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Spring 2013 Events

Date/Time

Location

Event

4-Feb-13
7:30 - 9:00 pm

MIT Chapel (W15)

UCO Reg Day Service

15-Feb-13 - 17-Feb-2013

Toah Nipi

GCF Winter Retreat

Rev. Kevin Ford will speak to us on Peace

22-Feb-13
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Students Center - Mezzanine Lounge (W20-307)

Fruit of the Spirit (Meekness)

1-March-13
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Students Center - Mezzanine Lounge (W20-307)

Fruit of the Spirit (Goodness)

by Ps. Curtis Cook (Hope Fellowship Church)
 

8-March-13
7:00 - 8:30 pm

Lecture Hall 10-250

The Veritas Forum

Theme: This Elegant Universe: From the macro to the micro, do the laws of physics speak to greater purpose?
Speaking: Dr. Ard Louis (biophysicist, Oxford) and Dr. Max Tegmark (cosmologist, MIT)

15-March-13
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Students Center - Mezzanine Lounge (W20-307)

Fruit of the Spirit (Faith)

by Ps. Larry Kim

22-March-13
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Students Center - Mezzanine Lounge (W20-307)

Game Night

31-March-13

Tang 24th Floor Lounge

Easter Potluck

5-April-13
6:30 - 9:00 pm

Students Center - Mezzanine Lounge (W20-307)

Faculty Dinner

12-April-13
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Cambridgeport Baptist Church

Fruit of the Spirit (Self-Control)

by Ps. Dan Szatkowski (Cambridgeport Baptist Church)
 

26-April-13
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Students Center - Mezzanine Lounge (W20-307)

Town Hall Meeting

27-April-13
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Boylston Street

GCF Brothers' Night

27-April-13
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Location via E-mail

GCF Sisters' Night

3-May-13
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Students Center - Twenty Chimneys (W20-306)

Fruit of the Spirit (Love)

by Ps. Gordon Hugenberger (Park Street Church)

10-May-13
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Students Center - Mezzanine Lounge (W20-307)

Goodbye to Graduates

IAP 2013 Events

Date/Time

Location

Event

11-Jan-13
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Students Center - Twenty Chimneys (W20-306)

Fruit of the Spirit (Love)

by Rev. Kevin Ford

18-Jan-13
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Students Center - Twenty Chimneys (W20-306)

Fruit of the Spirit (Joy)

by Ps. Toni Kim (Park Street Church)

25-Jan-13
7:00 - 9:30 pm

Sidney-Pacific (NW86)
Multipurpose Room

Small Group Cook-off

1-Feb-13
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Students Center - Twenty Chimneys (W20-306)

Fruit of the Spirit (Patience)

by Ps. David Cho (Citylife Presbyterian Church)
 

Fall 2012 Events

Date/Time

Location

Event

14-Sept-12
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Kresge - Rehearsal Room B (W16-030)

Thriving in Grad School

Join GCF as we listen to Prof. Troy Van Voorhis share a message on flourishing in grad school while simultaneously growing in relationship with God. Prof. Voorhis is a deceptively-youthful-yet-wise-in-years associate professor in Physical Chemistry, and a great friend of GCF.

21-Sept-12
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Sidney-Pacific (NW86) Seminar Room

Is Christianity Worth It? Walking the Talk

Join GCF as we hear the perspectives of our very own staff workers, Kevin Ford and Marianne Smith. They've spent many long hours quietly serving, and this Friday, we'll get to learn from them! What drives their passion for ministry? What's been so compelling about the Good News that they feel compelled to share it?

28-Sept-12
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Students Center - Mezzanine Lounge (W20-307)

Miracles and Science

Prof. Ian Hutchinson from the Nuclear Science and Engineering department at MIT will be talking to GCF about the relation between miracles and science and whether they can co-exist.
 

5-Oct-12 -
7-Oct-12

Toah Nipi

Intervarsity Fall Retreat

Join 150 grad students from across Boston for a great Columbus Day weekend away in Rindge, New Hampshire! Take time to rest in God's love and connect your life to Him and His work on campus and in the world.
Intervarsity Retreat Registration Form

12-Oct-12
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Sidney-Pacific (NW86) Seminar Room

Is Jesus the Only Way?

Join GCF as we hear Dr. Garret Smith answer this question. Dr. Smith is the director of spiritual formation and outreach at Newton Presbyterian Church and has a fascinating conversion story from Buddhism. His father was an Orthodox Jew.
 

19-Oct-12 -
20-Oct-12

Back Bay Events Center

The Gospel Coalition, New England

The Gospel Coalition is a Christian conference to resource New England Christians seeking a deeper knowledge and experience of the Gospel.

19-Oct-12
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Students Center - Room 407 (W20-407)

World Students' Day

We will be meeting to observe World Students' Day, an opportunity to show love through prayer for students around the globe who are suffering for their faith.

20-Oct-12
7:00 - 10:00 pm

Sacco's Bowl Haven

GCF-Harvard Mixer

Get to know our brethren down the street and engage in some friendly competition over candlepin bowling! We will be meeting for both dinner and games. Contact Ange (617-583-3736) or Yong (339-200-9664) to find the group.

26-Oct-12
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Ashdown House (NW35)
Hulsizer Room

Creation Care, Ecology, and Eschatology

We'll be hearing from Frederic Baudin, on this topic. Frederic is the director of Culture-Environment-Media (CEM) France, an organization that promotes Christian values in culture, the environment, and the media.
 

2-Nov-12
7:30 - 10:00 pm

Sidney-Pacific (NW86) Owu Room

Game Night

We'll be playing all sorts of fun games together. Feel free to bring your own board games.

9-Nov-12
8:00 - 9:30 pm

Students Center - Room 491 (W20-491)

Town Hall Meeting

The purpose of the meeting is for the leadership team to reflect and update GCF on the current workings of the fellowship and to receive feedback. The co-presidents (Stephanie and Yong) will present the vision and purpose behind the fellowship activities. The steering committee will give an update on the status of previous activities and current needs in the fellowship, as well as discuss upcoming events and projects.

10-Nov-12
4:30 - 6:00 pm

Students Center - Room 491 (W20-491)

UCO Praise Night

The UCO praise night is a time for the entire MIT Christian community to praise God, to thank Him for what He has done this semester, to pray for the campus, and to ask Him for continual strength to build His kingdom at MIT.

16-Nov-12
8:00 - 9:30 pm

MIT Chapel (W15)

Making Sense of the Canon: A Historical Reading of the New Testament

Our Apologetics series continues with a riveting talk by Professor Anne McCants where we'll delve into questions regarding the validity and trustworthiness of the Bible.
 

22-Nov-12
2:00 - 5:00 pm

Sidney-Pacific (NW86) Owu Room

Thankgiving Potluck

GCF will be gathering as one big family on Thanksgiving Day, and you're all invited! In addition to the storied American tradition of eating turkey, we will play some games and have a time of sharing things people are thankful for.

30-Nov-12
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Sidney-Pacific (NW86) Multipurpose Room

Faculty Dinner

It's that time of the semester when we get to enjoy a nice (free) sit down dinner with our Christian faculty and discuss life and faith. Professors from different departments across MIT - the Media Lab, Aero-Astro, MechE, Chemistry, HST to mention some - will be in attendance.

10-Dec-12
8:00 - 9:00 pm

MIT Chapel (W15)

Christmas Party

Join us for a traditional festival of 7 lessons and carols from 8-9pm featuring all your favorite Christmas songs. This will be followed by desserts, hot drinks and an (optional) Yankee gift exchange in the Students Center (W20-491).

Orientation 2012 Events

Date/Time

Location

Event

31-August-12
3:00 - 5:00 pm

Johnson Athletic Center (W34)

Activities Midway

Come find the GCF booth to chat with Christian grad students, find out more about the fellowship and upcoming orientation events!

3-Sept-12
12:00 - 2:00 pm

Connerside BBQ Pit,
Burton Conner (W51)

UCO (United Christian Organization) BBQ

Come enjoy free BBQ and get connected with Christians from all different UCO groups at MIT. Also come listen to the summer a cappella group Cross-Linked!

4-Sept-12
7:30 - 9:00 pm

MIT Chapel (W15)

Registration Day Service

Come together and worship our God with a unified voice, testify about His goodness, and dedicate the new semester to our King an Savior. Professor Jing Kong (EECS) will give us a message at this service.

5-Sept-12
12:00 - 1:30 pm

Lawn outside
Stata Center/
Koch Institute

Dessert Social On-Campus

Come meet Christian grad students, find out more about our bible study groups and enjoy some delicious desserts!

5-Sept-12
7:00 - 8:30 pm

Building 5
Room 314

Dessert Social Architecture/Urban Planning

Come meet Christian grad students, find out more about our bible study groups and enjoy some delicious desserts!

5-Sept-12
8:00 - 9:30 pm

Eastgate (E55)
Penthouse

Dessert Social Eastgate

Come meet Christian grad students, find out more about our bible study groups and enjoy some delicious desserts!

6-Sept-12
8:00 - 9:30 pm

Sidney-Pacific (NW86)
Seminar Room

Dessert Social Sidney-Pacific

Come meet Christian grad students, find out more about our bible study groups and enjoy some delicious desserts!

6-Sept-12
8:00 - 9:30 pm

Tang Hall (W84)
24th Floor Lounge

Dessert Social Tang

Come meet Christian grad students, find out more about our bible study groups and enjoy some delicious desserts!

7-Sept-12
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Students Center - Twenty Chimneys (W20-306)

Welcome Dinner

Welcome to MIT! We are hosting a dinner to welcome you. It will be a nice opportunity to get to know each other, get connected to small groups, hear experiences of Christian grad students that have been here for some time and enjoy some great food.

9-Sept-12
4:00 - 5:30 pm

Westgate (W85)
BBQ Pits
(Location Change!)

Dessert Social Westgate

Come meet Christian grad students, find out more about our bible study groups and enjoy some delicious desserts!

Summer 2012 Events

Date/Time

Location

Event

15-June-12
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Kresge BBQ Pits

Summer BBQ

Summer is here! To kick off the bliss of life with more sun, more research, and no classes, we'll be having a barbeque/BBQ! There will a lot of food, and - with your help - lots of good fun and fellowship, too.

22-June-12
7:30 - 9:30 pm

Sidney-Pacific
(Seminar Room)

Game Night & Dessert Potluck

Put on your game face for this Friday's Game Night, where we will be engaging in friendly cooperation (or competition) over board games and cards. Bring a dessert to share and your favorite game.

23-June-12
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

10-105
(Bush Room)

Community Service: MIT K-12 Outreach

The MIT K-12 Outreach Program is looking for volunteers to help build Lego protein models for teaching high school students. Contact Asa Adadey (aadadey) to join.

29-June-12
6:40 - 8:30 pm

77 Mass Ave
(meet in front)

City-wide Prayer Walk

Some of you might have heard about the recent shooting death of local high schooler Charlene Holmes in East Cambridge. To join in solidarity with local churches - including Cambridgeport Baptist and Pentecostal Tabernacle - we will be participating in a city-wide prayer walk. The theme of the prayer walk will be HOPE (Healing, Order, Prayer/Peace, Empowerment).

29-June-12
8:30 - 9:30 pm

Students Center - Mezzanine Lounge (W20-307)

Informal Praise & Prayer Night

After the prayer walk, we will be meeting back on campus for a casual time of worship and prayer together.

4-July-12
3:00 - 11:00 pm

On the Charles

4th of July Picnic

14-July-12
3 pm

Revere Beach

Sun and Sand (Castles) at Revere Beach

Share a picnic with fellow brothers and sisters at GCF, check out the awesome talents from the sand sculpting competition, and enjoy games, wading, and more. Bring any snacks to share (and/or) sporting equipment. We will meet outside the Kendall T station. Contact Sam Perli (617-955-4630) if you have trouble locating us.

17-July-12
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Students Center - West Lounge (W20-201)

Charismata - Chuck Snekvik (Vineyard)

As part of our summer large groups, we are doing a series on the Charismata (gifts of the Holy Spirit). The first installation is with Chuck Snekvik from Vineyard Christian Fellowship.

27-July-12
Weekend

Toah Nipi

GCF Leadership Retreat

Are you interested in finding out how GCF is organized? Are you interested to explore ways you can serve with us in GCF? Are you interested in planning new students' orientation and/or activities for the coming year? If your answer to one or more of those questions above is yes, then join us at the GCF leadership retreat. Please register by filling out the following form by Tuesday, July 24.
GCF Leadership Retreat Registration Form

31-July-12
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Students Center - West Lounge (W20-201)

Charismata - Bishop Greene (Pentacostal Tabernacle)

Does God do miracles today? What are spiritual gifts and why do we need them? And how does one even acquire spiritual gifts?

3-August-12
5:45 pm

Boston Common. Meet at
Kendall T Station

Shakespeare in the Common (Corionalus)

Take a break from research and join GCF for a public performance of one of Shakespeare's many plays in the Boston Common. This year, it will be Coriolanus - a play that charts the rise and fall of a powerful general as he battles enemies abroad and a tide of popularity at home (see more here).

18-August-12
9:00 am - 12 noon

Cambridgeport Baptist Church

Harvest Food Pantry

There is an excellent opportunity this Saturday (8/18) to show Christ's love to our community by serving at the Harvest Food Pantry. The Pantry runs the first and third Saturdays every month to distribute donated food and clothing to residents in need across Cambridge and Boston.
Sign-Up Sheet

24-August-12
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Sidney-Pacific (NW86) Seminar Room

Testimony Night

We will be listening to personal stories of faith from some members of our group and also have the opportunity to ask questions about their experiences.

Spring 2012 Events

Date/Time Location Event

10-Feb-12
7:30 pm

Students Center - Room 491 (W20-491)

What is Unity?

16-Feb-12

Toah Nipi

GCF Winter Retreat

24-Feb-12
7:30 pm

Students Center - Room 491 (W20-491)

A Conversation on Personal Testimonies

2-March-12
7:30 pm

Students Center - Room 491 (W20-491)

Testimony Preparation and Delivery Training

9-March-12
7:30 pm

Kresge Auditorium (W16)

Veritas Forum

16-March-12
7:30 pm

Sidney-Pacific (NW86) - Owu Room

Crepe Night

23-March-12
7:30 pm

Le's (Harvard Square)

Dinner + Games

31-March-12
7:00 pm

Students Center - Mezzanine Lounge (W20-307)

Dinner with Michael Lindsay
(President of Gordon College)


Please RSVP for the event here.

13-April-12
7:30 pm

Students Center - West Lounge (W20-201)

Love and Unity

by Rev. Kevin Ford

20-April-12
6:30 pm

Sidney-Pacific (NW86) Multipurpose Room

Dinner with Christian Faculty

27-April-12
6:30 pm

S&S Restaurant

Sisters' Night

28-April-12
7:30 pm

Sidney-Pacific (NW86) Seminar Room

Brothers' Night

4-May-12
7:30 pm

Students Center - Twenty Chimneys (W20-306)

UCO Praise Night

13-May-12
7:30 pm

Students Center - Room 491 (W20-491)

Goodbye to Graduates

IAP 2012 Events

Date/Time Location Event

13-Jan-12
7:30 pm

Students Center - Mezzanine Lounge (W20-307)

Worship Night

Join GCF as we lift our hopes for the year to our Lord in prayer and worship. In addition, we will be commissioning our beloved Ming and Yukkee Poh for what God has in store for them on the west coast.

3-Feb-12
7:00 pm

Sidney-Pacific (NW86) Seminar Room

GCF Fundamentals + Dinner

We will be exploring the purpose of the Graduate Christian Fellowship over a freely provided delicious dinner.

6-Feb-12
7:30 pm

MIT Chapel (W15)

UCO Reg Day Worship Service

United Christian Organization (UCO) welcomes you to a time of praise and prayer with fellow brothers and sisters in Christ to start the spring semester. There will be a message given by Professor Cullen Buie (Mechanical Engg Dept).

Fall 2011 Events

Date/Time

Location

Event

16-Sept-11
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Kresge - Rehearsal Room B (W16-030)

Grad Panel

GCF is hosting a Grad Panel featuring your fellow students in all walks of graduate life. Come prepared to hear them share their experiences about balancing life between work and faith, labmates, relationships, and more.

23-Sept-11
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Students Center - Mezzanine Lounge (W20-307)

How to Thrive at Grad School
(by Rev. Kevin Ford)


30-Sept-11
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Students Center - Mezzanine Lounge (W20-307)

Test of Faith - Faculty Panel

7-Oct-11
All weekend

Toah Nipi

Grad Student Fall Retreat

Join fellow graduate students from Boston on Columbus Day weekend at Intervarsity's retreat. Make new friends, play games and relax while growing in your relationship with God. Register for the retreat here.

14-Oct-11
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Kresge - Rehearsal Room B (W16-030)

Test of Faith - Follow-up

GCF will be doing a follow-up to the Test of Faith event with a focus on the brain, freewill and ethics. In particular, we'll examine the claim that humans are no more than biological machines as well explore what it means to be created "in the image of God". We'll start by watching the third video of the Test of Faith series and then lead off the group discussions on the content.

21-Oct-11
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Students Center - Mezzanine Lounge (W20-307)

Large Group Of The People, By The People and For The People

GCFers will share about certain aspects of the Christian faith. Samuel Perli will share on love, Marcus Gibson on joy and Kunle Adeyemo on long-suffering.

28-Oct-11
7:30 - 9:30 pm

Sidney-Pacific (NW86) Multipurpose Room

Harvest Party and Cook-Off

GCF will be hosting a harvest party involving a competition for culinary supremacy between the five small groups on campus. You will have the unique opportunity to be the judge in this competition as the small groups aspire to please your gustatory senses. Invite your friends also!

4-Nov-11
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Students Center - Mezzanine Lounge (W20-307)

UCO Praise Night

GCF will be joining with other believers across campus for this semester's United Christian Organization's (UCO) Praise Night. This is an opportunity for the MIT Christian community to worship God together and pray powerfully for our campus.

11-Nov-11
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Sidney-Pacific (NW86)
Owu Room

Character That Can Change The World

Paul Martindale, from Park Street Church will be addressing GCF on the theme of character formation. Paul is a missionary who has served in Morocco, France and Spain. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

18-Nov-11
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Students Center - Mezzanine Lounge (W20-307)

Dinner with Christian Faculty

We welcome you to a dinner with Christian faculty at MIT. Seize the opportunity to ask those burning questions about faith, academics, and life to those who have traveled down that path and partake in some delicious free food on the side. Invite your friends too!

24-Nov-11
6:30 - 9:00 pm

Sidney-Pacific (NW86) Owu Room

Thanksgiving Potluck Feast

Join the Graduate Christian Fellowship in sharing the blessings of our Lord and giving thanks to Him during our annual Thanksgiving Potluck.

2-Dec-11
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Students Center - Twenty Chimneys (W20-306)

2+n Wisemen

Our own chaplain Kevin Ford will share on Matthew 2 in a talk mysteriously (but fittingly MIT) entitled "2+n Wisemen". There will be a dramatic revealing of King Herod's past. Drama! Intrigue!

14-Dec-11
6:30 - 9:00 pm

Students Center - Room 491 (W20-491)

Christmas Party

To celebrate the end of classes and remember the birth of Jesus 2,000 years ago, GCF will be having a Christmas party. As part of the festivities, there will be a gift exchange; please bring a gift that is between $5 and $10. There will also be appetizers and desserts, including Kevin's famous homemade eggnog! Last but not the least there will be Christmas caroling by our own GCF choir.

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