Beginning in 2014, Wesley UMC identified six community-based organizations throughout Rhode Island with which to partner as a means of living God’s word through the sharing of our time, talents and treasure well beyond the church’s four walls. We invited leaders of each of these organizations to visit us during worship and share their message of service, each on a different Sunday through early 2014. Then, in the spring of 2014, members of the Wesley Church family committed to volunteer in a variety of ways for whichever organization(s) spoke most to them.
Below is a brief description of each organization and a link to their web site. For information on other mission projects at Wesley UMC, please go to our Mission & Fellowship page.
Community Against Bullying in Schools
Founded by concerned moms and dads following the tragic loss of life of a Lincoln teenager, CABINS raises and distributes money in support of bringing greater awareness to the devastating effects of bullying in our schools.
Habitat for Humanity, West Bay & Northern RI
Habitat for Humanity International is a Christian organization and welcomes volunteers from all faiths who are committed to Habitat’s goal of eliminating sub-standard housing.
Segue Institute for Learning
The Segue Institute for Learning is a community-based charter school which proudly serves students in grades 6th to 8th from the City of Central Falls.
UM Army Northeast
UM Army offers high quality, week-long mission programs for youth and young adults that serve people in need and build leadership skills in young people.
Clinica Esperanza/Hope Clinic
Clinica Esperanza/Hope Clinic provides free, high quality medical care to uninsured adults living in Rhode Island. Based in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence, the clinic offers culturally sensitive, personalized care in Spanish, French, Arabic, Creole and Italian through volunteer medical staff. The clinic provides continuous primary care to almost 1,500 enrolled patients and serves thousands more through a walk in clinic, health screens and health education programs.
Bridge Liberia is an effort founded by Wesley member Donowea Seidi to provide much needed school supplies to children in her home country of Liberia. Many children do not even have the basics of pencil and paper, making learning even more challenging. Wesley has been a central provider of supplies and packing location since 2015. Photos of the children receiving their supplies can be viewed here.