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FALL 2018 ISSUE

OCTOBER | 2018 NOVEMBER

WES-SIDE STORY THE STORIES OF THE TSU WESLEY FOUNDATION

OUR LATEST VENTURES Get the exclusive update on what's been happening at the TSU Wesley Foundation transformation and hear about how is happening God has been moving at the in our wesley ministry. PAGE

The TSU Wesley Foundation had an amazing time at this year's Leading In Transformation (LIT) Conference on the campus of Clark Atlanta University. The morning began with the powerful words of Dr. Daniel Black as he read excerpts from his book, The Coming: The story of The Middle Passage and spiritual formation within the ethnic experience. Reminding us that we must never forget our history and what our ancestors overcame in order for us to be where we are today. After Dr. Black, we all came together for a delicious lunch and mingle with the event sponsors. Students then had the choice of five breakout sessions, each lead by a prominent leader of the community. During this time they were given the opportunity to network with peers of similar interests and passions. The sessions included: Academic Track,

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Entrepreneurship, Seminarian and Young Clergy Track, Social Justice Track and Ministry Track. Each session was followed with an in-depth Q&A session where all were able to not only gain knowledge from the leader of the session but were able to learn from each other's personal experiences. We then rejoined for a group session on Media and The Message: Using Social Media to Leverage One’s Ministry Message. Where we learned how to maximize our social media influence for God's Glory and to spread His Word. Students then had the choice of 4 powerful "Living Well" sessions: Suicide Prevention, Transformational Creative Voices, Spirituality for The Millennial Leader and The Effects of Mass Incarceration. Followed by a community service project which will be highlighted in our next story. We ended the night with a mighty move of God in our LIT Worship Experience with Travis Greene as the guest artist and Reverend Dr. Kevin Murriel as guest speaker.


COMMUNITY SERVICE MAKING A DIFFERENCE

campus care packages The TSU Wesley Foundation truly loves to serve the community! During our time at The LIT Conference we took special time out to create care packages for the students of Clark Atlanta University which included basic toiletry needs of laundry detergent, toilet paper, sanitizer and more. Along with a suicide prevention letter which helped students to recognize signs of suicide awareness and how to act in prevention. The students were beyond blessed by the care packages and our TSU students were blessed to bring joy and a smile to their faces.

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A BIG THANK YOU! TO OUR UMC FAMILY

This fall semester, our campus ministry at the TSU Wesley Foundation has been filled with vibrancy and excitement. We send this message of thanks to you for helping us so generously with our College Care Package Community Service Project. Your contributions of items were so appreciated. College students enjoyed stuffing and delivering the care packages to college students who really needed the love and encouragement shown by the United Methodist church. A special thanks to the Red River District, Bellevue UMC, St. Mark Nashville UMC, Clark Memorial UMC, Dickson First UMC, Gordon UMC and individual UMC partners for your special contributions towards our campus mission projects. Words cannot express how fun it was to come and meet you personally to collect the items you generously donated. It was a joy to show our students the connection within the UMC! We will continue to canvas our campus periodically with care packages giving our Wesley students an opportunity to minister to others and show the love of Christ. Together, campus ministry and local congregations can make a huge impact on the lives of young adults. If you would like to continue to be in this ministry with us, or maybe you can refer a Sunday school class a ministry group, or even specific families in your congregation that would find it meaningful to continue to collect items for our care packages, please let us know. We have enclosed the list again to share. Please continue to keep your campus ministry in your prayers. We need and value our partnership! Blessings of Peace for the Holiday Season! Rev. Michele Morton

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OUR LOCAL NEWS WHAT'S HAPPENING AT THE WESLEY

Chips n' Chatter This semester, we kicked off a new weekly program, Chips N' Chatter, designed to inspire and empower young women about relationships, identity and self-leadership while in college. Lead by speaker and author, Kimberly "Brownie" Vaughn, she dives into her  powerful book, Confidence B4 Commitment, and expands on topics such as: promiscuity, closure issues, sex, soul ties, purpose, friendships, forgiveness, and more. Through this new program; lives are being transformed, accountability partnerships are being built and our young women are on a personal journey of self awareness more than ever before.

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boys to kings The Boys to Kings community service project, founded by TSU Wesley’s and Collegiate 100 member Burunde Buggs, was a great success this fall. This sixweek program began with the men of The Collegiate 100 meeting the fourthgrade boys of Alex Green Elementary School and leading them in literacy engagement activities with comprehensive discussions of literary text and the importance of reading for a greater future. Over the course of the six weeks, the men of Collegiate 100 and the fourth-grade boys continued to build positive and encouraging relationships that fostered academic excellence, self-confidence and leadership. The program culminated with a field trip to TSU’s campus where the boys learned the importance of higher education and how to begin setting goals and action planning for college preparation. Students were ecstatic to take their first college campus tour and be honored with a graduation ceremony from the Boys to Kings program.

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OUR LOCAL NEWS WHAT'S HAPPENING AT THE WESLEY

TSU WESLEY HOMECOMING TSU Homecoming weekend at The Wesley was one for the books! We were blessed to serve and meet many new faces during our annual fish fry and community service project. Followed by our life-changing Sunday inspiration service with talented musical guest performances and guest speaker, former NFL Tennessee Titan, Antonio Johnson. The word of the night "Love, A More Excellent Way" really came forth with Antonio's powerful message.

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WESLEY CELEBRATIONS! It is with great honor and excitement to announce the Baptism of TSU Wesley's, Sierra Allen! Sierra is a 17 Nashville native of McGavock High School where she is soon set to graduate and become a future freshman of Tennessee State University. The Wesley, along with the United Methodist Church and Gordon UMC hosted a beautiful baptism ceremony with dancing, praise and worship, prayer and scripture followed by a dinner in her honor. We are blessed to be a part of Sierra's life transformation! Â

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THANK YOU! the Wesley's Wishlist Reams of paper

Walmart gift cards

Sponsors for our annual

iTunes gift cards Movie theatre gift cards 50 inch flat screen TV

ED Fest Dinner sponsorship for any weekly service

New carpet for our lobby Upholstery for 8 chairs HeartStart home defibrillator

For all donations and sponsorships please contact Reverend Morton at revmortonwesley@comcast.net

GIVING To donate electronically please click the link below to our website giving page.

WWW.TSUWESLEY615.COM For mail, please address your donations to Rev. Michele Morton 3201 John A Merritt Blvd Nashville, TN 37209

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