Outreach Programs

Outreach Programs

Academy 4

Academy 4 takes place one Friday afternoon a month during the school year. All fourth-grade students, mentors, and volunteers gather on the school campus during, on the same afternoon, for a fun-filled time of leadership training and relationship building. We need 132 mentors and substitutes to make this 8-month commitment for the 2021-2022 school year. All it takes is 90 minutes, once a month. Mentors will be provided the day of, onsite training, easy to follow curriculum and fun activities to do with your 4th grader.

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Caring For God's Creation

The Caring for God’s Creation Ministry (CFGC) has been prayerfully leading University Christian Church in its stewardship of God’s good earth for over 15 years. Replacing the Styrofoam cups used in the church building was one of Caring for God’s Creation’s early projects. The cups, sporting the ministry’s logo, are now used at all coffee fellowships and a team of CFGC folks has committed to washing them every Sunday morning after they are used.

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Children's Closet

The Children’s Closet came together in response to specific requests by Fort Worth ISD counselors, who identified children in need of school uniforms at the beginning and throughout the school year. The Children’s Closet, a ministry of UCC, has answered this call by committing to provide part of the uniforms to every student for each of the elementary schools in FWISD including the four elementary leadership academies.

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Christmas Angels

Christmas Angels is a long-standing UCC outreach ministry made possible by faithful giving year after year. Through donations provided by our UCC family, we are able to provide hundreds of children a gift that builds confidence and encourages education and play. Monetary donations of all amounts make an impact and are appreciated. A $100 donation provides a gift bag that gives each child a new coat, sweatshirt, jeans, shoes, underwear, outdoor toy, a book and Bible.

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Gifts of Hope

University Christian Church helps you celebrate the season by offering truly unique gifts through our alternative giving market, Gifts of Hope. Honor your loved ones by giving the gift that transforms lives. This year’s virtual Gifts of Hope Market will go live on Wednesday, November 24. Our in person Market is Sunday, December 5 in The Gallery.

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Room in the Inn

For 10 years, University Christian Church has responded to the very real need of homeless persons for inclusion and affirmation. Twenty-two nights a year, ten different guests spend the night and enjoy dinner and breakfast. UCC volunteers not only give but also receive inspiration, compassion, and fellowship. Room in the Inn is about ordinary people loving their neighbors in extraordinary ways—welcoming and accepting people exactly as they are is the greatest gift any of us can give. To sign up to serve, contact Carol Stewart.

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Mission Pilgrimage

Their language is intentional—a mission pilgrimage rather than a mission trip. It’s not about us and what they’re doing, but about what God is going to do through them and those they meet. They hope to stretch out their hands in a ministry of presence and walk the risky path of pilgrimage to holy ground.

Due to COVID-19, all of our mission pilgrimages are on hold.

Page Scholarship

Thanks to the generosity of Mary Louise Page and several of our current members, Gerry & Don Houk and Virginia and Alex Cothran, University Christian Church is able to offer the possibility of a partial scholarship. This scholarship helps young adults defray some of the cost of a college education that they may not have been able to afford.

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Prom Dreams Boutique

Prom Dreams is open by appointment only until Prom Season begins in 2023.
We have rooms and closets filled with items for students to come “shop” free of charge for their prom dance or special formal event.

There are no requirements for using this ministry. Students do not need to have any church affiliation; this is simply a ministry providing dresses, shoes, purses and jewelry to those who need them.

Sack Lunch Ministry

In 2020-2021, we have made and delivered 20,000 sack lunches and bottles of water to our partners at the Presbyterian Night Shelter on Friday mornings. Thank you, for answering the call to give and serve! Contact Rev. Jessica Vacketta for more information on helping with this ministry.