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OU Wesley Foundation holds open house

The Wesley Foundation at the University of Oklahoma held an open house and dedication on Nov. 10 to celebrate the completion of a $700,000 rennovation. Updates include asbestos abatement, a redesigned...

Wesley Foundations host watch party for racial justice documentary

By Tabitha Beckman and Meagan Ewton What does a collaboration between two Wesley Foundations to examine racial justice look like? A new documentary exploring this question debuted at Edmond-First UMC ...

Langston’s Wesley Foundation to host 10th Anniversary Gala

On August 4, 2018, at Church of the Servant, at 4 p.m., the Wesley Foundation at Langston University will have its 10th Anniversary Awards Gala. The purpose of this event is to celebrate those who ...

Students value ministry at TU

TULSA — Two young adults active in United Methodist campus ministry at the University of Tulsa wrote about its value in their lives for the Wesley Foundation’s newsletter. Gloria Hrncir is a junior at...

Wesley Foundation at OSU nearly complete

BY CHRIS SCHUTZ STILLWATER — Applications are being accepted for residential space in the soon-to-be completed three-story Wesley Foundation building that sits just south of Oklahoma State University’...

NEO tournament honors late board member

MIAMI, Okla. — Campus ministry leaders already have scheduled a fundraiser for the next academic year after the success of an inaugural golf tournament for the Wesley Foundation at Northeastern ...

Work begins for OU Wesley project

BY CHRIS SCHUTZ NORMAN, Okla. — Shovels hit the ground Jan. 8 for a symbolic start to a multiphase improvement project for the Wesley Foundation at the University of Oklahoma. The capital campaign ...

Center offers comfort after wreck

BY HOLLY MCCRAY TAHLEQUAH — Grieving college students found a place of solace Sept. 18 at the Wesley Foundation for Northeastern State University after five peers died in a local wreck. A pickup truck...

Campaign to upgrade OU Wesley

The reconfigured north entrance to the Wesley Foundation at OU will include patio seating and distinctive signage. BY HOLLY MCCRAY The front door seldom opens at the Wesley Foundation for the ...

A taste of success

Representatives of the Wesley Foundation at Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, recently received a Community Service Award for the Wesley’s efforts to serve a weekly meal to all on campus. ...

Campus ministries pair up

BY HOLLY MCCRAY Football star James Houchin of Lone Grove High School signed to play for East Central University, Ada, Oklahoma, and resolved to find "somewhere to keep my head on straight" when he ...

Nigerian at OU hears God’s call

‘I found a community’ — Gloria A., campus ministry intern By CHRIS SCHUTZ “God knows best.” That’s the translation of the Nigerian first name of Tsematosan Gloria Ajinomisanghan, an international ...

35 colleges send reps to interfaith conference at OCU

Panelists discuss religious life at United Methodist colleges during a national conference at OCU. PHOTO BY JOSEPH MORROW, IFYC Campus ministers, students, faculty, and even college presidents ...

OSU campus ministry clears ground for transformation

A girl rides 4-year-old Popcorn, led by Taylor Reed, on the Wesley Foundation property in Stillwater. The miniature horse also posed for selfies with guests.   BY HOLLY MCCRAY Lucian Cretiu ...

Campus ministry in Stillwater to break ground - Former students recall room to thrive

BY SHELBY HOLCOMB Welcome points to the infinitely important invitation to be comfortable, be yourself. To be welcome is to be home. At the heart of the Wesley Foundation at Oklahoma State ...

Blessed beginning

img class="img-responsive" height="1079" src="" title="Campus minister Cecelia Brooks baptizes Samantha Jay at the Wesley ...

District’s campus ministries collaborate on 2 fundraisers

In the Cimarron District, three campus ministries are working together to raise funds and support through several shared events. The United Methodist ministries at Oklahoma Panhandle State ...

OSU college alum recalls group adventure with campus minister

By MALLORY ROSS It was an incredibly cold January night when I found myself riding across the country in a minivan, not sure what I had gotten myself into. I knew I was headed toward Washington, D.C....

Lilly grants go to 2 campus ministries

The United Methodist campus ministries at Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma have each been awarded $100,000 grants by the Lilly Endowment Inc. In Norman, The Wesley at OCU ...

Making disciples, creating leaders, transforming lives at OSU

The ministry of the Wesley Foundation at Oklahoma State University is focused on five fundamental pillars: Hospitality, Worship, Healing and Wholeness, Leadership Development, and Shared Community. ...

What is the dream of the Wesley Foundation at Oklahoma State University?

Expansion of current ministries Our mission, "To Make Disciples, Create Leaders, and Transform Lives for the Transformation of the World," is at the foundation of our dreams. The Wesley Foundation at...

Architect made home in OSU Wesley basement

By Michelle Crater The Wesley Foundation at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, is about to see some major changes. The United Methodist campus ministry is in the middle of a $6 million capital ...

SWOSU campus ministry wins grant

A $12,000 grant from the denomination’s Young Clergy Initiative will make possible a new internship program by the Wesley Foundation at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford. The ...

Colleges retreat for spiritual study

Students and directors from six of Oklahoma’s campus ministries traveled to Kansas for the All-Wesley Retreat, a jurisdiction-wide event Feb. 13-15. Communion includes chocolate candy. A speaker ...

Campus ministry updating its prime location

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Imagine what's next -- The Wesley Foundation praise band from the University of Oklahoma


Blessed in Costa Rica -- College student describes Claremore group’s journey

By AUBRY NAGY When someone says they’ve gotten more than they bargained for, it normally has a bad connotation. They mean there is too much work to be done. But what if we give this phrase a ...

Cyclist peddles stories of OSU Wesley

By CHRIS SCHUTZ, Contributing writer A 23-year-old OSU graduate who is new to long-distance cycling hit the road this spring to spread word in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas about the Wesley Foundation ...

100 years of U.S. campus ministry -- SWOSU Wesley serves generations

By Elizabeth Horton-Ware, SWOSU campus minister Arlen and Joyce Hamburger have a long history with the ministry of The Wesley Foundation, the United Methodist campus ministry at Southwestern ...

2 students grow in faith at Langston -- 100 years of Methodist campus ministry

‘God changed my life’ Last fall, Trevon McNabb transferred to Oklahoma’s Langston University from Los Angeles. "I was looking for a church home when I first moved to Langston. I didn’t want to stop ...

Rally at Cross Point -- All Wesley Retreat

College students from five annual conferences sing out at the All Wesley Retreat on Feb. 14-16 at Cross Point Camp beside Lake Texoma. Six years ago, Wesley Foundation leaders at the University of ...

OSU student sings praise for Wesley Foundation life --100 years of Methodist campus ministry

By Lindsey Chancellor When I came to college in Stillwater I was saddened that I would not be a part of my church youth group on a regular basis. It took me some time to realize God still had a plan...

OCU alum credits Wesley Center

100 years of Campus Ministry This continues a series marking 100 years of campus ministry. One objective of the Oklahoma Conference’s Strategic Plan is to reach more younger people. As an OCU ...

Celebrate United Methodist Student Day on Nov. 24

The last Sunday in November is designated as United Methodist Student Day. Special offerings for this cause provide for scholarships through the United Methodist General Board of Higher Education ...

OU students aid medical mission - 100 years of Methodist campus ministry

John Verbick and Amy Steele play with children in Colombia. This story from the Wesley Foundation at the University of Oklahoma, in Norman, is the second in an ongoing series. About a ...

A campus ministry milestone

The 2013-14 academic year marks the 100th anniversary of the campus ministry movement, as designated in a 2012 General Conference petition. The first Wesley Foundation was established in 1913 at ...

Campus minister keeps it relevant

Charlie Spears was in his 20s when he became the director of the Wesley Foundation, the United Methodist campus ministry at the University of Tulsa. Read the story by Bill Sherman in the Tulsa World ...

Students imagine what's NEXT - Campus ministry

Oklahomans savor a moment at NEXT, a recent campus ministry event in St. Louis. In front are, from left, Elizabeth Horton-Ware, Katelyn Trobaugh, and Angela Smith. All are named in the story. ...

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