What is Merge?
Merge is a campus ministry centered around our weekly worship service that meets on Wednesdays at 9pm—Come early and grab a snack and a T-shirt! Our sermons aim to promote critical thinking about our faith and how we can live out our faith in our everyday lives. We celebrate communion every week at Merge—EVERYONE is welcome, so bring a friend, dress casual and enjoy our awesome music! We can’t wait to see you!
What church/denomination are you associated with?
Merge at ISU Wesley is the official United Methodist campus ministry for college students in the Bloomington-Normal area. While we are connected to the United Methodist Church (UMC), you don’t have to be a member of the UMC (or any church) to be a part of Merge. We are our own ministry, although we helped to launch an inter-generational church in town. If you are looking for a Sunday morning worship service, we recommend visiting Hope Church.
Am I welcome here?
Yes! As long as you are a college-aged student in the Bloomington-Normal area, you are welcome to join us for worship, Sunday Supper, small groups, or one of our other events! Merge is a fully inclusive campus ministry, so all people are welcome – if you are a member of the LGBTQ+ community, a member of any denomination (or no denomination!), or a member of another religion, you are invited to join us. When we say all people are equally loved by God, we mean it!
How can I get involved?
- Come to our weekly worship, Wednesdays at 9pm.
- Grab some grub at Sunday Supper, Sundays at 6pm (downstairs)
- Join a small group.
- Join us on retreats and mission trips.
- Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.
Is there a space for me to study, unwind between classes and hang out with friends?
YES! The photo above is our space that is located in the basement of Normal First United Methodist Church behind Milner Library (come in the side door closest to the library), so we’re a very short walk from ISU’s campus. As you can see, we have a comfortable space to study, relax and hang out with friends with plenty of tables, couches, ping pong, pool table, WiFi, cable TV and a kitchen! Our prayer room is also located in this space.
I have more questions…
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