Missions and Outreach

The people of Wesley United Methodist Church are involved in a wide variety of activities to help and benefit, our neighborhood, our community and our world. Among the many things we’re involved in, our signature projects are:

In addition to these, there are lots of other areas where the Wesley family gets involved. Below is a short description of some of them.

If you are interested in taking part in any of the Wesley activities highlighted on this page, please contact the church office at 703/938-8700.

  • Christmas Stockings – Christmas gifts for needy Fairfax County children.
  • Congregational Care ­ – This group reaches out to those in need, particularly after the loss of a loved one.
  • Crop Walk ­ – Walks each October to support those who hunger.
  • Kits for Conference ­ – Each year Conference Mission Kits are prepared for the less fortunate in other countries. Health kits, school kits, and baby kits are prepared.

  • Operation Teddy Bear – Annual campaign to collect teddy bears and other stuffed animals for orphanages in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Guatemala.
  • Prayer Ministry ­ – We have a neighborhood prayer group that meets on Thursdays.
  • Shepherd’s Center of Oakton/Vienna ­- Provides services for adults over 50.
  • Sunday School/Vacation Bible School – Our Sunday School classes (K-5) are involved in a wonderful rotational teaching system where the lesson is taught from 4-5 different perspectives.
  • United Methodist Women – The United Methodist Women meet in their various circles each month during the Fall and Spring. They are actively involved in mission activities, such as Mitten Tree, Seed Packets, Labels, eyeglasses, postage stamps, Kits for Conference.
  • Wednesday Night Community Suppers – Suppers are held on Wednesday night from 6:00 p.m. ­ 7:00 pm during the Fall and Spring, normally from mid-September to mid-November and mid-January to mid- April. The meals cost $1 for adults and are free for children.
  • Youth – The Wesley Youth meet most Sunday afternoons. See the youth page for information. The youth are active in missions and fellowship. If you are interested in participating in our youth ministry, please contact our Youth Director at youth@wesleyvienna.org.