Conway CCM seeks new gathering space

Published: September 9, 2021

The Catholic Campus Ministry program in Conway launched its Sacred Space, Sacred Time” capital campaign to build a new chapel and multipurpose building at the University of Central Arkansas in the fall of 2020. The Diocese of Little Rock ministry serves students at UCA, Hendrix College, Central Baptist College, along with all other college-aged people in the Conway area and the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton.

According to Arkansas Catholic, the proposed 7,425-square-foot building would be across from the UCA campus at South Boulevard and Baridon Street, diagonal from its current rented building. It would include a 160-seat chapel, confessional and sacristy, large gathering space, 80- to 100-seat dining room; commercial kitchen and outdoor gathering space and dining area. Read the article or watch the video below to learn more.

When the ministry began in 1999, it was housed in a small house at 2204 Bruce St., seating about 50 people, where it remained until UCA bought the property in 2019. The college moved the CCM to another house, with similar seating, in August 2019, but the group has since outgrown the space. To date, the campaign has raised $2.1 million of its $3-million goal. Donate online by making a one-time gift or pledge monthly, quarterly or annually. For more information, visit the CCM website, email Kasey Miller, campus minister, at or call (804) 366-9467.