College can be stressful. So, Marshall UKIRK seeks to offer opportunities for Sabbath Rest. That can simply mean stopping by the Campus Christian Center to take a nap on the couch or going on a retreat, but there are many other opportunities to take a break from your studies and dwell in the presence of God. In addition to our regular programming, come by the office to pick up some resources on making Sabbath a spiritual practice.
Montreat 2019 Montreat Conference Center, located in the mountains of North Carolina, is a resource of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) that offers various educational opportunities throughout the year. You probably know it for the Montreat Youth Conference that happens every summer. Well, there is a college conference too! Its January 2nd through the 5th, and we’ll be partnering with the UKIRK groups from WVU and Shepherd University to rent a house! Keep an eye out for details about signing up.
The 2019 College Conference at Montreat will respond to God’s call for compassion in a broken world. As a community of faith we will discern God’s compassionate nature and how God is calling us to act with compassion in our communities, campuses, churches, and families. We will learn from faith leaders and organizations who are living lives of compassion, working towards justice and peace in their communities. Father Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, writes: “Compassion isn’t just about feeling the pain of others; it’s about bringing them in toward yourself. If we love what God loves, then, in compassion, margins get erased. ‘Be compassionate as God is compassionate,’ means the dismantling of barriers that exclude.” Join us as we create a community of compassion through worship, play, study, and fellowship and consider how God is calling us to dismantle barriers, comfort those in trouble, and to live lives of compassion. All are welcome!
MARSHALL UKIRK Marshall University Campus Christian Center | 1 John Marshall Drive | Huntington, WV 25755 | 304-696-2444