Wesley Gardens Retreat Center

Located on the banks of the Moon River, Wesley Gardens Retreat Center is our second campus. We use it most often during the summer for gatherings on Sunday evenings for food, friendship, and worship.

Our Children’s Ministry also uses the campus for various activities such as Easter celebrations, Summer Fun Daze, Vacation Bible School, and more!


Wesley Gardens Retreat Center: Your Haven for Spiritual Rest and Renewal

All are welcome and encouraged to visit Wesley Gardens Retreat Center. Whether you spend time enjoying the trails, taking part in a daytime retreat, or engaging with one of the many spiritual resources on site, it’s the perfect place to encounter quiet and God’s peaceful presence.

Summer Sunday Evenings at Wesley Gardens

During the summer (June through August), all are invited to enjoy a gathering and meal at Wesley Gardens Retreat Center on Moon River. No reservations are needed; just come out and enjoy a relaxed evening of worship and fellowship. Take a look at the schedule, and make plans to be there!

Summer 2024

Sunday Evening Worship Schedule

Please contact the church office if you have any questions! 912-232-0191

June 16
Focus: Senior Adults Night
Rev. Carolyn Hale Cubbedge preaching
Alpha Class providing side dishes

June 23
Rev. Ben Martin preaching
Pastor’s Class providing side dishes

June 30
 Rev. Nelle Bordeaux preaching
Ivy Class providing side dishes

July 7
Christian Swails preaching
Connect, Millennial Blend, & Practicing the Way classes providing side dishes

July 14
Rev. Carolyn Hale Cubbedge preaching
Journey & Epworth classes providing side dishes

July 21
Focus: Choir Night
Rev. Nelle Bordeaux preaching
Chancel Choir providing side dishes

July 28
Christian Swails preaching
WMUMC providing side dishes

August 4
Focus: Youth Night
Rev. Ben Martin preaching
WMUMC staff providing side dishes

Ongoing Offerings at Wesley Gardens Retreat Center

Fourth Friday Retreats

Fourth Friday of Each Month
8:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Coffee and tea is provided at the Memory Garden Gazebo at 8:45 a.m., then participants move to the chapel for a guided prayer retreat beginning at 9 a.m. There is time for group prayer, Lectio Divina (meditation on Scripture), discussion, and time for individual reflection. Please bring your own lunch.  


Spiritual Direction

By Appointment

Spiritual Direction is an ancient practice of the church whereby a trained director meets with an individual to listen, pray, and watch for ways the Spirit may be at work in one’s life. Wesley Gardens Retreat Center’s on-staff Spiritual Director, Christian Swails, is available for appointments.

Click here to schedule an appointment with Christian …


Features and Amenities

  • Deep Water Dock
  • Memory Garden
  • Outdoor Chapel
  • Prayer Labyrinth
  • Small Pavilion
  • Benches
  • Trails
  • Playground
  • Basketball Court

Wesley Gardens Retreat Center also has severals spaces available to rent for group or personal retreats. Please visit the Wesley Gardens Retreat Center website to make a reservation or to contact them for more information.

What is Wesley Gardens?

Wesley Gardens is our retreat center located on Burnside Island. It sits on a forty-acre tract of land facing Moon River. You can learn more about Wesley Gardens and all of the wonderful ways to enjoy it on the Wesley Gardens website.


What is the address of Wesley Gardens?

278 Shipyard Rd.
Savannah, GA 31406

Is there a dress code for worship at Wesley Gardens?

Please feel free to come as you are. Sunday evenings at Wesley Gardens are casual.


Is Senior Adults Night only for Senior Adults? Or is Choir Night only for the choir?

No, all are welcome to attend and enjoy every Sunday evening worship opportunity. You will enjoy learning more about all of the different ministry areas we have at Wesley Monumental throughout the summer.


Are children allowed at Wesley Gardens?

Absolutely! We encourage you to bring your children to enjoy worship at Wesley Gardens as well.


May I go to Wesley Gardens during the week?

Yes! We would love for you to enjoy the grounds. There is a deep-water dock, a prayer labyrinth, a playground, many beautiful trails, and much more at Wesley Gardens. Before you visit, please call 912-777-2863 or email hello@wesleygardensretreat.com to let them know you’ll be there.