I went into college with little knowledge of what I was going to be involved in, or how involved I was going to be. One thing I looked for throughout the entire college process was a school with a Reformed University Fellowship. I grew up experiencing and hearing about RUF, so I knew it would be a part of my college life. When I got to Furman, sure enough, it was one of the first organizations I checked out, and I loved it. I looked forward to it every week during freshman year, and even went on the Fall Retreat during my first month of college! It was a great way to make friends and get to know the amazing interns we had last year.I got to know people through my fellowship group, DH lunches, bible studies, etc. Our minister, David Ely, and his wife even let me babysit their kids sometimes! Now, most of my great Furman buddies are people I know through RUF. In May, I was able to go to our summer conference and spend a week listening to seminars and sermons, and spend some QT with my RUF fam.
I guess the moral of the story is that you need to find your niche!! If it isn’t the first place you try, that’s okay, just keep trying new things! I found mine in RUF, but yours might be a sorority or FUSAB or a club team. That being said, if you’re interested in RUF (as you should be), we meet on Thursdays at 8:45PM in Burgiss, as well as multiple different group events throughout the week. What an awesome group! I’m so grateful for the friendships, the teachings, and the musical outlet RUF provides me with each week. Check us out!