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Join us in supporting our students during our Summer 2020 Campaign!

Wesley at CMU is an open, authentic community committed to transformation in Christ’s way of loving justice. Our hope is for all students to know themselves as God’s beloved and to love God, neighbor, and creation in turn.

We need your support for this vision of open, authentic community now more than ever. The COVID-19 pandemic and global uprisings have highlighted the need for community in a time of isolation and faithful action in a world crying for justice. As students return to campus amidst these challenges and opportunities, Wesley at CMU is committed to creating spaces of belonging and leaning into Christ’s call to loving justice.

Your donation—whether a one-time gift or a monthly commitment—will help us meet our goal of $2000 and support students at this critical moment. Join us in this vision!

This summer, recurring donors will receive membership rewards as a token of our thanks.

Donors pledging $5-$49.99/month will receive digital copy of our fall student devotions.

Donors pledging $50-$99.99/month will receive a digital copy of our fall student devotions AND their choice of Wesley@CMU merchandise.

Donors pledging $100/month or more will receive a digital copy of our fall student devotions, their choice of Wesley@CMU merchandise, AND a visit from the Wesley@CMU Director or students to your congregation or group.

Your tax-deductible gift helps sustain our open, authentic community. Thank you!

Or, write a check payable to:

Wesley@CMU
1400 S Washington
Mount Pleasant, MI  48858

To volunteer your time or inquire about Board membership, send an email to director@CMU.MiWesley.org.

Wesley at CMU is supported financially by the United Methodist Church, alumni, parents, and others who care about college students – people like you!

Spring Break 2020- Camp Restore in New Orleans with Ferris State University!

On March 6th, five incredible Wesley students left for a week long mission trip with Ferris State Universities Wesley. Once arriving in New Orleans, they spent the week volunteering with Camp Restore and creating bonds with each other. Over the course of the week, our students were able to…

  • volunteer at an animal shelter
  • clean up an abused horse ranch
  • sort food at a food pantry
  • clean and recycle Madri Gras beads
  • house construction
  • plant trees at the Audubon Louisiana Nature Center

Here is what they have to say upon returning home.

I’m Elizabeth Clark, a senior studying music and psychology and a student leader at Wesley@CMU. Over spring break, I served with other Wesley students in New Orleans. It was a very memorable experience. I enjoyed getting to volunteer in a variety of ways, especially walking dogs at the human society, recycling Mardi Gras beads, and planting trees. My favorite part of the trip was getting to form closer connections with my Wesley peers and creating new relationships with the students from the FSU Wesley!

Hello! I’m Tess Santoro, and I’m a sophomore studying biology and French, and I’m on the pre-veterinary track. Over spring break I traveled to New Orleans, and I had so much fun volunteering and connecting with God. My favorite day was the final day because in the morning we went to the Audubon Louisiana Nature Center where we planted 130 trees in under 2 hours! I felt the most fulfilled after that hard work and service. Then, afterwards, we spent hours with our new friends exploring downtown New Orleans, and it was amazing to experience a brand new city full of unique music, colors, and culture.

Hey I’m Aria and I’m a freshman voice major. Over spring break I traveled to New Orleans had the opportunity to do some service work where you could really see the direct impact. For example, day one we went to the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter on the West Bank, and walked all the dogs. It was the first time all the dogs had been walked in a day for months. It was all a great reminder that showing God’s love comes in a lot of different forms. Sometimes it’s passive, like offering to pray for someone, but other times it’s active- using your skills to help people with things they can’t do on their own.

Hi I’m Jacob Brower and I’m a freshman at CMU studying secondary education. Over spring break I travelled to New Orleans in Louisiana and made some amazing memories. We helped out in the area in many ways, and two of my favorites were getting to design and rebuild an outdoor cat house at an animal shelter, and planting over 120 trees together! Though the coronovirus threw a few curve balls at us, overall the Ferris and CMU Wesley trip was a big success!

Hello, I am Madi. Our spring break trip did not go as expected, basically what could go wrong did go wrong, but in the end I really enjoyed the trip and would do it again in a heartbeat. The most memorable day for me was going to the local animal shelter and getting to walk all the dogs in one afternoon. It made me feel really good knowing that I could make a difference in a life, even if it was a dogs. I was able to get a lot closer to the student from CMU Wesley and made really good connections with the FSU Wesley students. I hope to keep in contact with the FSU Wesley and merge our wesleys together again sometime soon! 

We are so lucky to have such amazing students who share Gods love all everywhere they go. Here are some more fun pictures! Thanks to FSU for letting us join on this trip and we cannot wait for our next one!

So we are in quarantine, what does that mean for Wesley?

We have moved to online!

Every Sunday until the end of the semester, at 11 a.m. we are gathering on Zoom to worship, sing and pray together. Please contact Lauren prior to Sunday morning to get the Zoom link and meeting ID.

Wednesday student led service, “connect.” is still happening! We are embracing this time to just hang out, check in with each other and play some games. Please contact Lauren to get the Zoom link and meeting ID.

Additionally, we would love for you to stay connected to us and up to date on all the events going on. The best way to do so is by joining our email blast! Please contact Lauren to be added.

Social media will be the best place to look for information during this time and will be updated constantly. Click on the name below to be directed to the site.

Stay safe out there chips and wash your hands!

Wesley at Central Michigan University’s Welcome Statement

We believe everyone is a child of God, loved by God just as they are. We cherish every child of God regardless of sexuality, gender identity and expression, age, race, spirituality, physical or mental abilities. Wesley welcomes and affirms everyone with open arms no matter what struggles they face. We desire to have a community rich in diversity and a place where everyone can be their authentic self without fear of judgement.

Building Rental for Wesley

Wesley has a large community area, a small lounge and other various places that are great for hosting RSO’s or community events. Building rental involves checking with staff for availability and suitability. There will be a few forms for each event, depending on details. First step is to email Elizabeth (Elizabeth@cmuwes.org) and she/another staff member will help you from there. We welcome everyone to utilize our space, however, because Wesley is affiliated with campus ministry, we do give priority to student groups.

Spring Break 2019 in Mission, South Dakota

For the 2019 Spring Break, six Wesley students (plus Director Charlie Farnum) travelled to Mission, South Dakota where they worked with Tree of Life Ministry on the Rosebud Reservation. This trip was intended as an opportunity to gain awareness and understanding about the Lakota culture as well as serve the Lakota people. The students had the option through the week of helping at a soup kitchen, warehouse, dollar store, thrift store, or a construction site; workers were able to directly interact with community members at most of these sites.

Tree of Life Ministry provided the students with many cultural activities to help them better understand the people. They were able to speak directly to the Chief, and hear stories about his life and community. A traditional Lakota artist and game maker shared his artwork and showed the students how to make their own Lakota games, which was a very entertaining evening for everyone. Lakota dancers showed their traditional style of Grass Dance and Jingle Dance, and even taught the group some steps! The group also visited The Wounded Knee Massacre Monument, the Wind Cave, and Crazy Horse Memorial to learn some of the history between the US and the Lakota people.

This trip was a great experience. Not only were participants able to do God’s work through service, they gained a deeper understanding and appreciation for another culture. They formed meaningful bonds and connections with each other, resulting in a stronger leadership team for Wesley. Thank you to all who supported the trip!

 (Written by Elizabeth Clark)

Weekly Events at Wesley

Gatherings.

Communities come together. Wesley creates events centered on a common interest to bring people together. Our weekly events for Fall 2019 are listed below – events will start on August 25.

People centered activities: Some events focus on connecting people to one another. A brief prayer before dinner is the most “churchy” thing that happens at these events.

Religious centered activities: Some events try to connect people to God as well as to each other, from a Christian perspective. Here, the focus is on God and Christianity, and there is often encouragement to dig deeper in faith.

Relationship Building Events

Sunday Night Dinners at 6 p.m.

Free food, home cooked and delicious. There are plenty of good people to share a meal with, and please feel free to bring friends, everyone is welcome. Enjoy a board game or two afterwards, or stick around for Swing Dance.

Swing Dancing – Sunday at 8pm.

“Just a Swing Thing,” CMU’s Swing Dance RSO, meets at Wesley at 8 p.m. Sunday nights. Each meeting starts with a brief lesson, so no prior experience is needed. There’s no need to bring a partner or to know how to dance – this group is great at welcoming newcomers and transforming them into great swing dancers in an exciting environment.

Movie Nights – Tuesdays 7:30 p.m.

Take a break from school with a film on our 16 foot screen with surround sound! Both classics and recent releases make their way to our cinema. Enjoy free pop and popcorn in a seat on a couch or reclining chair, first-come-first-serve!

CMU Euchre Club- Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy a chill night with friends playing Euchre. No prior experience needed, just come and learn. If you are experienced, be ready for fun games and lively conversations.

Fun Fridays- Time Varies

Fun Friday events vary weekly from bowling, to murder mystery parties and board game nights. Every 4th Friday of the month is Open Mic night but check out our facebook or emails to see what is coming up.

Religious centered events

Worship – Sundays at 11 a.m.

Our Sunday morning worship service invites us to rethink and dive deeper into our relationship with God. We reflect on what we have learned, both in life and church while worshiping together. Prayer, music, and communion invite us to connect more closely with God. Sermons cover a broad range of Christian ideas, challenging us to think for ourselves and build a mature faith of our own.

“connect.”

A midweek student led worship is held every Wednesday at 9 p.m. During this time, we burn our baggage, sing contemporary worship songs and do various interactive activities. It is a great night to hang out with friends and just reconnect with yourself and God. Everyone is welcome!!