Last night I was invited to an event called CityWide. Christians from various universities in Boston (including Berklee, Emerson, Northeastern, Harvard, MIT, among many others) all get together to fellowship.
It took place at Park Street Church, while it was raining…. and it was near the Boston Common, which is a half hour walk. Fortunately, someone for BCF drove me there and a few others. Thank goodness. I hate riding the T.
When it started, it was basically just a bunch of college students in a spacious room eating spaghetti, but eventually we actually had a worship service and a guest speaker. The worship band was, of course, made up entirely of Berklee students.
The guest speaker’s name was Pat McLeod. He was from Wyoming (the only person whom I will probably ever meet who actually has lived there) and he discussed Simon Peter. He used Peter to visually show the development of a Christian, from when he first meets Jesus and drops his fishing to follow him, through all of the difficult times he has continuing to follow him throughout his life.
Honestly, he was just an ok speaker. His notes felt like they were all over the place, and I was very confused about where he was half the time.
The overall experience, however, was very enlightening. I thought BCF was incredible, but this was simply intense. There were at least 200 college students present, all shouting on the top of their lungs for the Lord and singing his praise. Wow!
Afterwards, they played a little game as a way to introduce some Fall Retreat that they were planning. They brought up some volunteers to play. The goal of the game was to…. chug down a Mountain Dew as fast as you can…. Yeah….
A girl won. She finished in about ten seconds. Seriously.
Not sure if that was appropriate, but hey, it was cool to see.
Overall, I am very glad that I went. Even though school hasn’t started yet, I can already tell that God has a very interesting semester lined up for me. Again.
- zacharyatberklee posted this