RUF at UWM joyfully welcomes students from all walks of life on campus to participate in our community and explore the fullness of who Jesus Christ is from the Scriptures. We seek to increase our knowledge, love, and service of God by studying the Bible, praying together, encouraging one another, as well as having lots of fun. The heart of our mission is to reach students for Christ and equip them to serve.

 
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Large Group

Tuesdays at 8 p.m

due to COVID-19 space limitations

our location will vary

See the schedule below! 

RUF Giveaway

Aug. 31-Sept. 4

See our Facebook and Instagram for details.

Prize: Hand Sanitizer, UWM sweatshirt, MKE Mug, Stone Creek Gift Card, RUF Sticker, RUF magnet, a book from the RUF book table

RUF Beach Day

Sept. 1 from 11am - 1 pm

Bradford Beach

FDOC Ice Cream Giveaway

Sept. 2 from 1-4 p.m.
 

Free Scratch Ice Cream at Crossroads Collective. 

Look for Nick in the RUF t-shirt.

RUF Picnics

Thursdays, beginning Sept. 3, weather permitting from Noon-2
 

Pangea (the grassy area between the Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business and Bolton Hall, just outside the north exit of the Student Union)

Last Day to Sign Up for Quad Placement

Sept. 11, 2020

Varies. See Facebook and Instagram for details.

RUF Apple Picking

Oct. 17 at 10 a.m.
 

Nieman Orchards. Rides leave from Sandburg.

Frolf Fridays at 4

Fridays at 4PM beginning Sept 4

Estabrook Park

RUF Hike to Holy Hill

Sept. 5th at 9:30AM

Meet outside Sandburg, bring a mask, DM us for a ride

RUF Glow Tubing

Nov. 13, 2020 from 8:30-11 p.m.
 

The Rock Snowpark. Rides leave from Sandburg.

RUF Ski Trip

Friday, Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Rock Snowpark. Rides leave from Sandburg.

(college day: $20 rental, $20 lift ticket with student ID)
 

Christmas Party

Dec. 8, 2020 at 8PM
 

Hosted Homes

Additional Resources
 

Sermons: Spotify or Apple Podcast

Our large group meets on Tuesdays at 8 p.m., but due to COVID-19 space limitations, our location varies. See the schedule below:

First, Second, and Third Large Group
Date: Sept. 8, 15, and 22, 2020
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Outdoors, weather permitting, in the grassy area south of Sandburg Residence Hall. See social media for rain plan.

Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Large Groups
Date: Sept. 29, Oct. 6, and Oct. 13 2020
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: The Wisconsin Room on the second floor of the Student Union

Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Large Groups
Date: Oct. 20, 27, and Nov. 3, 2020
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Hosted Homes (see our Facebook/Instagram for details)

Tenth Large Group
Date: Nov. 10, 2020
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: The Wisconsin Room on the second floor of the Student Union

Eleventh Large Group
Date: Nov. 17, 2020
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Hosted Homes (see our Facebook/Instagram for details)

Final Large Group
Date: Dec. 1, 2020
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: The Wisconsin Room on the second floor of the Student Union

 
MEET OUR TEAM
Nick Bratcher
Minister
EMAIL
nick.bratcher@ruf.org
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Nick and Maddy are so excited to be serving the students of UW-Milwaukee! Nick first got involved with RUF when he was an undergraduate student at Western Kentucky University. After graduating, he served a two-year internship with RUF at Indiana University, where he fell in love with the Midwest. Then Nick earned his Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis and got married to his wife Maddy. The two met at a summer camp in Black Mountain, NC but set their sights on serving the Great Up North with RUF after seminary. Providentially, God called them to UWM in 2019. Nick loves bluegrass concerts, Orangetheory Fitness, and the Minnesota Twins/Vikings. Maddy loves to cook and is a photographer by trade.