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WEEKLY DINNER & WORSHIP has begun! FREE dinner served at 5pm in the basement of our Student Center (204 High Street, across from Ruffner). You can enter from the front door or the basement door out back.
Dinners each Tuesday are provided by area churches and include a variety of choices (pasta, salads, shish-ka-bobs, chicken, veggie options, bbq, and more!) We send an email out each week with the dinner so you can know ahead of time "What's for dinner!"
Come check us out and see who we are as a campus ministry and feel free to bring a friend! We hope to see you there!
"Miles of Pennies" Mission Fundraiser
It’s time again to inform all about one of our annual Wesley Foundation Campus Ministry fundraisers! (This is an ALL year fundraiser.) The money raised through this fundraiser will help pay for the various missions projects during the school year for the Wesley participants from Longwood University, Hampden-Sydney College, & SVCC. Mission trips are a powerful part of our campus ministry program, not to mention the life-changing results they have on the participants.
If you decide to participate, we suggest that you ask your church to fill large containers with their pennies and other spare change. Simply place the container in your church, in a public place, marked “Pennies for Wesley Missions.” There is no set deadline for this fundraiser, but we ask that you periodically contribute what your church has raised so we may apply it to the expenses of our mission trips. You can bring them to us and we will count them, or you can take them to a bank, have them count them, and mail us the check.
Again, we sincerely appreciate your continued support of our Missions and Ministry through your prayers and donations!
Meet our Minister
Greetings… My name is Rich Meiser. I am an ordained elder in the United Methodist church and have been serving Longwood and Hampden-Sydney as a campus minister for 14 years. I have been serving the United Methodist church for 19 years total. My background is in construction, which fuels my passion for mission work. I am a father of 3 grown children, with 2 grandsons. Colleen and I have been married for 34 years. My door is always open and I enjoy meeting new people and hearing your stories. Please feel free to come by and visit and we can explore questions of faith and life together.
My love with missions grew out of my involvement with the Boy Scouts of America back in the early 1970's when I learned the Scout Slogan "Do a good turn daily" as well as growing up in the Church of the Brethren. As time went on being a volunteer at church summer camps, participating with Circle K at Bridgewater College in various mission projects (CROP walk & handicap awareness) strengthened the desire and willingness to help others. After college I continued on with the Boy scouts in various leadership roles (assistant scoutmaster, scoutmaster, den & webelo leader). I became involved with Farmville UMC in 1982 and started working as a volunteer youth leader until 1997. In 1994 I was on a mission team from the church to go to Ottumwa, IA to help with flood relief. Since then I have participated in mission trips to Georgia, Southwest VA, West Virginia, North Carolina, Mississippi, South Carolina and the Eastern Shore of VA. I have been working with the Wesley Foundation on missions since 2007.
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Rev. Rich Meiser (director); Dave Culler, Cheryl Adkins, Brittney Wagner, Rev. Sylvia Meadows, Lynn Page, Richard Stoner, Jordan Harless and Jeff Postans. Those not pictured Eric Hougland, Rev. Bob Parks, Rev. Alan Combs, Bill Schall, Ray Brastow and Dara Hall.