Urban Abbey
Coffee. Cause. Communion
August 12, 2016

Campus Ministry

A New Kind of Campus Ministry

At the Urban Abbey, we believe that each person is made in the image of God. And the only hope we have of ever knowing about a God who is ultimately beyond all our understanding is by being in relationship with all kinds of different people. This is why we welcome people with different theological viewpoints, from various races and cultures and classes, and of every sexual orientation and gender identity into this community. We are fearfully and wonderfully made — all of us. Our commitment to gathering this beloved diverse community extends to our weekly worship which seeks to integrate college students into an intergenerational faith community, so we can learn from each other and journey as a whole people of God.

We have a presence at both the University of Nebraska Omaha and Creighton University. On campus, we reach out in new and innovative ways that seek to identify and address student needs. We don’t just dream up programs and invite people to join us. We visit student groups, bring coffee, and host a “Listening Session” to find out what students are worried and or hopeful about, and how the Urban Abbey can help improve things or make dreams grow. The Name Tag Project and De-Stress with Dogs arose out of one of these Listening Sessions, as did QueerFaith on Campus.

Connect with Us

Every Sunday: Intergenerational Worship
9:00 am, 11:00 am & 5:30 pm
Urban Abbey
Join other colleges students and our intergenerational worship community at the Urban Abbey. This an opportunity to center ourselves in God and in the community that reflects God's image. We talk with one another, sing songs, pray, hear a sermon, and come to the communion table together. In the United Methodist tradition, God's table is open to all people, of every age, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, and class. You don't have to be a United Methodist or even baptized to participate. We are all invited to experience God's presence - so join us!

Coffee Talks! Hosted by the UNO Veteran Student Organization
Every Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Office of Military & Veteran Service Conference Room
Urban Abbey, UNO’s Student Veteran Organization, and a local chaplain hold weekly “Coffee Talks,” a space for confidential and honest conversation about the joys and challenges of life as a college student and military veteran.

QueerFaith on Campus Small Group (All Students Welcome!)
Every Sunday
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Urban Abbey
Important conversations about sexual orientation, gender identity, and faith identity. We are proud to be a campus ministry where people are welcome to love themselves, love their LGBTQIA+ family and friends, and love God.

QueerFaith on Campus

Queer Faith on Campus logo QueerFaith on Campus (QFoC) is an initiative of Urban Abbey campus ministry. The goal of the project is to help LGBTQIA+ college students and allies think about and integrate their faith identity, sexual orientation, and gender identity. All people who identify as, or love and support, LGBTQIA+ college students are welcome to become a part of QFoC.

QueerFaith on Campus Small Group (All Students Welcome!)
Every Sunday
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Urban Abbey

Questions about being a queer Christian?
QueerFaith on Campus FAQs

A Note About Our Use of the Word “Queer”:
Language changes fast. We acknowledge that many people have experienced this word in a wounding way. The Urban Abbey celebrates that people are beginning to reclaim this term, and we stand with them as a sign of affirmation of the progress that we have made.

If you have any questions about Urban Abbey Campus Ministry, Sierra would love to get together for a cup of coffee and chat. You can email her at sierra@urbanabbeyomaha.com.


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