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Christian Society Aug 7

Christian Society offers 'a good, safe space' for new students

With the start to the new academic year now a month away, York College & University Centre’s Christian Society would like to welcome any existing and prospective students to join them for their Monday lunchtime meetings once our campus doors reopen.

The group get together from 12.15pm to 1.15pm in room 2F105 every week during term-time and it is an opportunity for people with a Christian faith to meet fellow students, whilst engaging in discussions or playing fun games.

Led by the YoYo (York Schools and Youth) Trust - a charity that seeks to work with the city’s churches and educational providers to bring the Christian faith alive - the Society also bring their own lunch and eat together.

Philosophy, Ethics and Religion tutor Anna Lewis also oversees the Christian Society’s activities and she added: “It’s a good, safe space for people to get to know each other, because it can seem a big College when students first arrive here. The two YoYo members who pretty much lead the group are in their late 20s or early 30s and it’s also a very social group, which has included nights out at Pizza Hut in the past.

“The meetings generally alternate between serious debates and fun games. In the discussions, we sometimes talk about difficult and controversial subjects like the problem of evil but what we speak about often comes from the students.

“Atheists and people who think differently have also come along to put across their point of view in the past, because we feel every voice is important and everyone is welcome. YoYo often bring in food like doughnuts too and, at Christmas time, we help with hamper boxes that go to needy families.

“We also sometimes give out popcorn in the Atrium for free or hot chocolate when it’s snowing.”

If you are interested in joining the Christian Society, please pop along to room 2F105 at 12.15pm on the first Monday of term – September 11 – or on any Monday during term-time.