It has been a busy couple of weeks at the CCC! We kicked off homecoming with our annual alumni table talk where we had six CCC alumni come talk about what life was like after graduation. We enjoyed catching up with old members and we were all very interested to hear about their post college lives. Our alumni came to table talk with a variety of internships, grad school stories, and work experiences to share with us. After the alumni table talk a group of students headed to Lip Sync, a UMW event, to watch and support one of our members preform!
We got into the fall spirit by carving pumpkins during supper social on October 24th. It was very fun watching everyone chose a design to carve into their pumpkin. Some students carved owls, space ships, and foxes. Everyone had a look of satisfaction on their faces when they were done.
We stayed in the Halloween spirit by volunteering at Pumpkin Palooza, an event hosted for the Fredericksburg community by UMW. We ran a craft table where we helped children make paper plate ghost. Everyone enjoyed seeing the kids dressed up in their Halloween costumes and see how excited they were for Halloween.
One of the most interesting table talks of the semester was when we had a question bowl and students were able to ask questions about Christianity to discuss as a group. It was a very thought provoking night hearing everyone share their thoughts and beliefs. This table talk helped us all remember that our different beliefs help make the CCC a unique place where everyone is welcome to grow in their faith freely.
On October 28th we gave out milk and cookies on campus, which is always one of my favorite things to do. I love seeing everyone so happy when they take a free cookie from us. Later that night we had the much anticipated paint night funtivity! Students enjoyed painting a fall themed canvas while eating pizza and hanging out with friends. Everyones canvases look amazing by the end of the night!
One of my favorite events each week is bible study. We are currently learning about social justice issues and how they relate to the bible. Our bible study group always has a fun time asking questions and understanding the scriptures better. One of the most interesting topics we have discussed was immigration both in the bible and today. It has been a busy month full of faith and fellowship at the CCC! We are excited to finish the semester off strong.