As every year, O-week (or Frosh Week) is the busiest time of our year. We put on numerous events all designed to help connect Christian first years with other Christians as well as trying to find “hungry hearts”; Students who are looking for something, but they aren’t sure what. We want to reach every student, every year with the gospel and we think that the most strategic way to do that is to reach every first year student, every year and in four years, every student will have had a chance to respond to Christ’s amazing invitation to a personal relationship with God.
Here is our line up of events and activities and we would love you to partner with us in prayer this week - and the weeks to come!
Sunday, August 31st
10am - C4C’s Worship Together
A mini worship service and message (given by Jamie). Students will be given information on churches in Guelph and how they can connect with one during their time in Guelph.
1-3pm - Meet the Christians
An open house-type event with games of all types (even Rock Band!) for Christian students to come out and connect with each other and find out more about C4C.
Monday, September 1st
2-4pm - Sports Adventure
Ultimate Frisbee game and refreshments to appeal to the sportier types. A casual time to make relationships and find out where students are at.
7:30-10pm - 2 Step
Guelph is hailed as a farm/country university so we’re celebrating that by teaching students how to 2 step and square dance followed by refreshments.
Tuesday, September 2nd
1-5pm - Xbox Tournament
Last year this was such a successful event to reach out to the first year guys (in definite minority here at the U of G). Jamie made some contacts last year and even led one of them (his name was also Jamie) to Christ half-way through the semester.
5-7pm - Amazing Race
First years get a fun tour of the Guelph campus as well as the city via foot and bus. Another time to connect and build relationships with first years.
Thursday, September 4th
5:30-7pm - Info Night
A time for students who are seriously interested in getting involved with C4C to come out and here all about our weekly meeting, discipleship groups, and our fall retreat, Summit.
Friday, September 5th
7:30-10pm - Ignition
Our weekly meeting where students will get to connect once again with each other and upper year students as well as gain some vision for reaching the campus and worship God together.
Also, throughout the entire first week we will be manning a booth in the centre of campus - handing out Real Life Kits, chatting with students and engaging them in spiritual conversations.
Thank you for your prayers!
Stay tuned for more details on our Fall Retreat: