One month to go until the semester begins, lots of changes are happening, such as a new director, and new studies. I encourage everyone to brainstorm ideas for the new semester that you might want to see incorporated into our weekly meetings. If anyone needs anything at the beginning of the semester, help moving furniture, a ride from the airport, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or the campus director, we will pull strings and see how we can help. Looking forward to seeing everyone!
Fall 2013 is right around the corner and our first meeting is a little over one month away, this means you can keep checking the website for fresh announcements on decisions about what we will be studying in our different meetings every week. It also means I will get to talk about our Welcome Back Party and its theme, and our annual mission trip in the fall. The trip this fall will be over at John's Island because last year we went to Francis Marion, this year, they are coming to us. Something new this fall that I do have some details on is, the morning prayer group that was mildly sporadic last fall is now going to be a set in stone regular meeting. Momma Lisa will regularly attend, and we are possibly switching to a single morning devotional for the group. This is exciting, as I love this morning prayer group and am looking forward to its expansion. Enjoy the rest of your summer, as it is going fast!
With Love from the Charleston Wesley Foundation <3
Hello!!! It is finally the Christmas break! Exams are done, grades are in, and we can relax!
However, Wesley Foundation would like to just remind you about a few things.
January 9th first College of Charleston Wesley meeting of the spring semester
January 14th first Citadel Wesley meeting of the spring semester.
January 16th a fundraiser for our Divine Rhythm Trip in February will be occuring at the John Welsey United Methodist Church. It will be a spaghetti dinner that the C of C college group will be preparing.
February 1st-3rd Divine Rhythm is happening, and we are pleased to announce that a new record number of students will be attending!! We have 11 students wanting to participate this year! The trip is a good drive and does cost some money, and if anyone is interested in donating to help our cause please contact email@example.com
Wesley Foundation wishes you and yours a wonderful Christmas!! May God Bless you all!
Joys!The crop walk we participated in raise over $4000 and had 83 walkers this year, we reached our goal of donating at least $500 and had 6 walkers and 5 cadets from the rifle team help setup the walk, making our total of 11 participants.
November 3rd! Belk's Charity Day! Go find an early christmas present for someone! 6am- 10am. The stores that are helping us our the Citadel Mall store, the Mt. Pleasant store, the Summerville store, and the Northwoods store! Shop!
Next Conference it is happening Nov. 9th-11th. It is occurring in St. Louis this year and it should be a great weekend for five of our student leaders and Momma Lisa. Please keep them and that conference in your prayers, that God would use the conference as he would to help our students.
Hopefully we will be posting more photos and information soon!
This is what CofC Wesley will be up to from this wednesday forward.
October 31st- Shopping for Shoeboxes!!
November 7th- We will be participating in Bethel UMC's family night!
November 14th- Shoebox packing party
November 21st- No Wesley due to Thanksgiving Break for College of Charleston Students
November 28th- C of C Wesley Foundation is going to see the Christmas Lights on John's Island
Then we are done for the semester and will see everyone back again next semester!
Our meetings our continueing as scheduled. However, we just wanted to let everyone know that there are some new things coming up on the schedule soon.
1.) College of Charleston Wesley Foundation is going to go to the FAIR when it comes to town, and as another outing we will be going to see the CHRISTMAS LIGHTS on John's Island.
2.) The Citadel and the Colleg of Charleston are going to have a MOVIE NIGHT sometime this month. We haven't decided a movie or date, but when it is finalized that information will be posted.
3.) Other ideas currently on the board are a GIRLS SLEEPOVER CofC and Citadel, some fun and some bigger issues that college women face. Very Excited!
4.) We will be participating in the BELK CHARITY DAY again this year on November 3rd from 6am to 10am, so shop at any belk in the Charleston area and you will be supporting us! If you need a ticket those can be purshed from the students in our Wesley Foundations or any of the board members, $5 a piece. Need to get in contact with someone? Just shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
5) CROP WALK - http://www.churchworldservice.org/site/PageServer?pagename=crop_main - Go to find a walk- then click on South Carolina on the map- then click on the Greater Charleston Area Cropwalk- then click Charleston Wesley team to join the Charleston Wesley Team- be a spirit walker or join us in person!
Here are a few of the events scheduled for Fall 2011.
College of Charleston
Welcome to Wesley Luau
the Chip Center - Bethel UMC, 51 Pitt street
Knob banquet and orientation
6pm Coward Hall, Aug22nd
1st Wesley at Citadel gathering
Greater Issues room, MCH
1st Wesley at CSU
11am, Sept 7th
Russell West 2nd Floor Lounge
Fall 2011 Mission weekend
Sept 30th- Oct 2nd
"Beware of Christians" video and program
Stern center Ballroom, C of C
The website hasn't had many updates, but the campus ministry has still been busy. Lisa is preparing for the fall semester, but we wanted to take the time to update everyone on some of the things that took place in fall and spring. You can view or download the entire newsletter here.
If you didn't receive a copy in the mail, you can download the Fall 2010 newsletter right here.
CWF once again did a fall mission trip with Winthrop Wesley Foundation at the United Methodist Relief Center. Some of the pictures from the event are below. While at the Volunteer House I was able to put together two podcasts with the students and Dan Nesbitt from UMRC. Take a moment to listen. The students talk about their reason for attending Wesley and why they attended the retreat. Dan Nesbitt describes UMRC's mission to provide housing repairs in the rural areas of the low country.
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