Are you looking for a place to bring your whole self to God – questions, mistakes, joy, pain, celebration, confusion, gratitude? Do you crave worship that’s genuine and real? A place where you can worship with other students and listen for how God speaks in the midst of life at college? Do you need a moment each week to step out of your busy-ness and just Be with God?
There is a place for you in worship at Wesley. Sunday nights at 5pm in the dining room.
We don’t care what you wear – anything from church clothes to gym clothes is fine by us. We don’t care if you come on your own or with a group from your hall. We don’t care if you are United Methodist or even if you know what one is. Whoever and however you are, you are welcome here.
Worship is planned with students and student life in mind. Students lead most of the worship service, including music, which includes a mix of guitars, keyboards, drums, clarinet, and more. We sing music from hymnals and from websites, new and old. Our campus minister preaches a short sermon and celebrates Communion each week.
We share Communion at an open table. Everyone, without exception, is welcome to join us for this sacrament. (We offer gluten-free, dairy-free bread.) We share Communion around a circle, serving the bread and wine to each other. Many Wesley students find this practice to be one of the most meaningful parts of worship here.
Along with Sunday evening worship, Thursday night is the other focus of the week at Wesley. On Sundays we center ourselves in the Word and presence of God through worship. On Thursdays, we gather as a community for a meal and a discussion about some aspect of Christian life.
Dinner is in the dining room at 6 and it’s a bargain — free! This is a great break from either the dining hall or cooking for yourself. Local churches generously provide home-cooked meals for us and students also take turns helping to cook and clean up. After dinner we share announcements about upcoming events and then move into the living room for forum.
Forum starts at 6:45 pm (and finishes at 7:30 pm). It is usually a discussion or a guest speaker focusing on a faith-related topic. We end forum by sharing joys and concerns and praying together.
Feel free to drop in any time during the evening. If you can’t make it at dinnertime, stop by at the beginning of forum.
To find out what we’ll be discussing at forum this week, check out the weekly email for events and groups this week or check out Facebook.