This Week at Wesley…

Hey Wesleyanos,

Happy Halloweekend 🙂  And Happy All-saints day! I hope this e-mail finds you safe and dry.  Don’t forget, daylight savings time ended today — you should have set your clocks back one hour.  Now that you know the current time, here’s what’s happening at Wesley this week (New/Highlighted events are in bold/italics):

Sunday, November 1
11 am – Worship Service at Wesley Memorial
5:30 pm – Spring Break Interest Meeting – Meet in the living room for a brief informational meeting about this year’s spring break mission trip to Washington, D.C. Students, administrative board members, and community members are welcome.  Contact Nina Ruhter (nwr2e) for more information.
6 pm – Informal Worship Service at the Wesley Foundation,  followed by dinner on the town

Monday, November 2
6 – 7 pm – IM Soccer at the “Park,” meet at the Foundation at 5:30 for rides, bring your ID and wear tennis shoes or cleats/shinguards
8 pm – Grad Group – a ministry for Graduate students, contact Amy Moses (arm8h) for more info
8 pm – Faces of Faith (Group 1), a small group for first-year undergrads, led by Matt Hunt (mrh8h) and Becca Worley (rjw5x).  We are offering two different sessions so that you may find one that best fits your schedule.

Tuesday, November 3
Deborah out of the office for sermon prep and study
12:30 pm – Lunch at the Pav – Meet in Pavilion XI on the lower level of Newcomb for lunch and fellowship.  Buy lunch there or bring your own.
6:30 pm – Christian Family Tree Study – Pentecostalism – We’ll take a look at the similarities and differences among Christian denominations, learning a lot about our brothers and sisters in Christ, and learning in the process more about ourselves and the United Methodist branch of the tree.  We’ll meet in the Upper Room.

Wednesday, November 4
2-4 pm – Deborah’s drop-in office hours, Email her to meet at other times:
5-6 pm – Free, drop-in yoga class in the Living Room
6 pm – Faces of Faith (Group 2), a small group for first-year undergrads, led by Paul Pletcher (pdp3c) and Jenny Burks (jlb7cn).
8:30 pm – Methodists with Muscles, led by Annie Bailey (amb9um).  Meet in the game room, wear tennis shoes/gym attire, and bring your student ID.

Thursday, November 5
6 pm – FREE homemade dinner in the Foundation Dining Room
7 pm – FORUM: Peacemaking for Christians, led by Renita Sheesley-Banks

Friday, November 6
4 pm – Spiritual Retreat – Join us for an advent inspired retreat filled with worship, prayer, reflection, and fellowship.  We will leave the foundation at 4 pm for Beulah Retreat Center ( in Madison Heights.  The cost of the retreat is $5. If you are interested, contact Melissa Holmes ( by the end of the day on Nov. 1.

Saturday, November 7
3:30 pm – Return from Spiritual Retreat.

To close, I wanted to offer you a piece of this week’s lectionary that I found particularly meaningful.

1Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” 5He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” 6He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life. — Revelations 21: 1-6a

As always, Let me know if you have any questions.

Hope to see you soon!
Lauren Gilchrist (ltg6s)

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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