Hello! My name is Sarah and I am the president of the University of Northampton Christian Union (UNCU). I am very excited to be writing the first blog on our newly relaunched website.
I am wondering who might be reading this. I guess you could be a member of our CU already; in which case, I hope you have had a fantastic summer and I can’t wait to see you again in September.
Or you could be a new student. Let me take this opportunity to welcome you to Northampton. I really hope I can make contact with each and every one of you during freshers week.
Or maybe you’re a parent of a new student. I’m sure my parents would have appreciated somebody telling them that their daughter would be ok! I promise to take the best care of them I can, and as a committee, we have been praying for them long before they got their exam results.
Or you could be my mum, who feels bad that nobody might read my hilarious blog entry so is reading it out of sympathy. Hi Mum.
The past year at Northampton CU has been interesting! Let me be honest, we are not a particularly big CU but you know what they say, “good things come in small packages.” They also say, “poison comes in little bottles”, but what do ‘they’ know really? And who are ‘they’..? The most important thing though is that we have God at our heart. During a conference the committee attended earlier this year, we were given a picture of everyone standing around a cross. In one hand they held onto all their individual traits, beliefs, opinions and thoughts, but the other hand was reaching out and touching the cross. I think this is a great representation of what we are like at UNCU – all different but ultimately we have Jesus in common.
So we want to welcome you, whoever you are and wherever you’re at to come and join us. Diversity is good and discussion is encouraged. If everyone were like me, we would all be busy watching funny Segway videos on YouTube, drinking tea, laughing at our own jokes and dancing around to George Ezra.
And as for being small, Luke 12:32 says,
“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.”
To be a mighty “little flock”, we need some prayer particularly for our new freshers (who no doubt are going to be awesome) and for us as a committee as we finish planning/organising/panicking about freshers week and also attend Forum (find out more about Forum by clicking here).
If you would like to know more about UNCU, feel free to explore the website. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter (links at the bottom of each page) and we have an email address too (find that on the ‘Contact Us’ page).
I'm going to leave you with a picture of us, the committee so you can familiarise yourselves with our ugly mugs. We really are psyched to meet you!