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 19 and Friday, February 20, 2105

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.  We hope that, by inviting Dr. John Lennox to address the students and faculty at the UF and at Santa Fe College, we can rekindle discussions in a search for truth that were started by Veritas Forums at the UF more than 15 years ago. 

Who is John Lennox?                                                                                             http://johnlennox.org/

A prolific writer, Lennox gained recognition when he debated Richard Dawkins in 2007.  He’s a professor and fellow of Mathematics and of the Philosophy of Science at Oxford University in England.  He travels widely speaking and debating with skeptics on topics dealing with science and God.  His book, God’s Undertaker, Has Science Killed God, delivers a pithy discussion of the relevance of science to Christian thought.  It’s an entertaining read as you see how he enjoys taking shots at Dawkins.  He’s widely sought as a speaker so we are fortunate that he has agreed to come to Gainesville.