Mission ministries

There are many areas to serve in our community, be it a local Evans neighborhood, downtown Augusta, or halfway around the world. God calls us all to be ministers to the world around us and to spread His love wherever we are. Wesley's mission teams are led by people who have a passion for their particular ministry. Check out our various mission ministries below. Don't see a ministry for your passion? Contact the Missions Director, David Blackwood, to see how you can get started.

  • Foreign Mission Teams

    Wesley's foreign mission teams have travelled to Honduras, Nicaragua, Kenya, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Russia. They have hosted medical clinics, Vacation Bible Schools, and women's handiwork workshops, as well as assisted with construction projects. If you are interested in leading or joining a foreign mission team, click the picture to email the Mission Director, David Blackwood.

  • ReStart Augusta is a non-profit partner of Wesley UMC run entirely by volunteers. ReStart exists to bring beds to those without them. Volunteers work to build, paint, and deliver these beds to ReStart's recipients. Click the picture on the left to visit ReStart Augusta's webpage.

  • FaithCare

    FaithCare is a free medical clinic whose mission is to provide faith-based medical and spiritual care that treats the whole person. FaithCare provides treatment for acute minor illness and ongoing primary medical care, professional counseling and some prescription drug assistance for Columbia County residents. Visits may be made by appointment only. Call the FaithCare Office directly at 706-829-2584. Please note that the phones are monitored by volunteers and so may not be returned immediately.

  • Family Promise

    Family Promise of Augusta is committed to helping homeless families of the surrounding area achieve lasting independence by providing safe shelter, meals, day care, and support services for these families. We also partner with programs designed to address the underlying causes of homelessness. Wesley hosts Family Promise once a quarter. Click the picture on the left for more information about Family Promise of Augusta.

  • The Christmas Store

    The Christmas Store partners with Lamar Milledge Elementary School in the Harrisburg community of downtown Augusta to bring Christmas to children in need. Toys are donated year round, then parents are able to "shop" to choose toys for their children that they would otherwise not be able to afford.

  • The Pumpkin patch

    The Pumpkin Patch is an annual fundraiser -- 100% of its proceeds benefit Wesley's foreign mission teams. During the month of October, the Pumpkin Patch sells pumpkins, pansies, mums, bales of hay, and gourds. Other events are held in the Patch each year, too--our Bash in the Patch is a must-do for anybody in the area!

  • The yard sale

    The Yard Sale is held twice a year, and the proceeds from the sale support various mission teams or ministry opportunities at Wesley.  The 2018 Spring Yard Sale will be Saturday, April 21, 7am-1pm.

  • Lamar Milledge Elementary Ministries

    Wesley has partnered with Lamar Milledge Elementary School to bring tutors to each classroom and to hold coat, shoe, and school supply drives for children in need of these items. 

  • Mechanics Ministry

    Members of the community with older or unneeded cars often donate them to Wesley. Our team of mechanics will provide a basic tune-up and address any other mechanical issues before identifying a client in need and donating the car.

    Click on the photo to the left to watch a brief video about our Mechanics Ministry

    If you have more questions about the Mechanics Ministry, or are interested in donating your vehicle, please contact the church office at 706-869-0888. 

  • Brittany's Friends

    Brittany's Friends are needle crafters who use their gifts in sewing, knitting, crocheting, quilting, and more to make gifts and useful items for our home bound members, schools, and those in need in our community and around the world. 

  • men in mission

    The Men in Mission meet every Tuesday morning at 7 am at the Brandon Wilde Clubhouse for breakfast and a short devotional. Breakfast is available for $10. Afterward, they go into the community or around the church to do basic repairs, build wheelchair ramps, or do construction work for those in need.

  • Relief and recovery

    The Wesley Relief and Recovery Team leads a number of construction and storm relief projects each year. Projects range from one-day local projects to week-long or longer out-of-town disaster recovery trips. We frequently team up with other churches, the United Methodist Committee on Relief, the local United Way, the American Red Cross and other benevolent organizations. We have repaired hundreds  of homes and built several new houses from the ground up. We also maintain the Wesley tool trailers  that are available for all Wesley missions. We emphasize that you do not need to be an experienced construction professional to participate! We really do have work for all skill levels and experience. Our long-time leadership team will attest that there is really something spiritually special about spending extended time in a disaster recovery area. You will meet people you might not otherwise meet, and it might just change your life. You might think you are signing up to serve, but you will discover that you receive more in return than you could ever give. For more information, click here.

  • Masters Table Soup Kitchen

    Every other month, a group of 10-20 volunteers prepares and hosts a meal at the Golden Harvest Food Bank's Soup Kitchen in downtown Augusta. This is typically held on a Thursday afternoon. Call the church office for more information.

  • Cinderella's Closet

    Wesley turns dresses into dreams for girls in the Augusta area who would not otherwise be able to afford to go to prom. We collect new and used formal dresses, shoes, and accessories and then host a Cinderella's Closet event, at which girls get their own fairy godmother to help them find the perfect prom dress, pick out their jewelry and shoes, and get treated like a princess!

  • Columbia County Cares

    Columbia County Cares is one of Columbia County's food pantries. At CCC, no one with a legitimate need is refused help. We collect food for this organization year-round. Click the picture to the left for the list of needs.  A permanent drop-off box is located at the church in the commons area.

  • Boy Scouts

    Wesley plays host to multiple Boy Scout Troops. Check out the links below for more info.

    Boy Scouts - Troop 615

    Cub Scouts - Troop 615