The College Conference at Montreat is the LARGEST gathering of Presbyterian College Students in the country, held every January 2-5 in Montreat, North Carolina, near Asheville.
The theme this year is “PeaceBound,” which couldn’t be more relevant given recent conflicts flooding headlines both at home and abroad (not to mention those within our own selves and personal relationships!) This should be a powerful weekend you won’t want to miss!!
More details here: http://www.montreat.org/
We’ll be traveling by charter bus with Presbyterian students from U Texas and U Arkansas!
Cost per student is $200.
Scholarships ARE available! DEADLINE is September 29th.
Ready to register?? Join the FB group! and/or contact:
Freshmen’s First Fuego! (aka FREE FAJITAS!)
Wednesday, August 27th ~ 5:30-7:30 pm ~ Spence ParkCome enjoy some of the BEST fajitas in town and learn more about UCM as we welcome the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2018!
Friday, August 29th ~ 11 am-2 pm ~ Academic PlazaCome see us on “Faith Row” and pick up some cool freebies! Receive information about local PC(USA) & UCC congregations in Bryan/College Station.
Back-to-School Cookout & Pool Party!
Saturday, August 30th ~ 6-8 pm
4711 Johnson Creek Loop, College StationEnjoy food & fellowship with new & current students… and cool off after a sweaty move-in with a dip in the pool!
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!
Need a book? Contact Katherine Doehring:
On Thursday, May 1st, we’ll gather at Katherine & Jamison’s house for a
and honor our Graduating Senior:
Ms. Jillian Gonzalez!
Come on over about 6 pm and stay as long as you can!
(Studying can wait for grill-fresh burgers, homemade guacamole, and… CAKE!)
Posted in Latest News on 08/30/2012
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.
Blessings in Christ & Gig’Em!
Texas A&M Class of 1992
President, UCM Board
Posted in What's Happening on 08/28/2012
Aggie Supper – Thursday – 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
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.
Coming to UCM Thursday Nights this Fall. A conversation about a faith that matters…
Posted in What's Happening on 08/23/2012
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!
During Gig ‘em Week, Aggieland’s Week of Welcome, United Campus Ministry will hold a FREE welcome cookout for incoming freshmen. The fun and food begins Thursday, August 23 at 6 p.m. at Spence Park on the A&M campus, right beside the Vice President’s home. At this event you will learn about our ministry and our supporting churches. See you there!