UCM has seen a 41% increase in Student Participation in Programming
UCM tracks the students who attend each of our programmed events and in the 2018-2019 school year we saw a 41% increase in student participation over the 2017-2018 school year. This includes students who come to programs, but does not include the students who drop by with friends, study in the building regularly or who spend hours in the office each week talking to ministry staff and friends. The amount of activity in the building when we went 24/7 during finals weeks was greater than we have ever seen. There were students studying, de-stressing or taking a break in every space in the building at all hours.
UCM hosted our Third Annual Bike-a-thon on April 27
It was a very nice and also very windy day on April 27, for our third bike-a-thon. We are so grateful for the largest student participation yet and for the community members who rode and supported our ride. For the first time, we had parents who came into the town to ride and help with the luncheon. We had four pastors ride: Becky Purcell from First Presbyterian, Prairie Grove; Phil Butin from First United Presbyterian, Fayetteville; and Dennis Ritchie and Ronnie Prevost from Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista. Our student leader, Chloe, involved many students as both riders and food station helpers. We are grateful for support from many of our NWA churches, as well as friends and family of our students. Our students really raised the bar with the amount of support they received.