In preparation for the new school year, CSA spent the weekend on Orcas Island for the annual Freshman Retreat! During this time, the incoming freshmen had a chance to get to know the older members of CSA, be introduced to the club, and of course, enjoy the Lord with fellow members of the Body!
Here’s Abby’s story of starting out at UW:
When I first came to the University of Washington I didn’t know a single person, but it wasn’t long before a group of strangers turned into a support network of great friends and fellow believers in Christ. The Thursday Night Fellowship was my favorite weekly event, especially in terms of getting to know the other members. It follows a relaxed schedule, with people popping in and out at all times, depending on who can make it, and I think that makes for a very welcoming and easy-going environment.
July 12th marked the beginning of the 2015 College Training! Over 1,400 college students, including the members of CSA at UW traveled to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to attend the national college training, a weeklong fellowship and gathering for all college students in the nation who love the Lord.
Over the weekend, we had our bi-annual college conference at Lakeside Bible camp. The subject of the messages was the “Vision of the Church”. How awesome it is that the church is Christ’s counterpart and the fullness of the One who fills all in all! Close to a hundred college students from UW and other colleges in the Pacific Northwest including WSU, Gonzaga, Boise State and University of Anchorage gathered together. It was encouraging to see other Christians our age in other campuses going on in the Lord and pursuing a normal Christian life. Hallelujah that Christ is continually being expressed through us college students!