Who We Are
The Wesley Foundation at Penn State
…Be Fed…Be Known…Be Loved…Welcome Home.
Be Fed: We are a community centered around The Table. We live out our call to physically, spiritually, intellectually, and socially feed others with the blessings God has abundantly showered on us. We work to be good stewards of the resources we have, to care for the earth and the community around us, and to be a place that all Penn State students feel safe and welcome at our table.
Jesus said to them, “You give them something to eat.” (Luke 9:13)
Be Known: We are a community that serves the Penn State University Park Student Community of 47,000 students. We are a community that cares to know “the real and full you”. We care about walking with students as the discover who God calls them to be. We provide places and space to be known by God and to get to know others. We work to know each other’s names, stories, and calls. We rejoice with you when you rejoice and weep with you when you weep. We are a beautiful and diverse community, made up of imperfect people, who are called to be together in this time and place. Whether you stay an hour for a cup of coffee or stick around for years, you are welcome here.
Jesus said “I am the Good Shepherd and I know My sheep.” (John 10:14)
Be Loved: We are community that is called to love like Jesus. We believe nothing can separate us from the love of God. We believe love can bring justice, transform communities and people, and can teach us about who God is through Jesus’ example. We believe we are loved. We believe we are called to love others.
Jesus said, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35)
Welcome Home: We are a community who feels called to be “a home away from home” for Penn State Students. We drink coffee, we eat, we serve, we pray, we worship, we laugh, we study, we play, we doubt and wonder-we strive to live life together well and to do all the good we can because of all the good God has done for us.
Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can. John Wesley