Monday, April 14, 2014

Sexual assault prevention week event

THURSDAY April 17th,  6:00pm: OUT/LOUD Queer & Trans* Women's Music Fest meets on Thursdays from 5 to 7 pm in the Wesley. All are welcome to help plan performers, activities, and logistics for this year's festival. For info,
ALSO - If you want to join a small church Maundy Thursday service [commemorating the las supper of Jesus], please come to Harrisburg UMC [north of Junction City].  If interested, please contact Warren.

THIS Friday, April 18th, morning - a few volunteers needed to help pack food at Halsey UMC.  The food goes to families in need.  Please meet at Halsey at 9 am.  Later that night, leave the Wesley Center at 5pm, go to Halsey UMC for a light meal [6pm] and see the movie, “Places in the Heart.”  return by 10pm.

THIS Saturday, April 19th, Easter Egg Hunt for little kids at Halsey UMC - Warren will leave Wesley at 9am.


First UMC Eugene Easter Service at 10am.  First UMC is at 14th and Olive downtown.  OR let us know if you’d like to join the “country church” activities at Halsey, UMC.  This week:  6:15 am Sunrise service at a Cemetery followed by an amazing breakfast at the Halsey UMC at 8:15amfollowed by Easter Day Service at 9:30am.  You can be out by 11am.  For more info, please contact Warren or Jordan.

Next week:  Sexual Violence Prevention Week - activities posted below.  We still need hosts for SVPW events

Coming up at Wesley

oday, Monday, April 14, 6:30pm: Fair Trade Chocolate Nights 
Pizza tonight, visiting, networking, fun.    Tonight at 7:15, the Wesley Board will meet.  You are welcome to participate or go into the lounge, play pool, etc.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 15, 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

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Change of plans


Sorry for this news, but with his busy lecture schedule this weekend, he is needing additional travel, prep, and recuperation time.  
Given that he will be at several events here in Eugene, the Wesley Center has honored his reasonable request to cancelFriday evening.

He is an amazing speaker and brilliant scholar.  It is well worth the cost of admission.

Students who were planning to come Friday, please let me know.  The Wesley center will help see you can attend a lecture instead.


Warren Light

Monday, April 7, 2014

Welcome Spring with food, fellowship, and special guest

Please note the change in time for Tuesday Faith Discusion Group - Thanks! Warren

On Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 10:29 AM, UO Wesley Center wrote: Wesley Weekly 03.07.14


Hope all is well.

All events here at “The Center,” unless otherwise noted. Wesley Center 1236 Kincaid Street, Eugene between Rennie’s and the Duckstore

Today, Monday, April 7, 6:30pm: Fair Trade Chocolate Nights [NOW MONDAYS] Free student meal, visiting, networking, fun. Always: Fair Trade Chocolate. TONIGHT: Free meal -network, hang, and find out about new stuff happening at Wesley

Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 8, 6:15pm: 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. For this week's FDG, I'm hoping to meet early at 6:15, so we can have a chance to eat, then head over to the panel discussion at 7 pm about Can You Be Moral Without God? (or whatever it was - there was a poster in the Wesley Center).

FRIDAY, April 11: 5:30-7pm Please come to welcome a meal and discussion with John Dominic Crossan, world-renown theologian, author, humorist. Brilliant, fun, and open! This is an amazing opportunity to share in a small group with JDCrossan. READ MORE

SUNDAY February 9: City Church, Or Country Church You choose if you’d like.

City Church - Stay in town and attend Eugene First United Methodist Church with Amy Smith, Wesley Intern, First YearU of O student. Meet at First UMC, 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.


Country Church - Arrange for a ride with Warren and others or meet us at Halsey UMC in Halsey [north of Junction City. Worship at 9:30am.. Avery small, country, progressive community, Halsey UMC welcomes everyone. Wesley Center Director Warren serves as pastor. You can take part, even lead if you 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 -
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John Dominic Crosson Student Discussion April 11,2014

John Dominic Crossan returns to First United Methodist Church for their New Visions series. Friday, April. 11, 2014 He is hosting a student discussion from 5:30- 7 at the Wesley center before he does New visions at First. Don't miss the chance to meet this, brilliant, funny, down to earth theologian before immersing yourself in his two days at First.
Get tickets to New Visions

About John Dominic Crossan

John Dominic Crossan was born in Ireland in 1934. He was educated in Ireland and the United States receiving a Doctorate of Divinity. He was a member of a thirteenth-century Roman Catholic religious order, the Servites, from 1950 to 1969 and an ordained priest from 1957 to 1969. He joined the faculty DePaul University, Chicago, in 1969 and remained there until 1995, he is now a Professor Emeritus. He was Co-Chair of the Jesus Seminar from 1985 to 1996 as it met in semi-annual meetings to de- bate the historicity of the life of Jesus in the gos- pels. He was Chair of the Historical Jesus Section in 1993-1998, within the Society of Biblical Litera- ture. He has received awards for scholarly excel- lence from the American Academy of Religion in 1989 and DePaul University in 1991 and 1995. Dom has written twenty-seven books on the his- torical Jesus, the apostle Paul, and earliest Chris- tianity. Five of them have been national religious bestsellers for a combined total of twenty-four months. The scholarly core of his work is the tril- ogy from The Historical Jesus: The Life of a Medi- terranean Jewish Peasant (1991) through The Birth of Christianity: Discovering What Happened in the Years Immediately After the Execution of Jesus(1998), to In Search of Paul: How Jesus’s Apostle Opposed Rome’s Empire with God’s King- dom, co-authored with the archaeologist Jona- than L. Reed (2004). His work has also been trans- lated into thirteen foreign languages. He has lectured to lay and scholarly audiences across the United States and internationally. He has been interviewed on over 200 radio stations and on television networks in England and the United States.

Monday, March 31, 2014


We have some building issues this week and we will start Fair Trade Chocolate nights and Faith Discussion Group next Monday and Tuesday.

Please join us for both meals:

Monday, April 7 at 6:30 PM  - Fair Trade Chocolate Night.  Come meet Ali Foster, new intern and Monday eveninghost.

Tuesday, April 8 at 6:30 PM - Faith Discussion Group.  Led by Colin - topic to be sent before next week.

Best to everyone this week - see you soon!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Head into Finals with a Full Stomach, Think Clearly

8:00am-10:30am  Free Pancakes at Wesley, 1236 Kincaid, between Rennie's and the Duckstore

First Day of Exams = Free Pancakes [vegetarian]

Also, since it's St. Patty's Day, Corned Beef will be available for meat folks.

We know it's impossible to think clearly when you have been studying around the clock with less time for everything else including food, so join us for a hearty breakfast tomorrow 3/17/14 8:00am-10:30am!