What is Wesley?

The Wesley Foundation is the campus ministry of The United Methodist Church.  Wesley is located at First United Methodist Church in Laramie.  The church and Wesley are partners in ministry to the college-age young adults in Laramie.  Wesley has been in Laramie for over 91 years.

 

What does Wesley do?
Wesley's Mission is to provide young adults in Laramie a place to belong in a community, to grow in faith, to encounter the Holy in worship, and to serve others in the name of Jesus Christ. 

 

Wesley's Mission is to provide young adults in Laramie a place to belong in community, to grow in faith, to encounter the Holy in worship, and to serve others in the name of Jesus Christ.

It is Wesley's Vision that we will create safe spaces for young adults to:

  • discover a community of acceptance, 

  • freely explore their faith through worship and discipleship,

  • seek answers to their questions about spirituality,

  • find purpose in their lives, and

  • navigate life in ways which transform themselves and the world.  

Our task is to create these spaces on campus, in the world, and within the faith community of First United Methodist Church of Laramie. 

 

Wesley activities that fulfill the mission:

  • Community:  Students gather for fellowship and food at various times, including the Thursday Lunch @ UW, or a variety of activities such as dinner & a movie night, bowling, etc.

  • Grow in Faith:

    • Thursday Lunch @ UW is where students discuss scripture, current events, and anything else that helps grow our faith.

    • Wesley Bible Study is where students participate in a pastor-led Bible study after cooking (and eating) a meal together.

    • Wesley Conversation each Sunday is a student-led class that focuses on traditional resources but discussed with open-dialogue.

  • Encounter the Holy in Worship:  Students worship with the congregation of First UMC in Laramie, Wyoming on Sunday mornings.

  • Serve Others:  Students participate in a variety of community activities such as volunteering at the Laramie Soup Kitchen, collecting items for relief organizations, collecting food items for local organizations, and participating in the many ministries of First UMC in Laramie.

 

Questions?  Rev. Laura Easter Rainwater is the Director of the Wesley Foundation.  Contact her via email or call her office (307.742.8121).

 

 

 

© 2016 by The Wesley Foundation at The University of Wyoming. all rights preserved.

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