The House includes campus ministries to both the University of Mary Washington and Germanna Community College. Our main goal is to help college students grow into a mature faith that fits them in exactly who they are and where they are in their lives and to equip them as ministers in the world.
Tuesday Evenings at The House, 5-7pm
College students meeting Tuesdays during the semester from 5-7pm at The House for dinner and discussion and time to hang out and check in. More often than not we order food from Primavera restaurant downtown, and spread out indoors (or outdoors if it's warm), and mask during the rest of our meeting. Discussions so far this semester have included "What is Church?" "What is Ministry?" "What is Vocation?" and will include other discussions about Communion, Prayer, Scripture, and more.
Student Involvement at the Churches
Our missioner's work is supported and shared among three parishes--Christ Lutheran, Trinity Episcopal, and St. George's Episcopal, all within walking distance of UMW and The House. Another major pillar of this campus ministry is to support college students' in being welcomed and connected and involved in the multi-generational lives of our parishes, in worship, ministry, fellowship, and learning and finding ways for the parishes to be involved in the campus ministry and at The House.
Ministry on the Campus
To state it plainly, a campus ministry is a ministry to a college campus (or campuses). Whether or not students join in fellowship and programming with us, we see it as our responsibility to tend to the needs of the campus community as a whole--students, faculty and staff--and we invite our students to imagine with us what that ministry might be. Our ministerial imagination looks something like What if campus ministry helped to address un-addressed or under-addressed mental health on campus? What if campus ministry made space for students and faculty alike to not do schoolwork all the time, or to actually take their weekends off? What was a safe place to go for students who felt along or were having trouble making connections elsewhere?
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