Wesley United Methodist Church
Thursday, October 22, 2020
903 Center St., Bryan, Ohio

Our Ongoing Mission Partners

In addition to the repeated service projects listed below, our Missions Team (along with other ministerial groups within Wesley) also organizes special events and collections through out the year.  These timely projects are listed on our Announcements page.   

Local Missions


The Sanctuary of Williams County

This homeless shelter, located in Bryan, provides housing for more than 147 individuals per year.  Many of whom are in a domestic crisis.  This shelter provides them with a safe place to live, medical help, food to eat, use of a vehicle and loving attention.  Funding is met by various organizations, individuals and churches within the area.  Families and individuals are also provided with referrals and resources to aid in establishing themselves, such as help in finding employment and furniture for their "new" place.  In addition to monetary support, Wesley also donates items useful to every day living at the Sanctuary and periodically sends out work teams to help with cleaning or maintenance.  You can contact the shelter at 419-636-2460.  



A number of our Wesley members are working in Outreach, which is devoted to meeting the needs of our community in the following work areas: Maintaining year-round emergency food pantry, County-wide Christmas giving project, and referral service. Wesley supports Outreach with monetary and food gifts. For assistance or to assist in this meaningful work call 419-636-7199.


H.E.L.P., Inc.

H.E.L.P. Inc. was started by the Bryan Area Ministerial Association in 1983. The purpose of H.E.L.P. is to assist hurting persons find the best help available. H.E.L.P. also administers and distributes emergency funds from other organizations. To reach H.E.L.P. call 419-636-7199 on Monday and Friday mornings.  The H.E.L.P. office is located at Wesley.


Williams County Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian organization dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness worldwide and to making adequate, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat is founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, decent, affordable place to live in dignity and safety.  http://www.hfhwilliamsoh.org/


Monthly Free Food Distribution

Wesley's Missions Teaml, along with the Northwest Ohio Food Bank, distribute perishable food items to anyone in the community the 3rd Wednesday of every month from the building at the west end of the parking lot from Noon to 4 p.m. or until the food is gone.  It is not known in advance what items will be distributed.  Bring your own bags or boxes to carry items. 


Prayer Blanket Ministry

Members of our congregation provide hand-made blankets for members of the community.  These blankets are dedicated once a month during our Traditional Worship Service before distribution.  To join this group, or contribute material, contact Jo Moats.


Dresser Ministry

Members of our congregation work together to build dressers that are distributed free-of-charge to local families who need them.  We share space and intake systems with Trinity Lutheran's Bed Brigade.  To help build dressers, contact the Church Office.


National Missions


Henderson Settlement

Henderson Settlement reaches out through more than 60 different ministry activities (programs) to families in four different counties in southeast Kentucky and northeast Tennessee.  We touch the lives of more than 3,000 rural people each year in all ages and stages of life in communities where 80% of the people fall into the low-income or poverty level categories and real unemployment runs between 40 to 50%.  www.hendersonsettlement.com


Red Bird Missions

The Red Bird Mission is one of four mission institutions of the Red Bird Missionary Conference.
The Red Bird Valley of Kentucky was an isolated area where three counties come together cut off from the educational and medical services of the county seats.
Red Bird Mission began in 1921 when two teachers and United Evangelical pastor, John J. DeWall, came to the mountains at the invitation of the community to build a school and dormitory.
Over the years the ministries have changed as community needs have changed. www.rbmission.org


Global Missions


Grace Children's Hospital

In 1967, a missionary couple invested their faith in the people of Haiti. Jim and Virginia Snavley opened a small facility to care for children with tuberculosis. Their busy clinic in Port-au-Prince was the forerunner of today's Grace Children's Hospital and its parent organization, International Child Care.
Today, the hospital has successfully transitioned from a tuberculosis hospital to a general pediatric facility. In addition to a 60-bed inpatient ward, Grace Children's Hospital also offers pediatric and adult outpatient TB treatment, reproductive health services and AIDS/HIV counseling.  www.intlchildcare.org 


North Katanga Conference

Nyembo Umpungu is a “bush” station approximately 500 miles into the jungle of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The mission station was started on a grassy plain in 1989. Through the years a community health center, women’s school, girl’s school, farm and vocational education programs have been established on the station. The mission station is designed to help the people to help themselves. Many have come to know the Lord through the twenty-one Bible Studies held weekly in the programs.   www.northkatangaumc.org