CollegeCARE Ministries is a caring network for college students and their families. We work together to encourage and celebrate our college-age kids, and coordinate social and service activities to help them engage with each other and the church, with the goal to help grow their relationships with God and each other.

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College Care Packages
The end of the term will soon be here for our college students, so it’s time to remember and fortify them with care packages from their church family. We will pack up and ship off a box of treats and messages to every student for whom we have an address. We expect to send dozens of boxes this year (we sent 45 last year)! 

To donate treats: Please bring treats to the college care packages table in the Narthex on Sundays, March 5 - 26, or deliver them to the church office during the week. 

Suggested donations: Prepackaged goodies such as cookies, candy bars, crackers, cereal bars, soup, hot chocolate mix, gum, pencils, or other items you think they would enjoy. Monetary donations (to help cover the shipping costs and extra treats) are appreciated.

Packing Date (volunteers welcome): Sunday, March 26, 9:30-10:30 am, 
in Room 106/108 (lower level, Christian Education Wing)

Mailing Date: Monday, April 3

Send Your Student’s Address 
Parents: In order for your student — living at home or away, undergrad or graduate student — to receive a care package, we need to receive a current (spring 2017) shipping address and student e-mail address (so we can notify students to look for their packages). Please stop by the college care packages table in the Narthex the first three Sundays in March or e-mail the information to Matt Rosenbaum. The college students will thank you.




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2015 College-Age Mission Trip (August 3-7, 2015)
College-Age Mission Week was organized by CollegeCARE Ministries to be a low-cost, easy-to attend set of activities for students to reconnect at church and serve and learn together in the world. The 22 participants enjoyed the positive experience of whichever of the week’s activities they attended. 

View the slideshow from the week:

College Mission Week 2015 slideshow from First Pres AH on Vimeo.


For more information, contact Nancy Williams at



2014 College Canoe Trip to Boundary Waters
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Do you have kids who are in college or new to the college experience? Great news!  We’re strengthening the network for our college families, and you’re invited to take part. 

Check out our blog.


Sending Encouraging Communications and Care Packages

The CollegeCARE Ministries team prepares, with prayer, to send out Care Packages to First Presbyterian college students.

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Collecting Student Photos and Addresses
Each year, we collect photos for the CollegeCARE bulletin board and our students' addresses at school so we can send them cards and care packages. The photo display encourages the congregation to pray for our college students and welcomes them when they return over breaks.

Wanted: A 4 x 6 photo of each college student plus three pieces of information—student’s name, school, and something he or she looks forward to this school year. Also, please include the student's address at school and e-mail address.

Photos and information can be e-mailed to or put in the CollegeCARE mailbox outside the church office.


Meet Director of Youth Ministries TC Anderson

TC agreed to be interviewed by one of our high school students for this video made just for college-age students. Check it out! Thanks Robert Kraybill for producing the video.




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