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.

  • 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.

  • Mechanics Ministry

    People with older or unneeded cars often donate them to Wesley. Our team of mechanics then provides a basic tune-up and fixes any other mechanical issues before identifying a client in need and donating the car. Click on the photo to watch a brief video. If you have more questions about the ministry or want to donate your vehicle, contact the church office at 706-869-0888. 

  • The Pumpkin patch

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

  • 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.

  • 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 morning. Call the church office for more information.

  • 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. 

  • 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 for more information.

  • Foreign Mission Teams

    Wesley's foreign mission teams have travelled to Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Kenya, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, Puerto Rico 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.

  • 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 for the list of needs.  A permanent drop-off box is located at the church in the commons area.

  • FaithCare

    FaithCare is a free clinic that offers faith-based medical and spiritual care to treat the whole person. FaithCare provides treatment for acute minor illness, ongoing primary care, counseling and prescription assistance for Columbia County residents. Visits are by appointment only - call 706-829-2584. Phones are monitored by volunteers, and calls may not be returned immediately.

  • 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 2019 Fall Yard Sale will be Saturday, September 28, 7am-1pm. Click here for volunteer information.

  • Boy Scouts

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

    Boy Scouts - Troop 615

    Cub Scouts - Troop 615

  • 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. 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.

  • 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.