Other formats

    Adobe Portable Document Format file (facsimile images)   TEI XML file   ePub eBook file  


    mail icontwitter iconBlogspot iconrss icon

The Spike: or, Victoria College Review, June 1912


A new departure has been made by the Christian Union this year, in the formation of a Students' Christian Social Service League. The objects of the League include the studying Social Problems and the undertaking of social work. A committee. consisting of Christian students, has been set up to manage the business of the League, which is not constitutionally connected with the C.U. The actual work taken in hand by the men's branch of the League is the management of the religious and educational work of the Boys' Institute. The women have formed a Girls' Club in Frederick Street, and are at present directing their activities towards instructing the girls in physical culture, cooking, and dressmaking.

Bible Study is being conducted on the lines formerly adopted, its place being taken by Mission Study every fourth week. The book used for Mission Study throughout the Union is Mr. Donald Fraser's ''The Future of Africa.'' Bible Study in both branches is based on Bosworth's "Teaching of Jesus and His Apostle."

page 67

Intercession meetings are held every fortnight immediately before the general meetings.

Miss England is again holding a Sunday morning class. The subject taken this year is "The Book of Ezekiel,' considered from an historical standpoint. The class is unavoidably small, but makes up in enthusiasm what it lacks in numbers.

An At Home for new students was held in the gymnasium by the Women's Branch at the beginning of the term. A large number availed themselves of this opportunity of becoming acquainted with other students. Competitions were engaged in, and much pleasure was derived from the short programme of music and recitations. Miss Jenkins gave a brief outline of the history of the World's Student Christian Federation.