Live Nativity – Journey to Bethlehem – Wesley UMC, Nederland, Texas

Live Nativity – Journey to Bethlehem – Wesley UMC, Nederland, Texas

  • December 7, 8 & 9, 2018, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Performance Times: 6 PM, 6:45 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:15 PM.
  • The children’s Bethlehem market will be in the Christian life center, which includes crafts and photo taken in the manger scene.
  • A free event for all ages!
  • Hot chocolate will be served.
  • Meet the cast and pet the animals.
  • The live nativity will be located on the front lawn of the church at Wesley UMC, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland Texas.
Live Nativity
Live Nativity Performances – A Journey to Bethlehem, 2nd Weekend in December, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Performances: 6 PM, 6:45 PM, 7:30 PM, & 8:15 PM

Christmas Eve Services


  • 9:00 AM – Combined Church Service (No Sunday School)
  • 4:00 PM – Contemporary Service
  • 6:00 PM – Traditional Service
  • 11:00 PM – Contemporary Service

Did you know that Americans spend over $450 BILLION dollars at Christmas? That is more than is given to ALL charities in a given year.

What if we spent LESS and GAVE more? What if instead of giving the frivolous gifts and stuff, we cut back and then gave to help others? This year, Wesley will be taking a special sacrificial (sacrificing those frivolous gifts) offering on Christmas Eve. This offering will go to these 3 mission projects:

  • Clean water-to help those in other countries that do not
    have clean water to drink.
  • Local Missions-Our local mission team that helps build wheel chair ramps and other projects
  • International Missions-Our International Mission team that goes to help others in various countries.

This is an opportunity to cut back on our Christmas spending and give more to help others. You could even give a gift in honor or memory of someone.

What would Jesus do? He would give to help others! Let’s do the same this Christmas and make it count for someone else


Decision Sunday & Dream-A-Dream

Decision Sunday and Dream-A-Dream
at Wesley UMC, Nederland, Tx

Will You Grow in Stewardship?

Look For Your New Stewardship Card Coming Soon!

Pray, Complete & Bring Them On
DECISION Sunday, November 12, 2017

Link To:  Ministry Service Areas 2018

The VCI Dream Team
Brings back Dream-A-Dream for Wesley in the month of November

We know that we completed our Dream-A-Dream period in August.  However, Hurricane Harvey helped us to have new dreams that have not been shared yet!

Has Harvey given you new dreams that you would like to share?

Instructions: (blank cards available at info desk in foyer)

  1. Please put only one idea per card.
  2. Please print.
  3. One person can express one idea one time.
  4. But, you may have as many different ideas as you like.
  5. Fold your card and place in the box in the foyer.

Fall Ministry Opportunities

Fall Ministry Opportunities at Wesley UMC in Nederland, Tx

Hurricane Harvey hit a lot of people really hard in realizing that we really need only the essentials.  Unfortunately, people who were hit hard with Harvey do not have the essentials.  Some of our church’s ministries help to address needs in our community.  Here are just a few.

Blankets for Buckner’s Children.

Our Youth, Tweens & Childrens Ministries put together fleece blankets to give to the children at the Beaumont Buckner’s home.  We worship, craft, eat and share these blankets.  It is for those children to keep.  If you would like to contribute a monetary donation, please write a check to Wesley with on the memo Buckner’s Blankets, or pick up an envelope in the church foyer.  Either mail to Wesley UMC, Buckner Blankets, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas 77627.  Or drop off in the offering plate, or the church office.  It takes $20 to make a double thickness blanket.  Any donation is greatly appreciated!  Contact Tween leader (and Education Director), Marilyn Myers at 409-728-6701 for any additional details or our Children’s Ministries Director – Tammy Bell at 409-720-9169.

Trunk or Treat

Each year, Wesley UMC provides a safe setting for your little ones to enjoy trick or treating, with our Trunk or Treat.  Wesley members and other volunteers decorate their cars/trucks and pass out candy for the little ones.  Inside the Christian Life Center, we provide food, games, activities and door prizes.  This will be October 29th from 5 – 7 PM.

We need volunteers, Trunks, and of course extra bags of Candy!  Last year, we estimate that we had over 2,000 community members attend our event!    Please bring your candy donations either to the church foyer, in the Candy Treasure Chest, or bring by the office.  To volunteer, cook, donate, contact our Trunk or Treat Coordinators Jackie Richards, or Tammy Bell  (and Children’s Ministries Director) at 409-720-9169.

Back Pack Buddy Food Ministries

We provide a little extra help for identified families at Helena Elementary and CO Wilson Middle school.  We work with the counselors to bring a back pack filled with food, so that the student/family can bring home on Friday, and bring the back pack the following week.

We need donations of food goods, volunteers to pack up the back packs, volunteers to deliver the back packs.  You can help in any or all areas of our Back Pack Buddy Food Ministry program.  We fill the back packs on Wednesdays at 5:30 PM in Sunday School room Bible 101, in the Christian Life Center. Contact Lisa and Billy Horton in how you can help at 409-540-4585.

Listed below are the specific food items we need for this food ministry.  If you bring something not on the list, don’t worry, we pass the food onto either the United Board of Missions, or the Hospitality House in Port Arthur.  Bring food items and place them into our Back Pack Buddy Cart in the foyer of our church sanctuary or bring to Bible 101 Sunday School Classroom.  If you need for us to pick up the food items, contact, Gail Pickens-Barger at 409-727-3177.

These are just a few ministries where you can help and be an impact to those in our community.

God Bless You.


Live Nativity

Live Nativity at Wesley UMC in Nederland, Tx – Meeting Announcement

We are having the first LIVE NATIVITY MEETING of the season at 1:00 PM, Sunday, October 8th in Bible 101 Classroom. Please come meet with us to get things going. We will keep it short, Thanks and contact Patsy Wagner 409-722-2779


Wesley Mission Volunteer Group

Wesley Mission Volunteer Group at Wesley UMC in Nederland, Texas

To Methodist Men, Wesley Mission Volunteer group, or anyone wanting to be a part of a small group of volunteers helping with home recovery.

We are trying to get people together to help with home recovery work again. A lot was accomplished in the first few days and we thank the many volunteers that began the process of home recovery, but there is still a lot more to do. We have the tools and we have the supplies, now we need to get the group or groups together that can get things accomplished a little at a time. “The harvest is plenty but the workers are few…” sounds real familiar right now. We’d like to have a meeting of any and all people interested in helping with the work and helping to make decisions with what we can do and when we can do it. The meeting is set for Saturday Sept. 30th, at 9:30am at Wesley UMC-Nederland.

We have many people in our congregation and in our community in severe need of assistance with this slow process and we need to start addressing how we can be of assistance. This is what we are called to do, so if you or anyone you know would be interested in helping with this, please come by and be a part of small journey on a long road to recovery. Being the hands and feet of Jesus is not only necessary, but also very rewarding.

In Christ’s Service,
Garry Richards
(409) 728-1578

Worship Times at Wesley Nederland, Tx

cropped-wumcorangelogo1.jpgWorship Times for Wesley UMC, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas.

Sunday Morning Worship Times – Dress is casual, come as you are!

(Childcare available for ages 3 and under, children are welcomed in church and have a special sermon message in our church service.)

8:10 AM – Contemporary Worship Service  – Sanctuary Building
9:10 AM – Grab and Go – Breakfast – Christian Life Center (CLC)
9:30 AM – Sunday School for All Ages – Sanctuary Building & CLC
10:30 AM – Traditional Worship Service – Sanctuary Building

Front View of church sanctuary

3515 Helena Ave, Nederland, Texas 77627

Office: (409)722-7065