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Student Club Spotlight: Laurentian students building community through faith

The Laurentian Christian Fellowship offers a friendly and inclusive environment for new and current members

(February 24, 2022) - Community, faith, and friendship.

These words come to mind when members describe the Laurentian Christian Fellowship, a student-led community of like-minded individuals interested in discovering and learning about Christianity.

“Laurentian Christian Fellowship is a really good place to meet new friends,” says Grace Raddon, the current President of Laurentian’s Christian Fellowship. “People would be surprised to realize what they can find in a community like ours. Our faith is a faith of community and that is what enables us to be so vulnerable with one another.” Connections made within Laurentian’s Christian Fellowship go beyond weekly planned events as members frequently participate in spontaneous study sessions, potlucks, camping trips, in addition to skating and bowling nights.

Grace is a francophone student in her third-year of Biologie and Psychologie from Blind River, Ontario (École Secondaire Catholique Jeunesse-Nord, 2020). She is joined by Vice-President, Kanah Sanfilippo, a third-year Indigenous Social Work student from Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario (Rift Valley Academy, 2019). Together, they form the leadership of LCF and welcome new members to join in their events. 

The group meets weekly on Friday evenings at 7:00 pm in the Classroom building, room 206, to host a variety of community building events. These events include prayer nights, guest speakers, worship nights, and group discussions. The Laurentian Christian Fellowship also hosts four smaller discipleship groups that meet throughout the week to foster in-depth, meaningful relationships.

InterVarsity, a nation-wide, non-profit, Christian organization, is the Fellowship's parent association. An InterVarsity staff member assists Laurentian’s Christian Fellowship student leaders, however, it is the students who ensure the Fellowship’s continued success.

Grace and Kanah encourage anyone interested in joining a community such as theirs to reach out or attend a Friday event. “Whether you are an active Christian or just need a friendly face, we are glad to have you and will welcome you with open arms,” says Kanah. “We would love for people to come out and have fun learning what it means to follow Jesus with us,” added Grace. 

To learn more about The Laurentian Christian Fellowship, please email or visit their Instagram or Facebook page.