Continuing into Lent with potatoes and Latin...

This week after some lovely coffee conversations on Tuesday and Wednesday... following a baked potato bar dinner from our friends at Brenthaven Church... we worshipped together using the practice Lectio Divina (the Latin meaning something like "divine reading"). It's a way of reading and meditating on scripture that helps us to "get out of the way" and put the agendas of the day aside. We trust that the same Holy Spirit that inspired the writers of scripture, inspires us as readers. This is a great practice for Lent, but even more so whenever the words we're reading or the world around us doesn't make sense... You can practice at home by using the guide we used below. Remember to breathe and

On Fat Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, and Lent...

The last two weeks, at coffees and at dinner, we've been discussing the "holy days" that are upon us. We even celebrated Fat Tuesday (often called Mardi Gras, which is the French translation) at dinner one night with enchiladas and games... Mardi Gras has traditionally been a time for fun and excess before Lent, which is often seen as a time of giving up those things. We talked about how during Mardi Gras, people often wear masks... masks, for certain populations in history, especially for women and those without a lot of resources, gave an opportunity to be anything one wanted! So, if Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras is about being anything you want (we agreed that a lot of people during Mardi Gra

Cheers for 80 years!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for another wonderful Soul and Spirits, our annual shindig for campus ministry supporters. We're continually grateful for the UKirk family in Nashville and beyond... and we're especially thankful for a fun night together hearing great music and stories from students... celebrating eight decades of locally supported campus ministry in Nashville, alongside a roaring fire, festive cocktails, mocktails, and a s'mores bar. If you or someone you know would like to give to UKirk Nashville, follow the "donate" tab at top of our website for user friendly online options, or we're happy to mail you a pledge card if you email us your address... Cheers! campusminister@

More than some mustard seeds...

This week we had some great coffee conversations--all are welcome to join us on Tuesdays at 1pm or Wednesdays at 10am for those quick times to have a toasty beverage, rest and read some scripture or say a prayer together--the best way to get reminded is to follow us on FB/insta/Twitter @ukirknashville. And we enjoyed another great dinner and worship service, as is our custom on Thursday nights. We sang some lovely songs. "It is well with my soul" is always a good line to sing when the semester gets tough in the dark and grey days of winter (even if you only know that one line of the song!) and we shared communion... and Lee talked to us about the parable of the mustard seed, as we've been st

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