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PC(USA) podcast examines the joys and challenges of ecumenical campus ministry

Last month, the Rev. Becca Seely and Ekama Eni of The Vine NYC — a group of gatherings of college and graduate students studying across New York City and hailing from a variety of faith backgrounds — were the guests of the Rev. Lee Catoe and Simon Doong during an episode of “A Matter of Faith: A Presby Podcast.” Listen to their 46-minute conversation here.

Minute for Mission: College and Young Adult Sunday

As we look ahead to the final weeks of summer, we’re reminded that a seasonal shift is upon us. Our Sunday newspapers are littered with ads that boast the best “back-to-school” sales, as our grocery stores beckon us to stock up for “one last summer BBQ.” With cooler, less humid days on the horizon, we prepare to say goodbye to summer and to welcome autumn and all that it brings.

New PC(USA) collegiate ministries resource to address gun violence

The collegiate ministry network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will launch new curriculum addressing gun violence at the UKirk National Summit, which will take place just prior to the 223rd General Assembly (2018) in St. Louis, June 16–23.

UKirk opens coffee shop ministry

Meeting for coffee is a Presbyterian tradition. Whether it’s in a fellowship hall, a Sunday school room or a hip espresso shop, coffee and community are often connected. First Presbyterian Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is hoping that a new coffee shop will help connect college students from the University of Alabama with Christ. Named UPerk, the venture is an outreach of the UKirk program, a ministry that seeks to empower members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) engaged in campus ministry.

Potential campus ministers gather in Montreat to explore calling to collegiate ministry

If every waiter is said to be an aspiring actor, might every barista somehow be a future campus minister? Such was almost certainly the case at the College Conference at Montreat, where on January 4, some 30 campus ministers from across the country were served their morning coffee by a group of keenly interested and highly motivated seminary students.