Welcome to RUF at Brown and RISD!

OCT6a56 b Our group at RUF's Fall Conference last Oct.!

RUF brings to the campus a Christ-centered ministry that wants to see students embraced and equipped by God's Grace.

Students from BROWN UNIVERSITY, the RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN, and other Providence area schools have formed "RUF" - an evangelical Christian fellowship that is connected with the nationwide campus ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America. Our members are students from a wide variety of ethnicities, church, and religious backgrounds who want to know Jesus Christ. RUF is here for both the "convinced" Christian and the "unconvinced" who want to know more about Christianity.

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When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not shouting "I'm clean livin'."
I'm whispering "I was lost,
Now I'm found and forgiven."

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble
and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak
And need His strength to carry on.

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed
And need God to clean my mess.

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible
But, God believes I am worth it.

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I still feel the sting of pain.
I have my share of heartaches
So I call upon His name.

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner
Who received God's good grace, somehow.

― Maya Angelou

May she rest in peace.