Worship & Study
At Wesley, we don’t claim to have all the answers. We don’t tell you what to think or how to believe. Instead, we offer a safe, welcoming environment in which to explore and ask questions. This is a place you can share doubts along with discoveries in the ongoing, sometimes challenging adventure that is faith. In weekly worship services and regular group studies, Wesley students share and grow together. Why not join us?
Each week during the academic year, Wesley hosts a student-led worship. This is a time to unwind with God in worship, to find some peace and fellowship in the middle of the week. We sing praise, pray in community, and support one another when life gets tough. We often learn best from our peers, from those who are struggling with some of the same difficulties we are. And so every week, student speakers share their thoughts on a particular piece of scripture or how they have used or struggled to use their faith in everyday life.
Midweek worship gathers in Etc. Coffeehouse at 9pm on Wednesdays.
Wesley offers other worship opportunities, as well. Click here for more information about the contemporary Sunday worship service or click here for more about the traditional service
Movies with Meaning
The Wesley Student Center and Wesley Social Action Ministry regularly team up to sponsor “Movies with Meaning,” a film and discussion series focused on important social justice issues. Previous semesters themes have included violence against women and racial justice. Check the calendar for upcoming showings.
Bible study at Wesley is an open time of questions, answers, doubt, comfort, and exploration created by students for students. Study participants typically meet once a week in Etc. Coffeehouse to read a passage and discuss its meaning and implications for daily life.
Bible study at Wesley is characterized by its laid-back and free-form atmosphere. Everyone is welcome, whether you’ve done daily devotions since junior high school or if this will be your very first encounter with scripture.
Study themes change each semester. During Fall 2013, we delved into the book of James and its instructions for Christians, and in Spring 2014 we explored the parables of Jesus (think mustard seed) told in the book of Matthew.
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Open minds, open hearts, open doors: the motto of the United Methodist Church is also an apt description of Wesley Foundation’s Graduate Student Bible Study, or Grad Study for short.
Open Minds: Whether the topic involves theological concepts or current world events, and whether the point of view skews progressive or conservative, Grad Study discussions are always thought-provoking. Past studies have focused on the graphic novel Radical Jesus, NOOMA films, the Disciple studies of Psalms, Matthew, and Romans, and Rob Bell’s book Love Wins.
Open Hearts: The passion with which Grad Study members share and discuss their ideas is matched only by their passion for each other and their larger community. From sharing a simple hug to meeting at a local coffee shop for a warm drink, members make sure to find ways of caring for each other spiritually, physically, and emotionally throughout this crazy journey called grad school. In addition, Grad Study members often undertake service projects such as making soup for the TIMES Center men’s shelter or shopping for Toys for Tots.
Open Doors: Grad Study members come from a variety of academic disciplines, from atmospheric sciences to history, and all levels of graduate study, from master’s to MD/Ph.D. Spouses and partners of graduate students are always welcome as well.
Grad Study meets every Tuesday evening from 8:30-10:00 in the Student Lounge (across from the Etc. Coffeehouse) at Wesley. We are excited to have you join us!
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