Our main meeting happens at 7.30pm every Thursday during term time in Room 3074 in the Arts Block. Most weeks there is a time of praise followed by a talk on topical questions and issues. We’d love to see you there as we learn more about God together and get to know each other over lots of tea, coffee and biscuits!
One Thursday a month we also aim to have a specific outreach evening with topics and questions especially relevant for those who want to learn more about Christianity.
Food and Fellowship
Most weeks we try to meet for dinner before CU begins, around 6:00pm. Everybody is welcome along, especially if you don’t have time to go home for dinner before CU. We want to make our meetings accessible for everyone and what better way than to share food and fellowship together? We’ll be heading to nearby spots that are good value for money so keep an eye out for where we’ll be!
Small groups are Bible studies that meet several times throughout the week so it’s usually easy to find one that suits your timetable. They are central to the life of the CU as we meet to study the Bible and be challenged together by God’s word.
We’d really encourage everyone to get involved in Small Groups if you can. See our Small Groups page for more information about where and when they meet.
The prayer meeting happens weekly in 636. It gives us an opportunity to meet together and pray collectively as a body of believers on campus. We pray for each other, our friends and family, the college, the city and for the wider world. Prayer is so essential for all we do both individually and as a CU, so if you can, please come along to the prayer meeting and join us.
Globe Café is for both international and Irish students to meet and get to know each other. We meet fortnightly for socials that usually involve tea and biscuits but it is also a great place to develop friendships and ask questions about faith. Other events are also organised throughout the term. See our Globe Café page for more information about what we do.
If you want to know more or get involved in any way please contact Andrew or join the Globe Café Facebook group!
The perfect way to get out of Dublin for a great weekend of fun and fellowship at Castledaly Manor, it’s the also perfect way to get to know others in the CU. Last year we enjoyed a series of talks on Jonah and an epic game of capture the flag before a very impressive three course meal and some campfire singing. We’d love to see you there – you won’t regret it!
Festival of Joy and Carol Service
Two days of Christmas-filled fun! This year there will be a hot chocolate lunchtime talk on ‘The Reason for the Season’, a three course Christmas dinner in Trinity Church Network and a traditional Carol Service followed by festive treats!
Always a favourite, the CU Carol Service is held in the College Chapel every Christmas and is followed by an extra-nice reception with Christmas treats in the GMB.
Events week is a really important week in the CU calendar. It’s a week specifically set aside for outreach and sharing the gospel with those in college as we tackle some huge questions and ideas. Last year we held a lunch bar discussion each day alongside an evening event. It takes the whole CU body to make this week possible, from being involved in any and all aspects of planning to running events, so all help is hugely appreciated. Please be praying for this year’s events week in its planning stages.
Inter CU Ball
Each year, we join together with other Christian Unions across Ireland for our ball. It’s always a great night, famed for the large volumes of tap water consumed, amazing dancing and unashamed posing. This year the Inter CU Ball was held in the O’Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel.
Christian Union Annual Conference
CUAC is a weekend meeting for Christian Unions from all corners of the island. It’s packed full of really great Bible teaching and really relevant and interesting seminars. It’s always such an encouraging weekend as you spend time in fellowship and are encouraged by Christian students from all different places and backgrounds. You can go for an evening, a day or the full weekend – ask any of the CUI workers or older students for more information.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for other events as they happen!