* Welcome to Wesley *


Kick-off to a new year!

Returning and new students enjoyed a cookout, games, and worship at
our Annual Kick-off on September 10th.
Special thanks to Maddie Dietrich, Eve Hillman, Brian Fowlkes, Rabi Osagie, Augustine Osagie,
Kevin Howard, Eric Donarski, and Olivia Mitchinson for making this event a success! 



Join us this Wednesday, October 18th at 8:00pm for a presentation by 
Washtenaw County Circles, a program working to address poverty by empowering 
people with skills, knowledge, and support to achieve self-sufficiency. 
Come learn how to help end poverty in our community.


This past Sunday, the Wesley Foundation board voted to join Washtenaw Congregational Sanctuary as a solidarity congregation 
to welcome immigrants. Wesley is now the first official "solidarity" 
campus ministry at U of M. 

 
This fall, Wesley will hold a special Bible study titled Church Between Borders, to explore more deeply the themes of immigration policy and the church's role in welcoming the stranger. The study will be held every other Tuesday for 4 weeks starting Sept. 26 at 7:00pm.

For a glance at this interactive and eye-opening study, please visit the CRC Office of Social Justice website. 




Wesley is opening our very first Food Bank this fall in order to 
provide non-perishable goods to students and immigrants facing food insecurity. There will be open hours for students
 to collect food each week, 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!



Happening at Wesley


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!


Emma Lozano Visit

On November 8th at 7:00pm, we are thrilled to be welcoming Pastor Emma Lozano and Sara Walker from Lincoln UMC in Chicago to Wesley. 


Emma and Sara will be sharing about their church's efforts to support undocumented immigrants in sanctuary, a practice their church has taken very seriously as a call to live out their faith to protect the community.


Read more about Lincoln UMC and Emma here





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




Important Wesley News


Fall Bible Study
       
Every Wednesday evening

6:30pm for grad students and 8:00pm for undergrads

Grad students are currently studying Methodism and social issues; undergrads are studying a variety of topics, including war and peace and prison reform.



 
#BlackLivesMatter


Ways to get involved:
                                                                              
~ Join an advocacy group (UM students: ~ Check out Students4Justice on Facebook!)
~ Donate to a cause (like     blacklivesmatter.com)
~ 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.



Spring Break Service Trips
 
Join us for one of our service trips over U of M's spring break.
Curious to see what our previous Spring Break trips looked like? Click here.


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
5:00pm on the Wesley lawn:
Corner of Huron and State Street across from North Quad
Come by and meet new and returning students. 
Enjoy great food, games, and outdoor fun!