Westminster’s campus ministry for undergraduates is called UKirk at UVA. Check out our website here.
UKirk literally means “University Church.” We are a welcoming community for students that explores what it means to receive and share divine love, and to live out our faith in a complex world. People of all races, classes, abilities, genders, and sexual orientations are affirmed and celebrated. While we are centered in a Christian tradition, we welcome those who have questions, doubts, and diverse beliefs. We strive to be a brave space for friendship, growth, and community building. We eat together, learn together, listen and laugh together, and do life together. These values are also reflected in our community for graduate students and young professionals, 20/30/40 CreW.
UKirk is based out of Westminster Presbyterian Church (on Rugby Road, next to Beta Bridge) and also has a home at Common Grounds (the white building on the corner of Gordon Avenue and Rugby Road). Students can participate in the full worship life of the church, including the choir and music program, dynamic theological education, retreats, local service and volunteer work, and other spiritual, social, and service opportunities.
Regular events for students:
- Sunday Bodo’s bagel brunch at Common Grounds
- Monday evening Dinner & Discussion
- Monthly Feeding Families service project through the Alliance for Interfaith Ministries
- Study hours as posted on social media
- Biweekly Wednesday Wind-Down (for 20/30/40 CreW)
To stay updated on all events for undergraduates through UKirk at UVA and Westminster, follow us on Instagram (@ukirkuva),
UKirk at UVA is part of a network of PC(USA) and ecumenical UKirk communities called UKirk National Collegiate Ministries.