The Silliman University (SU) Church is conducting this semester’s University Christian Life Emphasis Month (UCLEM) with a theme: “Growing In The Way of Christ” from Jan. 7-29.
According to Rev. Mark B. Augusto, Minister for Students and Campus Chaplaincy, the theme decided by the University Spiritual Life Council is in connection to the basic affirmation as Sillimanians – Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life.
“This time we thought of working on the aspect of Christ’s way… so we thought of formulating something like growing based on the manner or the way Christ lived his life and manifested God’s love through his ministries,” Augusto added.
Augusto said that in Silliman, the value of Faith is emphasized; it does not only focus on the intellectual academic nourishment of the students and the rest of the member.
“Faith is really an important component in Silliman education, it’s our way of affirming who we are,” Augusto added.
Meanwhile, Augusto stated that the church decided to cater the university’s freshmen and senior high school students during the second semester and the “seniors or graduating students” for the first semester instead of having it otherwise, which was how it was during the previous years.
Augusto stressed that last year they decided to change the schedules because during second semesters, a lot of “seniors or graduating students” were having their On-the-Job Training and were very busy.
UCLEM is Silliman’s affirmation of its trilogical ministry – teaching, proclaiming or preaching, and healing.