UMC Merced supports the Wesley Foundation, a United Methodist ministry at the University of California, Merced and Merced College, named for early Methodists John and Charles Wesley.
The mission statement of Wesley Foundation:
Wesley Foundation Merced is a Christian Community offering opportunities for fellowship, worship, service, and action at UC-Merced. We seek to provide students with opportunities for spiritual growth, discernment, and to extend to all Christ’s inclusive welcome and invitation to a joyous life. We study the scriptures with sophisticated passion. We seek intellectual discussion to understand our lives in respect to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. All who seek to know God are welcome at our table.