Hosting Amy Laura Hall

The Wesley Foundation at UVA is thrilled to announce Amy Laura Hall, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics at Duke University Divinity School, as our 2019 McDonald Lecture guest March 20-24th. Author of Laughing at the Devil: Seeing the World with Julian of Norwich, Amy Laura Hall invites you to see the world with a medieval visionary now known as Julian of Norwich, believed to be the first woman to have written a book in English. Julian “saw our Lord scorn [the Devil’s] wickedness” and noted that “he wants us to do the same.” In this impassioned, analytic, and irreverent book, Amy Laura Hall emphasizes Julian’s call to scorn the Devil. Julian of Norwich envisioned courage during a time of fear. Laughing at the Devil describes how a courageous woman transformed a setting of dread into hope, solidarity, and resistance. Join us for one or more of events during her visit (3/20 at 2pm and 6pm, 3/21 at 4pm, 3/22 at 12pm), which is offered in partnership with the Virginia Festival of the Book and many other ministries and UVA groups, departments, and organizations. Wed 3/20, 6-7pm @ Wesley Foundation:  Dinner and conversation with Wesley students & friends:  “What may a medieval, Catholic, woman visionary teach students about holiness today?”   Thurs 3/21, 4-5:30pm @ Harrison Institute (Small Special Collections) Festival of the Book Event:  “Laughing at the Devil—An Invitation to Look at Evil Through the Eyes of a Medieval Visionary” Amy Laura Hall will give a short reading from her book, along with a few introductory remarks/questions, then opening up to a panel conversation. Book signing at the end. Parking at Wesley...

Welcome to new and returning students! We have a great semester ahead!

Welcome to Wesley! New to UVA or to Wesley?  Send us an email or provide your contact info here.  We’d love to reach out and tell you more about Wesley and how you can be involved this year.  (Parents, clergy, friends, alumni, and others:  if you know someone headed to UVA please help us welcome them by making sure we know they are coming.  You may use the links above for connecting us with students, too.) Not new? Welcome (back to) Wesley!  Whether it’s your first year or fourth, it’s never too late to give Wesley a try. Here are a few things to look forward to as fall kicks off.  Hope to see YOU at Wesley this fall!   Every week, all semester…  Sundays @ 5pm – Worship.  Student-led music, Communion, and a student-oriented message every week. Dress is casual and we’re done before 6pm. (starts 8/26) Tuesdays @ 6pm – FREE Dinner & Program.  Homemade dinners, followed by discussions, hot topics, Bible studies, guest speakers, and other programs.  This is a great way to find out more about what you think, doubt, and believe, while listening for God in the midst of a solid faith community. (starts 8/28)   Welcome Weeks at Wesley… 8/27 @ 11-2pm: Stop by the Wesley table @UVA’s Student Activities Fair – Free swag! 8/30 @ 3-5pm: Meet the Campus Minister.  Stop by Wesley to chat & enjoy snacks.  You might even check out Study Camp and meet some other cool Wesley folks when you stop in. 9/1 @ 4pm: Pre-game tailgate @ Wesley.  We’ve got the food covered, so just bring yourself and feel free to bring along friends. 9/6 @ 12-2pm:  Stop by West Range Café for coffee/lunch with the campus minister. Come by to grab a quick drink and say hi or sit down to chat for a bit.  (Food/drinks are on Wesley!) 9/8 @ 10am: Cville Farmer’s Market & Picnic Lunch (meet @ Wesley) 9/9 @ 11am: Campus Minister Deborah Lewis is preachingat Wesley Memorial...

Summer Wesley Word is Here!

Here’s the link to our latest issue of the Wesley Word newsletter. Read up on a new spin on an old tradition, our McDonald Lecture events with Michael Twitty, and how the Wesley Foundation is impacting...

Open House – October 21

Homecoming Open House Saturday, October 21 10:00 – 11:30 am Lately, it seems that the Wesley Foundation building must have been working out, eating its vegetables, and test driving a new skincare regimen, because it looks about fifty years younger these days! In all seriousness, thank you to all who contributed and made these building renovations possible, and another thank you to all those who have been hard at work redesigning and reconstructing the home of Wesley at UVa. Study Camp, the kitchen, the upper room, and the Cottage in its entirety have been updated, beautified, and made more accessible thanks especially to your generosity. We would love for you to come back by and celebrate the improvements made on our students’ spaces. And, fortunately for you, the chance to do exactly that is upcoming on Saturday, October 21st, 10:00-11:30 am, on which Wesley will be holding an Open House. Included on this day will be tours, joy, reunions, room dedications, celebration and Bodo’s. Y’all come by soon and get some hospitality from our brand new building! (And from your friends at Wesley, of course, because the church is not a building or a steeple or a resting place, but a people. These people will be standing in a brand new building, however, so you have to admit, that is pretty neat.)  ...

Fall Wesley Word is Here!

Here’s the link to our latest issue of the Wesley Word newsletter. Read up on our 2018 McDonald Lecture and our Homecoming Open...
Weekly Meeting Schedule
  • Sunday
    • 11:00 Morning Worship at Wesley Memorial UMC (next door)
    • 5:00 Sunday Night Worship
  • Tuesday
    • 6:00 Tuesday Night Dinner
    • 6:45 Forum — Discussion/speaker on a variety of faith topics and student life.
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