Slumber Falls Camp & Retreat Center, New Braunfels, TX
Friday, October 3rd – Sunday, October 5th
Do you ever feel like college life (classes, extra-curriculars, work, football games…) is zipping by soooooo fast?? Are you so busy getting things done and making the grade, that you’ve forgotten to pause and ask yourself:
“Who am I? What am I truly passionate about? What am I really called to do with my life?”
At UCM’s Fall Retreat, we will devote a whole weekend to asking those questions, and exploring together how we listen for the“still small voice” of God’s call on our lives.
Cost: $30/participant DEADLINE to Register: September 29th (full $30 due on September 29th)
Ready to Register?
1. What should I bring? Comfortable clothes, toiletries, flashlight, bug spray, your own bedding (sheets, comforter, pillow for twin bunk), towel, swim suit, river shoes, Bible, journal. 2. Do I need extra spending money? Yes! (For Bluebell ice cream, admission to Gruene Hall, and lunch at Brenham Diner). 3. Other questions? Email Katherine:
Please join us for tailgate fun and festivities tomorrow before the TAMU v. Rice game! We’ll be “parked” right next to the Aggie Bus (a tremendous thanks to the Lane/Palomo family for sharing this treasure with us for the afternoon!) We’ll have some BBQ and snacks to share, and a few games! Stop by and see us! We do recommend you bring your own chair if you plan to relax and stay awhile.
God Bless & Gig ‘Em Ags!
Rev. Katherine Doehring & United Campus Ministry in Aggieland
The College Conference at Montreat is the LARGEST gathering of Presbyterian College Students in the country, held 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!!
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.
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.