Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Meeting for CF Sport's Day and Danielle's birthday partaayy

Shalom. Good day folks!

Today is quite a long day isn't it? I bet that's already pretty normal for us all. I'll always tell or remind myself this when I went through restless days; Push yourself harder and set a new record. The other day, break it. Do everything you can do until there's nothing you can't do. It's painful today but one day, you'll get used to it. Take rest in between. Your body gets stronger. You'll see you did a lot of things along the way and don't forget, thanks be to God.

As usual, I just wanted to pass along the good vibes. That's pretty much motivation for today. Heeeee.

Alright. So, is there anyone who hasn't been notified about the next huge event? Come on, seriously. It's the Christian Fellowship Sports Day (CFSD). So good that it sounds like mycsd because *whispers; I know you like it. Muahaha. Seniors, don't worry if you've never heard of it, it's our pioneer project.

It's on Sunday everyone. Hopefully the day will be as it is called. Pray hard so it won't rain huhu *finger crossed. Bring your flip-flops okay, in case if it's raining these days and let's not see the negatives, we're gonna have fun. Definitely.

So the meeting with other CF reps was done on yesterday evening, with Kelly and Miriam (PKA), Wilson (LWCF) and Terra (CLC). Thanks for coming and support our humble project, everyone, we do really enjoy and appreciate your participation. Together we as one, in Christ!

Now we almost have a concrete plan; it is just the matter of weather, really. Games and prizes are now confirmed; 6 station games, 4 hampers for the winning groups. Spoiler: We will have a thug war. STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES. Next blog post I'll tell you more for sure. Hehe.

If you're interested and available on the date and time, come. It's time to tighten the bonds and spread the love. Join in our mission to add happiness into other people's day, and of course ours. Bring your Christian friends from other churches as well. Don't miss the opportunity. 

haha who knows *lol

The registration will be closed sharp at Saturday, noon. Better not be late folks. 

And so when the meeting is over, we had a surprise for Danielle. It was her birthday on the 6th, we didn't have a decent celebration since so we decided to do it yesterday. 

Happy Birthday Suna!

Pizzas are awesome. Well, birthday cakes are too outdated.

Deep, great gratitudes to the team for being awesome as always. Working together for Jesus. Our bonds are stronger day by day and times like these are the things I really treasure in life. Thank you so much for the love, CUS.

P.S: Please unnotice my language, people. I'm probably drunk. No, no, not literally. It's already 4 hmm. 

Time to log off. See you in the next post. Hallelujah for today! It's a happy day :)

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The 5th Friday Gathering

Shalom everyone and here's one of the updates for this week.

Guess where it was. Haha.

So, last Friday (4/11) was the fifth times the Friday Gathering has conducted since the first one. Thanks CLC for the warm blessings that we could use the room for the time being. Our president, Owen has been going back and forth to check whether there's a room for us. The struggle to get a suitable place for a gathering is no joke. Since the new venue booking rules and system has been implemented rationally due to conserving electricity in campus, we could hardly get the room we used to have last semester; BT146. Our proposal remains rejected until now. That explains why we have been moving around from Tekun Foyer for our first gathering, and then to Kompleks Cahaya for a few times regardless of the discomfort, and finally CLC, the comfiest place we have so far.

Thanks Lord for listening to our prayers, hallelujah!

Last Tuesday was the All Saints Day, thus making the theme for the week was "Who's your saint?" We started off with a very small number of people this time, but the room feels like it was occupied. We could feel the Holy Spirit in our hearts as we praise and worship, it filled the atmosphere.

Owen during the P&W session
After the P&W session, we did an activity; each of us were given two pieces of paper and were requested to write our favourite saints on the paper. And some of us volunteered to share in front regarding the saints written. Thanks Queencie, Riti and Jason for the sharing, we get to know some saints because of you!

Queencie while sharing about her favourite saint
Jason from the Campus Ministry Office too, was giving off his thoughts about St. Teresa of Calcutta before he gave a talk about Camp Zion 2016 which is going to be held around the corner!

Jason from the Campus Ministry Office
And here's the highlight of the day; Christie gave a talk about her thoughts on the topic. She talked about her favourite saint as well; St Teresa of Avilla, at the same time she told us all the stories behind her name since she was named after St Teresa of Avilla too. It's really interesting to know that she got her name "Christie" because it was Christmas when she was born.

Before we came to wrap up our Friday Gathering with the closing prayers, a lady from the Youth Development Christian Center came in front to talk to all of us about her project in the campus. She came all the way from the Philippines to shoot for her documentary about Christianity. She was glad if we could help her to appear in her film for once or twice. 

Come join us for the next Friday Gathering everyone! We are going to have Father Stanley to talk about Mercy as the continuation of his talk last time, next week. Make sure you come!

That's enough updates for today. See you when I see you!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Combined Prayer

Matthew 18: 20 - For where two or three gathered in my name, there am I with them.

We meet again in glee and in Jesus' name! Here again to keep you fresh with updates, though it is quite overdue.

It's about the second Combined Prayer for the semester! And when we say combined, it means 4 gathered as 1; PKA+CLC+LWCF+CUS. Prayers are always stronger when we are huge in number, isn't it? Besides we are always delighted to meet our friends from different Christian Fellowships in USM. We may come off from different backgrounds but after all, we are standing on the same ground, looking up to the same sky. Haha. Okay perhaps it's just too metaphorical, (lol) the underlying message here is that we are all working for our God.

About the event

Since it's the first entry about the event, it has to go through an introductory passage first. Combined Prayer is an event in which all the Christian Fellowships (CF) in USM get involved in. It occurs on every first Tuesday in the month. It has a praise and worship session, group prayer, ice-breaking and sharing session. For it is combined, it is such a valuable time to sit and pray together, talk about life experiences and share about faith as we are trying to shrink the gap between us.

On the day

It was on All Saints Day, 1st November 2016. Our utmost gratitudes humbly goes to CLC, for the first-rate room for us to gather and pray in Christ. We were already there at CLC Sg. Dua before the event starts at 8pm. As usual, we have already distributed tasks among the CF, which will alter after each Combined Prayer. For this session, each of the CF need to work on the tasks as following;

Prayer and venue: LWCF
Praise and worship: CUS
Refreshments: PKA
Ice-breaking session: CLC

CUS was in charged of the praise and worship session. Our team worked hard on the day and the performance was excellent. Good job everyone (pat on everyone's shoulder)

And here's the primary photo of the event. Too bad that we didn't remember to get more photos (because it was fun until no one remembers to even touch their phones) but no worries, there's always next time isn't it?

Till then. Stay tuned for more updates!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Shalom from us, the new EXCOs!

Shalom Brothers and Sisters in Christ!

First of all, hi. I'm the new author of this blog, Imelda Gertrude. It is such a great honour to be given this authority to be the admin/author. As you can see, I've done a lot of changes to the templates, hopefully you guys like it.

To CUSUSM members, let's be active readers! Leave your shout-outs or comment on the gadget Leave a footprint on the left sidebar OR just leave a comment on each blogpost at the bottom of each post. We'll glad to see non-members to leave a shout-out as well!

Alright, back to the topic; let us get to know our committee members for this academic session!

Let's grow together in Christ. Looking forward to see your love and support! Happy Sunday everyone :)

Love, Imelda. 

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Taize Prayer at Our Lady of Sorrows Church on the 10th & 11th October 2015

Today, 10th of October 2015, CUS was invited to collaborate with the Dental Institute in Penang and sing  for the Taize Mass in Our Lady of Sorrows Church. And we were also be singing with a group of professional choirs from Kuala Lumpur.

It was definitely an honor and a great experience to meet new people and to sing with them. 

This was our first practice in DUP USM.
 Although we were small in numbers at first,  but God made our voices big <3 

And the next practice was at the back of the DUP 
* we practically practice anywhere as long as there is shelter and plug xD *

Time passed by and the day came. We were very nervous especially when we had our first practice and meet up with the choirs from KL. Man, they sounded really good. It was indeed a wonderful experience as it was the first time a Taize prayer is conducted and we were among the first people involved in introducing it to the church here. how blessed and lucky are we to be a part of this!

This is how the altar looked that night (10/10/2015) .
 It was so beautiful and such a peaceful moment to sing and just meditate on the Taize songs . 
we were so in to the songs without noticing the songs was finished! 

Say cheese! <3

Take two! :D
And for them it was a hometown reunion. what a small world it is.

We hope and pray that there may be another chance for us to take part in a Taize mass or prayer in the future. we also would like to thank everyone for the effort and time spent to make the choir a success.  God bless!