"It's Spring - hooray! - and with it comes my favorite gathering: the annual CSF Celebration Dinner on April 11th! This year for the event, CSF has decided to add extra doses of celebration by hosting an alumni reception before the dinner. YES!! One of my favorite parts of the evening is catching up with other alumni, and now we get extra time to do it! So come on out a little early and spend some time catching up. The dinner starts at 6pm, but the doors will open at 4:30pm for the reception. There will be appetizers and lots of joy. The venue, South Side Christian Church Southwest Campus, is super kid-friendly, so bring the whole family. It's time to celebrate!" - Shana Stine Waldinger, 2005-2009 Alum
If you missed The Edge this week, you can still join us as we slow down and get quiet...
Get away: Find a place removed from distraction and the daily hustle and bustle to slow down and hear from God.
Once you’ve arrived, take a moment to quiet down. Focus your thoughts on your heavenly Father’s love for you and your love for Him. Read and listen to the words of Romans 8:38-39. Don’t rush through this. Thank Him for His love...Don’t worry about saying the right things. Just thank him the best you know how. Thank Him for ways He has shown his love to you. Be specific. If there are things that you’re struggling with, be honest with him about them and ask for His help. Tell him the kinds of things you’ve been thinking about or worrying about. And then be still. Ask him some questions you’ve been wondering about. And then listen. If you want to take a journal, you can write down any impressions you get after being quiet for a little bit. End by taking a few minutes just to express your love for Him.
CSF is done with being Campus Nomads, travelling from room to room every Friday night! Join us this Friday as we MOVE IN and make the Butler Housing Commons our home for the rest of the semester.....there will be Music, Door Prizes, Food, Bear-Wrestling, Wedding Cake sampling, a New Car Give-Away, and much, much more!! **
Bring your friends...bring your roommates.....bring strangers.....but don't miss it!!
Friday, November 7th
6pm Free Meal
7pm Worship and Bible Study
**Some hyperbole is to be expected with an event this exciting. Suffice it to say, whatever happens will be just as epic as anything listed here...
This summer, CSF will be heading back to Lima, Peru to work alongside NMSI, and the good folks of Adalid - an organization that works to foster spiritual growth in the youth population in the Lima area.
Some things we’ll do:
· Serve alongside church leaders in building projects and youth programs
· Share testimonies to youth, ranging from elementary age to college student
· Encourage the Adalid workers by developing and deepening lasting friendships with them.
Dates: TBD (mid to late June)
Application deadline: December 12th
Want more information? Stick around after the Edge on November 7th for a short informational meeting! Hope to see you there!
CSF wants to help students transition to life in Springfield and we know that one of the MOST important things is finding a church home! For the next 5 Sundays, CSF will be meeting at Lincoln Residence Hall at 9:30am for juice and donuts and then carpooling to a different local church. Get your church-shopping out of the way with friends!!
The beginning of the semester is an exciting time on campus! We want to invite you into the excitement by helping sponsor one of our first week events. We are still in need of supplies for several of our events. If you want to donate lemonade, popsicles, or help with funding for another item please let us know. Thanks for your prayers and support!