The CCC is unlike any other campus club or group. It really is a cohesive family giving phenomenal support and acceptance to all its members.” – Katie Busch, Class of 2014
Here are answers to questions you may have about the CCC:
Is the CCC denominational? Do I have to be Presbyterian, Methodist, Lutheran or Episcopalian to come?
Christian is not a strictly defined term for us at the CCC. Christians are any person searching for a relationship with God, we welcome and encourage all Christians to come and experience the love of God wherever they are in their walk of faith. We have people who have grown up in the church their whole lives, people who have never stepped foot in a church, and people who have been turned away from the church. In other words, all are welcome at the CCC!
What type of weekly events does the CCC offer?
Check out our Weekly Events page to find out more detailed information about our events. We do offer an array of events almost everyday of the week! Our main event is Table Talk with dinner and an activity or worship.
You may first feel overwhelmed with all the events we offer, but do not feel pressured to attend everything! Come to whichever you like and are available for.
What other social events does the CCC offer?
At the beginning of each semester, the CCC goes on a retreat for members to get reconnected and new members to meet everyone in a relaxed, fun environment. The CCC also does events throughout the semester on Fridays or Saturdays. Those include, paint nights, game nights, walks downtown, and many more fun activities which we like to call “FUN-tivities”!
Can I come to the CCC at other times besides during the weekly activities?
YES! The CCC has its doors open 7 days a week. The kitchen is full of snacks and we have the best napping couches! Many people work on homework in the center or stop by in between classes. You can usually find someone hanging out at the CCC so come on by!
If you have never been to the CCC building reach out to Elizabeth or anyone on the Ministry Team if you’d like a tour of the building!
Here are some thoughts about the CCC from current members:
“The CCC was a constant source of comfort and reassurance for me this past year, as we all dealt with COVID-19. The way UMW operated during the pandemic was necessary to keep us safe but could be very isolating. Luckily the CCC was there for us, with zoom bible studies and fellowship, and even take-out for table talk so we could all still be together safely!! I am so grateful for the CCC and the family I’ve found here.” – Cosette Veeder-Shave ’22
“The CCC is such a blessing and the sense of community is unmatched on campus. Even while virtual this past year, we found peace in weekly meditations, continued deep conversations in Bible study, and grew closer through worship and fun activities. The CCC’s weekly events felt like an anchor in the midst of a chaotic year, allowing space for both spiritual and social connection. I’m so grateful for this group, and I look forward to what next year has in store!” – Kaylee Deardorff ’22
“I found the Campus Christian Community when I was a freshman. Each semester, Mary Wash holds Club Carnival, an event where clubs gather and hand out information about meetings and who they are. When I first came to UMW, I knew that I wanted to be involved in a campus ministry. So when I attended my first Club Carnival, I made sure to stop at nearly each campus ministry – I probably collected ten information sheets to sort through. As I attended interest meetings and new events, I went to a CCC Bible Study. The Campus Minister was so kind and allowed everyone to question the meanings of the passages we read that evening. In addition, the upperclassmen present were very welcoming and ensured I was finding my way around UMW. I thoroughly enjoyed my time and have been coming to events ever since! Not only has the CCC provided a place for me to grow in my faith, but they have provided an opportunity for me to grow in leadership. Whenever I need something, I know I can turn to my Campus Minister, any student, or board member, and they will be more than happy to help. I will forever treasure the friendships I have made. The CCC is like a second family to me, and I cannot wait to see what the future holds this Fall!” – Paige Marino ’22