The University of Delaware Wesley Foundation is housed within Newark United Methodist Church, located at 69 East Main Street in downtown Newark.


Weekly Events 


Morning Worship - Most students attend the 11am contemporary SonSpirit worship service upstairs in Heritage Hall. Newark UMC also offers a traditional worship service upstairs in the Sanctuary at 8am and 9:30am. We offer a free fellowship brunch following the 11am service every Sunday in Memorial Lounge, near the back door of the church.


Daugherty Devotionals - Monday mornings from 8:30-8:45am in Daugherty Hall in the Trabant Student Center on campus. Daugherty Hall, aka the Trabant Chapel, is across the hall from the Trabant Multi-purpose rooms. Start off the week with us with a short devotional, and maybe get some much-needed Monday morning hugs.


Study Break - Every third Tuesday at 5:30pm at Buffalo Wild Wings for half-priced wings, followed by a $6 movie at the Main Street theater or a free one in the lounge. Study Break is a great way to sneak in some de-stressing laughs during the week!


Bible Study - Wednesday evenings starting at 7pm in the Wesley Lounge, led by our campus pastor Rev. Ward Mesick. This semester we are reading through and discussing the Book of Mark.

Wesley Lunch - Wednesdays at noon in the Scrounge at the Perkins Student Center on campus. Stay and eat with us, or just stop by for a quick hello!


Prayer Service - Thursday evenings at 6pm in the Chapel on the ground floor. This is a quiet service for reflection and prayer that lasts about 45 minutes. At 7pm we feature movies in the Wesley Lounge for a quick study break.

Bands - Not the musical kind! Wesley bands are small groups of 3-4 students that meet once a week to talk about the big and little questions of faith, how current social issues intertwine with Christianity, that incredible touchdown at the game last week, how you almost slept through your exam yesterday... We all need extra support sometimes during college, and members of Wesley bands help each other through the ups and downs. For more information or to find a band that fits your schedule, email our Devotions Chair Connor at


Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors... But which door?

Sunday mornings - Every door is open!

  At any other time, please use the newly completed welcome center at the back of the church on E Delaware Ave.

  You may be asked to sign in -- just write "Wesley" or "WF" for the group you're with.







Head straight down the hallway to find the Wesley Lounge. Many of our events are held here throughout the week. It's also open during church office hours (M-F, 8-4) if you need a space to study, nap or snack. 




Fellowship Events

For events at the church, see door schedule above.  For events away from the church, meet in back parking lot.

Seasonal events:  Games on the Green, Apple Picking, Settlers of Catan Tournament, Halloween Party, Movie Marathons, Fall Lock-In, etc.


Parking for Wesley events is available in the lot at the back of the church (Delaware Ave. side)




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