Through our programs and activities, campus ministry center and presence in the community, we provide opportunities and access for spiritual growth and direction, faith development, witness and service to the community and the world, education, and contact with local communities of faith. Support from the United Campus Ministry comes from denominational bodies of the United Church of Christ, the United Methodist church, the Presbyterian Church/USA and the American Baptist church. Support also comes from various local churches of those four denominations, and Lutheran, Episcopal, American Society of Friends (Quaker) and Unitarian Universalist churches, as well as individual sponsors and grants.
The United Campus Ministry is committed to several principles and ministries:
- A ministry committed to the teachings and model of Jesus Christ.
- A ministry of inclusivity and openness.
- A ministry of hospitality, where all people are welcome and treated with respect, dignity and love.
- A ministry of justice and peace in every community in every nation in the world.
- A ministry of service to the community and the world.
- A ministry that encourages ecumenical and inter-faith dialogue, interaction and shared ministries where possible.
- A ministry of joy and laughter, humor and celebration.
- A ministry that celebrates and affirms our Christian tradition and witness, and is open to the myriad ways that God's Holy Spirit works in our ministry and lives.
The United Campus Ministry accomplishes its mission in several ways:
- Through weekly, BI-weekly, monthly and periodic events, activities, program seminars and the like.
- Through a residential community of people who live at the Waysmeet Campus Center located at 15 Mill Road.
- Through the Waysmeet Campus Center, which provides a location for our programs and services, and serves as a gathering and resting-place for members of the UNH community.
- Through direct engagement and outreach to the UNH community
- Through our ministries of hospitality, inclusivity, justice and love.
- Through interaction and dialogue with other Christian and Non-Christian groups, organizations and individuals.
- Acting as a spiritual resource and center for the UNH community, working in partnership with various groups, departments and organizations at UNH and the community.
- By providing individual counseling and spiritual guidance to members of the community.
- Acting as an information and referral resource for a variety of needs, issues and situations.
- Through regular and intentional prayer, meditation and contemplative practices.
- Guest preaching, speaking, teaching and facilitating in local communities of faith, classes, residence halls, departmental retreats, and the like.
- Being a spiritual presence in the community.