MUW’s Wesley Foundation welcomes all for worship

Velvet Case

Religion Editor

The Wesley Foundation has offered MUW a safe haven for students of all denominations to worship God and engage in fellowship together since 1928.

Although Wesley is an outreach of the United Methodist Church, any student may be a part of its mission trips, Bible studies, social events and worship services.

“It isn’t so much a place where the United Methodist foundation is talked about, but rather a home-away-from-home for students to talk about Jesus, no matter what denomination they are,” said Bestie MacLellan, a Wesley intern and English major.

Wesley provides a number of times throughout the week when people can come together to be refreshed. Social interaction, as well as time spent jointly glorifying Christ, is what makes students grow close with each other and the Lord.

Tuesday night Bible studies start at 6 p.m.

Wesley Wednesday is every Wednesday night at 4:45 p.m. in the Wesley Foundation building. These evenings begin with a family-style dinner.

Since students are no longer living at home, Wesley desires to give them an opportunity to experience the love and fellowship of a family through a good meal.

After dinner, students have a time of worship, glean from a Bible-based sermon and/or play group games.

Additionally, there are student-led services throughout the semester on Wesley Wednesday. Everyone will still eat a meal together, but a student will then share something from his or her heart with the group.

The student who is leading may play an instrument, sing a song, share a personal testimony, demonstrate a talent or teach on Biblical scripture.

Any student at the W may lead a service. All one must do to participate is sign up at Wesley at least one week in advance.

The first student-led service of this semester will be on Wednesday, Sept. 10.

Leftover Lunch is on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is where students can come eat the leftover food from Wesley Wednesdays.

Freshmen Time, when new students can come for help and encouragement, happens on Thursday evenings at 4 p.m.

There is no cost to attend Wesley’s weekly services.