Student Reflections On the School Year
We thought it was an amazing year at UCM, but you should read what some of our students said about the ministry this year!!
“This spring, Dinner and Discussion is something new I have gotten involved in. The night we packed rice and beans to donate was my favorite. It is good to give back.” -Rachel
“I really liked the party “not” on the patio that we had to bring inside because of the rain in April. I was not even able to stay the whole time, but the set up just created the most calming atmosphere. I think that’s something UCM is really good at, creating a safe and cozy space for fellowship. I loved pet-a-pup, especially when we brought in the little puppy, Gaia. I really liked preaching at Prairie Grove, as part of my Lilly internship. I got very excited this year for Monday lunch, knowing more and more people would be there..all the new friends!” -Julianna
“I really liked going to Laundry Love initiative as part of Dinner and Discussion. Spending time with another part of our community is good. I like seeing how others live; it gives me a chance to see things I normally don’t see.” – Austin
“I enjoyed participating in the UCM Student Bike-a-Thon in April! It was really fun. I am ready to pair up and ride a tandem bike next year!” -Luke (the top fundraiser for the Bike-a-thon)
“This semester really helped me know my purpose. I feel like I am getting more out of each day now. Dinner and Discussion was a great way to wrap up each week for me. It made the semester seem longer, in a good way. When Ronnie Prevost came to talk about calling and vocation, it brought me back to my biggest take-away from College Conference at Montreat in January. It took me right back to the Smoky Mountains.” -Bax
“I am a freshman, so everything was great for me this year. I really liked when we went out to the Walnut Grove church for Dinner and Discussion.” -Hartley
“I liked having Monday lunch downstairs. The chairs are more comfy and it is great to eat around tables.” – Sarah Grace
“My best memories at UCM have always been the fellowship of young and older students. We can pass along wisdom!….and how to survive finals week.” -found in our comment box.