|From Wesley Center at the University of Oregon|
During the fall term you will find::
|Friends at Writers Group|
Tuesday nights 6:30 at the Wesley Center: Fair Trade Fellowship. We offer a meal for students and afterward conversation and fair trade chocolate. We try to keep our meals as organic and healthy as we can with vegetarian options.
Thursday 11:30 Liberation Lunches are a time to talk about legal and social justice issues that are concerning you. Warren shares his experience as a Family Law Lawyer from LA.
Some joys to share from the last year.
The Wesley Center is a place of action and hope. Over 700 students, staff, and faculty have participated in programs at Wesley in the past year. We have been blessed to have had a full year, touching the lives of so many students and others:
Intermingle and Orientation Events with over 200 face to face student contacts
Leading worship at Halsey, First UMC Eugene, Asbury, Cottage Grove, Harrisburg, Coburg, Yoncalla, Drain, Junction City and St. Paul’s
Campus Ministry Retreat at Menucha
Winter Retreat at Magruder
Welcoming Barbecues and More with Blake’s Greatest Hits
Choral Extravaganza with Bishop Hoshibata and Broader Support
Muslim Prayer Room & Joint Dinners
Theater Group for Visually Impaired Children & led by our students
Leadership in the Religious Directors’ Association; Leadership in ASAP; Leadership in Substance Abuse Support Groups; Leadership in Religious Response Network
Counseling and student support increased this year by 2x
Average attendance of 60 people each week, combined programs, not including special events
Over 100 students at “Taste of Hawaii,” joint Hawaii Club & Wesley Event
Writers’ Group, led by Katie D.
Joint Event with the University of Oregon Food Project [“Real Food Feast”]
Co-sponsorship of POP [People of the Pacific], APASU, and Kava Night
“Take A Stand Against Domestic Violence” // “Take Back the Night” Events: Keynote Speaker [Warren –Katie B. the previous year]
Community Garden Renewal
Higher Education (Conference) Team Leadership and Leadership Retreat
Discussions of the Laramie Project, Biomedical ethics (case studies), of Methodism, of the Trinity, of Faith and Gender, of Race and Racism, of Life and Death, of School Stress, Admirable People, the Undead, the ADA and more [Fair Trade Fellowship]
Communion at Wesley
Isaiah Bible Study and More Bible Studies
Overnight at Wesley Foundation
Spring Break “No More Deaths”
New Interns: Great Job, Ria; Katie; Aurora!
Leadership at Conference in Worship/Devotions [Isabelle and Warren]
ASAP/SASS at the “Civil War”
Many New Faces to Go With Many Returners