Helping students find new friends through Campus Ministry

Published 4 years ago -

Thomas Angell

Staff Writer

On behalf of the Campus Ministry Student leader council I just want to say that whoever you are reading this are invited to the Campus Ministry office in Hagan for free espresso, literally whenever the office is open, crazy right?

Yes, you are not dreaming, the Camp Min office has a new espresso machine and we would love if you came by and tried some. It is some of the best coffee here on campus, and is rich in flavor, comforting to the palate and free of charge. Now I know what you are thinking, it is just coffee, but think about it, we have all seen “Friends” and coffee brings people together.

Whether it is at Central Perk like in the show, or here on campus at Dunks, or now yes, the Camp Min office here in Hagan. Our espresso machine is a high-quality coffee brewing device, and to be honest the only thing more high quality than the coffee we are offering, is the friends you will make getting to know the people who frequent our office. With that said we would love if you came by and shared a cup.

As part of a new Campus Ministry-wide initiative, we would love if more people came into the office in Hagan. Our goal is to meet as many new people as possible. We want to express to everyone that our door is always open and that the hospitality we believe in as a part of our faith, which extends to more than just the pews.

The Campus Ministry Office is a great place to get work done, hang out with friends, or just see what is going on in the world of Campus Ministry. With 47 different individual programs, it can be kind of overwhelming keeping it all straight. However, right above our espresso machine is our bulletin board breaking it all down.

If you are not someone who a bulletin board appeals to, feel free to ask one of the countless friendly faces in the office who would love to help. Some of the events that we currently offer here in Campus Ministry are Charismatic Praise on Monday nights at 9 p.m. in the chapel. A student favorite: Candlelight prayer at 9 p.m. on Tuesday nights in the chapel. To add, adoration is 8:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. in the chapel on Wednesdays and Music Ministry and Peer Ministry are on Thursday nights. Music Ministry is from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Tinsely Campus Ministry Center and Peer Ministry is from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the Carriage House. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities ranging from helping out at after school programs, to helping at homeless shelters that you can check out in the camp min office. It is really your hub for anything reflective, spiritual, or service based here on campus. 

Other than espresso, we also have fair trade coffee and fair-trade chocolate. I can personally attest that this fair-trade chocolate is some of the best chocolate I have ever had Its dark and flavorful and has a certain rich addictive quality. It is great too that is fair trade which means that it ensures that farmers who harvest the cocoa beans are treated fairly and earn a decent and fair wage. Long story short, we really hope you visit us in the Camp Min office. We have plenty of coffee and espresso that’d we’d love to share but we’d also love to get to know some new friendly faces.

Thomas Angell, a junior, studies Secondary Education and History. He is a staff writer for Le Provocateur.

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