Wesley this Week…

Hello Everyone,


My name is Emily, and I am the student president of the Wesley Foundation. I have enjoyed meeting lots of new people this week, and I hope the year is off to a good start for everyone! For those who haven’t found us yet, the Foundation building is located across from Mem Gym at the corner of Emmet Street and Lewis Mountain Road, and it is open from 9am – midnight every day (except home football game days). I can’t wait to see you around! Here’s what’s going on this week!


Sunday, September 9

11:00am – Worship at Wesley Memorial UMC, Deborah is preaching.

5:00pm – Informal worship: Join us in the Foundation dining room for a worship service featuring our student-led music team and a message from our campus minister Deborah. Come as you are, dressed however you like!

6:30pm – IM Ultimate Frisbee: Meet in the Foundation dining room and we will head over to the park together for our first IM frisbee game of the season! No previous skills or experience required! Don’t forget your student ID.


Monday, September 10

1-3pm – Deborah’s drop-in office hours.

7:00pm – Graduate and Young Adult Fellowship: a small group for graduate students and other young adults. Led by Aaron Stiles (aws6z), it meets in the game room.

8:00pm – Methodists with Muscles: a sports themed devotional group that involves a short devotional followed by a sports activity. Led by Patrick Ormond (pco8ec), it meets in the game room. Wear athletic clothes and bring your student ID. This week we will be playing tennis, so if you don’t have a racquet of your own bring $1 so you can borrow one from Mem Gym!


Tuesday, September 11

Deborah is out of the office for sermon preparation and study.

5:30pm – Board meeting

8:00pm – Faces of Faith Group 1: a small group for first years designed to help the adjustment to college life. Led by Erica Ridgell (elr7ju) and Ryan LaRock (rsl4gp), it meets in the living room.


Wednesday, September 12

7:00pm – Free Verse: a small group open to everyone that will focus on a specific topic (TBD) for a 3-week burst. If you would like to attend it is strongly encouraged that you go to all 3 meetings (9/12, 9/19, and 9/26) to ensure continuity. It’s a great opportunity to have in-depth discussions with your fellow Wesleyanos! Led by Matt Henderson (mch8tf), it meets in the upper room.

8:00pm – Faces of Faith Group 2: a small group for first years designed to help the adjustment to college life. Led by Patrick Ormond (pco8ec) and Sarah Clifton (skc5np), it meets in the living room.
Thursday, September 13

6:00pm – Free home-cooked dinner in the Foundation dining room. This week it is generously provided by members of Aldersgate UMC.

6:45pm – Forum: This week Deborah will be leading us in a Bible Study. It meets in the Foundation living room and runs until 7:30pm.


Saturday, September 15

8:15am – Shalom Farms Service Trip: Join us for our first volunteer opportunity of the semester, a service trip to a farm that grows food for poor areas. We will meet at the Foundation at 8:15am to pack lunches, and we will be back by 2pm.


*If you are interested in the Faces of Faith small group but can’t make either time, let Annie Thompson know at aet6mk@virginia.edu because we have a third group ready to go at another time if necessary



Upcoming events:

Sunday, September 16th – Support Council Ice Cream Social: We will be having an ice cream social before informal worship with members of our Support Council, which is composed of community members and members from other churches along with all of the Wesley Foundation students. It will be a wonderful opportunity to meet and thank some of the people who help support Wesley!


Special Announcements:
Calling All Musicians! Interested in helping out with the music at our worship services or outreach events?  Contact Music Man/Director, Ryan LaRock (rsl4gp).
Let me know if you have any questions!

Emily Gorman (efg2bj)


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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