Office of the Chaplain and Religious Life


UKirk SMU meets weekly on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. for worship with communion in the Great Hall in the Elizabeth Prothro Building in the Perkins School of Theology. Stick around after worship for a free home-cooked meal at 7 p.m.!

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We are a worshiping community that looks for the

sacred in the ordinary.

We seek to follow God by wrestling with holy scripture,

gathering weekly around the table for communion, and

striving to embody Jesus’s unconditional love in the


We are a place where you are invited to come as you

are. Bring your doubts and questions, your fears and past

experiences, your dreams and wanderings.

Bring your whole self. We are an open and affirming

community that celebrates and embraces you for who God

created you to be. All of who you are is welcome here.

We are a place of nourishment, care, and support.

College is hard – this is a community where you can rest,

eat (vegetarian and gluten-free options are always

available!), de-stress, and connect in meaningful ways

with people who care.

We are a place where all belong.

Our name, UKirk, means "University Church" -- "kirk" is

an old Scots-English word for church. We're associated

with a network of campus ministries in the Presbyterian

Church (USA), but we're not just for Presbyterians!


Contact: Rev. Jessie Light-Wells, Campus Minister