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20 September 2014

Students at Above Bar Church

Ruth Bayliss Ruth Bayliss Head of Student Work. Responsible for the Transform scheme.
Hello Freshers 2014

Welcome to new and welcome back to returning students! We are glad you are here!

University is an exciting and unique time and we want to help you to make the most of every minute. We want to get to know you, to help you grow in knowledge and love of God and to support you in your efforts to share Jesus Christ with your friends. Leaving university seems a long way off but we hope that by the time it does come you will be prepared for a life-long service of Jesus. We are a large Evangelical Church, found right in the middle of Southampton. We love the good news of the gospel, want make Jesus famous throughout our city and see our city transformed by his love and truth.

We are a diverse bunch, welcoming students from Solent and Uni of Southampton, Arts, Scientists, Sports lovers, clubbers, cooks, musicians. You name it there will probably be someone involved in it and we’d love you to join us!

Our services are at 11am, 6.30pm  and 9.15am all at our building on Above Bar Street. Join us after the 11am service for our Student Lunch (starting 28th September) or in the pub after the 6.30pm.

HUNGRY is the foundation of our student community. Expect a tasty home-cooked dinner, a talk, worship and time to look at God’s word and pray for one another in small groups. We meet at 6.30pm, Wednesdays in Bassett. You can sign up for a 121, come to our weekend away/ day away, socials and outreach events.

Many of our students like to get involved with the rest of church life.  Particular favourites with our students are Sunday Roasts with families; meeting up with an older member of the church family for some bible study and prayer; helping out on the Worship or Kids’ teams; serving the homeless at our weekly breakfast and much more!  

We’d love to get to know you and welcome you to our family here! Do come and find us on a Sunday or get in touch through one of these ways.

See you soon!

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