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“Create in me a clean heart, O God.” —Ps. 51:10

Tuesday, July 15

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Mid-Kentucky Presbytery


College Conference participants at Montreat Photo by Bill Jewell


College Conference participants at Montreat


Photo by Bill Jewell


The college years hold many of the lessons, memories, and experiences we later label as important moments in our journeys of faith. For young adults, the need to be in community and to grow spiritually with others is crucial. As Presbyterians, we are committed to making space for this to happen.

The Montreat College Conference offered each year in January is a powerful and transformative event for college students. UKirk Campus Ministry, a young adult ministry of Mid-Kentucky Presbytery, hosts a group at the conference each year. UKirk reaches out to students from the University of Louisville, Bellarmine University, and several smaller colleges in greater Louisville.

For three days, the conference gives students from Kentucky campuses an opportunity to live together, break bread together, and listen to each other’s stories. We reflect on the themes addressed in the conference and allow our questions and reflections to be the means through which the Spirit of God leads and unites us as the body of Christ. It is energizing to see students from previous years reconnecting with one another, and new students making new friendships. Through ministries like UKirk, Mid-Kentucky Presbytery seeks to provide regular opportunities to connect with our young adults and to create a space among our 55 communities of faith where their voices are affirmed and heard and where they know they belong.

Rev. Jorge Sayago-Gonzalez, associate pastor for youth and young adults, Second Presbyterian Church, Louisville

Let us join in prayer for:

Presbytery Staff

Peggy Hinds, associate presbyter
Kenneth J. Hockenberry, stated clerk
Mary Kutter, office manager
Andrew Hartmans, director, Camp Cedar Ridge
Tony Aja, coordinator for Hispanic/Latino and new immigrant ministries

PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff

Patricia Lloyd-Sidle, PMA
Alfreda Loatman, BOP
Samuel Locke, PMA

Let us pray

God of constant love, we thank you for the gift of young adults in our church. Give us the courage to join our young adults in their questions, struggles, and hopes. Help us to be an example of the promise of your faithfulness and unconditional love. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Daily Lectionary

Morning Psalms 42; 146
First Reading Joshua 2:15-24
Second Reading Romans 11:13-24
Gospel Reading Matthew 25:14-30
Evening Psalms 102; 133

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