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“For I was hungry and you gave me food.” Matt. 25:35

Tuesday, January 7

The Presbytery of Florida

 

PUC students gathered for a Friday game night photo by Bruce A. Chapman

 

PUC students gathered for a Friday game night

 

photo by Bruce A. Chapman

 

The Presbyterian University Center (PUC) at Westminster House on the campus of Florida State University in Tallahassee celebrates 80 years of witness. A ministry affiliated with the PC(USA)’s UKirk network, PUC provides a Reformed and Presbyterian perspective among nearly 45,000 students, faculty, administrators, and staff.

University students are a remarkably important mission field for the church, as they are forming lifelong practices and habits during these years. Because PUC is anchored in God’s love and committed to carry out Christ’s hospitality, it is a trustworthy environment for students who are emerging into adulthood and navigating the often- turbulent waters of university life and faith development.

One gauge of PUC’s value is the trajectories of its students and graduates. Many PUC students have become PC(USA) Young Adult Volunteers and have served on the staff of No other investment yields higher returns than the one that Presbyterians make in students enrolled in higher education. Ripe for the harvest, this mission field epitomizes our church’s commitment to young adults.

The Presbytery of Florida serves 45 congregations and one new church development.

—Rev. Dr. Bruce A. Chapman, university minister, Presbyterian University Center at Westminster House, Florida State University

Let us join in prayer for:

Presbytery Staff
Jeannie Dixon, stated clerk
Kevin Veldhuisen, director, outdoor ministries and spiritual development
Melissa Morgan, administrative assistant
Melanie Joyner, bookkeeper
Robert Commerford, camp maintenance supervisor
Pam McVety, stewardship of creation enabler
Hugh Hamilton, moderator
Jim Davis, treasurer

PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff
Rev. Rachel Anderson, PMA
Maria Arroyo, PMA
Murphy Ashley Jr, OGA
Rev. SanDawna Ashley, OGA

Let us pray

Graceful One, thank you for your vineyard of campus ministries. Help all who serve in this important mission field to know Christ more deeply, and enable them to make him known more fully. Enlighten all places of higher learning with wisdom, blessing those who teach and those who learn there. Amen.

Daily Lectionary

Morning Psalms 46 or 97; 146
First Reading Deuteronomy 8:1-3
Second Reading Colossians 1:1-14
Gospel Reading John 6:30-33, 48-51
Evening Psalms 27; 93 or 114

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