Presbyterian News Service

There are innumerable differences between Morrison Presbyterian Church and UKirk WCU, but one overriding similarity is the sense of loss due to the pandemic.


With church doors closed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Christian Formation has released a five-page document entitled: “Remote Faith Formation …  For the Long Haul.”


The Presbyterian Campus Ministry at the University of Georgia (UGA) is not new. It’s been around since 1940 and housed in the current space since 1959, which served as a safe space for African American students during the tumultuous 1960s.


Preaching from Deut. 6:4-9, a text she described as both aspirational and inspirational, the Rev. MaryAnn McKibben Dana sent about 900 people attending the College Conference at Montreat home Sunday morning with a closing worship message focused on Sabbath and remembering.


Anxiety may be rampant in modern culture, but it’s not unprecedented. Take, for example, the enslaved people of Israel described in the Book of Exodus.


Words for Waiting 2020: Call for Contributors

Words for Waiting 2020: Call for Contributors

UKirk Collegiate Ministries is excited to bring you another year of Words for Waiting: Daily Devotions for Advent & Christmas. In partnership with the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Office of Christian Formation, this resource will again be available as a printable...

Pivot Grant Applications Are Still Open

Pivot Grant Applications Are Still Open

Last Spring semester was full of pivots, and the UKirk Board knows the 2020-2021 school year will hold many more. With that in mind, and due to generous support of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, the UKirk Pivot Grant is being offered. These $500 grants are meant to...

UKirk Network Coronavirus Guidelines

UKirk Network Coronavirus Guidelines

The UKirk National Board is keenly aware that as colleges and universities begin this Fall, our network ministries are working to embody their love of God and neighbor by slowing the spread of COVID-19.  At UKirk, living out our faith calls us to love our neighbors....

Palm Sunday Reflection

Gracious and Loving God, Be with us. Open our hearts and minds By the power of your Holy Spirit That as scripture is read And your word proclaimed We may hear with joy What you say to us today Amen Luke 19:28-40 Common English Bible (CEB)  After Jesus said this, he...

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross

THE BASICS “Stations of the Cross” originated in 17th century Catholicism as a way to mark the movements of the last day of Jesus’ earthly life. There are a couple different versions of the original list, and these fourteen stations are adapted from those. Each...

#UKirkOnlineTogether for Holy Week

#UKirkOnlineTogether for Holy Week

Ministry with and to college students has been done for a long time on multiple “platforms,” where college ministers and students simultaneously live out faith in community both in person AND via text, GroupMe, snapchat, Instagram, Zoom, Google hangout, etc….The...

How to Navigate Through a Pandemic

How to Navigate Through a Pandemic

  Dear Network, Whether your Spring Break has been extended, classes have gone online already, your school is still determining what to do, or students have just been told they need to move out of the residence halls or come home from study abroad, it has been a...

Save the Date Mo Ranch

Save the Date Mo Ranch

UKirk National Gathering July 26-29, 2020 Mo-Ranch Presbyterian Assembly “Sharing Our Stories” Thank you for your interest in our UKirk National Gathering, which is for all collegiate ministry practitioners across the country. Our theme, “Sharing Our Stories,” has...

UKirk Giving Tuesday

UKirk Giving Tuesday

In this season of giving, UKirk Collegiate Ministries Association is giving thanks for all the amazing collegiate ministries in our network even as we plan and dream how to support, equip, and encourage collegiate ministries in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and...