Frequently Asked Questions
How many members do you have? Currently, 985 are members. Many folks, who are not members, return Sunday after Sunday as guests. Some of them are involved in the ministries of Wesley Church. Membership is not a barrier to ministry here at Wesley Church.
Is Wesley Church handicapped accessible? Yes, both the main entrance and the entrance to Fellowship Hall have a dropped curb for wheelchair access. Our doorways and rest rooms also meet ADA standards.
How many come on Sunday mornings? About 350, some to the Contemporary Service and some to the Classic Service.
What should I wear to your church? Whatever is comfortable for you. Folks wear blue jeans, business suits, high heels, sneakers.
When does Sunday School meet? During the school year, our Sunday morning classes meet at 10:00 a.m. for 50 minutes. During our 11:00 a.m. Classic Service we invite children ages 4 through Fifth grade to leave the Sanctuary with a teacher and go to Celebration Too!
Can I list a prayer request? During both of our worships ervices, we invite you to write out a prayer request ~ either a joy or a concern. These are read aloud, and printed in the Sunday morning bulletin for the next Sunday services.You can request prayers from our Prayer Team by writing to this address.
Do you have a preschool? Our Wesley Circle of Friends program of child care is described in the Children at Wesley section.
How do I contact the preschool? You can call the church office or connect with the director, Tracy.
Who can take Holy Communion in your church? In a United Methodist Church, Christ’s table is open to everyone.
Do you have a food bank? No, not at this time. However, we collect donations of food for New Bethany Ministries on the first Sunday of the month.
Do you have a mailing list I can get on? Yes! Click here. And we send out e-news on Fridays.
What kind of music do you sing? In our 9:00 a.m. Contemporary Service we use old and contemporary styles of music. Our 11:00 a.m. Classic Service, incorporates elements of traditional and contemporary music with the pipe organ, grand piano, handbells, chimes and adult and children’s choirs.
How can I join the choir? Come to a rehearsal session! Wednesdays at 7:45 pm in the Music Room from September through May.
Is your building available for community meetings? Yes. Call the church administrator at 610-865-5715 to find out about scheduling and costs.
Why are you named Wesley? John Wesley began preaching in the streets in England. And that led to creating a new kind of church. His brother, Charles Wesley, wrote thousands of hymns. Our name is from them.
How can I get my child baptized? Those desiring baptism for themselves or their children should contact our pastor and make the necessary arrangements. At Wesley Church, we usually hold Baptism Sundays bi-monthly on the second Sundays in January, March, May, July, September, and November. The pastor holds a Baptism Conference on the Saturday morning before the baptisms to discuss the theology and practice of baptism. Adult candidates, parents and sponsors are expected to attend.
Can I have my wedding in your church? 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. Wesley Church does not “rent” the facilities for the purpose of weddings that do not include the ministry of this local church.
Who created such a beautiful stained glass window? The center part, the one with Jesus standing in a garden, is a Tiffany window that’s a hundred years old. We brought it to this address from our old address. The surrounding window was created for this building and was made by Plumstead Studios in Plumstead, PA.
Other Questions about the United Methodist Church? Click on this link and check out what Chuck has to say about many different topics. (No, he’s not located at our church, but he sure is entertaining!)