New Year New Things

Well hello there, ladies and gents. You may have heard talks about Thursday nights looking and sounding differently this year as compared to last year. And you’re right! In past years, our weekly Thursday nights consisted of communion, dinner, and a program hosted by students, staff, or members of the community. The Design Team, the leadership team at Wesley, decided to re-vamp the way Thursday nights look, and we are very excited about the new changes! This discussion started when the team noticed the programs were becoming less fruitful due to the weekly commitment. This summer, the team then decided that a less rigid structure would be more beneficial for the Wesley community which will allow us more time to hang out, do homework together (ha), and fellowship after dinner. With all of these changes, we thought Thursday nights should have a sweet name, so they will now be known as “The Gathering.” Fancy, huh? The Gathering will start at 6 pm in the Fellowship Hall basement of University United Methodist Church on Franklin Street.

But what about when we want to have a program? The Design Team expressed how important program is to the Wesley body, so they will still happen! But guess what, the programs won’t always be put on by us. Let’s say the Environmental Club is hosting a speaker who will talk about caring for the environment from a spiritual perspective. We feel it’s important to support other clubs and not let these awesome opportunities go to waste, so this will become a program, most likely followed by a discussion led by some Wesley students. These programs will be called 608 (six-oh-eight), inspired by the verse Micah 6:8. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. Another example of a 608 could be Wesley hosting a discussion, in which we would open it up for other clubs and campus ministries to attend. 608 does not always have to occur on a Thursday night either- we’re flexible! We hope that these changes excite you as much as they do the Design Team. Please ask us if you have any questions regarding this re-vampage (that’s definitely a word), or let us know if you ever have an idea for a 608 event.

Melissa Robinson
Class of 2014

Posted on August 13, 2013 .