Within the community of Wesley Church on the Mall, apart from services of worship at 10:00am and 6:00pm each Sunday and at 1:00pm each Wednesday (see our front page for details), we offer a variety of activities, designed to meet the needs of a wide range of people. Check the main ones out on this page.
The Friendship Group
This group has operated for over 50 years with its purpose being both social and fundraising.
It usually meets on the first Saturday each month at 5:00pm for tea. Sometimes outings are arranged in lieu of the usual meeting.
For more information about the Friendship Group, contact Mr Ron Samways, Telephone: (02) 4229 7635, or e-mail him. Alternately, telephone the Church Office between 9:15am and 3:15pm on (02) 4229 2117 (then option 1 on the voice menu).
Wesley Community Care
This is the major social outreach of the congregation – providing practical assistance to those in need throughout the Illawarra. It is a professionally run program but depends heavily on a small army of volunteers. Perhaps you can help too? For more details about Wesley Community Care, see the Community Care page.
The Court Lane Craft Shop
Next door to the Tea Shoppe, the Craft Shop is full of wonderful “crafty” items such as baby wear, woollen jumpers, handmade toys, jams and pickles, small gifts and other craft ware. Open Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 3:00pm.
For more information about the Craft Shop, your best move is to drop into the shop itself! Or telephone the Craft Shop between 9:30am and 3:00pm on (02) 4229 2117 (then option 4 on the voice menu).
As the need arises, other groups and activities are formed from time to time. Sometimes, for example, we have a market day in the church hall. Keep an eye on the weekly notices distributed each Sunday for details of any new ventures. You can find a link to the latest news sheet on our Recent News page.
School for Creative Living
This adult education group provides a variety of learning activites and, of course, friends with mutual interests.
The school meets every Monday (but only during school term) with Tai Chi at 9:00am and other learning sessions at 10:00am.
The co-ordinator for the School for Creative Living is Pauline Milton. The contact person for the Tai Chi classes is Ruth Procter, mobile: 0409 844 881. For more details, telephone the Church Office between 9:15am and 3:15pm on (02) 4229 2117 (then option 1 on the voice menu).
Wesley Adult Fellowship
Part of the Australia-wide Uniting Church Adult Fellowship, this group supports the church financially and offers lasting friendships to participants.
The group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 10am and a guest speaker is invited for most meetings.
For more information about the Wesley Adult Fellowship, contact Annette Cartwright, telephone: (02) 4272 3475, or e-mail her. Alternately, telephone the Church Office between 9:15am and 3:15pm on (02) 4229 2117 (then option 1 on the voice menu).
The Tea Shoppe
Experience the tranquility of the Wesley Tea Shoppe for morning tea, afternoon tea or lunch. It is open Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 3:00pm.
All funds generated by the Tea Shoppe are used for LifeLine and other Illawarra charities. New volunteers are always needed and welcomed.
For more details about The Tea Shoppe, see the separate Tea Shoppe page.