On a bright sunny day, over 220 people gathered for the Consecration
Service of the Wesley House at the University of Arkansas. It was standing
room only, with people even lining the second floor balcony of the facility to
share in the service below. Joining the crowd of students, alumni, parents
and friends to celebrate and give thanks to God were Bishop Gary Mueller;
Dr. John Robbins, Senior Pastor of Central United Methodist Church,
Fayetteville; and Rev. Stephen Coburn, Northwest District Superintendent.
All shared in a beautiful litany of consecration that echoed the ministry’s
mission statement of helping students CONNECT, GROW, and BEAR
FRUIT in Christ during their college years.
Elizabeth Murphy, long-time member and current chair of the U of A
Wesley Advisory Council, concluded the service with a challenge to all in
attendance to join God’s Kingdom movement at U of A through sharing
in the work of the college ministry. She spoke of remaining naming
opportunities in the facility as well as U of A Wesley’s Extra Mile Club,
launched at the Consecration Service.
The day ended as every party should - with cake, punch and talk of great
plans for the future. But, the afterglow continues. To see pictures
from the service, hover over the photo below and click the buttons to scroll through the album! To watch the Wesley History video that was played at the service, click here.