Acting Locally to Respond to the Climate Crisis

As the Trump administration abandons earlier commitments to address the climate crisis at the Federal level, it is more important than ever to consider actions we can take locally to reduce our carbon footprints and promote responsible public policy.  Join us Monday, October 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the West Lounge at the Wesley United Methodist Church at

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10KCC: Dealing with Loss

10K CC Emotional Health   “Dealing with Loss” Children and Loss Throughout the world, children are cherished. A parent’s hope and constant prayer is for their child to grow up happy and healthy. As a parent, you work diligently to protect your child from situations that cause distress and sadness. In the case of a death

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Stormwater Event Agenda

May 22, 2017 Local Management of Stormwater Event Agenda Welcoming remarks by Joe Hooker, Chair of the Urbana Wesley United Methodist Church Green Team- Introduction of presenters Why do we need to be concerned about how we manage stormwater locally and on our properties – (effects on the environment) and what can we do to

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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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