Ten Boom Tuesday: ten Boom Tuesdays are bi-monthly events where the women of CtB grow closer through conversation, intentional discussion, and great company.
Initiation: With the start of each academic year, CtB initiates its new members in a top secret ceremony.
Bigs & Littles: Each year, incoming freshmen are assigned a big sister who intentionally seeks friendship with them. Upperclassmen have the opportunity to choose and be given a little sister with whom they can intentionally cultivate a relationship.
Sinterklaas: CtB celebrates Christmas with a Dutch Christmas celebration, Sinterklaas.
House Retreat: Each Spring, CtB goes on a weekend-long retreat to refocus on the House and the existing sisterhood. CtB members write notes of encouragement to each sister anonymously to be placed in affirmation bags that they will take home when the retreat ends, to be uplifted and encouraged by the love and admiration of the girls in the House.
The Tulip Ceremony: At this ceremony, the nominations for CtB’s Exec Team are announced. When accepting their nomination, the nominees receive a tulip, the CtB House flower and the national flower of Holland.
FLEUR Groups: As of 2014, these groups serve as intimate spiritual life groups for CtB. FLEUR groups exist to Flourish, Love, Encourage, Uplift, and Restore members of CtB. These groups help members of CtB better live out the mission of the House by encouraging community, growth, and enrichment.
Feest: Dutch for celebration or feast. At this ceremony, CtB members conclude the school year with a bang by honoring the graduating seniors and the new Exec Team with food, community, and lots of pictures.
Bowery: We have a partnership with the Bowery Mission, which ministers in New York City to men, women, and children caught in the cycles of poverty, hopelessness and dependencies of many kinds, to see their lives transformed to hope, joy, lasting productivity and eternal life through the power of Jesus Christ. We send girls multiple times each month to serve.