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The Summer Mailing has lots of information about upcoming events.

Summer Mailing


The Wesley Foundation at Iowa State University (ISU) exists to help students, faculty and staff at ISU, along with members of the surrounding community, “find their path and share their journey” through worship experiences, study groups, service opportunities, fellowship activities, leadership development and more.

We are dedicated to social justice, interfaith cooperation and radical love. We encourage questions and facilitate discussions, worship, actions and other endeavors which will lead to a deeper relationship with God and make a positive and lasting impact on individuals, our community and the world. This supportive family of faith employs no circles of exclusion and provides open arms to all.

To learn about an area of ministry please click below!

Worship Experiences

“Worship is a way of seeing the world in the light of God.” -Abraham Joshua Heschel

“If God were small enough to be understood, He would not be big enough to be worshipped.” ― Evelyn Underhill

“I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.” -Henry Ward Beecher

Leadership Development

“Catch on fire and others will love to come watch you burn.”  ― John Wesley

“Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.” -Author Unknown


“What one generation tolerates, the next generation will embrace.”  ― John Wesley


“We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.”  ― Dorothy Day

Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. -Anais Nin

“We need to be angels for each other, to give each other strength and consolation. Because only when we fully realize that the cup of life is not only a cup of sorrow but also a cup of joy will we be able to drink it.– Henri J.M. Nouwen

We can never get a re-creation of community and heal our society without giving our citizens a sense of belonging.” -Patch Adams

“Hear me, four quarters of the world – a relative I am! Give me the strength to walk the soft earth, a relative to all that is! Give me the eyes to see and the strength to understand, that I may be like you. With your power only can I face the winds.– Black Elk

Acts of Kindness

“Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.” ― John Wesley

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: “If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?” But the good Samaritan reversed the question: “If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?” – Martin Luther King Jr Pastor, Activist, Humanitarian

Prayer in action is love, and love in action is service. Try to give unconditionally whatever a person needs in the moment. The point is to do something, however small, and show you care through your actions by giving your time … We are all God’s children so it is important to share His gifts. Do not worry about why problems exist in the world – just respond to people’s needs … We feel what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean, but that ocean would be less without that drop.” – Mother Teresa, Nun and Missionary

“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” -Albert Einstein

“If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain.
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.” – Emily Dickinson


“The vibrations on the air are the breath of God speaking to man’s soul. Music is the language of God. We musicians are as close to God as man can be. We hear his voice, we read his lips, we give birth to the children of God, who sing his praise. That’s what musicians are.” -Beethoven

“Music is the universal language of mankind.” -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Who hears music, feels his solitude peopled at once.” – Robert Browning

“Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.” ― Sarah Dessen

“Music… will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you.” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer