First Presbyterian Tuscaloosa
Friday, August 01, 2014
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 Mondays and student-led community groups throughout the week. For Convo, we meet at the Presbyterian Student Center.
How do I get involved?
You can contact James or Kathy, or take a look at our Facebook Group or Facebook Page or Twitterfeed!
Do y'all do missions or retreats or anything like that?
Yes, yes, and yes! Every fall, we have a retreat to a church member's farm. We also attend the College Conference at Montreat in January, and we have men's/women's retreats in the Spring. 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 have visited Orlando, Miami, New Orleans, and Nashville on previous spring break mission trips, and we'll be headed to Washington, DC this spring for a week. Also, in May 2012, a group of us headed to Haiti to work with the St. Joseph's Home For Boys. You can see more about that trip in the video below!