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09-27-2012


UC students serve in Northern Kentucky

 


Williamsburg, Ky. – Through University of the Cumberlands’ (UC) Baptist Campus Ministries (BCM), 30 UC students recently united with other schools across the state at Northern Kentucky University’s campus for a weekend of worship and service. After worshiping at an inspiring Hillsong Live concert on a Friday night, students joined together Saturday morning for community service.

Students were dispersed to work in multiple service projects throughout the community. Some sorted through clothes to send with Master Provisions, a ministry that provides clothing, medical care, agricultural training and much more to people in developing countries. Others did yard work while some worked in Covington, Ky. at the Moore Activity Center, cleaning a church and playing with children.

“This weekend was about connecting with God on an intimate and personal level, relating to other college students and their relationship with Christ, and reaching out to show our commitment to Christ and others,” said Eric Wright, UC junior. Students shared that the retreat created a new passion for community and their campus.

BCM is one of several Christian organizations on UC’s campus that take part in numerous service activities throughout the year. They are a part of United Campus Worship, host Fall Awakening and Spring Renewal, and help support numerous community service projects such as Appalachian Ministries. BCM also gives students opportunities to go on retreats that teach Christian service and allow them to deepen their relationship with Christ.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; twelve graduate degrees, including two doctorate, two specialist and eight master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.

Article provided by Julie Paris, UC Multimedia and Athletic Services Student Assistant