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The Missions Ministry Team has designated EIU Wesley Foundation as our August Missions Project.

The Wesley Foundation at Eastern Illinois University is a campus ministry of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference, and it receives $2,500 annually from the Wesley UMC Missions Budget. It is an inclusive community of young adults living out their faith through ministries of worship, prayer, community, and service. It is a home away from home, offering space to relax, study, and de-stress, with free beverages, wi-fi, and computer and printer access. Students gather at 5:30 P.M. on Sundays for Sunday Supper, provided by church groups and often followed by small group or fellowship events. They gather for group worship, prayer, and discussion during Wesley on Wednesday (WOW) nights at 8:30 P.M. Other small groups and retreats also foster deeper connection with God and each other, as well as spiritual and personal growth. Service projects and mission trips add to the connections students make with the church and the world, as they deepen their faith and put it into action. In all these ways, the Wesley Foundation is working to connect students with each other, with God, and with the world. The CONNECT Program, begun in fall 2018, is meant to connect even more students with God through the Wesley Foundation’s ministries, with a focus on holding events on campus and engaging with students, then inviting them to connect with the Wesley Foundation on a more committed basis. Students are also working on making stronger connections with other on-campus organizations, to work together for the well-being of all students.

EIU Wesley Foundation is deeply grateful for the support of Wesley UMC. Your help makes ministry possible through all your gifts of money, time, and talents. Your continued support will help the Wesley Foundation continue to be a place where students find a home away from home and where they will make lifelong connections that will impact their lives, their faith, and the church, for years to come.

If you would like to help support the work Wesley Foundation does at EIU, please make your check out to Wesley UMC with Wesley Foundation on the memo line or click on the $ button at the bottom of the page. If you prefer to make a cash donation, there are blue mission offering envelopes in the pew backs. Thank you very much for your support.

The Missions Ministry Team

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