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United Methodist Student Association


The United Methodist Student Association of the Vanderbilt Divinity School exists to provide opportunities for United Methodist Students by facilitating interaction, providing avenues for mutual support and spiritual formation, connecting to the structure and organization of the United Methodist Church, promoting social activism in the Vanderbilt and Nashville communities, and coordinating events for fellowship and fun.  

Annual Boards and Agencies Dinner hosted by the UMSA 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Worship begins at 5:30 in the Upper Room Chapel (1908 Grand Avenue) followed by dinner at 6:30 in Jackson Hall of the Denman Building.
Our keynote speaker this year is Emilie M. Townes, Dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School.

To register for the Annual Boards and Agencies Dinner click here.

Welcome Picnic 

August 21, 2014
6:00 - 8:00 pm in the VDS Courtyard

Welcome to the new year and please join us for our UMSA Welcome Picnic! Our purposeful intention is to welcome all of the incoming students into community -and- everyone is invited and welcome to come participate in this celebration. Please RSVP with the number of guests in your party via the link provided so we can prepare an appropriate amount of food and drink. The picnic will be on Friday August 21st in the VDS courtyard, and there is no cost for the event. The party will start at 6 PM and end at 8 PM. Email Jonathan Carle with any questions: Again, welcome to VDS!

Click here to register. 

Fall Retreat 

September 26 and 27, 2014
Cedar Crest Camp

The Fall Retreat is a moment to step out of our busy lives at work, home, and school for an overnight of fellowship, food, campfires, and worship. Please RSVP via the link provided with the number of guests in your party - families and guests are most definitely welcome. The Retreat will be at Cedar Crest Camp about an hour from Nashville on Friday night/Saturday morning, September 26-27. We will carpool to this event, so look for information regarding rides the week of the Retreat. 

We're excited to be together - come experience community with us! Email Jonathan Carle with any questions:

Click here to register.