The World Student Christian Federation – North America and the Student Christian Movement –USA are delighted to introduce Ms. Sarah McCune, newly hired Student Christian Movement (SCM)-USA National Coordinator. Sarah will be primarily responsible for planning the National SCM-USA Leadership Training Program to be held in Spring 2015. Part of her responsibilities will be to help SCM-USA in movement building and growth and to facilitate the connection of existing, new and forming SCM-USA chapters to the national movement as we move forward to our national conference next year. Sarah McCune received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Birmingham-Southern College. In 2010 McCune was a Hess Fellow partnered with the United Nations Alliance and Civilizations and a member of the 2011 Moore Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program cohort at UNC-Chapel Hill. She is currently enrolled at the Graduate Theological Union, affiliated with the Pacific School of Religion, in Berkeley, California where she is a Master’s candidate in Art and Religion.
The World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) and the Student Christian Movement- USA (SCM-USA) seek a dynamic, energetic organizer for the Student Christian Movement (USA), a progressive and social justice US national ecumenical movement. Details below.
The SCM-NYC will hold a celebrationof the WSCF Universal Day of Prayer for Students (UDPS) at Judson Memorial Church in New York City on February 17 at 4pm.
The WSCF Universal Day of Prayer for Students (UDPS) is one of the oldest global prayers of the modern ecumenical era. Representatives of the 10 member movements of the WSCF and 3 “contact” movements met in 1897 and decided to hold a universal day of prayer for students in the first half of February, the only day they found it possible to unite. They believed in the importance of prayer as a foundation for the ministry and work they were called to do, and they believed in the power and potential of the Federation united in common prayer and common vision.
The UDPS has continued over all these years, making it one of the oldest ecumenical days of prayer. It serves as one of the tangible signs of our common life and connection between students and Senior Friends (alumni) of the Federation all around the world, and we invite all our members and friends to unite in prayer for the world, the church, the students, and the WSCF itself on (or around) the 3rd Sunday of February, WSCF’s current tradition. (You may also choose to set an alternate date that is more convenient for your community.)