UCCS Chi Alpha

GATHERING: Thursday | 7:30 | Friendship Assembly https://linktr.ee/UCCSchialpha

Mission: To make disciples who make disciples: transforming the university, the marketplace, and the world.

Operating as usual

Our Collegiate Jesus Fast starts TOMORROW !! Who is joining us?!

Now ... what does it truly mean to fast?

Biblical fasting is a choice to abstain from food for spiritual purposes. With this, spiritual motivation convinces us to intentionally go hungry so our “hunger” for God may increase in its place!! It is at this point that we decide to deny ourselves to make God bigger in our lives!

While we ourselves have the freedom to fast from whatever we wish ((social media, a favorite coffee shop, netflix, etc.)), almost all examples of fasting in the Bible are centered around fasting either food or drink. For example, in Psalm 23, the Bible says that, “David humbled himself, asking God to intervene because of injustice”. Then in Samuel 12, it is explained how He then fasted for healing and miraculous intervention. This is just one of the many prime examples of fasting found in the Bible.

SO WHO WANTS TO FAST WITH US?! comment below what you are fasting!!

We can not wait to go through this journey together! :)

COLLEGIATE JESUS FAST

Tressa invites you to join Chi Alpha in a 40-day fast beginning this Sunday and ending on the Collegiate Day of Prayer on February 27. This is something we do every year and many of you look forward to this, so we are so excited to begin collectively seeking God together in this way.

For the next several days, we will share about what a fast is, why we are fasting during this time, and stories from students who fasted last year. We hope you prayerfully consider joining us.

Hey guys, we hope you are having an AMAZING winter break! What steps have you taken this break to draw closer to Jesus?!

We all miss you so much and can’t wait to meet up again !! As of right now, our first large group of the new semester is to be held on the 21ST OF JANUARY!! With this, we plan to have a hybrid service of in-person at Friendship Assembly ((along with covid restrictions)) as well as an option to join online on Facebook Live! Be sure to mark your calendars! :)

"22 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. 23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22-23

Who is grateful for God's daily mercy? ✋🏼✋🏾

We have a unique time during break to draw nearer to God. It can also become even more difficult. We find ourselves in old habits, potentially exposed to people who draw us away from God, and honestly, who doesn't felt that winter break laziness? No matter where you find yourself, His mercies are new. Today is a great day to pursue Him with your whole heart. Take a look at the link in our bio for a tool to help you analyze where you're at in your walk with God. Share this with a friend or your small group leader.

Breaks can be an opportunity for tremendous growth or potential disaster. In order to actualize the former, it is in our best interest to finish break armed and prepared for the semester ahead. Let's go!

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It has been one heck of a year, but we thank Jesus for coming to us once and for all of time. How undeserving we are.

Merry Christmas, UCCS Chi Alpha.

Hey there, we want to journey with you in your walk with Jesus!

One way you can do that is through joining LTC, our leadership training class. The class is required to become a student leader, but you can take it in order to grow deeper in your faith as well. The link to sign up is in our bio and the deadline is next Friday.

Happy Graduation Day Mountain Lions, but especially this guy right here. We love you Alex Dant.

We have incredible student leaders in Chi Alpha. They give sacrificially of their time, their resources, and their lives in service of the Kingdom of God- it is a beautiful thing to see students living out the words of Jesus to make disciples who make disciples.

Now it is your turn. Are you interested in becoming a leader in Chi Alpha? Are you wanting to see students come to know Jesus at UCCS? Take a moment to sign-up to take our Leadership- in - Training Class using the link in the bio. We would love to have all the applications turned in by December 20th.

Classes begin in February and last the whole semester. We look forward to connecting with you to partner in reaching this next generation of students with the good news of Jesus.

These next few weeks are a bit crazy, but don't forget that you have a family in Chi Alpha who loves you and prays for you!

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Hope - A Christmas Conversation About Jesus

Welcome to Virtual Chi Alpha Gathering. Service begins at 7:30p.m.

youtube.com Discussion Builders - Use these prompts to discuss this teaching with your small group or friends. 1. Tell about a time when you were lost in the dark.2. How...

Tonight is the last VIRTUAL Gathering of the semester. Tune in on FB Live or Youtube at 7:30pm to watch the live service and connect with others in the group. We will also have discussion questions to encourage deeper conversation with a friend or family member. Can't wait to connect with you online tonight !

I know it’s still a day away .. but it’s NEVER TOO EARLY to get excited for Large Group!! Like last week, we will hold our gathering both on Facebook Live & on our YouTube page! *(LINKS IN BIO)*

And unfortunately, we are sad to say that this week will be our L A S T gathering of the semester :(( but we will be sure to start back up again after winter break !!

See you all tomorrow! :)

Are YOU signed up for our advent reading plan yet?!

I know we are a couple days in but there is still time to join !! Please DM us if you’d like to be added on OR click the link in our bio! :))

Gathering Online - Jesus Came to Us First

Advent 2020 - This semester we've focused on us getting to Jesus each day, but the reality is, Jesus came to us first. God became man and lived with us, as one of us. This is the Hope of Advent.

Hello everyone!!

Here’s another friendly reminder about tonight’s large group gathering!! :)

You can join us either through Facebook Live or our YouTube page @ 7:30PM! We are so excited to get the chance to connect with you again!!

Join us tomorrow for our V I R T U A L large group gathering @ 7:30 pm!! I hope y’all had a great Thanksgiving break and we can’t wait to connect with you! Unfortunately, due to the increase in covid cases, we are currently holding all Chi Alpha gatherings online. However, you can still join us tomorrow in 2 ways:

1. Find us on our Facebook live.
2. Watch the service on our Youtube channel.

Struggling to find the service?? No problem, all links are in our bio :)) comment below if we will see you there!

ADVENT SEASON BEGINS!

Join us and stay connected through these crazy times in an advent reading plan! Click the link in our bio to get stared!

The season of Advent begins tomorrow and it's not too late to join us for a little winter break Advent reading plan.

STEP 1: Download the Youversion Bible App.

STEP 2: Click the link in our bio.

STEP 3: Follow along.

Chi Alpha Gathering

Join us tonight for our LAST in-person Gathering of the semester. Due to the increase in cases, we will be moving all small and large group gatherings online for the time being. We will have more information coming your way.

7:30pm Friendship Assembly (address in bio)

If you are unable to join us, we will be streaming our service on our page. The link to join is in the bio. Our Facebook live begins at 7:45 p.m.

Do you know what the best part of Thursday is? Coming together to worship God and encourage one another! Gathering starts at 7:30pm, but you can join us early at 7pm for pre-service prayer.

Our devotion calls us to propel above the worries and anxieties of the world, knowing that the Lord provides and cares for us day in and day out.

Check out the Habit Study in the link in our bio to guide you as you seek Jesus during this time and throughout this week as you answer the question, "how do I get to Jesus?"

It's Wednesday again,and you know what that means, PRAYER. Send us your requests and let us know how we can be praying for you today.

You can also join us on ZOOM Monday through Wednesday and Friday for Upper Zoom Prayer. The passcode is 626413 and the link is in the bio.

These days are heavy; this last year has been heavy. The political climate is heartbreaking, the social climate is chaos, and in the midst of it all, our friends and those we care about are hurting and struggling and coping the best way they know how. As disciples of Jesus, we are certain that the answers and comfort people are searching for in this broken world can be found in Christ, but there is also a very real enemy that wants to keep them from that. With that in mind, let's do battle for our friends and family through prayer today and throughout this week.

EPHESIANS 6:12
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Tonight we begin Upper Zoom Prayer at 9pm. Upper Zoom will take place Monday through Wednesday AND Friday Night as we take time to seek God for one another and for our campus. The link is in the bio and the passcode is 626413.

Worshiping God and praying with you all last night was life giving. We wanted to give you just a quick reminder about a few things we announced last night.

We begin our corporate fast today, but you can join us at any time by chosing to fast whatever you would like.

Upper Zoom Prayer will be Mon. - Fri. at 9pm (link in the bio). See you there tonight at 9pm!!

And finally we felt as though God was calling us corporately and individually to answer the question, what are we doing to get to jesus? Today? This week? Moment by moment?

We love pursuing God with this community.

Worship and Prayer Night

The Holy Spirit is calling us deeper individually and as a group. We are excited to kick things off at our Worship and Prayer Night Tonight.

If you need a ride, send a DM.

Note: In response to increased cases and new Covid restrictions, we are further increasing our precautions for Thursday Gathering.

"Behold, I am doing a new thing."

Chi Alpha firmly believes we serve a God who loves and speaks to His children. We are sensing God is calling us individually and as a group to something new. Join us Thursday for worship and prayer as we seek the heart of God and kickstart some of those new things we believe God is wanting to do in and among us.

7:30 p.m. at Friendship Assembly. Worship will be led by a new church plant in the springs called Zeal Church.

Our guest speakers, Mike & Sonja are jungle missionaries in the Amazon. They use Biblical storytelling to disciple tribal nations and they are elated to cast vision for missions and share their story with us tonight at Gathering.

7:30p.m. at Friendship Assembly or live on our FB Page (link is in the bio).

One of our anchors in Chi Alpha is responsibility because we believe that when you have encountered Jesus, it then becomes your responsibility (and joy) as a follower of Christ to share what God has done in you with those around you.

This week is missions week! We will have guest speakers at Gathering sharing their work in Peru and we will also be announcing our Spring (covid-friendly) missions opportunities. Missions may look different this year, but we are still called, in every way, to GO.

How are you "GOing" into the world around you?

"A cup can only spill what it contains."

What are you choosing to fill yourself up with this week?

Whatever we fill up with will eventually come out especially when met with pressures. Are you filling up with things that reflect God's character? This week let's choose to use our time to grow our character in ways that make us look more like Jesus.

"A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart." LUKE 6:45

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