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Religious Life

Texas Wesleyan University—from its inception—has been a place of higher education combined with faith development. We believe that it is during the college years that young adults come to explore, understand, and claim faith for themselves. We are here to help students do that in their journey of education and faith. Through our programs and activities, we hope students can develop meaningful experiences in faith, education, and the world.

Charles Wesley once wrote:

"Unite the pair so long disjoined,
Knowledge and vital piety.
Learning and holiness combined,
And truth and love let all persons see."

Please feel free contact us if you any questions or needs regarding religious life at Texas Wesleyan.

Peace,
Rev. Dr. Robert Kenji Flowers, University Chaplain

University Chapel

University Chapel at Texas Wesleyan University seeks to bring together the Wesleyan community in the chapel of the Polytechnic United Methodist Church for times of fellowship and worship. The Wesleyan community is invited to participate in these services of faith development; and persons of all faiths are welcome. Students and faculty occasionally join us as speakers. Special music is provided by our chapel band. Following chapel a free lunch is provided by area churches. Everyone is welcome -- That means you!

Chapel:
Tuesdays during Free Period (12:15PM)
Polytechnic UMC Chapel
Free Lunch

Common Meal

Need a moment to take a breather and talk about things that matter to you in your faith? Join us for Common Meal, were we meet regularly to hang out, eat, share our hopes and fears, and dialogue about our faith. It¹s just a simple recipe of food, friends, fellowship, and faith. At Common Meal, you'll find a safe place that welcomes and accepts you, wherever you are in your faith. Come join us as we strive to share the message of love, compassion and justice with each other and with the campus community.

When: Thursdays @ 12:15 (Free Period)

Where: PUMC, Room 312

Contact Information
Elijah Cumpton
Program Coordinator

Contact information
Phone number: 817-531-4972
Email: rkflowers@txwes.edu
ecumpton@txwes.edu
Office: PUMC 317

Connect with us
Keep in touch with us so we can let you know about fun events coming up!

https://www.facebook.com/TWUReligiousLife

Faith Communities

United Methodist

Arborlawn UMC - 817.731.0701

Arlington Heights UMC - 817.737.3161

Christ UMC - 817.346.2400

First UMC - 817.336.7277

Morningside UMC - 817-927-0730

Polytechnic UMC - 817.534.0278

First Presbyterian - 817.335.1231

University United Methodist - 817.926.4626

For a complete listing of all United Methodist churches in the area, visit:

http://archives.umc.org/Directory/ChurchDirectory.asp?ptid=1&mid=222 or www.ctcumc.org/churches

 

Baptist

Travis Avenue Baptist - 817.924.4266

Broadway Baptist - 817.336.5761

Southcliff Baptist - 817.924.2241

Catholic

Holy Name of Jesus - 817.536.9604

St. Rita - 817.451.9395

Disciples of Christ

Univeristy Christian - 817.926.6631

Episcopal

St. Andrew's - 817.717.1017

St. Lukes in the Meadow - 817.534.4925

Lutheran

St. Paul - 817.332.2281

Presbyterian

First Presbyterian - 817.335.1231

Unitarian Universalist

First Jefferson UU - 817-451-2939

Jewish Reform

Beth El Congregation - 817.332.7141

Chabad of Ft. Worth - 817.263.7701

Jewish Conservative

Congregation Avath Sholom - 817.731.4721

Islamic Worship

Missions and Volenteerism

Missions

From Texas Wesleyan to the World!

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in and to the ends of the earth.” – Acts 1:8

Spring Break Work Trip

We are called by God to love our neighbors as ourselves. One way of showing this love of others (holiness of life) is to reach out and meet basic human needs. By such means as building shelter for the homeless or holding an orphan child we can meet these basic needs and open the doors for conversations about Jesus Christ. Whether you are the most skilled wood worker or if this will be the first time you have picked up a hammer; whether you have held many orphans or none; and whether you have had numerous work trip experiences or if this will be your first time, all are welcome to come and explore the world through meeting the needs of others!

The Spring Break Work Trip is a chance for students to get involved in various ministry opportunities beyond the Ft. Worth area. Through refurbishing homes, teaching and ministering to children, working for disaster relief depots, and so forth, students are given the opportunity to interact and minister to peoples from different walks of life and from different states/countries. Past trips have gone to places such as Alaska, Mexico, Costa Rica, New Mexico and South Central Los Angeles.

If you are interested in the Spring Break Work Trip or you have ideas about future great places of service, please contact the Chaplain at 817-531-4461 or at gchilds@txwes.edu.

US-2 Program

The US-2 Program is a leadership development experience through peace with justice missions for young adults (20-30 years old). This two-year opportunity to serve in the United States encourages its participants to deepen their faith while learning from and serving with community based organizations. US-2's will boldly reexamine their role and participation in society as they struggle with hunger, homelessness, HIV/AIDS, illiteracy, children at risk, substance abuse, racism, domestic violence, and inadequate health care. For more information, click on the link below.

http://gbgm-umc.org/who_we_are/mp/us2.cfm

Mission Volunteers

This program provides mission opportunities around the world. For individuals, families or teams there is much work to be done. Mission trips can last anywhere from 1 week to several years. For more information, click on the link below.

http://gbgm-umc.org/vim/

 

Volunteerism

“…put on a heart of compassion…”
Colossians 3:12

Tarrant Area Food Bank

Tarrant Area Food Bank works to eliminate hunger in Fort Worth, Texas and 13 surrounding counties by providing food, education and other resources to partner agencies and their communities.

Individuals and groups are invited to donate their time and skills to help Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB) feed hungry Texans.

There are many volunteer opportunities available: committee work for special events, hospitality docents, quality control workers, office assistants (data input, filing, reception duty), coordinators of Food & Fund Drives and so forth.

For information about any of the these volunteer opportunities, please contact JoAnn Biggers, Volunteer Coordinator at 817-332-9177 or email at joann.biggers@tafb.org.

A basic one-hour orientation is provided for all volunteers on the following schedule:

First Tuesday of each month - 8:30 a.m.
Second Tuesday of the month - Noon
Third Tuesday of the month - 6:00 p.m.

You must schedule your orientation time. Please contact JoAnn Biggers at 817-332-9177 or joann.biggers@tafb.org to reserve your place.

Orientation is held in the Community Room at Tarrant Area Food Bank, 2600 Cullen Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107.

Cowtown Brush-Up

Cowtown Brush Up is one of the most successful neighborhood revitalization programs ever instituted. Since 1991, a total of 1,310 homes have been painted in low-income neighborhoods. This has enhanced these neighborhood’s images and entire communities have discovered a renewed sense of pride. For more information, you can visit their website at:

www.cowtownbrushup.com

Helpful Websites

Daily Devotions

A resource for daily devotions.

Religious Organizations at Texas Wesleyan University

Interested in joining a religious organization on campus?

Check out the Religious Organizations section on our Clubs and Organizations page.

United Methodist Student Movement

Today we see evidence that both the United Methodist Student Movement and Student Forum, the denomination’s only annual national leadership development event for college students, are playing a pivotal role in leadership formation.

Wittenburg Door

Online publication of the magazine "Wittenburg Door"

Alternative Worship

This site from the UK with resources and information about alternative worship

Labyrinth

A great online labyrinth!!! This site "reshapes a 12th-century ritual for the 21st century," and makes the idea and practice of the labyrinth accessible for contemporary persons.

MethodX

A website for young adults with links, articles, discussions and more.

ReJesus

Two thousand years after he walked the earth, Jesus of Nazareth remains one of the most talked-about and influential people who has ever lived. In this visually stunning and highly interactive website, you explore his life, character, teachings and followers as well as post your own questions, thoughts, and prayers.

The Center for the New American Dream

The Center for a New American Dream is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Americans change the way they consume to improve quality of life, protect the environment, and promote social justice.

Sacred Space

A site produced by the Irish Jesuits that provides a daily prayer devotional.

World Prayers

World Prayers gathers the great prayers from all spiritual traditions around the world into a unified nonprofit archive for the purpose of inspiration, study, and cross cultural appreciation.

Ann Waggoner Fine Arts Building
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Ann Waggoner Fine Arts Building

The auditorium wing of this building was built in 1909 for Polytechnic Methodist Church.

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Contact Information

Office of the University Chaplain
Location: Poly United Methodist Church
Rev. Dr. Robert Kenji Flowers
Phone: 817-531-4972
Cell Phone: 817-675-6779
Email: rkflowers@txwes.edu


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