The Place


United Methodist Temple's multi-purpose, family & community outreach center

Location & Operating Hours


The Place is located on United Methodist Temple's campus (across from Beckley Crossing: Kroger, TJ Maxx, and Hobby Lobby) just behind the main church building.

201 Templeview Drive

Beckley, WV 25801


Joe Wolfe, Director of The Place

Joyce Lovell, Administrative Assistant

The Place is open Monday through Friday 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.; however, the facility runs on a more detailed time schedule. Please see the activites below for specific dates and times.  Guests that have been fully vaccinated are not required to wear a face mask. 

Upward Basketball & Cheerleading
** Returning Fall of 2021 **
Every December through March, hundreds of children come out to The Place to learn the fundamentals of basketball and cheerleading in a competitive yet encouraging environment where every child makes the team and plays the same amount. For more information on Upward Sports, click HERE. 
Be on the lookout for our brochures coming this September located at The Place front desk!    Email us at: 
Centershot Archery
Every fall and spring, several children who are in 3rd grade and older learn the fundamentals of archery while practicing in a secure atmosphere with trained coaches. Parents are encouraged to participate and/or pull up a seat and watch. For more information on Centershot, click HERE.   Spring Session has concluded.  The program
will return Fall 2021.


Christ-Centered Fitness (CFF)


A free exercise ministry offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays beginning at 6:30 pm in the gym at The Place.  This is a program that is focused on helping you not only be healthier physically, but also to grow spiritually.  This is a great way to participate in exercise whether you are just beginning or you are a fit athlete.   It is free and open to all.

         6:30 - 8:30 PM  MON / WED / Fri

The Place Walking Track
The Place is proud to showcase a 1/16 mile rubber walking track. The walking track is free of charge. Donations are welcomed. Due to the daycare within our facility, we have specified times for our walking track.     
       6:30 - 8:30 PM  MON / WED / Fri
Conference Room
If you are involved with a non-profit or a support group or a local ministry, we have space for up to 5 - 15 people to meet based upon current Covid 19 guidelines. The room is furnished with seats in the round, a DVD player/TV, and a dry erase board.  Contact The Place front desk for details on availability.