Where is Waysmeet? Address and Phone United Campus Ministry-Waysmeet, 15 Mill Road Durham, NH 03824 (603)862-1165
Mission The United Campus Ministry to the University of New Hampshire is an ecumenical Christian ministry to the UNH community. We are located at the Waysmeet Center at 15 Mill Road in beautiful downtown Durham, NH, right across from UNH. We are committed to the spiritual growth and development of every person in our community, be they students, faculty, staff, administrators, family members and friends in the community.
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 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.
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 students who live at the Waysmeet Center located at 15 Mill Road. Through the Waysmeet 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.
Larry Brickner-Wood Is the Chaplain, Campus Minister, and Executive Director of the United Campus Ministry. He is a pastor and ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, and completed his Master of Divinity degree at Andover Newton Theological School. Previous to that, he was an Assistant Pastor at a UCC church in Rochester, NH, and previously had a twenty-year career in municipal management and community planning and organization. Larry has a Masters in Divinity degree from Andover Newton Theolgical School, as well as a Bachelors of Science in Public Administration from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Vermont.
Larry Among Larry's primary interests are youth ministry, spiritual healing and contemplative prayer, and justice and peace ministry. Larry is married to DeaBrickner-Wood, who owns and operates Blue Sky Associates, an environmental and community planning and development company. They have two sons, Noah and Brady, and live in Durham. They enjoy diversity, hiking, bicycling, kayaking, canoeing, sports, reading, music, drumming poetry, and being together with friends and family. They love living in Durham.
Larry Fun Facts Orange- a color Larry loves and wears often Young at heart- fun-loving and a voice and mind that transcends age A minister, mentor, friend, father, teacher, philosopher, thinker, change-maker, peace-maker…and more
Chuck Goeller The Administrative Director of the United Campus Ministry.
UCM Calendar Bi-Weekly and Monthly Programs First Friday of each month 6-8 pm Drum Circle and Free Pasta Supper :Good food! Fun music! Excellent company! What else is there to say? Second Friday of each month 5:30-7:30 p.m. Community Dinners to promote sustainability and ease hunger in our community: Come and enjoy a delicious, healthy vegan and vegetarian meal with other folks in the community. Designed for folks who can use a simple, good, wholesome meal, and to promote sustainability and community. Co-sponsored by the UNH Organic Gardening Club, Waysmeet Center, and the Cornucopia Food Pantry. Donations of food are always welcome, and volunteers are welcome, too, from 2:30pm on!
This Friday is A Community Dinner Date: Friday, March 26, 2010 Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm Location: Catholic Student Center of St. Thomas More, 6 Madbury Road, Across from Wildcat Pizza If you would like to volunteer, you can show up anytime after 2pm
UCM Calendar Weekly Programming Wesnesdays, 6-7 PM CORAJ (Committe on Rights and Justice): Training Volunteers to work with immigrant and refugee populations. Wednesdays, 6-7pm Progressive Students Exploring Beliefs: Meet weekly to explore shared issues of community, spirituality, religion and progressive action & thought. Thursdays, 7-7:30PM Mindfulness Meditation: This will be an opportunity to learn a meditation practice developed to cultivate mindfulness and awareness. This is a practice taught in the Buddhist tradition that works with the body's natural breathing. At the core, this is a practice for connecting with our human nature of confidence and Joy
Waysmeet’s Involvement Around UNH
Student Orgs Provides space for special events such as dinners, movie nights, public speakers, etc.
Peace and Justice League
The Committee on Rights and Justice (CORAJ) is a New Hampshire community based immigrant and refugee advocacy group. We meet every Wednesday from 6-7 at Waysmeet
Cornucopia Food Pantry
Hours of Operation Cornucopia Food Pantry: A food pantry serving students, staff, faculty and their families. Located in the ground floor at The Waysmeet Center. Donations accepted all year, and can be left at the Waysmeet Center. Until Further Notice Pantry is located at St. Thomas More Wednesday, 4:30-6 p.m.
Food Basket Project A Tri-Annual Thanksgiving-Nov Winter/Holiday Season-December Spring/Earth Day-April) Partnership between the Waysmeet Center (Campus Ministry), Cornucopia Food Pantry, and Office of Community Service and Learning This year the Spring Food Basket Days are April 28th and 29th
So What’s UP An evening with CRAIG WERTH, BEN WERTH AND LUCIA NAZZARO to benefit WAYSMEET CENTER (United Campus Ministry) Friday April 30 at the Community Church of Durham 17 Main st. Durham from 6-9PM Desserts, entertainment, silent auction, $10 suggested donation Note:We'll need to talk about the silent auction to see if we want to include it or not. I like the suggestion of inlcuding checks payable to UCM on the flyer.
From the TNH The Center has already been granted $10,000 from the United Way to help cover costs, but that is not nearly minimum amount needed to fulfill the required state remediation plan from CYN. According to Brickner-Wood, the remediation itself will cost $70,000, depending on how many days the process takes, and will likely cause $10,000 to $15,000 in damages. On top of these expenses, the Center has a leftover bill from the first round of regional testing back in December of an estimated $20,000 and has lost over $5,000 in income from services unable to operate as well or as efficiently without the Center. It is estimated by Brickner-Wood that the Center’s total expenses for the entire remediation process will exceed $100,000, which is about the annual budget of the Center.
From the TNH Because six trace samples of gastrointestinal anthrax were found on the first floor of the Center in December, every room in that area must be soaked in a bleach-like solution containing water and vinegar, among other ingredients. While some items can be saved, according to Brickner-Wood, the furniture, books, student paintings and the piano probably will not make it through the process. “The hardest part of the process for me personally is losing the artwork from former and present students because those pieces have sentimental value,” said Brickner-Wood. “We can’t wait to get back in there because it’s such a great place,” said Brady. “It’s unfortunate that one bad thing that happened gets more attention than all the good things we do.” The actual remediation will last from 10 to 14 days, while the final approval needed from the state for the chosen plan and post testing will take two weeks. Goeller, who has been with the Center for 12 years, hopes to be back at Waysmeet by the end of spring break.“I used to see the residents everyday and many students would wander into the Waysmeet Center],” said Goeller. “It’s [the temporary office] not the same atmosphere as the Center.”
Bagelry Meeting This Friday April 2nd at 9am Fundraiser Planning Meeting Great opportunity to learn about fundraising, gain some skills, network, etc.
Open Mic Night There is an open mic that is happening on April 2nd @ 7pm in the MUB entertainment center. There will be some great performers, food, and fair-trade coffee available! Be sure to bring your own mug for coffee!
Campus Clean-up April 22nd (Earth Day) This is a Thursday Or that Friday (23rd or that weekend 24th/25th ) Solarfest is that weekend Work with UNH to make this event successful