Wesley United Methodist Church

Wesley United Methodist Church is a Christian church located in the Japantown area of San Jose, California. Since 1895, Wesley ministered primarily to Japanese and Japanese Americans. While remaining true to its Japanese heritage, in recent years, Wesley has become a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, and multi-generational church family.  We look forward to seeing you!

Holy Week at Wesley Church

Palm Sunday - April 14th at 10am Along with our remembrance of Jesus’ triumphant entry in Jerusalem and the beginning of his painful week before his crucifixion, this year’s Palm Sunday service will include a rededication of our commitment as a “reconciling” United Methodist Church that promotes welcome and inclusion of our LGBTQIA persons.

Good Friday Services - April 19th at 7pm.  The Good Friday services remember the final days of Jesus’ earthly life; the trial and crucifixion. It is a service that helps us to fathom the depth of God’s love as expressed through the sacrifice of Jesus the Christ. It is often said by many to be one of the most powerful services experienced.

Easter Sunday Services  - April 21st

  • Sunrise Service at Oak Hill Cemetery from 7:00am-7:30am

  • Easter Sunday Services at Wesley UMC at 10am (Japanese language service in the Chapel and English language Service in the Sanctuary/Fellowship Hall)

Other Easter Events

Annual Easter Breakfast takes place Sunday morning beginning at 7:30am through 9:15am.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt for the children. Meet in the church patio with your Easter basket at 11:30am. The Easter Egg Hunt is 11:45am - 12:30pm at the Issei Memorial Building backyard across the street from Wesley UMC.


For information on Upcoming Events click here!

Please join us for one of our worship services!

  • 10:00 AM Sunday English Worship Service

  • 10:00 AM Sunday Japanese Worship Service

  • Communion is performed on the first Sunday of each month during the 10:00 AM services

During our 10AM worship service, we offer the following:

  • Childcare for children (newborns to 24 months old)

  • Church School for Preschool through 5th grade

  • A strong youth program for Middle School and High School-age adolescents to develop lifelong relationships with God and each other

There are groups for all ages including: Young Adults (post-High School to 30-something), Adult Bible Studies, Prime Timers (retirees), musical groups, Girl Scouts and Cub & Boy Scouts, and more!  Wesley is known for its active mission work through UMVIM (United Methodist Volunteer in Mission).
Wesley United Methodist Church loves to fellowship together through activities such as golf tournaments, family camps and other retreats, cooking, craft classes, and much more!  Click on the "Recent Events" link at the top of the page to see some of the activities in which Wesley is engaged.

Every October, Wesley holds its annual fundraising event, Aki Matsuri, where we offer a variety of Japanese food, fruits and vegetables, cultural activities, crafts and fun!

We are located in San Jose's Japantown, just north of the downtown San Jose and southeast of the Mineta San Jose Airport.  Location of Wesley UMC.

We are part of the United Methodist Church.  Click here  for more details.

We are part of the United Methodist Church. Click here for more details.

Our Church has a rich heritage connected to the history of Japanese-Americans. Click here for more details

We are an inclusive and all-welcoming church.  Click here  for more information.

We are an inclusive and all-welcoming church. Click here for more information.



This beautiful stained glass creation is located in the Chapel of Wesley United Methodist Church.

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Phone: (408) 295-0367
Fax: (408) 295-0612
Email: office@wesleysj.net
Office hours: M-F 9:30am-4:30pm