Calling all FGCU/FSW Students! join Gulf Coast Wesley by clicking on the link image. Then look for emails from Rev. Christy Holden containing invitations to fun events with FREE food, a great group of people, time to worship and grow your faith. eepurl.com/dEYIxn... See MoreSee Less
Students, if this is you after your first week...Remember..."All things are possible thru Christ who strengthens you!!" You got this!!! This semester doesn't even know what's coming at it! You can do this!! ... See MoreSee Less
It is with a heavy heart that we share this morning that one of our students, and our friend Taylor Hicks was tragically killed in a car accident yesterday. Her bright, funny, hard-working spirit will certainly be missed! Praise be to God for the time we were able to share together. Please pray for her family especially during this difficult time. She is pictured here with Joy Bridwell, one of or Board members, and long time mentor to Taylor. ... See MoreSee Less
TIE_DYE TEE PARTY IS TONIGHT! Come tee cycle and bring an old t-shirt or toiletries and we'll give you a new one to tie-dye however you like. Come see us at the ROC in Northlake from 6-8pm tonight! There will also be a community service project benefitting local domestic violence shelters. ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day! Today let's consider how we can love each other better, and repent for the ways in which we have failed to do that well in the past. Christ being or helper, let's recommit today to becoming the most loving people we can be. May the Holy Spirit help us make it so! ... See MoreSee Less
What are you doing to show love to yourself this Valentine’s Day?
Often we think of Valentine’s Day being about the affirmations we get from others. But what if you could do something to foster love for yourself? We are all born into this world as a blessing. But we are taught to focus on the negative in ourselves and in others. Try this, from author/spiritual teacher Richard Rohr:
Think of a negative phrase you have said aloud or thought to yourself that stems from a sense of shame rather than your inherent dignity. Turn it upside down and say, in first person, present tense, an affirmation of your God-given value. For example: I am unlovable. . . . I am infinitely loved. I don’t have enough. . . . I have everything I need. I am stupid. . . . I have the mind of Christ. I am worthless. . . . I am precious in God’s eyes, I am honored, and God loves me. Repeat the positive statement aloud, slowly, with intention and trust, several times. Then rest silently in the awareness that you are already and forever, without any effort or achievement on your part, a beloved and blessed child of God. Happy Valentine’s Week! ... See MoreSee Less
Great opportunity for making your summer significant! Love God, Serve People, Change the WorldDo you have plans for the summer?! Now is the time to turn in your application for summer 2018 at Riverside! Join us for a great summer of having fun and transforming lives! ... See MoreSee Less
It's time to kick off spring semester service learning hours! This Saturday night from 6:15pm-7:30pm for Raise the Roof Concert at Estero United Methodist. Please no jeans or t-shirts. Contact Lindsay Sanchez for credit for hours and any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org ... See MoreSee Less
For centuries this prayer has been used to help people reorder priorities, and to align their hearts, minds, and spirits to the will and work of Christ. Please know that as you kick off a new semester, you are being prayed for and the power of the Holy Spirit is with you to guide your path if you choose. Happy first day of classes everyone! ... See MoreSee Less
Thirty-five students from different races and backgrounds recently came together at an event called the Converge Retreat, an idea formed by three Wesley Foundation campus ministers. Held at Riverside ...
Friends, If you are attending Friendsgiving tonight make sure to park at the Post Office next to Copper Oaks. There will be a "shuttle" to pick you up. Call or text Carlene at (386)453-8890! ... See MoreSee Less
Wesley students spent their weekend at Riverside Retreat joined by FAMU Wesley and United Wesley learning about safe spaces and effective communication skills dealing with tough topics covering race, rights and preconceived notions. It was a great opportunity to meet new friends, understand others perspectives and have fun doing it! #whereiswesley ... See MoreSee Less
ATTENTION PUMPKIN UNLOADERS! The date has been changed to Sunday October 15 at 12:30 at Estero UMC; 8088 Lords Way Estero. Sorry for the late notice! Contact Lindsay Sanchez at email@example.com for any questions. ... See MoreSee Less
Hey everyone there's a new community service opportunity available October 21 from 8:30-1 during the Eagle Expo. Check out the flyer for more info! Contact Jenna from the flyer for more info. ... See MoreSee Less
A super weekend of community service! Yesterday several of our students helped out a single mom with moving some furniture. Today, a group went to help with hurricane clean up efforts at Riverside Retreat. #whereisWesley ... See MoreSee Less
GOOD SAMARITAN CYCLING TEAM is a great ministry that we have the opportunity to add to our service learning list. A bike will be provided for you to cycle different areas of Fort Myers to hand out meals and resources to the homeless. This will be taking place Tuesday-Thursday 12-3pm and Saturday 1-4pm. Please sign up with the link signup.com/go/TQOcWkZ and contact Lindsay Sanchez at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions! ... See MoreSee Less
Need a new profile pic in a pumpkin patch for the season? We have a service learning opportunity for the month of October to help sell pumpkins at Estero UMC's annual pumpkin patch! Every weekday starting October 16th we'll be in the patch from 2-8pm and 12-8pm on the weekends until Halloween. Sign up using the following link signup.com/go/sqCuvWJ Contact Lindsay Sanchez at email@example.com for more info. ... See MoreSee Less
Its that time of year again! Come help us UNLOAD PUMPKINS. This event will be Saturday October 14 at 9am-12pm at Estero UMC. Fill out the sign in sheet at signup.com/go/XgELZwU Contact Lindsay Sanchez at firstname.lastname@example.org If you need to carpool from campus for the event please let Lindsay know before Friday. Make sure to check the Facebook page for any info regarding late or early pumpkins! ... See MoreSee Less
Looking for service hours? We have ESTERO UMC COMMUNITY GARDEN for the following semester. Gardening with Farmer Bob is every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9am-12pm with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Please sign up at signup.com/go/MiEBVwK for more information. Feel free to contact Lindsay Sanchez at email@example.com with any questions. ... See MoreSee Less
FGCU/FSW students, Gulf Coast Wesley, and Ft Myers peeps... There is a hurricane relief work team heading out Saturday morning and we need some physically strong helpers to assist our neighbors in removing debris. If you can help out please message Christy Allen Holden asap!
Due to hurricane Irma, we will not have Wesley this Monday night. Please take every precaution to prepare yourself to ride out the storm safely. Watch here for news about our next Wesley gathering. Stay safe. God bless you! ... See MoreSee Less
We're keeping a close eye on Irma! We will make an announcement by Thursday regarding our scheduled worship and fellowship gathering on September 11th. In the meantime, stay safe, be prepared, and feel free to reach out to us if you need help creating or implementing a hurricane plan! www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/ready.php... See MoreSee Less
We'll be packing hygiene relief kits to go to people in need in the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey! Stay tuned for specifics on a packing party, but in the meantime, you can start gathering the basics for health kits now! See the attached link to UMCOR for the required supplies. UMCOR is very specific on what can be accepted, any supplies beyond what is asked for by UMCOR will be donated to area charities. ... See MoreSee Less
Health kits provide basic necessities to people who have been forced to leave their homes because of human conflict or natural disaster. Health kits are also used as learning tools in personal hygiene...
So excited to have amazing student leaders, and to be meeting new friends on campus today! If you're at FGCU or FSW swing by today!Come ask us about free bowling! We'll be in the Cohen Center atrium until 3! #fgcuwesley #campusministry #livethefgculife #fgcu ... See MoreSee Less
Hey y'all if you are in town, we are meeting in Gulf Coast Town Center @ Starbucks for coffee and conversation. I'll be there at 7pm tonight, hope to see some of y'all there!! -Jocelyn ... See MoreSee Less
Hey y'all there was no email today, but if you are in town we are meeting in Gulf Coast Town Center @ Starbucks for coffee and conversation! I'll be there at 7pm tonight, hope to see some of y'all there!! ... See MoreSee Less
Don't miss this week's summer Wesley! Discussion for this week: Finding Meaning in the World Around Us. What if we could figure out what God is up to by watching for the patterns of God's work in the world? Come to Fosters Grille in GCTC Monday at 7pm to find out! ... See MoreSee Less
Please join us in prayer for Wesley students and alumni doing internships or serving in various mission capacities this summer:
Jordan Coldren, Internship with Collier County Sheriff Dept. Jack Harcombe, Warren Willis Camp Leah Ramos, Warren Willis Camp Alex Pilkington, Business Analytics Internship with Hertz Crislyn Lucas, Internship in Accounting with Publix Joselyn Arco, Wesley Summer Staff Rika Lively, Florida Conference Ministry Intern Lindsay Sanchez, Tanzania Alex Elliott, New Zealand, Environmental Science Internship ... See MoreSee Less
Slime wrestling? Maybe...And also one of our Gulf Coast Wesley students serving area youth! Go Joselyn Arco!What an awesome time this afternoon wrestling in a huge pool of slimy Yuk! #chirhocrew #nottoomanyinjuries #ilovetheseyouth ... See MoreSee Less
At the Community Engagement Expo today, celebrating a year's hard work with or amazing service minded students.
“A spirituality that is only private and self-absorbed, one devoid of an authentic political and social consciousness, does little to halt the suicidal juggernaut of history. On the other hand, an activism that is not purified by profound spiritual and psychological self-awareness and rooted in spiritual truth, wisdom, and compassion will only perpetuate the problem it is trying to solve, however righteous its intentions.” Andrew Harvey ... See MoreSee Less
Cypress Lake UMC in Fort Myers is looking for the next Director of Children's Ministries. Cypress Lake is located in beautiful, south Fort Myers and has an average worship of about 1,000 people with an ongoing outreach to children, youth and their families.
The job description is below. For more information or to apply, please contact Erick Ashley at eashley@CypressLakeUMC.com.
It's an annual rite of passage. High school students preparing for college can be exciting and challenging. A 2017 College Connection retreat held at Warren Willis Camp was attended by eight Wesley Fo...
So excited to announce that former Wesley student Jordan Flash Brown has been chosen to compete on American Ninja Warrior season nine. Praying for him this Friday as he makes his long fought for ANW debut! ... See MoreSee Less
Please sign up to share how Wesley has impacted you and the campus, we will be having visitors evaluating our ministry and they would love to hear from you! Please share a half hour of your time on April 3rd, sign up with the link attached. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
If you're helping with the ECHO event this morning please make sure you're there by 11 to check in and get registered! Lindsay Sanchez will be there for questions. We are working the kids activity table now! ... See MoreSee Less
Anyone in the area tomorrow, I have a last minute service learning opportunity for you. Need help tomorrow morning beginning at 8am in the Bower School of music. Local piano students are coming to campus for a Student Competition Day. They are short handed on volunteers and need help with set up in the morning and more throughout the day. If you can help, message Christy Allen Holden asap for more info. ... See MoreSee Less
Wesley will be partnering with GIVE to provide parking services for ECHO March 18! If you would like to receive community service hours for this event, please sign up following the directions below. 1. Go to echonet.org 2. Click on Get Involved, chose volunteer 3. On the lower right side is the calendar, click on March 18 festival afternoon 4. Press sign up 5. Fill in information *Let them know you are signing up for parking with GIVE/ Lindsay Sanchez ... See MoreSee Less
Check this out Wesley! A great way to spend your summer!
LECFamily Do you know a talented young adult who is interested in ministry or camps and retreats as a career? Will you be seeing an awesome young person during the holidays who might be looking for a summer experience focused on sharing Christian love and hospitality?
LECFamily and the Life Enrichment Retreat Center are currently accepting applications for our Summer Staff for 2017!
Just a reminder that we could use some extra hands tomorrow morning at Estero United Methodist Church from 8:30-12 to hangout with the Superkids Club. This is a community service event so hours will be available! ... See MoreSee Less
Amazing weekend working with high school students who are craving to know more of Jesus as they transition into college. Thanks to Wesley students Brittany Violka and Jack Harcombe who gave up their weekend to serve, and shared incredible testimonies about their experience of Jesus thru Gulf Coast Wesley!! ... See MoreSee Less
Welcome back!!!! Join us tomorrow night at 7pm for a back to school party. We will be meeting at Estero United Methodist Church for a movie on a big screen and Free pizza 🍕 We can't wait to see everyone and hope you had a great break! ... See MoreSee Less
This is the Wesley Covenant Prayer. It was historically used by John Wesley's faith communities at the start of every new year. Rather than making this year about big resolutions, think about making this year about a big relationship. If you really give yourself to Jesus, this prayer has the potential to be a game changer in the most significant relationship in your whole life... The One that can change all the others for good. #relationshipsnotresolutions #gulfcoastwesley #fgcuwesley ... See MoreSee Less
Just a reminder there is no Wesley Experience tonight due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Hope you all have a happy and safe holiday!!!! Very thankful to have each and every one of you with us this semester! ... See MoreSee Less
Cheering like crazy for Elena Dent, daughter of Wesley's friend Dr. Eric Dent, who is currently competing in the junior Olympics. She has made it to quarter finals, placing her at eighth in the world so far. Come on Elena!!! We are rooting for you!!! ... See MoreSee Less
If you are a current student and Wesley goer, please message Alex Pilkingtonyour UIN, email and shirt size if you would like to receive a Dirty Bird shirt with Gulf Coast Wesley written on the back. Let's show our student athletes that Wesley supports them! ... See MoreSee Less