February 15th, 2017

Recently I have become somewhat of a scheduling-addict by way of Google Calendar.  This app helps me manage classes, tests, group meetings, and other events all vying for my time.  Using Google Calendar is one of the many ways I bring some structure to the hectic schedule I am living in.  My calendar is constantly changing; but the Tuesday night meetings at UKirk have not moved from my calendar. 

I build my week around Tuesday nights filled with community, faithful discussions, and fellowship around delicious food.  Tuesday nights at UKirk allow me to have some holy Sabbath time and center myself no matter what has happened and what is to come in the week.  At these meetings we either have an enlightening worship service or a critical conversation about how we believe we should respond as Christians to events taking place in the world around us.  But the impact of UKirk on me goes far beyond the Tuesday night meetings. 

UKirk has helped me make many close friends, which makes Tech feel just a little bit smaller when I see a friendly familiar face around campus.  UKirk has also strengthened my faith and helped me in my spiritual walk.  Whether it is sharing our joys and concerns with each other at the end of every meeting, feasting on the Lord’s supper together, or the laughs we share around the fireplace at Montreat, I feel the presence of the Holy Spirit in this group.

Matthew Anama
VT Class of 2019
Industrial and Systems Engineering Major

Scripture Readings: Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18; Psalm 119:33-40; I Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23; Matthew 5:38-48.

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