This is the first in a series of blog posts that will be brought to you throughout the year from our committee members. It is a chance for you to find out some of the things they have been up to and things they are looking forward to. We start off with our President, Matt, telling you about some of the things he has been up to this summer and about the events we have got coming up during Fresher's Week...
Welcome to the University of Northampton Christian Union, my name is Matt and I am the new President of the CU. As a Christian Union we are very excited about starting this year, we have had a great summer break planning and preparing for the new term. Last week the Committee went away to Forum National – a UCCF training conference for CU leaders. We had an amazing week becoming equipped for leadership of the Christian Union and have been immensely encouraged to go back to campus and share the great Gospel message with students at the University of Northampton.
This September is going to be bigger and better than ever with more CU events happening during Fresher’s Week than ever before. We promise to give students the chance to meet other Christian students on campus and to provide a space for fresher’s coming to university to think about Christianity. In order to do so, we’re putting on ‘Lunch Bars’ (whereby a free lunch is provided with a short talk and a chance to discuss some Christian thoughts), ‘Text-a-Toastie’ (students can text the CU any question they have about God or Christianity and we will give them a free toastie and attempt to answer their question), and the ‘New to CU’ evening will give students who are interested in joining the Chirstian Union a chance to learn more about the CU and a chance to meet some of the 2nd and 3rd years in the CU.
Finally, on the first four Sundays of term, we will be running ‘Church Search’, giving students’ the opportunity to try out different churches around the town as we really want fresher’s to feel settled and at home in Northampton as soon as possible. So a big welcome to all those joining the University of Northampton, especially if you are interested in joining the Christian Union or want to know more about being a Christian at University. Not forgetting that we shall be running our weekly main meetings ‘Equip’ from Tuesday 30th September at 7pm in Delapre Lecture Theatre - we would love to see you there!
You can find out more about the committe here. Don't forget to check back next month to find out what another of our committee members has been up to!