* Welcome to Wesley *

Jumping into a New Year of service! 


Wesley students volunteering during Saturday morning breakfast at Mercy House, 

a house that acts as a refuge and intentional community for homeless people in Ann Arbor. 

We can't wait to go back soon!


Happening at Wesley



Canvass and Coffee

Saturday, March 10th
@ 7:00pm

Join us for this free event!

Enjoy coffee and treats and paint a beautiful picture, led step-by-step by artist Anna Dietrich






March 14 from 6:00 - 8:00pm

Come hear about the refugee crisis and how Christians and 
students can be part of the response. 




Winter Bible Studies

Wednesdays

Grad students and young alumni at 6:45pm
Acts: The Gospel of the Spirit 
by Justo Gonzalez

Undergrad students at 8:00pm
Jesus Insurgency
by Dottie Escobedo-Frank


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For the most updated list of current and upcoming events at Wesley, please go to the Wesley Activities Page! There, all events at Wesley will be listed and updated constantly.

For more information on how to Get Involved, check out Wesley Activities or learn even more about Wesley at Hello, new people!


SPRING BREAK 2018

For Spring Break this year, Wesley is going to Flint, MI from Friday Feb. 23 - Sunday, Feb. 25.
Help support our team by buying bread at FUMC this Sunday!

The trip will include serving at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan and doing a service and learning project about the Flint Water Crisis.

We'll be gone from Friday through Sunday, leaving you with the rest of your break to visit friends or family, or simply REST.




Wesley's Food Exchange is now open! Students started the Food Exchange this fall in order to provide non-perishable goods to students and immigrants facing food insecurity.
The Food Exchange is open each Wed. from 6:30 - 9:00pm
and Sunday from 5:00 - 7:00pm for students
 to give or receive, as well as on an appointment basis.
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Wesley students worked hard to put together shelving for our new food bank in the Octagon room. 

    


Mission Statement

The Wesley Foundation at the University of Michigan is a United Methodist campus ministry providing varied opportunities and programs for all students and other campus-related persons. We are a pluralistic community academically, theologically, and by age and interest. All students from nearby universities such as University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, Concordia University, and Washtenaw Community College are welcome. 

We are also a community of persons committed to caring, sharing, serving, learning, and growing with each other regardless of ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital or economic status, disability, or other human differences. Our common bond is God's love shown through Jesus Christ. Our emphases include concern for the social implications of the gospel in the world and personal growth as Christians. 


Welcome to Ann Arbor!


Supporting Wesley


Thanks to the help of many people, the Wesley Foundation at the University of Michigan has survived on this campus for over 100 years! In order to keep our mission going, please consider donating to our PayPal account. If you are in the area and would rather donate your time, consider emailing Maddie Dietrich about providing a Sunday meal, emailing Eve Hillman about helping lead a service project or helping lead a social action focused outing, or Robert Roth about anything else you may think of. We thank all those who help and those who continue to help us!


Connect on Facebook

Connect with Wesley on our student Facebook page! We post events, volunteer opportunities, thoughts and articles. It is a great way to stay connected with the group. Visit Students at Wesley Foundation on Facebook and we will add any student or local recent grad or young professional that would like to join! 

         

Are you an alumnus or a friend of the Wesley Foundation at UM? There is a Facebook page just for you! Check out the Wesley alumni & friends on Facebook.

 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/282398985174132/
 

Prefer more "traditional" means of getting in touch? Feel free to email the Wesley staff at their respective email addresses or fill out this google form!


https://goo.gl/forms/I8U4wBUnFzn6m4o92



Social Justice @ Wesley


#BlackLivesMatter



Ways to get involved:
                                                                               
      1) Join an advocacy group (UM students: Check out Students4Justice on Facebook!)
2) Donate to a cause (like     blacklivesmatter.com)
3) Most importantly: recognize your privilege!




Immigration Activism
  
This summer Wesley has been very involved in studying immigration issues. Following our Welcoming the Stranger Bible study, we capped off the summer with an Immigration 101 session, where attorney Melanie Goldberg helped us understand some of the complexities of visas, legal statuses, and refugees.


Wesley is looking for students interested in joining FUMC's Immigrant Hospitality Team, a group that meets to plan logistics for supporting immigrant families taking sanctuary, or living in a church building, to prevent a deportation. This team is part of the larger county-wide network Washtenaw Congregational Sanctuary. For more info contact Becky Dean at rebecca.dean11@gmail.com.


Wesley's New Logo

Thanks to input of Wesley students and staff, The Wesley Foundation has a fresh new logo! This logo will now be used on all future publications to represent Wesley across campus, Michigan, and elsewhere. Our logo was designed by Aubrey O'Neal, a University of Michigan '16 Alum. Visit her website at aubreyoneal.com to see more of her designs.
Wesley Foundation at University of Michigan 
602 E. Huron, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 668-6881 • teamwesley@umich.edu