We are a community of Christian students who aim to give every student the chance to hear and respond to the good news of Jesus Christ!
What is the good news of Jesus?!
Everyone has done wrong things, it's just part of human life. However, God is a perfect judge and it would be unjust to for him to allow these things to go unpunished. We may have done good in our lives too, but that cannot mend the crimes we have committed – a judge cannot let a criminal go just because they’ve given to charity or helped the homeless.
Instead Jesus Christ lived the perfect life in our place. Dying on the cross, he took the punishment that we deserve so that we might be forgiven and have eternal life with God.
This is offered to us a free gift, and isn’t something we can earn, but is offered freely to all.
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Freshers Week in Aberystwyth CU
Coming to University is a big step; you’re away from home and you don’t know anyone. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t feel any less welcome. As part of welcoming people to the Aber Family we are putting on events right through Freshers Week, starting with:
Saturday 24th | 6:00pm
Games, Bonfire and BBQ on the Beach on North Beach by Consti
Walk to church, meeting at the campus entrance or by Starbucks in town.
Monday 26th | 2:00pm
The Scavenger Hunt where you can get to know the town better while following clues and looking for our members in fancy dress. Come in a team or find a team to join when you arrive
Tuesday 27th | 2:00pm
DM a Donut where you can end in your question life, uni, faith or a burning topic you want an answer to and we will deliver the answer and donut to your door
Wednesday 28th | 10:00am-4:00pm
Two for one today. We have a stall in the Freshers Fair, so come and say hello to us (we are friendly) and then in the evening we have our Freshers Quiz, come and have your knowledge tested and hear how a fellow student's life has been changed by Jesus
Thursday 29th | 5pm
Grub Crawl is next, meeting at Elim, this is where you get a chance to go around the different churches in Aber, hear about them and meet the members and get a three course meal as well
Friday 28th | 12:30pm
Ask Me Anything is how we round off our formal events, if you have questions about Christianity, being a Christian or you just want to challenge us or want to knwo more about your assumptions, then come along to the SU Main Room to have those questions answered. There is also a free lunch.
Saturday 29th | 10:00am
But wait, there's more. CU football is back, from 10am. Come and join us for a kick around, some fun and getting to know more people in Aber.
Week-to-Week in Aberystywth CU
As a CU we run a variety of events, with things on for all different types of people. Whether you're a committed Christian or would like to find out more about what Christians believe, there is something for everyone! Below are some of the events we are going to be putting on this year but make sure to follow our social media pages for more information on all our upcoming events.
Thursday | 7:00pm
Every Friday before CU Equip we gather to pray together for pressing issues, our family and friends and our town and university. We will spend half an hour or so going through a guided prayer session. Feel free to come along no matter how confident you are at praying!
Thursday | 7:30pm
Equip is our main weekly meeting and is a great opportunity to meet up with other Christians and grow in your faith. Generally, we meet and enjoy a short time chatting together before launching into an evening of singing, prayer, and short talks, with the main Bible study being preached. This year will focus on big words from the Bible
Monday | 7:00pm
University is a big step up, especially if you're in a new country, with a new language, and a new culture. Every Monday we run a 'Globe Cafe' for iternational students (although all are welcome). We meet up, share a meal together, and talk about life, as well as discussing topics such as culture or identity.
Impact groups are a new online version of small groups that we will be starting in September! They are a great place to make friends, get connected into CU life and read the Bible together.
Wednesday | 9:00pm
Outreach is an exciting opportunity to share the Gospel with the people of Aberystwyth, as well as making sure our fellow students and neighbours are well. If you're on a night-out then keep an eye out for us in town and come and grab a hot drink and a biscuit or toast or have a chat!
Saturday | 10:00am
A great way to unwind at the end of a busy week is by playing some football in the 3G cage on campus, by the sports centre. We're not a team, so its nothing serious, we just meet up and have a friendly kick around.
On Sunday we don't do anything as a CU, raher we attend our local churches, and take a rest. Aber has a number of great both Welsh and English-speaking churches. To find out more about the churches in Aber follow the link below:
Yearly events in Aberystwyth CU
As well as running weekly events, we also have some larger events that we run in each semester. In semester one we have our Christmas events, and in semester two we have a week of events toward the end of February.
Town and University Carol Concert | Start of December
The town and university carol concert is an event hosted by the university and local churches. It is a great opportunity to hear what Christianity is all about, While getting in the Christmas spirit!
Events Week | February
As a CU we host a week of events to answer you questions about the Christian faith. We host a range of informal lunches that briefly address a topic such as: Do all religions lead to God?, How can a God of love allow suffering?, Has Science buried God? These are followed by a question and answer session. The evenings follow a similar format, but address the topic much more deeply, as well as looking at the story of a guest.
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