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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Planning Ahead Housing Workshop on Jan. 11

Are you and your family wondering about how to make good housing choices as life changes?  Here are some of the questions to be discussed at a January 11th workshop: Should we stay where we are or move closer to our children and grandchildren? How do I tell if our kids want us closer?  What

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New Video from Faith in Place

Environmentally-conscious and diverse faith organization Faith in Place (of which Wesley is a member) has released a new video about their work. Wesley’s own Eleanor and Charles Evans pop up. Check it out to learn more about Faith in Place:

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Wesley Holiday Building Hours

Over winter break, Wesley’s building hours can get a little complicated. So here’s your guide to when we’re open. Wesley Building and Office Hours During Winter Break December 20 – January 19 Saturday Dec. 20: Closed except for 4pm Blue Christmas service Sunday, December 21: Open for services only Monday, December 22:  8am—5pm Tuesday, December 23: 8am—5pm Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24:

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grad students pose near store doors with toys and games

Wesley Grad Students Get Toys for Tots

On Tuesday, December 9, the Wesley Graduate Student Study took a trip to Toys R Us to buy presents for needy children through the Toys for Tots program. After a hectic (and fun!) shopping spree, the grad students retired to Barnes & Noble for warm drinks and conversation. Wesley’s Grad Study makes a habit of helping

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Abundance Swap

Presented by the Wesley Social Action Ministry What is THE ABUNDANCE SWAP? It is a community gathering to celebrate our abundance and offer an alternative to the Holiday shopping season. Consider that: First thing on the morning after Thanksgiving, millions of Americans line up in the dark outside big-box chain stores to be the first

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Poverty Action Alert from the Social Action Ministry

Several times a month, Wesley’s Social Action Ministry offers action alerts, briefing you on a pressing issue and suggesting things you can do to help. On December 2, you can extend the spirit of giving thanks into the Advent season by participating in UMC #GivingTuesday. Every gift made online through The Advance on Dec. 2

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