New Students: Let us know you’re coming!

We look forward to welcoming new students each year.  Anyone (student, parent, pastor, youth director, friend…) can fill in the form to let us know who’s headed our way for the fall semester.  Then we’ll be able to send you some advance information and arrange to greet you on move in weekend. For returning students who are new to Wesley, we’d also love to greet you and welcome you to Wesley in the fall.  Please let us know who you are by clicking below. Please take a moment to click here and fill out the form so we can get ready for...

Space for God – A weekly prayer group for Lent

Space for God.  Aaaaah.  Just typing those words makes me breathe easier. For Lent this year, I’m not going to “give up” or “take on” anything.  I’m going to create some Space for God in my life and I hope you’ll join me. I’ll be leading a prayer group on Wednesday mornings and I’m calling it Space for God.  Just a small opening in the week where the only goal is to rest in the presence of God.  We’ll be exploring the ancient Christian practice of centering prayer together as we go deeper into Lent.  Whether you have tried this before or you are new to it, this is a group for you.  We will pray together each Wednesday morning and I’ll send you off for the week with some suggestions for your own practice of prayer. Even if you are planning to give up/take on for Lent, I hope you’ll consider making this part of your weekly routine and your Lenten practice.  If you need a challenge to motivate you, know that Bishop Cho is encouraging us all to move toward more and deeper prayer.  This is a great place to begin. Beginning on Ash Wednesday (March 5th), we’ll gather in the chapel at the Wesley Foundation (round room at the center of the building, just across from the offices) each Wednesday during Lent, from 8-8:45am.  All are welcome.  I hope you’ll make this part of your Lenten observance this year, but even if you can only come once you are welcome. – Deborah...

Lent at Wesley

During the season of Lent we continue with regular Sunday worship (11am at Wesley Memorial church and 5pm at the Wesley Foundation) but we also have other opportunities to observe the season leading to Easter.  We hope you’ll consider joining us for some of these special Lenten worship opportunities.  All are welcome. Space for God – Begins March 5th Wednesdays from 8-8:45am in the chapel at the Wesley Foundation.  We’ll be exploring the ancient Christian practice of centering prayer.  Read more here. Ash Wednesday – March 5th 12 noon and 7:30pm at Wesley Memorial.  Join us for a brief (1/2 hour) service including the Imposition of Ashes.   Palm/Passion Sunday – April 13th 11am at Wesley Memorial & 5pm at the Wesley Foundation   Maundy Thursday – April 17th at 6pm Join us for dinner at the Wesley Foundation (6pm).  We’ll talk around tables and move directly into our worship time (6:45pm) while still seated at tables in the dining room.   Good Friday – April 18th at 12 noon We will gather at the cross on the lawn of the church for a brief outdoor worship service.  (Rain site:  Wesley Memorial sanctuary)   Easter Sunday – April 20th    4:30am – We will leave from the church parking lot at 4:45am to hike Humpback Rocks on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  At the top, we will greet the sun with a Sunrise Communion service. (Rain:  6:30am at Wesley Foundation. Check the website that morning.)   9 and 11am – Join us for either worship service at Wesley Memorial and make time for breakfast in the fellowship hall between services,...

Spring Break Interfaith Service Trip – Deadline to sign up is 1/23/14

We hope you’re considering going on the spring break mission trip with Wesley!   If you’re not considering it (yet) you should be!  It’s a great opportunity to serve others, learn about other faiths and cultures, and to get to know an awesome group of people. If you’re on the fence, I’d love to talk to you about the trip!  Here’s all of the information you need to know…    General Info This year we’ll be going on an interfaith spring break trip along with students and leaders from Hillel (a Jewish group on Grounds) to Appalachia, where we will be volunteering with the Hinton Rural Life Center in Hayesville, NC .  Prior to the trip, we’ll be organizing several fundraising opportunities and meetings to go over additional details and to get to know everyone going on the trip.   Where will we be staying? We’ll be staying in a lodge (2-4 people per room with a bathroom) and the staff at Hinton will prepare meals for us during the week.  Hinton is a large property with access to a lake, trails, and plenty of space to hang out or just sit on the porch.   What will we be doing? When we get closer to the trip we’ll know more about the specific work sites and types of work but generally we’ll be doing home repair for low-income residents in the area.  We may be working inside and/or outside during the week.    What will the schedule be like? We’ll arrive for dinner Sunday, March 9, volunteer Monday and Tuesday, take a day to explore the area on Wednesday, volunteer again Thursday and Friday, observe Sabbath...

Cookie Bake 2014 – Feb 7-8

One of the ways we raise money for our spring break trip is our legendary Cookie Bake.  We make and sell heart-shaped Valentine’s Day cookies and we need your help. Check back for details on advance sales or to sign up to help sell cookies on the Lawn after the Bake.  We’ll also have info here soon about how to help during the actual weekend.  There are many jobs and you don’t have to be a pastry chef to be extremely valuable. Questions?  Contact Hannah Crockett: ...

Cranky Beautiful Real Grace-filled…The next small group with our campus minister

Cranky Beautiful Real Grace-filled, a small group discussion led by our campus minister, Deborah Lewis. Yep, that’s a mouthful but it seems the best way to describe our reading and discussion group, focusing on the new book by Nadia Bolz-Weber, “Pastrix:  The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner and Saint.”  What does it mean to be both sinner and saint simultaneously?  How does it look to live life with a vibrant, guiding vision of God’s grace?  Do you have to have tattoos to be as cool as Nadia Bolz-Weber?  We’ll have short, easy readings from the book for each week of our study and we’ll gather for an hour each week to share ideas, insights, and the challenge of living as Christians in the real world.  Books are free and you can pick yours up in the Upper Room at Wesley.  For a sneak peak (listen?) to Nadia’s unique voice, check out this podcast interview.  This is a group for everyone, from first year to grad student. Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm, 4 weeks beginning 10/23.  Come join us as we ponder, discuss, and pray together each...
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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