Church Rental Space Availability for the Lehigh Valley Community
Wesley Church provides the opportunity for community organizations and individuals with compatible objectives to use, on a per diem or other approved period of time, space at our facility. It is also the policy of Wesley Church to permit our facilities to be available for special events such as weddings, memorials, funerals and special events, and other approved activities.
Our requirements include:
- $50.00 cash deposit to save the date.
- No games of chance or alcohol are allowed on the property.
- No smoking is allowed inside the building.
- Final payment is due 2 weeks prior to the event and can be in the form of cash or check.
- In additional to the above fees, you are required to have a church staff member on property during the time of your event. The assigned staff person is paid directly on the day of the event, at rate of $15.00/hour.
Applicants must complete this form and submit.
A vital way we serve our church and the community is to welcome couples to celebrate their weddings at Wesley Church, including couples who are not members of our local church. We do not require couples to be United Methodists or to belong to any church. We do expect that either the bride or the groom is a baptized and faithful Christian. Each request is considered carefully; however, there are times when non-member weddings are not possible. We are excited to share our wedding ministry with a wide and diverse population in the Lehigh Valley. We will serve you so that your wedding will be a deeply spiritual experience, whether you are celebrating your wedding in your church home or entering a church for the first time in many years or for the first time ever. It is our pleasure to serve you at this important time in your spiritual journey. Another part of our role is to share insights that will help you experience abundant life through many years of marriage. Our prayer for you is that you will experience God’s blessing on your wedding day and throughout your life together.
Wesley Church does not “rent” the facilities for the purpose of weddings that do not include the ministry of this local church.
Funeral & Memorial Services
Wesley Church lives out the ministry of compassion during the most difficult times of human life. When a death occurs the pastor and church stand ready to be of service. When the death of a church member or constituent occurs, the pastor should be notified immediately. All arrangements for funerals or memorial services to be held at Wesley Church are made in consultation between the pastor, the family of the deceased, and the funeral home chosen by the family of the deceased.
A funeral held at the church is an order of service where the body or cremated remains of the deceased are present. When the body or remains are not present for the service, then a memorial service is planned at a time available for the family of the deceased, the pastor, and the church. Our pastor will meet with the family or representatives of the deceased to plan funeral and memorial services so that a dignified and honorable act of celebration and memorial can take place.