HISTORY OF THE WESLEY CENTER

The Wesley Center at First United Methodist Church of Clermont was built in 2009 on the former tiered parking lot of the Wesley Christian Academy, with a spacious new parking area on the former hospital property. Built under the leadership of Rev. Doug Kokx, the building accommodates a fast-growing congregation dedicated to serving their immediate community in the name of Christ. The congregation’s numerous community service and outreach activities have intentional religious components. When the foundation of the Wesley Center was poured, church members, friends and well-wishers, placed thousands of written prayers under what would become the main floor of the building. Having the Wesley Center has made a tremendous difference in the lives of individuals by connecting with God through Jesus Christ. 


Every Sunday at 9:30 am, the Wesley Center welcomes the community to a contemporary worship service with a live praise band. Two traditional services with our chancel choir are held in the Sanctuary at 8:00 and 11:00 am. Every Thursday at 7pm, our Celebrate Recovery service takes place in the Sanctuary. Occasionally, the Church will hold one main service for the entire congregation to celebrate together, and these special services are held in the Wesley Center. 


Every Wednesday at 5 pm, the community is invited for a freshly prepared Wednesday Night Dinner served buffet style in the Wesley Center. Meals on Wheels is a food delivery program that is offered through the Food Ministry at the First United Methodist Church. Fresh meals are prepared Monday through Friday in the Wesley Center and delivered to those in need.

Located in downtown Clermont, on the campus of the First United Methodist Church, the Wesley Center can accommodate groups from 100 to 1000. Throughout the year the Church and its ministries host many different types of events. The facility is also available for rental and offers catering options for both on- and off-site functions. The Wesley Center offers high tech audio/visual capabilities unlike any other facility in the area. Whether your event is church/ministry related, community/corporate function or private party, the Wesley Center is here to make it a special and stress free experience. We invite you to visit our Wesley Center Website photo gallery and contact us to assist with catering services, special event locations, banquet hall rental, or wedding ceremonies and receptions. 


Event options include: 

Wedding Ceremony

Wedding Venues and Receptions

Engagement Parties

Anniversaries

Retirement Parties

Sweet 16 and Birthday Parties

Quinceanera Celebraciones

School Banquets (athletic, band, choir, graduations or reunions) 

Corporate Events

Conferences and Group Retreats

Team Building Events

Community Concerts

Any group event from 100 to 1000!