College Ministry

College Ministry

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UCC College is hosting a new 4-week experience called DiscoverU designed to help first year college students find community & prepare for the journey ahead during their time in college. This experience will give you tools to navigate University life and who you want to become in your young adult years. Join us for the first 4 Thursday evenings of the Fall semester in the College Lounge at 6pm for dinner, community, and conversation!

Crowded Table

Dates & Times are internally shared.

Crowded Table is a once-a-month dinner gathering for LGBTQ+ college students. Here, we exchange our diverse stories and make every effort to support one another. This group takes seriously the privacy of those who attend, so the date,  time, and location of the gathering is provided upon a get-to-know-you phone conversation with our Minister to Students (Alison Fitzgerald) and/ or Director of College (Austin Schmidt).

Interested in coming? Reach out via email to Austin Schmidt or Alison Fitzgerald at [email protected]

Contact Austin Schmidt

Every Wednesday | 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM | UCC College Lounge

We are excited for our small group ministry to return on October ​11th! Grow is a wonderful place to explore our questions about God, faith, scripture, and life. We invite you to bring your full self & join us for these conversations. We can’t wait to see you there!

Lunch Bunch

Wednesdays | 11:30am – 1:30pm 

Every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m, UCC provides a free lunch for college students in the College Lounge, easily accessed from “College Corner” (Cantey & Rogers). Come and join us for free fuel for your day and to connect with other college students and even some folks from UCC!  If your Sunday School class, family, or ministry group would like to provide a meal or financial assistance for a meal, email Alison Fitzgerald at [email protected]

Share a Meal

Sundays | 7:30 pm | UCC Chapel

Centered is our weekly worship service for college students. All students are welcome to join us at UCC on Sunday evenings at 7:30!

Come as you are to this space – with your questions, your beliefs, and your full self.

Young Adult Sunday School

Sundays | 11 AM | Room 150

Come hang with us in Room 150 after the Ten:10 service (11 am) to get to know other college students or 20-somethings, talk about the worship service, and have fun together. This Sunday School class was created with you in mind. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday mornings at UCC!

Walk and Talk

Want to grab coffee and walk-and-talk with our college director, Lauren? She’s here to listen, journey alongside you, and, if you want, pray with you. Have questions? Want to connect? Email Austin at [email protected] or Alison at [email protected] And, if you don’t want to walk, they’re okay with sitting too!

Walk and Talk

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