The Word from Wesley
News for friends of the Wesley Foundation at the University of Michigan
Online Ecumenical Ash Wednesday Worship - February 17
Join in a time of worship to mark the beginning of the season of Lent. Leaders from area congregations, including the Wesley Foundation are part of this Taizé-style online worship service.
Sign Up for Daily Lenten Devotions
Are you looking for a devotional resource for Lent? Sign up for our daily Lenten devotional which is sent via text message. Text @umwesley to 81010, or click the link below to register.
Virtual Mission Opportunity
Learn about economic disaster recovery work in Detroit and explore the city's rich history at Wesley's first-ever virtual mission trip.

The mission is designed to be completed asynchronously over the course of three days of activities, devotion, and reflection.

On Sunday, Feb. 21, at 6:00pm (EST), we will host a Zoom meeting for participants to share their thoughts and experiences.

All necessary materials can be accessed on our FB page. 

Let us know what sorts of things you'd like to do as a community this semester.
Join in on Facebook,
Youtube, IGTV, & SoundCloud
February 14
"The Living Room" is a time of informal worship wherever you are. We understand that you're "Zoomed out" after a long week of online classes. This time of worship can be a time with screens on or off. It's a time of scripture, reflection, prayer, and music. To watch, follow the link to our Youtube page. To listen on the go, follow the link to our worship podcast on SoundCloud.

If you'd like to participate in worship by doing a reading, offering a liturgy, speaking, providing music, etc., contact Tim Kobler.
Coffee & Conversation
Mondays at 10:00am
Grab a cup of coffee or a nice cold beverage and join Chaplain Tim for a time of conversation.

Ask a question, stump the pastor, bring up a cool idea, or just chat about whatever you'd like.

You can also schedule an in-person, socially distant coffee time at a nearby outdoor café.
Unless otherwise noted, all meals are open to any student. If you are unable to pick-up a meal for any reason, but would still like to participate in the discussion, please simply note "No Meal" in the question section.
Meals of Meaning
In times of heightened tension, division, and expressions of hate, faith, spiritual and secular communities have a vital role to play in being stewards of resilience, collective courage, and creating braver space in the presence of difference. Meals of Meaning provide an opportunity for students to come together for a virtual dinner conversation (meal provided) and the chance to go beneath the surface, lean into vulnerability, and explore the struggles and stories that make up our lives. Sign up for a day/time that works for you. 

When you register, select the mealtime that works for you! Each mealtime has a designated pick up time for food and location associated with it, so please check the details to see when and where to pick up your meal.
Tuesdays at 7:00pm
on Zoom

America’s Unholy Ghosts examines the DNA of the ideologies that shape our nation, ideologies that are as American as apple pie but that too often justify and perpetuate racist ideas and racial inequalities.
Wednesdays at 7:00pm on Zoom
Our discipleship/social justice study will be utilizing the book, Watershed Discipleship, in partnership with our friends at Clean Water for the World.
1 Bedroom Apartment Available
The Wesley Foundation has an apartment available for rent. Move-in ready.

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Living room
  • Kitchen (newly updated)
  • New flooring throughout
  • Utilities and Wifi included
  • Free parking spot
  • Lots of storage space
  • Easy walk to campus or downtown

Contact Tim Kobler for more information.
Serving Our Neighbors
They are open and in need of volunteers!

Hours
Monday - Friday: 3 pm - 7 pm
Sunday: Noon - 8 pm

Location
They are located in the basement of the Betsy Barbour Residence Hall,
420 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

You may enter via the Maynard entrance only. To ensure privacy for residents of Betsy Barbour, please do not attempt to enter any other door.

Volunteer
Interested in helping out? Sign up for a shift that works with your schedule and they’ll show you the ropes. Everyone can help and no experience is necessary. We look forward to meeting you!
Other Volunteer Opportunities
New Wesley Foundation T-Shirts & Sweatshirts Available!
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