CU at the Pole: A morning of faith and fellowship
At 7 a.m. on Sept. 25, Cameron University students gathered at the campus flagpole to participate in CU at the Pole.
The See You at the Pole is an event that calls for students to worship God and pray for their schools, peers, government and nation. Skopos ministries and the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma annually sponsor See You at the Pole.
Across the country, students have been organizing the See You at the Pole event since its birth in 1990. Once it reached the university, CU students coined the name CU at the Pole to add a Cameron twist to the event.
Danny Toombs, the director of the Cameron Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM), said his organization played a supporting role in Cameron’s rendition of the day of prayer.
Aaron Quickle, a 22-year-old senior Biology major, was a member of the planning team for this event.
“Planning wise, we started a couple weeks in advance,” Quickle said. “We had a team at the BCM heading it.”
Quickle said the team was also in charge of advertising the event and contacting other Christian organizations such as the Cameron Campus Ministries, Sigma Alpha Omega, Chi Alpha and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
On the morning of CU at the Pole, 40 students gathered around the flagpole in front of Cameron’s Administration building. Cameron BCM leadership team member Austin Kendrix led students in singing “How Great is Our God.”
The team then invited assistant women’s basketball coach Justin Kellum to read a verse and say a few words of encouragement. Kellum read from 2 Chronicles 7:14.
After Kellum’s presentation, the students divided into groups of four or five to pray. Afterwards, the Cameron BCM provided a continental breakfast.
“Prayer is important,” Quickle said. “CU at the Pole was not just a day to get together to pray one time, it’s a time to get together and pray and encourage each other to think about these things and pray for them on our own time.”
If students are interested in becoming involved with the Cameron BCM or would like to participate in future events, they can contact Toombs at firstname.lastname@example.org.[vimeo]https://vimeo.com/75709285[/vimeo]