Monday, November 17, 2014

This Week at Wesley

7 AM - 5 PM, 
Civil war blood drive all this week call to schedule an appointment
 541-484-9111.

 5:30-6:30.  OUT/LOUD , A committee for planning & creating the Out/Loud queer and transwomen’s festival in spring.  It’s a wonderful place to build community address to have a voice in creating a spectacular music festival.

 We meet.  We eat [we provide light lunch].  We write [20-30 minutes].  We talk [you don’t have to share anything].  We plan to meet again.

 6:30pm:  FDG [“Faith Discussion Group”]

Free student meal followed by student-generated conversation around faith, spirituality, ethics.  TOPIC: On Tuesday, Nov. 18th, we'll discuss ethics toward other species - mammals, lower animals, plants, and everything else. Do they have souls? Do we have an obligation to treat them well?  Led by Colin Corbett, a U of O grad student.  

 12pm“Liberation Lunch.”  Free lunch and a conversation about human rights from a legal perspective.  This week, special guest.

 6pmSAPPHO.  A discussion group for queer and transgender identified women, focused on building community.  

 Wesley Center is available for student group use - contact 541.346.4694.

 Wesley Center is available for student group use - contact 541.346.4694.

 Afternoon event for persons with service dogs that would like to be a part of WVADC.  Info?  contact Melissa Mitchell or Leslie Weilbacher by responding to this email.

 November 23  City Church, Or Country Church   

 - Stay in town and attend Eugene First United Methodist Church with Amy Smith, Wesley Intern, First Year U of O student.  9:45am -14th and Olive [downtown, two blocks from the bus station].  Following worship, eat snacksand/or join in educational program.  First UMC is LGBTQaffirming.  It’s one of the socially engaged progressive congregations in Eugene - leading in addressing hunger and social injustice.  For info, contact us at 541.346.4694 or reply by email.  

OR 

 Prevention.

*Arrange for a ride with Warren and others or meet us at Halsey UMC in Halsey [north of Junction City.  Sunday School at 9:30am;Worship at 10:30am].  Intimate, country, caring community, Halsey UMC welcomes everyone.  Wesley Center Director Warren serves as pastor.   take part, even lead if you want - it’s very informal - leashed dogs welcomed[service dogs of course are always welcomed].  Snacks and Fellowship follows. We’ll have you back by 1:30pm.  *Call early in the week - we’ll get you a ride!

This Week at Wesley

7 AM - 5 PM, 
Civil war blood drive all this week call to schedule an appointment
 541-484-9111.

 5:30-6:30.  OUT/LOUD , A committee for planning & creating the Out/Loud queer and transwomen’s festival in spring.  It’s a wonderful place to build community address to have a voice in creating a spectacular music festival.

 We meet.  We eat [we provide light lunch].  We write [20-30 minutes].  We talk [you don’t have to share anything].  We plan to meet again.

 6:30pm:  FDG [“Faith Discussion Group”]

Free student meal followed by student-generated conversation around faith, spirituality, ethics.  TOPIC: On Tuesday, Nov. 18th, we'll discuss ethics toward other species - mammals, lower animals, plants, and everything else. Do they have souls? Do we have an obligation to treat them well?  Led by Colin Corbett, a U of O grad student.  

 12pm“Liberation Lunch.”  Free lunch and a conversation about human rights from a legal perspective.  This week, special guest.

 6pmSAPPHO.  A discussion group for queer and transgender identified women, focused on building community.  

 Wesley Center is available for student group use - contact 541.346.4694.

 Wesley Center is available for student group use - contact 541.346.4694.

 Afternoon event for persons with service dogs that would like to be a part of WVADC.  Info?  contact Melissa Mitchell or Leslie Weilbacher by responding to this email.

 November 23  City Church, Or Country Church   

 - Stay in town and attend Eugene First United Methodist Church with Amy Smith, Wesley Intern, First Year U of O student.  9:45am -14th and Olive [downtown, two blocks from the bus station].  Following worship, eat snacksand/or join in educational program.  First UMC is LGBTQaffirming.  It’s one of the socially engaged progressive congregations in Eugene - leading in addressing hunger and social injustice.  For info, contact us at 541.346.4694 or reply by email.  

OR 

 Prevention.

*Arrange for a ride with Warren and others or meet us at Halsey UMC in Halsey [north of Junction City.  Sunday School at 9:30am;Worship at 10:30am].  Intimate, country, caring community, Halsey UMC welcomes everyone.  Wesley Center Director Warren serves as pastor.   take part, even lead if you want - it’s very informal - leashed dogs welcomed[service dogs of course are always welcomed].  Snacks and Fellowship follows. We’ll have you back by 1:30pm.  *Call early in the week - we’ll get you a ride!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

60 years Going through Fire, Love, Laughter, and Community

PLEASE HELP US AT THIS TIME: In 60 Years, Going Through Fire to Reach and Support Students at the U of O, LCC, and NCU It is frightening to cross a long room where smoke has swallowed the lights, where the air has the texture of cobwebs, and where you do not know what you will find. I remembered my service as a firefighter in my early twenties. When I came to the kitchen, I knew the angels had been watching over us - and our friend’s act had saved the building . . . . Warren Light To remind everyone: “The Wesley Center is a community –in the midst of learning—encouraging faith, love, and justice. All students and young adults, regardless of denomination or religious background are welcome to attend.” Mission Statement, Wesley Foundation at the U of O In 2012, I wrote these words: “These are very challenging times for ministry on campus and off. Yet, it is with a hope emanating from the Holy Spirit that I share with you from the U of O campus this evening . . . . The hours are not short, but the rewards are so many.” So it has been for 60 years this month here at the Wesley Foundation in Eugene. At this location, and in this building. We get visitors here all the time - former students who drop by to see their old “home away from home.” Last week, those “drop-bys” almost came to an end. A student - an experienced cook - had stepped away from the stove momentarily, and a pan of oil caught fire. In seconds the blaze had engulfed the back wall of the kitchen. God sent an angel in the form of Sarah Anderson, a Duckstore employee on a break, who saw the flame and grabbed one of our fire extinguishers to put it out. It was so quick that our class in the Wesley office was unaware of the blaze in the next room. I heard someone say, ‘Warren - you have a fire,’ and I went about clearing the building and grounds and having the Fire Department secure the place. I started by going into the smoke . . . . There were no significant injuries, though I did get a bit of smoke inhalation that made me long for a good old

24th Annual Choral Extravaganza this Sunday

The Wesley Foundation Campus Ministry Presents

 

The 24th Annual

 

CHORAL

EXTRAVAGANZA

Sunday

November 9, 2014

4:00 PM

First United Methodist Church

1376 Olive Street, Near the corner of 14th and Olive Street in Eugene

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for a delightful evening of choral music.  

Meet students and friends for refreshments afterward.

This year, you will get the opportunity to sing as well, if you’d like!

 

The Choral Extravaganza is a benefit for the Wesley Center, an outreach of the United Methodist Church to students, faculty and staff of the University of Oregon.  A free will offering will be taken to support campus ministry programs.  More than ever before, we need you there!

 

Please join us & enjoy great music . . . .

For more information, call 541-346-4694

Monday, June 2, 2014

This Week at WESLEY


Today, Monday, June 2,6:30pm: Fair Trade Chocolate Nights -  Jordan hosts. 

Pizza night, visiting, networking, fun.  Bring a chocolate bar to share this week!!!!

Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 3,6:30pm:  FDG [“Faith Discussion Group”]

Free student meal followed by student-generated conversation around faith, spirituality, ethics.  Led by Colin Corbett, a U of O grad student.  

Thursday, June 5 - Wesley Board, 6:30 PM - welcome to join us for snacks, food, conversation and planning - Please RSVP.

   City Church, Or Country Church   

 - Stay in town and attend Eugene First United Methodist Church with  Amy Smith, Wesley Intern, First Year U of O student.   9:45am -  14th and Olive [downtown, two blocks from the bus station].  Following  worship, eat snacks  and/or join in educational program.  First UMC is LGBTQ  affriming.  It’s one of the socially engaged progressive congregations in Eugene -  leading in addressing hunger and social injustice.  For info, contact us at  541.346.4694 or reply by email.  

OR 

Halsey UMC in Halsey [north of Junction City.  Worship at9:30am.A very  small, country, progressive community, Halsey UMC welcomes everyone.  Wesley  Center Director Warren serves as pastor.   want - it’s very informal - leashed dogs welcomed [service dogs of course are always welcomed].  Brunch and Bible study follows.  We’ll have you back by  1:30pm

More to come soon on calendar - NEXT MONDAY FREE BREAKFAST 8:30-11am.  Grad Break fast the following Monday [register with Warren]. Summer events and service projects follow!

Peace, Warren, 541.346.4694

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Spring has Spring Come Celebrate with Spring Fling

Wesley Center Spring Fling
Dinner & Silent Auction
Sat., May 17, 2014
Silent Auction 4:00-7:30pm 
Meal Seatings: 4:30-5:30 and 6:30-7:30pm

Benefit for the Wesley Foundation 
1236 Kincaid Street, Eugene OR,

Tex-Mex Fare, with Salad & Dessert
$25 per person 
or $20 per person with a table of 8.
Music by various Wesley Groups !

Register to reserve your seat
Call the Wesley Foundation (346-4694)


Monday, April 21, 2014

Tonight

Homemade sloppy joes and veggie joes, salad, fried rice, potstickers, yakisoba, and cookies!

Guest is the head of the AG's Task Force on Sexual Assault - and will be answering your questions, , , ,

See you, Warren

This week at the Wesley Center - Please check out the Sexual Violence Prevention Week Activities - some are at the Wesley Center, between Rennie's and the Duckstore at 1236 Kincaid They are marked with and astrisk*
Also, please find the Faith Discussion group topic below.  Thanks!