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Here you will find information concerning our church and its ministries. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. Our church is a warm and loving church, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need. Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about our fellowship.
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Our Mission Statement: In order to create a bridge for sharing the Gospel, Wesley Chapel U.M.C. will seek to be God’s family to the families of our community. We dedicate ourselves to the worship of God, the education of our children, and to the service of our community. We wish to go on record as pledging ourselves anew to the service of God and our people. We accept the entire community as our field and we pledge ourselves to cooperate with every community organization and effort looking toward human betterment and the establishment of the Kingdom of God.

  July 2024  


Worship Service at 9:45 am

Kathwood Cafe 10:45 am

Upcoming Events

Live Broadcast Sundays at 11:15 am

Contact Us

Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church
1182 Old Jackson Hwy
Mail: PO Box 497
Jackson, South Carolina 29831
Phone (803)471-2234

Bethel & Wesley Chapel United Methodist Churches are taking Applications for a Part-time Church Secretary.

Hours: Monday – Friday 9 am – 12 pm

Pay Rate: $11.51 per hour

Job Description Summary: Serve as a communication link between visitors, church members, church officers, and the minister. Job functions include, but not limited to church correspondence including preparations of both churches’ bulletins and newsletters, maintaining files and inventory, keep the schedule for the use of Kathwood and Bethel fellowship halls, order church materials, maintain records of attendance for both churches, collect and distribute mail.

Skills Needed: Typing, filing, knowledge of basic accounting, computer knowledge including but not limited to e-mail and internet, and communication skills.

To Apply: Resumes can be emailed to bethelum@atlanticbbn.net or Call the church office at 803-471-2234 to make an application appointment.



Jackson, South Carolina

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Wesley Chapel Methodist Church Celebrates 150th Anniversary

Wesley Chapel Methodist Church will celebrate its
150th anniversary with a homecoming service Sunday,
Sept. 24 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a covered dish lunch
in Kathwood Hall. Everyone is invited, including former
ministers and families associated with the church.

During the service, Jackie Bartley, longtime member,
church historian and president of the Beech Island
Historical Society, will give a history of the church.

Wesley Chapel was built after the Civil War when the
South was under Reconstruction. The church was founded by a Danish sea captain named Neils Hanson, who came to the U.S. before the Civil War and changed his name to William Watson and married a woman named Rosa from Baltimore, Md. Prior to the war and maybe during the war, he sailed his ship up and down the East Coast.

After the war, the Watsons moved to the area called Kathwood and bought 50 acres around the present church, organized the church and donated 9/10 of an acre of land for a church. He and his neighbors took up donations, and in 1873, they built a church on that land (in front of the present cemetery) and dedicated it in 1874. In 1950, due to the construction of the Savannah River Plant, church membership increased, and in 1953, the little church was moved nearby, enlarged, bricked, and rededicated on May 3, 1959.


Fall Festival

November 3, 2023, 5:00 PM