Worship & Study
At Wesley, we don’t have all the answers. We don’t tell you what to think or how to believe. Instead, we offer a safe, welcoming environment to explore questions about faith and to have meaningful discussions about hard or difficult subjects. This is a place where you can share your doubts along with what you’re learning in the ongoing, sometimes challenging adventure and journey of 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 gathering on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. At Midweek, a casual & progressive time of worship and reflection, we explore faith, deepen friendships, find inspiration, and renew our minds & spirits. This semester, we’re exploring what it means to #LIVEdifferently in light of our faith and the new understandings we continue to receive from life experiences and our own personal growth. Students from all faith backgrounds are welcome… wherever you are on your journey, you belong here! We engage each week in conversation, reflection, prayer & communion (if you like). It’s a space that reminds each of us we are called to belong~become~be loved~ and be you!
Midweek gathers in the Etc. Coffeehouse for fellowship and snacks as part of our time together.
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
Venture Bible Study Group
This Bible study is open to undergraduate and grad students during the semester in the Student Lounge at noon every Friday. Feel free to bring your own lunch, or grab something from the Etc. Coffeehouse between 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. We’ll explore stories from the both the Old and New Testaments and discuss how they’re relevant to the way we’re called to live today.
Open minds, open hearts, open doors: the motto of the United Methodist Church is also an apt description of Wesley Student Center’s Grad 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 p.m. in the Student Lounge (across from the Etc. Coffeehouse) at Wesley. We are excited to have you join us!
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