK BELOW

Wesley News page contains all of the latest news that is happening in the Wesley community. We are working hard to ensure you are kept up to date with the most recent daily news and events. This page is updated with current and accurate content as the information becomes available or has been developed.


Here is  a list of our upcoming Wesley Events

Welcoming Our First New Members of 2023!

Paul Bailey and Jean Swee – Paul and Jean have been attending for a couple of years now, and are looking forward to joining Wesley! Paul is retired, and Jean is an attorney in private practice. Bethany Coffman – Bethany teaches at Clinton Elementary School and lives in Normal with her daughter Eva, who is… Continue Reading

New Member Classes Through January

The United Methodist Church is founded on a Wesleyan theology of grace, anchored in Scripture, and based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and the continuing movement of the Holy Spirit. We invite all our new friends and family to become Wesley United Methodist Church, Bloomington members! These classes are all held at… Continue Reading

NOW HIRING: Business Administrator

APPLY NOW Objective The Business Administrator performs all duties and responsibilities in a manner that supports the Church’s ongoing mission of nurturing disciples for Christ and the annual goals and objectives established by the Administrative Council. Summary The Business Administrator manages the overall business aspects of the Church with an emphasis on financial management and… Continue Reading

NOW HIRING: Early Childhood Coordinator!

Looking for someone to help Wesley’s children! We are looking for an Early Childhood Coordinator to enhance our children’s time here at Wesley. The Coordinator’s position is typically 8-10 hours a week (not to exceed 15 hours a week), primarily on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Your main responsibility will be to recruit others who… Continue Reading

Thursday, January 26th: P.A.W.S. Dog Certification Prep Classes

PAWS (Pets Are Working Saints) CLASSES STARTING SOON!!   The PAWS Ministry involves humans/handlers and their dogs ministering to WUMC and the community by visiting people who have difficulties in life and need a warm, fuzzy interaction to bring them some joy and make them smile. The PAWS Ministry training classes will start again on… Continue Reading

Sunday, January 29th: Worship

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Tuesday, January 31st: Bells of Wesley Concert

Free concert! Come to Blair House in Normal to support the Bells of Wesley on Tuesday, January 31st, at 6:30 pm! For questions, contact Gail Welk at

Wednesday, February 1st: Favorite Books of the Bible (Series)

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Sunday, February 5th: Worship

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Monday, February 6th: Wesley Church Celebrates 71 years!

WESLEY CELEBRATES 71 YEARS! “Building on Wesley’s Firm Foundation” On Sunday, February 6, 2023, Wesley UMC celebrates 71 years of worshiping together in our beautiful sanctuary. Happy Anniversary, Church! GIVE TO THE BUILDING FUND NOW!

Friday, February 10th: Art Club

The Wesley Art Club will have an exciting art project each month. All ages are encouraged to join us, and no experience is necessary! We love art and want to enjoy making the world more beautiful with you! February 10th: We will be making beautiful flowers by cutting and folding paper! These colorful flowers will… Continue Reading

Sunday, February 12th: Worship

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Sunday, February 12th: Souperbowl of Caring

As many of you know, Super Bowl LVII will occur on Sunday, February 12. You should be aware that it is also the Souper Bowl of Caring day across the country. The mission of Souper Bowl of Caring is “using the energy of the Super Bowl to mobilize youth in a united national effort to… Continue Reading

Sunday, February 12: Scouting Sunday

ATTENTION SCOUTS OF ALL AGES! PAST AND PRESENT SCOUTS! We invite you to join the Scout Sunday worship service and honor the tradition of participating with Wesley Church on Sunday, February 12th. Scouts are welcome to wear their full scout dress uniform or come casual. You are encouraged to participate but are certainly welcome to… Continue Reading

Sunday, February 19th: Worship

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Tuesday, February 21st: UWF Call to Prayer Breakfast

This February’s UWF breakfast topic is Racial Justice, emphasizing how children are affected by injustice. Julie Loy, the director of our own Wesley’s Bright Beginnings, will speak about the history and purpose of our preschool program, including information on the staff, curriculum, and students. A brief program will follow the WBB presentation by the United… Continue Reading

Wednesday, February 22nd: Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent when we prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation, and spiritual discipline. Ashes demonstrate an awareness of mortality and intent to repent. The real understanding and the corporate and personal acts of repentance are the substance of services for the first day of Lent…. Continue Reading

Wednesday, February 22nd – Thursday, April 6th: Lent

Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. In the early church, Lent began as a period of fasting and preparation for baptism by new converts and then became a time of penance by all Christians. Today, Christians focus on relationship with God, growing… Continue Reading

Sunday, February 26th: Worship

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Sunday, March 5th: Worship

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Sunday, March 12th: Worship

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Sunday, March 19th: Worship

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Sunday, March 19th: UMCOR Sunday

Global Ministries, the worldwide mission and development agency of The United Methodist Church, with the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), invites churches and individuals to celebrate UMCOR Sunday on Sunday, March 19, 2023. UMCOR Sunday is one of The United Methodist Church’s Special Sundays. Special Sundays are designated Sundays each year that deepen the connection… Continue Reading

Sunday, March 26th: Worship

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Wesley Needs a Food Service Coordinator!

The Wesley Food Service Coordinator is a part-time position averaging 20 variable hours per week and reports to the Business Administrator.  Position Objective and Summary Objective:  To support Wesley’s mission by providing meals and other foods for groups gathered at Wesley. Summary:  Coordination and preparation of meals and other food served at Wesley; oversight of… Continue Reading

Wesley is Open for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Services!

WE ARE EXCITED TO SEE YOU! Christmas Eve: Saturday, December 24th Christmas Day: Sunday, December 25th Though quite windy, we have decided to open the church for weekend holiday services and activities! Please dress warmly and bring your holiday cheer to: Wesley Hall for Jingle Jam at 4:45 pm Christmas Eve services at 7:00 pm… Continue Reading

Wesley is Closed Due to Poor Weather Conditions

CLOSING DATES INCLUDE Christmas Eve: Saturday, December 24th Christmas Day: Sunday, December 25th   Please note that there will not be anyone in the building for the remainder of this week, as Wesley Church has been scheduled to close in observance of the holiday season. If you have any questions, please email We expect… Continue Reading