WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS:  August 25 – 31 (September 2), 2014



Auditors on campus (K-115 )


Tuesday, August 26

Community worship:  Opening Convocation / Lord Leslie Griffiths, preaching (Oxnam Chapel)


Wednesday, August 27

DEADLINE for email announcements, 12 pm!  (Please send nearly “camera ready” information in Calibri font, 12pt to communications@wesleyseminary.eduThank you!)

Student Council, 12 – 1 pm (Bess Jones)

Community Worship, 6-15 – 7:15 pm (Oxnam Chapel)


Friday, August 29

Wesley Ambassadors, 12 – 2 pm, (Elderdice)


Sunday, August 31

French Speaking Protestant Church, 10:30 am - 1 pm (Oxnam Chapel / narthex)

Malagasy Community Church, 2 – 6:30 pm (Oxnam Chapel / Elderdice



Monday, September 1 – LABOR DAY!  (Offices closed / No classes)


Tuesday, September 2

Community Worship, 11 am  (Oxnam Chapel)

Memorial Service for Dr. Mary Alice Edwards, 4:30 pm (Oxnam  Chapel, followed by a reception in Elderdice)





Our opening chapel service will take place on Tuesday, August 26, at 11 am in Oxnam Chapel.  Lord Leslie Griffiths, Superintendent Minister at Wesley’s Chapel, London will be our preacher.


After a short career teaching medieval English in the University of Wales, Dr. Leslie Griffiths became a lay preacher in the Methodist Church of Great Britain before taking a master’s degree in theology at Cambridge University while training for the ministry. He spent most of the 1970s serving the Methodist Church of Haiti. Two of his children were born there and he was ordained there.  He travels there regularly and is a leading campaigner for Haiti in the political as well as the not-for-profit sectors. He has written a biography of Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the Roman Catholic priest and liberation theologian who became Haiti’s president. He was awarded a Ph.D. from the School of Oriental and African Studies in the University of London for his work on Haiti.


Dr. Griffiths has served in a number of appointments in or around London and has been at Wesley’s Chapel and the Museum of Methodism for the last 18 years.  He was president of the British Methodist Conference from 1994 to1995.  In 2004, Prime Minister Tony Blair appointed him a working peer in the House of Lords, where he sits with the Labour Party. Griffiths has written seven books. He has had a long broadcasting career with the BBC. He is an honorary canon of St Paul’s Cathedral. He is married to Margaret, a hospital radiotherapist until her retirement. They have three married children and two grandchildren.



Please join us in celebrating the life of Dr. Mary Alice Edwards, Professor Emerita of Christian Education (1957-1983) and Interim Dean at Wesley Theological Seminary.  She also was the former director of Christian education for the Baltimore Washington Conference of The United Methodist Church and a leader in Older Adult Ministries.  The service will be held on Tuesday, September 2, at 4:30 pm. in Wesley’s Oxnam Chapel.  A reception in Elderdice Hall will follow the memorial service.


Dr. Edwards was born Mary Alice Douty in Rochester, N.Y., and raised in Baltimore.  She taught at the former Westminster Theological Seminary in Westminster, MD, before the school moved to Washington and was renamed in 1958. She published textbooks on seminary education and taught courses on human development, ministry to the aging and religious drama.  She served on the Montgomery County Commission on Aging, led a sleepover camp for senior church members near West River, Md., and was a former member of Coppin State University’s spiritual life committee in Baltimore.  Dr. Edward died July 9, 2014 at age 100 at her home in Annapolis.



The Episcopal community at Wesley gathers each Wednesday at 12:05 pm in Oxnam Chapel for a service of Holy Eucharist following the service in The Book of Common Prayer. The service lasts approximate 40 minutes. All are welcome. The first service will be held Wednesday, September 3.  Please join us!  If you have questions or would like to be added to the community email list, please contact Dr. Hogan at lhogan@wesleyseminary.edu.



The Communications Committee of the Student Council is now hiring staff for the 2014-2015 Wesley Journal. This staff will be responsible for a one page weekly publication of “The Wesley Weekly” to update students of events for that week, as well as a monthly publication of the Wesley JournalCurrently we are only filing the Editor-in-Chief and Design Editor positions. Contact Ellen LaCroix for an application or job description at elacro2@gmail.com. Applications will be accepted through Friday September  5 and interviews will be scheduled for the following week.

WESLEY FELLOWSHIP UPCOMING EVENT:  Night out in Glen Echo ParkFriday, September 5 at 7 pm

Join us as we journey to Glen Echo Park for a night of fun!  For those who want to Contra Dance, bring $10 and your dancing shoes!  For those who want to walk and wander around the park, join us for an evening of adventures at this location not far from campus!

For more information, like us on Facebook @ facebook.com/wtsfellowship or email us @ wtsfellowship@gmail.com


THE  DADIAN GALLERY IS OPEN AGAIN!  Be sure to see “LIVING TRADITION:  Icons for the Liturgical Year by Davydov & Shalamova.” Lovingly created and transported from Russia, 35 contemporary icons continue, extend, and reinterpret the centuries-old tradition of art used as a powerful and responsible instrument for preaching a visual sermon.  Consider this your invitation to connect with the face of holiness.  For more information about the exhibit please contact Amy Gray:  202-885-8637 oragray@wesleyseminary.edu.


SECOND MONDAYS AT WESLEY – “Living Matthew 25: Focusing on the Big Things.” 

The Gospel will always challenge the status quo. In the 25th chapter of Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus reminds us that to do it to one of the least is to do it to him. So he challenges us to heal the sick, feed the hungry, and welcome the stranger. Big things!

Please join us as we explore “Living Matthew 25: Focusing on the Big Things.” Wesley’s faculty will unlock the Holy Scriptures and the church’s history, traditions, and theology to clarify the Gospel imperatives of healing the sick, feeding the hungry, and welcoming the stranger.


Our first meeting of the academic year will be Monday, Sept. 8, from 7:30 – 9 am in Elderdice Hall at Wesley’s main campus (4500 Massachusetts Avenue, NW).  President David McAllister-Wilson will be our first speaker of the season.  Please RSVP to events@wesleyseminary.edu or  202-885-8630.





Usual hours for both offices:  9 am – 12 pm & 1 – 4:30 pm (closed during lunch)


Business Office, M-Th, 9 am – 4:30 pm (open during lunch)

Friday, 9 am – 12 pm & 1 – 4:30 pm

Registrar’s Office, M-Th, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm (open during lunch)

Friday, 9 am – 12 pm & 1 – 4:30 pm



Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 10:30 pm

Friday: 8 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday: 10 am -5 pm (starting 6 September)

Sunday: Closed

Closed Labor Day



Monday – Friday:  8:30 am – 12 pm & 1 – 6:30 pm




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