This fall (2017) begins a new era in Campus Ministry at First Pres. Here Campus Ministries, UKirk@UM, is now a UKirk Ministry, connecting it with the strong national Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) network of campus ministries. Rev. Evans McGowan is the new Campus Ministries Coordinator working with two Resident Ministers, Eric Koenig-Reinke and Blair Buckley, as well as Peer Minister Essie Koenig-Reinke. As a team, we reach out to Michigan students as well as those on neighboring campuses. In addition, Resident Minister Rev. Dorothy Parks-Piatt coordinates our outreach to graduate and professional students and young adults.

At UKirk@UM we are building relationships with young adults who are thirsty for an authentic, welcoming community. Christ is calling us to meet with students wherever they are and to listen courageously to their stories. We look forward to thinking both compassionately and critically about how our Christian faith can respond to students’ personal lives, and challenge them to respond in service and to extend God’s justice and love to a hurting world.

Fall 2017

Let us treat you to Sunday Lunch! College students meet in the Welcome Center after our 11:00 a.m. worship service and then go to lunch (it’s on us!) to build community and foster relationships.

Wednesdays @ 8:00 p.m. - We also invite you to meet for “Wednesdays @ 8:00,” a weekly gathering for fellowship, snacks, and faithful conversation at the Michigan League.


Throughout the year we will be offering various local mission opportunities for college students as well as a larger mission trip over Spring Break. Last year groups worked on a Habitat House in Ypsilanti and traveled to Belize to assist a community there.

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