LOVE WINS: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived…
This summer… Join UCM in Aggieland and the Young Adults of First Presbyterian Church on Wednesday evenings, 7:30 pm @ Blackwater Draw (the new brewery on Northgate!) We’ll be discussing Rob Bell’s book “Love Wins,” where he will guide us in unpacking one of the most controversial issues of the Christian faith: salvation. This book won’t help us come up with all the “right answers,” but it just might help us start asking the right questions… We’ll also explore what it means for salvation to be not only something we anticipate in the future, but that we experience and live into right NOW!
Welcome to Bryan/ College Station! On behalf of the Board of the United Campus Ministry (UCM), I wish to extend to you a warm welcome to this community and more specifically the ministry that is UCM. As you may not know, UCM continues to be a joint missionary endeavor of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ and are one of 80 religious organizations on campus at Texas A&M and one of 900 student organizations. Together, we serve a student population of 60,000 students from throughout the United States with the mission to reach students with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
During my time as a student at Texas A&M, it was a world not like anything else I had experienced coming from a small town in East Texas. I was amazed by this community, the learning, the traditions, and the friendships I formed which I continue to cherish. I remain very thankful for having the support of campus ministry in helping forge those relationships, strengthening my faith, and furthering my journey. I certainly would not be the man, imperfect and all, I am today without my incredible experiences in college.
Having now lived in College Station for over 25 years, it has been exciting to see the growth in its size but as well as the richness and depth of the great students who come to live here. There are many fun and great things to do during your time in college. Football games, midnight yell, silver taps, and hanging out with good friends are but a few. I encourage you to get involved in UCM as a way to meet new folks, develop friendships, share your faith journey, and ask the difficult questions in a non-judgmental environment that is safe and respectful. This ministry, Kyle, and our board are here to serve you, support you, and fulfill the mission God has called us to be:
Welcomed by Christ…..Called to Serve…..Open to All.
Looks like Isaac gets the last laugh (that’s a Biblical joke…I know…a really bad one) We had big plans to pipe the game into the Canterbury House and project it on the wall with some fun activities along the way joining together with our Episcopal and Lutheran friends. Thanks to Isaac, we’ll still do that but now we’ll do it at the rescheduled date of Oct. 13.
The game watching party may not have a game to watch now that the A&M – Louisiana Tech game has been postponed to October 13 but we will still get together and welcome each other and the Class of 2016 to Aggieland for Fall 2012. Pizza, wings, and some fun opportunities to get to know each other will be there. Bring a friend and let’s just enjoy seeing each other again and make some plans for a great year.
Today from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. we will be in the Academic Plaza with giveaways and an opportunity to chill (well, not really ‘chill’). Come say howdy and make sure we have your contact info so you don’t miss a moment of UCM this fall!
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Bryan/College Station is hosting their annual “Run for the House”, Rob Chandler Memorial 5K Run/2K Walk, Benefiting Habitat for Humanity Bryan/College Station. Join us for a fun-filled morning on November 3, 2012 in the Pavilion at the new Blue Bell Park at Olsen Field on the Texas A&M University Campus. Onsite registration begins at 7:00 am. Race begins at 8:30 am. To learn more, contact Jesse Myers, First Christian Church at 979-823-5451 or www.firstchristianbcs.org.
Summer term 1 ends and you say, “What do I do now that I’m finished and want to celebrate with my friends?” Well, come to Grand Station for some bowling and fun from 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. this coming Monday, July 2.
Or, if you are in the 10 week course, you have the day off! So come celebrate your day of freedom with us before you have to dig back in on July 3!
Please RSVP so I know how many lanes to secure. See you then!
United Campus Ministry in Aggieland is the campus ministry of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and United Church of Christ at Texas A&M and Blinn College-Bryan. An Aggie tradition since 1928, UCM seeks to be a Christ-centered, welcoming, ecumenical community. United Campus Ministry offers Christian fellowship and nurture with opportunities available for spiritual growth and encouragement of students to discover and express their gifts and talents. UCM is a Christian group concerned about each individual.