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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!

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!!

About Us

Wesley is a christian community at Central Michigan University, open to all students, including non-christians.

“Christian” means caring, not hateful.

Wesley is an extension ministry of the United Methodist Church, a mainline Christian denomination. We ask everyone to try and follow Jesus’ Golden Rule – “Treat others as you would like to be treated” – whenever participating at Wesley events. We don’t enjoy having religion pushed on us, so we won’t push our religion on you. We welcome conversations about religion, so we will politely invite you to such conversations – primarily through advertising – but everyone is welcome to participate at Wesley without fear of being harassed or condemned.

“Community” means having things in common.

We invite you to join in wherever you find something in common with us. If you’re interested in Christianity, try a worship service, discussion group, or Bible study. If you’re interested in eating, or dancing, or studying, or movies, we have weekly events in those areas. If you already have a group that’s looking for a great place to meet, check out the Wesley Center – perhaps you’ll be our next community!

Beyond a common interest, we encourage people to start sharing more in common, especially their lives and concerns. We believe working together for the common good is key to a healthy community.

Wesley values openness, authenticity, and community.

“Community” goes without saying – it’s basic to our definition. But we don’t want a community created by artificial uniformity.

We are open to all people, including those often excluded by religious groups.

Most religious groups claim they are open to all people. We mean it. We are proud to count among our members people who are Muslim, Hindu, Agnostic, Gay, Trans, Light skinned, Dark skinned, Young, Old… And we are open to people in varied conditions, including people with mental illnesses and people dealing with addictions.

In order for this to work, we don’t condemn people, and we ask you to avoid condemning others as well. 

Our leaders are authentic. We invite you to be the same.

Wesley is a place where there’s no need to pretend to be what you’re not. Our leaders are real people who make real mistakes and are willing to say so. Because we are open to all people, Wesley is a safe place for honest discussions about difficult subjects. 

Wesley teaches the Golden Rule at all its events, and a broad perspective on Christianity at its religious ones.

We believe treating others as you wish to be treated is fundamental to an open, authentic community, and so the Golden Rule is promoted (usually by example) at all events. Religious events attempt to offer a broad view of Christianity as it has varied through time and space, allowing students to form for themselves a theology that is consistent with their values. Our pastor has his own views – which he will be happy to share with you – but people are always welcome to disagree.