Woooooooow. After a good year of swampy school and God Our Father’s blessing, UTCCC has finally reached its last cell meeting of the year. As corny as it sounds, but I must say, we have come a long way.
In case you guys didn’t know, committee was staying up late the night before, planning for the feast (vegetarian, since we were still in the middle of Lent) to make it fruitful both in spirit and in the tummy. Thanks to our talented guitarist, Bryan Yeung, UTCCC was finally able to pull off something we have rarely done before: singspiration. And thanks to our lovely songbird, Katie Zou, singspiration was tied into our opening prayer oh so beautifully.
Songlist of the day:
- 10 000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)
- Be Thou My Vision (Audrey Assad)
- I shall not want (Andrey Assad)
- Shout to the Lord
I was honestly slightly disappointed that Prince of Peace was not part of this songlist, but I guess that song is too joyful for the season of abstinence and reflection. We’ll save it for later 🙂
Unfortunately (or fortunately), we don’t have any photos of our gluttonous faces when we were all munching down the food like a pack of wild animals. No, I’m just joking, we were as gentle as a flock of sheep with cinnamon rolls. You decide which part of this is true.
As UTCCC has always promised to provide our fellow members a nice getaway from school, we had mountains of board games ready. One of them was a pseudo-shooting game with foam guns (heck, what is the name of that game again?). The story went that (or at least I think I remembered it this way) a group of bandits were trying to distribute some loot (renowned paintings, gems and money, where did we go? Le Louvre? Versailles?) they just stole collectively. No sweetie like a decent citizen, everyone was planning to shoot someone else down, just for the sake of shooting a certain someone down, or for the sake of omitting the certain someone’s chance of collecting loot, so they can gain more value! As a group, everyone got different identities (did not equal special powers, really, cos it’s just a character card). With 5 cards of bullets (3 empty + 2 legit) distributed, you first set the game to play by picking another player on your mind to shoot for the round, with an empty bullet or a legit one. In 3, 2, 1, everyone shot the person they wanted to shoot. The first round, everyone had their guns pointing at me, thanks guys. What have I done to you all? Normally, if there wasn’t that many ppl shooting me, I would have stayed and bet that people were just shooting empty bullets, hoping that I would not lose my turn to pick my share of loot… But since everyone hated me on the first round, I had no choice but to back out to avoid getting a bandaid (players will be dead by the time they gain 3 bandaids). Subsequently, I had to watch my enemies snatching away my loot, taken by those unharmed and alive. The GodFather got to pick first, and choose next player/direction to pick. I would get back to you guys next rounds, I promise.
The table across us was playing another game, resulting in tons of laughter, but I was not sure what they were playing. Hehe.
Well, that’s the gist of what happened in our final cell meeting! Fun as always. Except there was an announcement that involved a little bit of sadness: our beloved, loyal, hardworking committee, Lyndon and Jeremy, have decided to retire from their commitments as the head of UTCCC, in order to pursue future plans God has planned for them. You see those two holding our banner, the one in the middle, Lyndon, and the one on your left, Jeremy? They have been in many photos of UTCCC gatherings, as they have always been the spirits of UTCCC.
Sure, new committee will take up the enthusiasm, but I’m afraid it will not be the same without those two.
Oh psh. What am I saying? Once a UTCCC-er, always a UTCCC-er. It’s a lifelong commitment, just as we are called to bear our Lord’s cross and love in our hearts for our lives. Those two will still be around, right? Their voices, their faces, their scent, and their wisdom preached to us will remain ever so resonant and vivid. Good luck to you both, Jerms and Lyndon 🙂 Thank you for all you’ve done. And please remember that whenever you are in need of a sanctuary on planet Earth, UTCCC will always be there for you.
A little side note, the high-definition photos are brought to you by Derek Yeung. He is the one standing up on the far left of the photo below 🙂 Find him if you’d like to get into professional filming and photography, or you just want a nice portrait, I’m sure he won’t mind.
And above all, thank you for being a part of our last cell meeting of the year 2016-17. Thank you, Derek, Quentin, Jerms, Lyndon, Reynold, Louis, Matthew, Nicholas, Katie N, Victoria, Vanessa, Katie Z, Bryan, Jacinda, Kevin, and Cheryl 🙂
And a big thank you to all members of UTCCC. If committee is the spirit, then you guys are the bodies of UTCCC. What would we do as a community without any members? Your participation has kept us going 🙂 thank you.
We will be back.