A blog about UCM activities and thoughts here in Fayetteville, AR
UCM- Ministry Connections, April 2017
Students Experiencing the Spirituality Center during Dinner and Discussion
United Campus Ministry Connections, April 2017
UCM Student Bike-a-Thon is April 23
On April 23, students from the United Campus Ministry will show their support for the ministry by participating in a 20-mile ride on the Razorback Greenway. Your sponsorship will nurture our on-going ministry to students and, in doing so, you will be investing in the future of our communities and churches.
Lilly Intern Spotlight: Bax
This month, we are highlighting Bax, our sixth Lilly Intern of 2017. This has been a wonderful year of growth for each of our six interns and for UCM. We are launching into a new phase of our ministry and we are so thrilled with how these internships, made possible by our receiving the Lilly Grant, have opened up so much to us.
Bax has jumped into his role feet first. He has wonderful ideas and a commitment to what UCM can become in the coming years. We are so excited to see him lead us during the second half of his college years. Read more about Bax.
The Sustaining Giving Impact
Carol and I believe that one of the most impactful things we do is invest in future leaders. We began volunteering at United Campus Ministry in 2016 and it was a logical next step for us to become sustaining supporters as well. As students move through their college years with UCM at the University of Arkansas and launch into the next stages of their lives and careers (from Galveston, Texas to Princeton, New Jersey and beyond), it is not a stretch to say that our monthly gift to United Campus Ministry is an investment in changing the world. Will you join us in supporting United Campus Ministry as it Engages, Equips, and Empowers the next generation of leaders.
~Dan and Carol Essen
In the picture below, Dan and Carol are on the right side of the table, on either side of Austin.
Dinner and Discussion
X-tra Fun Night in March
Ministry to Students at the U of A:
A Blast From the Past
PHOTO COURTESY OF FIRST UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The University Men and Women’s Class at Central Presbyterian Church poses for this photo on Feb. 6, 1944. Harrison Hale, chairman of the chemistry department at the University of Arkansas, taught this class for many years, with an average attendance of 100. The newly published history of Presbyterians in Fayetteville, “Light on the Hill: The Journey to Presbyterian Hill, 1830-2016”, records a memory of member Anne Vandergriff. She remembers the class stood and sang the hymn, “Onward Christian Soldiers,” on Sunday after every Razorback victory.
“A big part of leadership is recognizing that your fruit often grows on other peoples trees.” Todd Adkins