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?

student drinking coffee at midweek worship

Student enjoys coffee along with fellowship at Midweek.

Midweek Worship

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 7pm 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.

Venture Group

Fridays during the semester in the Student Lounge. Lunch is provided in Etc. Coffeehouse between 11am-1pm on Fridays. Grab a free lunch and join us across the hall for Bible Study and conversation about faith and life.

Grad Study

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!

For more information, contact gradstudy@wesleyui.org

grad study participants making sandwiches at a counter in the great hall kitchen

Grad Study participants make sandwiches for a local homeless shelter in Spring 2014.