presbyterian campus ministry @ the university of arizona

welcome to fall 2020!
check the updates page
for what’s going on.
(as far as we know, anyway.)

hi, we’re pcm

pcm is working on what matters and how to live.
we’re a christian group. we are not very formal.
we’re explicitly affirming of blm and other movements against oppression.
we’re explicitly affirming of all genders and orientations.

we welcome the curious, the suspicious, dissenters, true believers,
anyone who finds themselves at our door.
if you have been treated badly by the church, this can be a place to try again.
email the pastor if you have questions about what “welcome” means.


bible study + discussion fridays @ 5…
or whenever

outdoors, LGBTQ+-led, food provided, questions encouraged, honesty valued


schoolwork group sundays @ 3

listen to lecture recordings, do homework, etc., with other people around for motivation, focus, and company


details

  1. the pastor’s name is bailey. here’s more about her.
  2. we’re affiliated with the presbyterian church (USA). this means our congregations are governed by laypeople, not pastors, and regions by large rotating committees, not individual leaders. everything else varies widely.
  3. we’re small. you’re welcome to drop in anytime, and no one will pressure you about whether you’ll show up again, but anonymity is impossible, just fyi.
  4. bailey is often around campus and is happy to buy you coffee and talk if there’s anything on your mind. you don’t need to have come to pcm already. email her.

what’s happening

this is a wee blog for the ministry. it’s new this fall, so it’s mostly empty right now.


this stuff is also important context

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God…

The Nicene Creed (a very ancient statement of faith)

He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Micah 6:8 (one of the Hebrew prophets)

At the core of Presbyterian identity is a secure hope in the grace of God in Jesus Christ, a hope that, by the power of the Holy Spirit, empowers us to live lives of gratitude…

PC(USA) Mission Agency (a site with information about our denomination)


If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill,” and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what is the good of that?

James 2:15–16