26 Sep Fall Semester at UVF Begins Amid the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic
The University of Valley Forge (UVF) is excited and thankful to have been able to welcome freshmen and returning students back to campus for the Fall 2020 semester! This incoming freshman class is the most diverse of any incoming class UVF has had until this point. For some more information on UVF’s campus diversity, check out this article. As new students have participated in small group chapels, some have shared their testimonies regarding how the Lord in his faithfulness directed them to UVF, and how the Holy Spirit has already done so much in their lives since coming here in August. Many students reported experiencing healing and freedom from anxiety. One student remarked that seeing how much everyone loves each other at UVF made him feel like he was at his home church.
As this year progresses, please continue to keep our students, staff, and faculty in your prayers as they strive to learn and grow together in this unprecedented time. Because of the differences in the semester due to COVID-19 protocols, UVF has reorganized the way things are normally done to be able to have safe, memorable events on campus. While the weather is nice, some chapels and other campus events – such as a Missions Carnival to raise support for Africa’s Tabernacle Evangelism – are being held outside, and students, staff, and faculty alike are getting more comfortable wearing masks and physically distancing. A generous donor gave outdoor tables with umbrellas to the school for students to use for eating, doing homework, and socializing at a safe distance. We are so thankful for their generosity and consideration in providing these awesome tables!
Thank you for your prayers for the moving of the Holy Spirit in the lives of our community. All glory goes to God for what he has done and is continuing to do here at UVF!