Prelude: A Retreat for Incoming Freshmen at UCF, Seminole State, and/or Valencia
Aug 17

Prelude: A Retreat for Incoming Freshmen at UCF, Seminole State, and/or Valencia

  • 1395 Campus View Court Oviedo, FL, 32765 United States

An orientation retreat for incoming freshmen that dives deeper into what it means to live in the UCF/Orlando area for the next few years in regards to faith, and servicing the needs of the community. 


Cost: $50 (scholarships available)
Registration Deadline: August 07th, 2017

What's included:

  • 6 Meals, (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, & 2 dinners)
  • Plan to stay (bring your own air mattress, sleeping bag, cot, etc)
  • Tours of UCF, Orlando, and Wesley
  • Transportation to Universal City Walk


What to Expect:


Community is something that we value a lot. UCF is rather large and without a strong sense of community, it becomes very easy to get lost while going to a school with over 63,000 students and a city that is constantly expanding. Wesley seeks to provide that community - a place to call home away from home - a place of unconditional acceptance.
During Prelude you will: 

  • Learn about Wesley at UCF
  • Learn what it's like to live out your faith through your college years
  • Meet the Wesley at UCF staff
  • Meet the Freshmen Ministry (Freshley) leaders
  • Most importantly, build community by getting to meet and know other incoming freshmen BEFORE the fall semester starts


Being right across the street, UCF is Wesley's main outreach. We love UCF and carry a lot of school pride. With so many students and varied interests, there are several opportunities to find activities that fit your personality. At Wesley we have students join us from all sorts of different aspects of life. Everyone has a story and contributes in a unique way. 
During Prelude you will:

  • Tour UCF and surrounding areas
  • Be introduced to some of UCF's top local eats
  • Learn some of UCF's student chants and cheers for football and basketball games
  • Meet other students
  • Learn about what Wesley does for and with UCF
  • Learn about other needs in the UCF area


Unlike other schools, UCF is not directly built within the heart of a big city.  As such, it's easy to ignore Orlando and focus only on UCF. But here at Wesley, we try to be not only responsible partners with UCF and other surrounding schools, but we strive to be responsible and loving citizens of our beloved home.  Orlando, while being a great beautiful city, filled with great people, still has it's struggles and needs. Being a part of Wesley means doing what we can to better our home.
During Prelude, you will:

  • Tour Orlando and surrounding areas
  • Learn more about "City Beautiful"
  • Learn more about some of Orlando's need and struggles
  • Join together in a service project
  • Enjoy a night at Universal City Walk

May 14

Costa Rica Mission Trip


Costa Rica Mission Trip

We will be spending a week in Costa Rica working with Agua Viva Serves to help install water systems for communities who don’t have access to clean water. We will get the chance to work alongside a community of a different culture while supporting and helping their needs along with helping teach English to college aged students.

DATES: May 7-14th, 2017

COST: $1300 - $1500

Payment Dates:
Jan. 27th 2017: $100 Deposit
Feb. 24th 2017: $400
Mar. 24th 2017: $500
April 28th 2017: $500

*Please be aware that once your second payment is due, you are not able to get any money back. 

8:00 pm20:00

Wesley Presents: An Evening at the Bayou

  • Wesley


This is our Spring formal! Informally known as "Fancy Wesley", the evening will be dedicated to dance, drink, and hor d'eouvres. This year's theme is New Orleans theme. So think greens, yellows, purples paired with your standard white and black. Our beloved photo booth will be back, as will our infamous Chocolate Fondue Fountain. DJ Jeff is running the show again. 

It's going to be an awesome night so be ready to have a good time! 

Tickets: $20 Pre-Order // $25 At-the-door. 

You can pay online below. Just enter 20.00 where it says "FORMAL". Ignore everything else. 


Mar 19

Spring Break Mission Trip

Spring Break Mission Trip (South Carolina)

We will be working with the St. Bernard Project to help build homes that were affected by Hurricane Matthew and other disasters.  
DATES: Spring Break (UCF) March 12-19th, 2017

COST: $500

Payment Dates: 
Jan. 17th 2017: $100 Deposit
Feb. 14th 2017-$250
March 7th 2017- $250
*Please be aware that once your second payment is due, you are not able to get any money back. 

Use the Paypal button below to make payments.

2017 Women's Retreat
Feb 19

2017 Women's Retreat

  • 105 Arrowhead Ln Haines City, FL33844-9711 United States

Time for some much needed Wesley girl time!! Women's Retreat will be jam packed full of worship, powerful sessions, and coloring of course. This year we will be looking at how anxiety and depression affects us as a community of women and how to journey through these things with God. Yummy food will be had, cozy PJ's will be worn, games will be played, and lifelong friendships will be made. 

Jennifer DeSalvo Haddad will be speaking! We are so excited to hear what God has put on her heart to share with us. Jennifer is a former teacher who has a degree in Education and currently works at UCF. She loves to color and has a great story to relate to the topic of the weekend. 

Lilly Van Sickle will be leading us in worship together. Check her out on Spotify and follow her! Her Album Sketchbook is amazing and she has new music debuting later this year!! 

Details: Cost will be $80 you can pay online at or bring in cash to Charity Lopez. 

1st Payment: January 10th // $20 due
2nd Payment: January 24th // $30 due
3rd Payment: February 7th // $30 due


February Service Project
7:30 am07:30

February Service Project

We could use help this weekend running soccer games for younger students!

We could use help setting up around 7:30am and on.

We could also use some referees for 9am and/or 10:15am.  We could also use help with concessions anytime from 9 till noon.

You can stay as long as you want/can. The games will be done by 1pm which is when tear down is. Feel free to leave before then or arrive to help with the tear down. 

2017 Men's Retreat
Feb 5

2017 Men's Retreat

Mens Retreat is ALMOST HERE!

This year we have a big house we are staying. 
Indoor basketball court. 
Private movie theater.
And most importantly, STEAK!

NOTE: There are only parking spaces available for 10 cars, so carpooling WILL BE NECESSARY. 

Facebook event page:

Payment Details/Schedule

Cost: $80

$20 Deposit Due: December 13th
$30 Payment Due: January 10th
$30 Payment Due: January 24th

10:45 am10:45

Wesley Serves at Asbury UMC

Come help serve at Asbury UMC for their annual Christmas party! This Christmas party is for children who have parents in prison and is a great way to brighten their holiday season. We will be helping with cookie decorating, handing out pizza/drinks, helping distribute gifts, and whatever else they need assistance with! The event starts at 11:30 but they would like us there at 10:45am to help set up and distribute jobs. This is such a fun way to serve the community and we hope you are able to come!

Wesley December Movie Night!
6:00 pm18:00

Wesley December Movie Night!

  • The LOFT

Hey guys! Join us as we take a break from finals, watch Christmas movies, eat Christmas cookies, and drink hot chocolate! We will have a variety of movies to choose from! Please bring your favorite Christmas cookie or dessert, Christmas PJs or Ugly Sweaters, a blanket and come ready to relax and get in the Christmas spirit!

Wesley Thanksgiving Potluck
7:30 pm19:30

Wesley Thanksgiving Potluck

It's time for our annual Wesley Thanksgiving Potluck! 

Here's the scoop. Wesley provides the meat and drinks, and everyone else brings sides and desserts! Please sign up with what you are bringing!

STEP 1: Avoiding too many duplicates. 

A few duplicates is awesome. We love trying everyone's special take on holiday favorites. But we want to make sure that we don't end up with one apple pie and 60 different types of Mac n' Cheese. 

So to avoid turning Wesley into a straight up Mac n' Cheese factory, please view what others have signed up for by checking out this Google Doc:

Step 2: Signing Up

So once you have viewed what everyone else is bringing use the form below to sign up to bring a side dish and/or a dessert.  This form will automatically update the Google Sheet so there will be no delay or confusion regarding who is bringing what. 

If you have not viewed what others are bringing, please look at the Google Doc in Step 1 BEFORE proceeding to the sign up sheet below. 

2016 Wesley Thanksgiving Potluck Sign Up

Wesley provides the Turkey/Ham.
You guys provide the sides and dessert!
We all feast. 

Name *

Thanksgiving Adopt-A-Family Meal Distribution
9:00 am09:00

Thanksgiving Adopt-A-Family Meal Distribution

  • Faith United Methodist Church

Exact time subject to change. This notice will be removed once the date and time are finalized!

  • This is our November service project. We raise money to buy full Thanksgiving meals for families that are financially struggling.
  • In many cases, some of these families would otherwise, not have the means to provide their families with a full, warming Thanksgiving meal.
  • Every $25 provides an entire meal - complete with Turkey and sides - all ready to be baked, grilled, fried, etc.

We are currently raising money for this service project. If you'd like to contribute directly, click on the Pay Pal link below to make a contribution. 

Fall Retreat 2k16
Nov 20

Fall Retreat 2k16


Fall Retreat is right around the corner!

This is our biggest retreat of the year and it absolutely awesome. This retreat has a reputation of really bringing people together and kicking off solid friendships that last forever. Fall Retreat is THE SPOT TO BE if you can. 

If you are in a community, Fall Retreat also serves as really tight team/group bonding and if you are not in a community group, we encourage you to get plugged in ASAP! But even if you come to Fall Retreat without being part of a community group, you will still connect with some incredible people. 



Payment Options

COST: $90.00
You can also pay in different installments of $30, or $45. You can also pay in full ($90.00). 

Each online transaction carries a $1.00 convenience charge. 


Wesley War on I-4
Nov 26

Wesley War on I-4

Wesley War on I-4 is here!!!

  • Our annual rivalry with USF Wesley is HERE!
  • Pledge to donate $$$ on a per point basis based on UCF annual rivalry football game with USF
  • The Wesley ministry that raises the most money at the END of the game, wins. Losers have to go get humiliated and pied in the face in front of the winners congregation. 
  • To pledge, or for full details, check out the website below
1:00 pm13:00

Sports/Field Day feat. Vessel

After service, at 1pm, we are going out to EPIC's soccer fields for some sports. I would specify but that is sort of up in the air - completely depends on what everyone wants to play! We will have a soccer ball, a football, a frisbee, a kickball, wiffle ball (and bat), and anything else that people bring! 

The point is that is absolutely beautiful outside so let's be active! Let's hang out! Lets run around like the good ol' days of post-lunch recess in 4th grade!

Wesley Serves with Knights Give Back!
7:00 am07:00

Wesley Serves with Knights Give Back!

Our service project in the month of October is taking place in the local Orlando community with Knights Give Back!. We will be working with a specific organization and will be able to serve others in many different ways! We hope that you will join us in serving our Orlando community together and being the hands and feet of the Kingdom.

October Hangout (Pumpkin Carving)
5:00 pm17:00

October Hangout (Pumpkin Carving)

Come join us as we all head to a pumpkin patch, carve pumpkins and hang with great friends! On October 21st, we will be meeting at Northgate and then carpooling to a local pumpkin patch. Once we all find a perfect pumpkin we will head back to Northgate to carve our pumpkins, eat snacks, and play games! We can't wait to seel you all there! Message us or text the Wesley phone if you have any questions.

-Park in the back visitor lot at Northgate (that is where we will all meet)
-Please bring cash (the pumpkin patch does not accept cards)
-Please bring any carving utensils you may have (we will also have some provided for you) 
-Even if you don't want to carve a pumpkin but just want to hang out, you are welcome to come!

Movie Night
6:30 pm18:30

Movie Night

We will start off the night at Erin's apartment watching the 1977 version of Disney's Pete's Dragon and are going to carpool to the Oviedo Mall after to watch the new remake. 

Text 407-491-1286 for deets/address. 

There will be snacks (popcorn of course) and drinks provided. 

Bring $$ for your movie ticket and any snack-a-lackage you might desire at the theater.


Wesley Serves feat. Palm Valley Retirement Community
8:00 am08:00

Wesley Serves feat. Palm Valley Retirement Community

"Our service project in the month of September is taking place at Palm Valley Retirement Community right down the road from the church. We will be working on helping rebuild or restore some of the housing there for that community! We hope that you will join us in serving our Orlando community together and being the hands and feet of the Kingdom."

Meet at EPIC at 7:30am. 

Check out our event page on facebook for more updates/information as it becomes available.


Tailgate with Wesley
12:00 pm12:00

Tailgate with Wesley

It's UCF's first game of the new season! WEAR WHITE and come hang out with us! #FIRSTFROST

Rain/weather updates provided on our facebook event page. 

Check out the event on our Facebook page for more details!

Aug 14

Leadership Retreat

For all new and returning leaders! This retreat is MANDATORY. Check your emails for specific details. 

Beach Retreat
Aug 8

Beach Retreat

  • Casa Del Mar

$100. 4 Days. Comes out to $25 a day. All meals and housing provided.

Payment Schedule
$30 dollar deposit due JUNE 21st.
$30 dollar payment due JULY 12th
$40 dollar payment due JULY 26th


8:30 am08:30

Wesley Beach Day

  • New Symerna Beach

Meet at EPIC at 8:30am. Carpool to the East Coast! 

We will stay at the beach no later than 4pm. 


6:00 pm18:00

Cookout and Sports at the Park

We provide burgers and hot dogs. You guys provide the sides and desserts!

Let's get a good turnout and see if we can get a good game of kickball, or frisbee going.