Students in our vibrant campus community
explore their personal faith and growth.
The Gathering is a safe, open space where undergraduate and graduate students can explore and express their questions and their doubts, learn from others, and be supported in their personal faith and growth. We gather every Wednesday night, 5:30-7:30, for a free, home-cooked meal, conversation, and friendship.
If you are new to the University of Michigan, whether a freshman in college or a new graduate student, we hope you will check us out some Wednesday night this fall! If you are returning to the University of Michigan and haven’t yet found a place that you can call “home,” either spiritually or socially, we hope you will come, too! And if you are just curious about what faith or community is all about, we would love for you to give us a try, too. We think you will find that we are warm, open, and accepting of people from all backgrounds, with all kinds of questions and hopes.
Resident Sexton Program
Each year, we hire three or four Resident Sextons to work around the church buildings and Campus Center in return for their housing for the September – April academic year. We also need summer help from May – August. Sextons are mainly responsible for setting up rooms for meetings and activities, as well as locking and/or unlocking doors, and general light maintenance, housekeeping and security as needed. Applicants will need to be able to do some heavy lifting. Outside employment is allowed with written consent from the staff supervisor.
Currently, our Sexton dormitory is co-ed (separate, locked bedrooms). Applicants must be students at a local college or university, and will be expected to provide three letters of reference from previous employers and/or home church. While it is not a requirement to be an American Baptist, it is expected that the sextons will live and abide by the church’s Christian ethics. Sextons are invited to attend worship on Sunday mornings, as well as joining us for the Campus Fellowship night – dinner is always served!
We will start taking applications in January 2020 for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020/Spring 2021. If you know of a college student who is interested for the summer or the following academic year, please contact Kat Becker (firstname.lastname@example.org).
What do you get in return? Housing two blocks from U-M central campus!
Interested? Please download the Sexton Application and return to 517 East Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 or come by the office. Thanks!