See below for additional ways to support WestM.
Dear WestM Friends :
We are so deeply appreciative of the many people who connect to WestM in a multitude of ways.
Together we share in essential ministry and programs to students, faculty and staff in the Oregon State University Community. This ministry is particularly meaningful during this uncertain time that surrounds us. Even more questions circulate now and more discernment is needed.
- Will I still graduate?
- How can I form meaningful friendships?
- My two jobs both laid me off. Will my parents lose their jobs too?
- What is this prolonged social isolation going to do to the depression I was already struggling with?
- Where is God now?
- Where is community now?
The WestM staff and student leaders have been inspired to design fresh and creative ways to be in ministry with students, faculty, and staff in the OSU community. It is an entire range of support, of community, and of care during this challenging time.
- We have partnered with 12 step groups to continue their peer support while maintaining social distance.
- We continue serving the hungry in Corvallis through Stone Soup’s newly revised hot meal program that helps protect both volunteers and guests.
- We are working with the Coalition of Graduate Students as they bring meals to graduate students and others in the wider community who are quarantined.
- We have online bible studies, groups, and activities that are organically emerging as we shift channels to address age old questions.
We recognize that some of our supporters are no longer able to send financial donations. Please continue to lift us in prayer. We will be inviting you into other ways of partnering with us.
For those who can continue your regular support we are grateful. For those who can increase your support, we are indebted.
Please follow us online and in our mailings as we faithfully share in ministry and upcoming centennial celebrations.
Thank you for the many ways we have been in ministry together for the past 100 years and for the next 100 years!
May we continue to act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly.
Blessings and Peace,
Director and Campus Minister
Much of our operating budget comes from individual donors. We are extremely grateful for your support.
Please make checks out to United Campus Ministry and send to:
101 NW 23rd Street
Corvallis, OR 97330
We can also process credit or debit card transactions. Please contact our office at 541-753-2242 for more information.
Contributions are tax deductible.
We welcome your ongoing prayers for our leadership, our students, our faculty, our staff, and our programming. Visit our Facebook page if you want to pray for a specific current activity or use this monthly guide:
January– For high school students applying to colleges. For students beginning a new term. For our campus wide celebration of MLK Jr.
February– For spiritual awakening and renewal in the 40 days starting with Ash Wednesday and leading to Easter. For students, faculty and staff to engage in service and justice.
March– For term finals and spring break plans.
April– For the start of the spring term. For the establishment of healthy study and spiritual habits. For Holocaust Memorial week. For the sun to break through the clouds.
May– For our UCM Board development and planning.
June– For students, Teaching Assistants, and Professors during finals and grading. For graduating students and their job searches or graduate studies.
July– For summer classes, jobs, and internships.
August– For high school students transitioning to college and their parents. For college administrators.
September– For preparation for the campus minister and other WestM leaders. For a wonderful and meaningful start to a new academic year. New Students! For sexual assault awareness, response, and prevention.
October– For new and returning students to settle in and really connect with healthy peers, activities and ministries. For resisting temptations of abusing alcohol, drugs or other unhealthy coping mechanisms.
November– For US and international students lonely and far from home during the holidays. Thanksgiving to Christmas is often the most stressful time of the year.
December– For finals, health, rest, and general stress management. Remember the graduate students and professors too. Safe travel on roads that can be icy and students eager to get home.