Church of Christ offers Bible study, recreation and services.
By Bleah B. Patterson
The Church of Christ Student Center invites students to bring their needs to the staff for help.
This semester, the center opened a food pantry to serve students in need of basic non-perishable items.
Students who present a student ID at the center at 301 W. Dewey Place can receive free groceries on a monthly basis.
The center’s pantry does not require students to provide proof of income.
The student ministry, across the street from Fletcher Administration Center, is collecting nonperishable food donations to keep the pantry stocked.
Anyone can drop off donations 10 a.m.-3 p.m. — the center’s hours of operation — Monday through Friday at the center.
“We want students to know that we’re here for them,” Director Curt Linge said. “We don’t care about your religion; we just want to give students a place to come.”
This semester, the center is hosting a variety of events geared toward providing an outlet for students and a place where they feel comfortable.
The student center offers a men’s Bible study 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Mondays and a women’s Bible study 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays. On Tuesdays, the center schedules a Bible study for both male and female students 7 p.m.-8 p.m.
Life group studies are topical and are directed studies of interest to participants.
The student center holds a free luncheon and devotional with video presentations at 11:30 a.m. Fridays.
They also provide language programs with qualified tutors who are willing to help students learn English as a second language.
The ministry will provide private counseling services by appointment.
In addition, the center offers students free printing, free Internet access and free use of computers in study rooms.
For more information, call the center at 210-736-6750.