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

The Wesley Foundation at Eastern Illinois University is a campus ministry that is primarily supported by the Illinois Great Rivers Conference, and it receives $2,500 annually from the Wesley UMC Missions Budget. The Wesley Foundation is a campus ministry of open hearts, open doors, and open minds that seeks to help young adults encounter the living God known through Christ. This is accomplished through worship, prayer, community, and service.

This year, the Wesley Foundation will launch The CONNECT Program, a new emphasis on connecting students with each other, with God, and with the world. This program will include events on campus to foster conversation and relationship-building among students, while continuing to offer weekly worship and Bible study times, as the Wesley Foundation has always done. Sunday suppers also help connect students with each other and with the community, and a spring break mission trip and local mission projects help connect students with the world around them. In all of this, the most important connection is with God.

Though many students may come to college without prior experience of church, the campus ministry’s job is to help all students learn how to connect with God, so these events will also be focused on growing that connection with God. Wesley Foundation prayer days and vigils also help instill that deep, sustaining connection with God.

The Wesley Foundation is deeply grateful for the support of Wesley UMC. You help make ministry possible through all your gifts, not just of money, but of your time and your talents, as well. 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 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 visit our website at and 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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