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Reflections

February 29, 2016

Who I am and how I view the world is a direct result of the things I’ve done, opportunities I’ve had, and people who I’ve stumbled across in my journey. Being compelled to go on an Urban Plunge to Detroit by an eccentric professor and subsequently being invited to lead...

 

Campus ministers must be bilingual.

 

I’m not referring to the words we use to communicate common pleasantries or to ask directions, rather I mean that campus ministers are called to interpret a new generation to the Church, and likewise, to interpret the Church for a n...

February 12, 2016

What?

During a Friday Fun event at the Boys and Girls Club, two volunteers and I were set to make dinner. We ran into some roadblocks that made it difficult to accomplish this task. When we arrived, we were told the time had change and now we only had 20 minutes to make...

October 27, 2015

 

By Kathleen Robertson King
Campus Minister

More than twenty years ago, I had just completed a year of service in Peterborough, England through the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. in a program now called Young Adult Volunteers.


I learned so much about myself and the world...

October 1, 2015

Kaylee is working as an Americorps volunteer at a school in Austin, Texas. She emailed UCM about the experience. This letter is reprinted and edited with her permission.

Between two moves, roommate trouble, someone who keeps stealing things in our apartment, working 1...

May 1, 2014

I attended Western Michigan University where I received  my B.S. in exercise science in 2009. It is also where I participated in two programs offered by United Campus  Ministry: Bible Study and Alternative Spring Break. 

 

Both experiences left a lasting impact...

March 7, 2014

 

It had been nearly a decade since the last time I had stepped foot in Washington D.C. I do not recall much of my time there when I was 14-years old, so most of my assumptions come from knowing it is the capital of the United States and home to the Smithsonian. I thoug...

May 1, 2006

What? When we were having our “reflection time” as a group in the church, a man named TJ whose house we had been working on came to thank us. He told us about how he had to evacuate his house during the hurricane with his son on his back and his dog who was afraid of w...

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