First Presbyterian Tuscaloosa
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
UKirk Campus Ministry
Welcome to UKirk!
UKirk (literally meaning University Church) is the Presbyterian (USA) college ministry in Tuscaloosa. We're actually a part of a larger network of PC(USA) campus ministries (called UKirk Ministries) who seeks to reach, teach, and love college students so that they may be lifelong followers of Jesus Christ. Locally, though, we are a ministry of First Presbyterian Church in Tuscaloosa.
When and Where Do Y'all Meet?
We have a weekly schedule that includes our home-cooked meal and worship gathering, Convo, on Tuesdays at 6:30 and other events activities throughout the year. For Convo, we meet at the Presbyterian Student Center.
How do I get involved?
You can contact James, or take a look at our Facebook Group or Facebook Page or Twitterfeed! You can also follow us on Instagram @ukirkua!
Do y'all do missions or retreats or anything like that?
Yes, yes, and yes! We have fall and spring retreats and we attend the College Conference at Montreat in January. We even have a lock-in at First Pres! Our students have also led retreats for middle and high schoolers throughout the South.
As far as missions go, we participate in local, domestic, and international missions. Each fall, for instance, we go trick or treating on Halloween night for canned goods to participate in the Beat Auburn/Beat Hunger food drive. We also are active in local Habitat for Humanity builds, the Community Soup Bowl, and the University Presbyterian Church Food Pantry. We have visited Orlando, Miami, New Orleans, Nashville, and Washington, D.C. on previous mission trips. Also, in May 2012 and December 2013, a group of us headed to Haiti to work with the St. Joseph's Home For Boys. We'll be headed back to Haiti in May 2016. For our work locally and internationally, Bama UKirk was named 2014 Most Outstanding Religious Organization at the University of Alabama!