College Fellowship

The college ministry includes both undergraduate and graduate students. We are very active and involved in a number of ministries: Sunday worship service, service outreach projects, small groups, Bible studies, special events and retreats.  Check the church calendar for dates and times.

College Café is a free home-cooked meal that is served each Sunday, September to May, immediately following the 10:55 a.m. worship service.  All college students are welcome.

College Trajectory meets for Bible study, discussion and fellowship on Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. in Gordon Hall from September to May. Please contact Scott Stuart at college@1stpc.org, for more information.

For current information on activities join the e-mail list or Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Trajectory-College-Ministry/176675173668

English for Speakers of Other Languages (E.S.O.L.) is offered on Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters. There is no charge, just bring a high interest in improving your English!  Please click here for additional information.

Veritas Forum

Thursday, February 23, 2017 7:30 p.m. at University Auditorium

Public Welcome, Free of Charge

Is Science Enough?

Faith, Reason and the Human Need for Certainty

Troy Van Voorhis, PHD

Haslam and Dewey Professor of Chemistry

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

With seating for 1800 at The 2016 Veritas Forum is open to UF Students and Faculty, as well as members of the Gainesville community at no charge.

Additional Leadership Events
As a UF faculty member, graduate student, community pastor, and/or key leader, you are invited to join one of the 2017 Veritas Forum peer-oriented leadership events. Please see below or visit: www.VeritasUF.org for details.


Faculty and Graduate Students Lunch

Thursday, February 23rd

UF Rion Ballroom - 11:45am

(Free to Attendees, RSVP Required)

Veritas Event
University Auditorium - 7:30pm
Friday, February 24, 2017


Pastors and Key Leaders Lunch Friday,

February 24th – 12PM

(Free to Attendees, RSVP Required)
Max seating is 160.
First Presbyterian Church 106 SW 3rd Street Gainesville, FL 32601
RSVP by February 21st to Dr. Robert Shettler at First Pres – assistant@1stpc.org

About The Veritas Forum
Founded at Harvard in 1992, Veritas Forums are hosted by coalitions of Christian fellowships at over 50 leading schools, with the aim of engaging students and faculty in discussions of life’s hardest questions and the relevance of Christian perspectives to these issues. Forums welcome diverse viewpoints of experts who wrestle with the big questions, intellectually and personally.

 

What is a Veritas Forum?                                                                                  http://www.veritas.org/

In 1952, Kelly Monroe, a visiting student at Harvard became curiously interested in the fact that, even though the students there were extremely bright, they felt isolated in their search for meaning and truth.  She saw this as a striking disconnect as the original Harvard motto, “Veritas Christo et ecclesiae” specifically dealt with the search for truth.  She organized a group of interested students and invited noted speakers to address them on topics pertaining to a search for truth.  (Dr. Jennifer Weismann, ex-director of NASA’s current exo-planet program, was one of the speakers.)  The event was wildly successful.  Kelly found financial support and founded what we know as the Veritas Forum.  Since then more than 100 universities world-wide have held Veritas Forums attended by more than 250,000 student and faculty participants. 

For more information about The Veritas Forum at The University of Florida, please visit www.VeritasUF.org