Wesley Green Team Wins Award

Illinois Faith in Place, of which Wesley United Methodist Church is one of 1,000 houses of worship, held its first Green Team Summit in Chicago on September 25, 2016. Members came from all over the state to this event. It was a summit that sought to inspire and educate members of many houses of worship to learn

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Wesley Green Member of the Month: Miriam Snider

In this feature, the Wesley Green Team highlights a church member who has made a sustained commitment to environmental change. In Pastor Miriam’s home, keeping the environment in mind each day comes down to a battle against wastefulness.  “Our culture has become infatuated with convenience and disposability and the result has been a lot of

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Wesley Launches Thursdays in Black Campaign with Film Screening

We are pleased to announce that students at Wesley are joining the Thursdays in Black campaign. Thursdays in Black originated in Argentina during the 1970s when women began wearing black sashes to honor their friends and family members who were being raped and abused. They would also gather in silence every Thursday to protest the

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February Spire Now Available

The latest issue of the Spire newsletter is now available. In this installment, read about marriage equality and the United Methodist Church, about an upcoming concert by the Brilliance, and (as always!) about events and opportunities at Wesley. Click here to access February’s Spire! And click here to read back issues of the Spire.

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Explore Marriage Equality with SAM

This spring Social Action Ministry will focus on contemporary issues facing the United Methodist Church. Join us for a potluck and conversation about Marriage Equality in the UMC after a combined 10:30am worship service on Sunday February 22. Each week, SAM will updated this page with new chapter summaries from the book, “Finding Our Way:

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UMW to Hold Literary Tea on Jan. 25

COMING THIS MONTH! ANNUAL JANUARY  LITERARY TEA  SUNDAY, JANUARY 25 2:00 -4:30 pm in West Lounge “THE AMERICAN IMMIGRATION EXPERIENCE” The books below will be reviewed by these Wesley reviewers:  A Nation of Immigrants by Susan Martin will be reviewed by Craig Chamberlain Call It Sleep by Henry Roth will be reviewed by Yvette Whitley

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January 2015 Spire Now Available

The January 2015 issue of the Spire newsletter is now available. Click here to check it out. (Email communications@wesleyui.org for a non-pdf version of the Spire.) For recent issues of the Spire newsletter, please visit the Spire page of our website.

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Jeffrey Ford to Speak on January 18

n August, 2013, Jeffrey Ford—a former Campus Minister and Associate Director of the Wesley Foundation from 1985 to 1996—developed a severe strep infection which turned into sepsis. The infection required amputations of both of his legs and parts of his fingers. After a long recovery with prosthetics and extensive physical therapy, he feels moved to

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