Church isn’t a building and it isn’t just about what happens on Sunday mornings. University Christian Church is a community of believers who are helping one another bring glory to God. As we do life together, we are striving to grow into Christ’s likeness, serve as He did, and share Him with others.

We encourage you to check out the variety of ways you can connect here at UCC!

Lifegroups

Lifegroup meetings are broken down into 3 parts: we care for one another, seek God together through His Word and prayer, and encourage each other in applying what God taught us.  About once a month groups will learn tools to help them know Jesus and make Him known. Our goal for Lifegroups is to experience tranformation, develop strong relationships, and start new Lifegoups.

What to Expect:

  • A Lifegroup leader who will encourage and equip you in your walk with Jesus.
  • A Lifegroup leader who will pray and invest in you in/outside of the normal Lifegroup time.
  • Generally people who are in the same stage of life as you.
  • Time in God’s Word, prayer, and discussion.
  • Lifegroup will generally last 1-1.5 hours.
  • Each group will figure out their own childcare
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commended you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age."
Matthew 28:18-20 ESV

Email Alli Foard at connections@uccmanhattan.net to find out more.

Celebrate Recovery

All are welcome who are struggling with ‘Hurts, Hang-Ups, and Habits’.  We invite you to join us on Tuesday nights in the Chapel at 7:00 p.m. for worship. Men’s and women’s open-share groups are at 8:00 p.m. with coffee and desserts immediately after.  Learn more…

Men’s Ministry

Men’s Ministry is a fellowship-focused ministry where men can come and learn what it really means to be a man of God. It’s all about authentic manhood! Join us for a great time of inspiration, fellowship and food. Contact Rusty Rogers, webig7@yahoo.com, for more information.

WINGS

WINGS stands for Women In Need of God’s Strength, taken from Isaiah 40:31, “…but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” WINGS is a woman’s Bible study that meets on Thursdays, there are morning and evening sessions available. Childcare is provided for a free will donation. For session location and times contact Michelle Brouk at uccwings@gmail.com or 785-565-9285.

GriefShare

GriefShare is a special weekly seminar/support group for people grieving the death of someone close. It’s a place where you can be around people who understand how you feel and the pain of your loss. At GriefShare, you’ll learn valuable information that will help you through this difficult time in your life. For more information, contact Sara Bohlken, sara.bohlken@gmail.com for GriefShare schedule and location.

DivorceCare

DivorceCare is a weekly seminar and support group that will help you heal from the hurt.  It’s a warm, caring environment led by people who understand what you are going through.
You’ll learn practical information that will help you deal with the challenges of divorce or separation. Best of all, you will gain hope for the future. For more information, contact Kristi Depusoir kristid@uccmanhattan.net.

Ladies Afternoon Fellowship

Ladies Afternoon Fellowship meets the third Tuesday of each month. Meetings are held in room 110 in the Chapel at 1:30 p.m.

MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers

MOPS meets every 1st and 3rd Friday of each month, September through May in the Gathering Place at 9:00 a.m. MOPS is a grassroots movement for mothers with children aged from birth to kindergarten. We believe that incubating hearts and giving just-because-hugs can change the course of history. That’s why we connect moms all over to a community of women, here in our own church and area, who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood. MOPS groups are rallying women to be more honest, to feel more equipped and to find our identity by journeying alongside one another. Contact Amber Anderson, uccmops@gmail.com or visit the MOPS website for more information.

JOY Group

JOY Group (Just Older Youth Group) is for those 55 and over. Friends are welcome! Activities include a Christmas party, a surprise supper in the spring, breakfast at Early Edition and various other planned trips and meals. Contact Marci Cassel at 785-341-0424 with any questions.

Senior Ministry

Do you have a heart for older adults? Do you want to have a part in a ministry of encouragement? The Senior Adults Ministry of University Christian Church is a ministry to adults who are retired and/or over age 65 who are unable to participate as fully in the life of the church as they once did — those older adults who, because of differing situations, often feel isolated and lonely, and perhaps even forgotten by the church. These individuals are sometimes home bound — either permanently or temporarily. We try to reassure them of the church’s concern and compassion as we offer encouragement and cheer through sending cards, making phone calls, visiting, providing communion to those who request it, providing transportation in some situations, assisting caregivers as we are able, and providing occasional meals.

We are currently looking for volunteers. If you are interested in joining this ministry please contact Graham Rose at 19sketty46@gmail.com.