WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Wesley Foundation at Purdue University - the United Methodist Student Center - celebrates its 90th year of ministry in 2007-2008.

The foresight of four Purdue faculty members - two members of Trinity UMC in Lafayette and two members of First UMC in West Lafayette - led to the creation of the second-oldest Wesley Foundation in the United States. Throughout the years, many members from Trinity have been involved through mentoring, serving the students and serving on the board of directors.

Foundation members request all to join them as the foundation not only celebrates its past, but also its present and future.

A homecoming-celebration dinner is scheduled to take place on Friday, Oct. 26 at First United Methodist Church, 1700 W. State St, in West Lafayette with a social hour beginning at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m.

The menu includes roast pork loin or vegetarian: Monterey skillet casserole, baked potatoes/sweet potatoes, cinnamon apples, glazed carrots, coleslaw, rolls, fruit cobbler and drinks to be prepared by the Buck Creek UMC Missions Team.

Cost for this event is $25 four singles; $50 for couples; $10 for students. To RSVP, please call Betty Jo Townsend at Wesley at 765-743-5066 or e-mail purduewesley@verizon.net. A check should be sent immediately following the RSVP to The United Methodist Student Center, P.O. Box 2396, West Lafayette, IN 47996-2396.

Following dinner, a short program honoring alumni, students and other leaders will be presented. Indiana Area United Methodist Bishop Michael Coyner also plans to present a brief program.