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The Spike or Victoria College Review 1936

Evangelical Union

Evangelical Union

The Union is now in its fourth year and steady progress has been maintained, this year marking an appreciable increase in membership.

The year was opened with a banquet to freshers, followed by a Sunday Tea, at which an address was given by Dr. Laird, Ch.M.B. A weekly study circle held each Monday at 6 p.m. and the daily prayer meetings have been the regular activities of the Union throughout the year. The former have been led by various laymen of the city, and the regular attendances attest to the interest of these studies. Various addresses have also been given by visiting missionaries and others.

During the First Term the Evangelical Union were the guests of the Island Bay Baptist Bible Class at a Sunday Tea. This was followed by a student service in the Church, conducted by three of our members.

On the 4th August, the Union held its Second Annual Public Meeting in the Blue Triangle Hall, and we were privileged to have Dr. C. J. Rolls, the Director for Australasia of the Sudan Interior Mission, as speaker on that occasion.

A conference of E.U. delegates was held in Wellington over last Easter, when addresses were given by Rev. Funnell (C.I.U.). Dr. Laird, and Dr. Pettit. The formation of an I.V.F. (N.Z.) marks the conference as a definite milestone in Student Christian witness.