A Giving Tree Celebration Story

    This is the story of University coming together to provide gifts for 850 children in the foster care system. Watch as see as children were able to do crafts, hear stories, decorate cookies and much more!

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      A Quilt Ministry Story

      03.03.19 | Prayer | by Sharla Bell

      In October of 2007, Cindy Stitt and Mary Crews were both left sleepless on the same night, both praying for a young boy named Connor Lint who had a brain tumor, both feeling a not-so-gentle nudge from the Holy Spirit to do something more with...

        Carrie, Patti & Winter Retreat

        01.20.19 | Serving | by Sharla Bell

        Winter Retreat 2019 is upon us, and the Student Worship Center is currently Command Central, lined with all manner of supplies for the long weekend away. From the mundane (apples) to the madcap (pool noodles for “Noodle Ball”), Patti Messamore...

          Art & Pat Zamorano's Story

          12.02.18 | Faith | by Sharla Bell

          In 2002, when the Zamorano family moved into their new home right down the street from University United Methodist Church, they would pass by University and agree they would never join a big church.   They could never leave their beloved...

            Vickie and Jim Phelps' Story

            11.04.18 | Community | by Sharla Bell

            When Vickie Phelps first met her future husband Jim, she knew he was in seminary to become a Methodist pastor, and since she was in school pursuing a degree in Christian education, it felt like the perfect match. He could serve as a church pastor...

              Russ Weaver's Story

              09.23.18 | Community | by Sharla Bell

              Judy and Russ Weaver had the kind of meet-cute romance that if put on the big-screen would star Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. Theirs was a match made in literal heaven, the kind of relationship that brings joy to those who are lucky enough to fall...


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