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WHO WE ARE

Everyone is welcome

UKirk (meaning “University Church”) is a 501(c)(3), not for profit, network of ministries supported by the Presbyterian Church (USA). We are charged with reaching, loving, and teaching college students so they may be lifelong followers of Jesus Christ. At UKirk UTK, we believe that every person, without qualification, should have the opportunity for God’s amazing love to be made known to them. We believe what God intends for the world is a reality in which people recognize God’s image in the other and value diversity of perspective, race, class, gender, sexual orientation, ideological and political beliefs, or any other point of contention or division in our society. We believe all people are invited to Christ’s table, not to fit in, but rather to bring their honest, authentic, and, at times, broken selves to experience the grace of God. We hope you’ll stop by and give us an opportunity to extend a warm welcome. Whether you’re a freshman or non-traditional student, Presbyterian or not Presbyterian, you’re invited.

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ACCEPTANCE
Just be you

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SUPPORT
Let us help

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SENSE OF HUMOR
We try…

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POP CULTURE

We’re not on Tik Tok…

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ACCEPTANCE

Just be you

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SUPPORT

Let us help

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SENSE OF HUMOR

We try…

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POP CULTURE

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GET TO KNOW UKIRK

University of Tennessee Campus Ministry

UKirk UTK is a mission of the Presbytery of East Tennessee, the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church although students from many backgrounds are involved. At UKirk UTK we seek to be a “home away from home” and a ministry to the campus that welcomes all students regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation or denominational affiliation. UKirk UTK is a place where everyone belongs and students know they are loved by God and others.

UPERK: A PLACE TO BE

Need a pick-me-up?

We offer fair trade, organic coffee – our own brew, UPerk Blend – in partnership with Vienna Coffeehouse in Maryville, Tennessee as well as a variety of hot teas, hot cocoa and hot apple cider all for just a $1 donation. UPerk is a self-serve coffee shop and it is our gesture of hospitality to UT Knoxville.

RESIDENCY PROGRAM

Home Away From Home

On the second floor of the UKirk house we have an apartment that has three bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room, two bathrooms, and a separate entrance for privacy and extra security. The residency program at UKirk UTK serves as a housing and service opportunity for students looking for a deeper experience and connection with the Presbyterian Campus Ministry, the low rent isn’t a bad perk either!

UGROW

Organic farming at UKirk
In the summer of 2016, the idea sprung to start a community garden to make better use of the backyard and use the bounty to contribute to Smokey’s Pantry. This program teaches students about vegetables, when to grow specific ones, how to compost, the value of using rain water, the importance of rich fertile soil and the frustration of dying crops.

NEED A PLACE TO PARK FOR VOLS GAMES??

You’ve come to the right place!