Tuesday, March 3, 2015

NEWSFLASH | Brothers’ and Sisters’ Nights | Fri 3/6 @ 7:30pm | Multiple locations

Welcome to the MIT Graduate Christian Fellowship!


With the success of the Brothers and Sisters' Nights during IAP, we are hosting another for March where we will gather for an evening of deeper fellowship and mutual encouragement.


Brothers' Night: "Loaded Questions" Dinner Discussion and Games

Come gather for a lively dinner discussion over a catered dinner followed by games. To make for an interesting discussion, submit your loaded questions for the group here ahead of time anonymously. If and when we get tired of the discussion, we will adjourn to some games. We'll order the food around 6:45, so let someone know if you're going to be coming late and want to eat with us..


Where: W11 Small Dining Room

When: Friday 3/6 @ 6:30pm-8:30pm

Contact: Sam Elder (same@mit.edu)


Sisters' Sharing: Being Sisters in Christ

Join us for an evening of fun and sharing from our dynamic trio: Stephanie, Michelle, and Heather! They will share their stories and wisdom about growing together as sisters in Christ, and we will also play the "Roommate Challenge Game".


Where: SP Owu Room

When: Friday 3/6 @ 7:30pm-9pm

Contact: Annie Chen (anniecia@mit.edu)

RSVP to Alice (alicekao@mit.edu) so we can provide a sign-in list to SP front desk ("maybe" is ok).


Announcements

  • Weekly Prayer: Come pray with us for GCF, MIT, friends, family, and more!

    • Monday 12:00-1:00 pm (Prayer Lunch), 500 Technology Sq. (NE47), 2nd Flr small conference room. Contact: Anya (aburkart@mit.edu)

    • Tuesday 12:30-1:00pm, Blg 46, Atrium 3rd Fl. Contact: Gerald (gpho@mit.edu)

    • Friday 9:30-10:30am, Christian Fellowship Lounge (W11 Basement) Contact: Amanda (aswenson@mit.edu)

    • Saturday 11:00-11:30am, Christian Fellowship Lounge. Contact: David (dkwabi@mit.edu)

  • Volunteer to help make the Veritas Forum at MIT happen this April! Sign up on this Google form if you can help out! We currently need volunteers in all of the categories listed there. Talk to Sam Elder (same@mit.edu) for more information.



Prayer Square

  • Pray that this season of Lent would be a humbling and refreshing time for everyone, that we would each find time to reflect and do some "spiritual spring cleaning."

  • Pray that our campus would open up to God's word and influence. Pray that His love would be tangibly felt in every corner.


Verse of the Week


I lift up my eyes to the hills.

   From where does my help come?

My help comes from the Lord,

   who made heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot be moved;

   he who keeps you will not slumber.

Behold, he who keeps Israel

   will neither slumber nor sleep.

- Psalm 121:1-4


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Monday, February 23, 2015

NEWSFLASH | Cross Conference Simulcast | Fri 2/27 @ 7pm | W11-190 Dining Room

Welcome to the MIT Graduate Christian Fellowship!


This Friday we have a unique opportunity to join students around the world by participating in CROSS 2015: Undaunted -- a Live simulcast conference about Global Missions. The topic follows nicely with our retreat theme of Faith and Doubt, as we will explore the source of our confidence in God and the gospel, despite discouragement, darkness, and suffering. Conferences like Cross or Urbana normally cost $$, but this week we get to participate for free!


Join us at 6:30pm for informal fellowship, and 7pm for the streamed event - including worship, a talk by John Piper, and a panel session. We will officially end at 9:30, but will continue to stream the Simulcast for those who wish to stay to the end.


Topic:        CROSS 2015: Undaunted (Live Simulcast)

Speakers:  John Piper, David Platt, others (more info here)

Where:      W11 Dining Room (W11-190)

When:         Friday 2/27 @ 7:00pm

(bring your own dinner for fellowship at 6:30pm)

Contact:     Gerald (gpho@mit.edu)


Announcements

  • Come pray with us for GCF, MIT and more!
    • Monday 12-1 pm (Prayer Lunch), 500 Technology Square (NE47), 2nd Flr small conference room. Contact: Anya (aburkart@mit.edu)
    • Tuesday 12:30-1:00pm, BCS atrium (Blg 46, 3rd Fl). Contact: Gerald (gpho@mit.edu)
    • Friday 9:30-10:30am, Christian Fellowship Lounge (W11 Basement) Contact: Amanda (aswenson@mit.edu)
    • Saturday 11:00-11:30am, Christian Fellowship Lounge. Contact: David (dkwabi@mit.edu)
  • Volunteer to help make the Veritas Forum at MIT happen this April! Talk to Sam Elder (same@mit.edu) for more information.
  • NEXT WEEK: With the success of Brothers and Sisters' Gatherings during IAP, we are planning another one for March! Details TBA.

Prayer Square

  • Pray for the start of the semester, that this would be a new beginning for those who have been exhausted, frustrated, hurting, or in need of inspiration.
  • Pray that our campus would open up to God's word and influence. Pray that His love would be tangibly felt in every corner.

Verse of the Week           

Likewise the Spirit also helps our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

-Romans 8:26



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Monday, February 16, 2015

NEWSFLASH | Exciting Announcements Within | Large Group Canceled

Welcome to the MIT Graduate Christian Fellowship!


Plans for this week's large group speaker fell through, so unfortunately we will not have large group this week. Stay warm everyone and enjoy the Chinese New Year festivities!



Announcements

  • Come pray with us for GCF, MIT and more! 
    • Tuesday 12:30-1:00pm, BCS atrium (3F of building 46). Contact: Gerald (gpho@mit.edu)
    • Friday 9:30-10:30am Christian Fellowship Lounge/CFL (basement of W11) Contact: Amanda (aswenson@mit.edu)
    • Saturday 11:00-11:30am, Christian Fellowship Lounge. Contact: David (dkwabi@mit.edu)
  • Volunteer to help make the Veritas Forum at MIT happen this April! Contact Sam Elder (same@mit.edu) for more information.


Community Corner


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Nathan Rittenhouse speaks about faith and doubt at the GCF mini-retreat

Image Credit: Ian L.



Prayer Square

  • Pray for the start of the semester, that this would be a new beginning for those who have been exhausted, frustrated, hurting, or in need of inspiration.
  • Pray for our fellowship and the coming retreat, that God would speak and unite our community as we explore issues of faith and doubt.
  • Pray that our campus would open up to God's word and influence. Pray that His love would be tangibly felt in every corner.


Verse of the Week           


And the LORD said, "I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the LORD, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion
-Exodus 32:19

Monday, February 9, 2015

NEWSFLASH | GCF Winter Retreat | Toah Nipi | NO LARGE GROUP

Welcome to the MIT Graduate Christian Fellowship!


This coming weekend (2/13-2/15) GCF will be away in the snowy mountains seeking refreshment in God and learning about how to follow Christ in the midst of doubt, so there will be no regular Large Group. Large Group will resume the following week.



Announcements

  • Come pray with us for GCF, MIT and more! Every Friday 9:30-10:30am in the Christian Fellowship Lounge (basement of W11). Contact: Amanda Swenson (aswenson@mit.edu)

Community Corner

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Last Saturday, the GCF small groups faced off in a friendly cook-off to the theme "Re-creating Daniel's Table". Each team made a scrumptious meal fit for a king and alternative dishes that Daniel and his friends ate instead. King Nebu also made an appearance! More photos here.

Photo credits: Ian L.


Prayer Square

  • Pray for the start of the semester, that this would be a new beginning for those who have been exhausted, frustrated, hurting, or in need of inspiration.
  • Pray for our fellowship and the coming retreat, that God would speak and unite our community as we explore issues of faith and doubt.
  • Pray that our campus would open up to God's word and influence. Pray that His love would be tangibly felt in every corner.

Verse of the Week           


I love you, Lord, my strength.

The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;

my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,

my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

- Psalm 18:1-2


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Monday, December 15, 2014

Complete the GCF Survey for a Chance to Win Up to $50!

Welcome to the MIT Graduate Christian Fellowship!


With the hope of better serving you and God through this community, we have created this 20-minute survey to learn about your experience with GCF. Please participate for a chance to win up to $50. If you choose to enter the raffle, your name will not be associated with your survey responses. Thank you in advance for your feedback!


What:        GCF Survey       

Where:       http://tinyurl.com/gcf-survey-2014

Contact:     mit-gcf-survey@mit.edu


Announcements

  • Lunchtime Discussion: Christian Response to Racism. Wed 12/17 @ 12pm in W20-301. GCF is hosting an informal discussion to understand how Christians can respond to racism. Contact: Derek Ham (dham@mit.edu)
  • Our annual spring Mark Manuscript Bible study is back! Come check out the first session on 1/5/15 @ 5pm in the Christian Fellowship Lounge (W11-080). Contact: Kevin Ford (ivcf@mit.edu)
  • Friends asking you the "tough" questions? Bring them to the IAP Apologetics Dinners, hosted by IVCF, Cru, and Baptist Ministry at MIT with the Ravi Zacharias New England Fellows. Meets Tues/Thurs during IAP beginning 1/13/15 with dinner @ 6:30pm in W20-308. Contact: Kevin Ford (ivcf@mit.edu)
  • Enjoyed Large Groups this semester or want to see Large Groups done differently? Contact Sam E (same@mit.edu) to help out next semester. Any level of commitment is ok.
  • Save the Date: Our annual GCF Winter Retreat is February 13-15, 2015 (President's Day Weekend).

Prayer Square

  • Pray for perseverance for everyone with finals coming up in this last stretch of the semester.
  • Pray for those graduating this semester as they tackle new challenges and juggle new responsibilities.
  • Pray for the less fortunate to be able to get out of the cold and see their families; and for us to be generous with our time and resources in others' time of need.
  • Pray for our nation in light of recent events in Ferguson and New York.

Verse of the Week           

For to us a child is born,

   to us a son is given,

   and the government will be on his shoulders.

And he will be called

   Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,

   Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

-Isaiah 6:9

NEWSFLASH | Complete the GCF Survey for a Chance to Win Up to $100!

Welcome to the MIT Graduate Christian Fellowship!


With the hope of better serving you and God through this community, we have created this 20-minute survey to learn about your experience with GCF. Please participate for a chance to win up to $100. If you choose to enter the raffle, your name will not be associated with your survey responses. Thank you in advance for your feedback!


What:        GCF Survey       

Where:       http://tinyurl.com/gcf-survey-2014

Contact:     mit-gcf-survey@mit.edu


Announcements

  • Lunchtime Discussion: Christian Response to Racism. Wed 12/17 @ 12pm in W20-301. GCF is hosting an informal discussion to understand how Christians can respond to racism. Contact: Derek Ham (dham@mit.edu)
  • Our annual spring Mark Manuscript Bible study is back! Come check out the first session on 1/5/15 @ 5pm in the Christian Fellowship Lounge (W11-080). Contact: Kevin Ford (ivcf@mit.edu)
  • Friends asking you the "tough" questions? Bring them to the IAP Apologetics Dinners, hosted by IVCF, Cru, and Baptist Ministry at MIT with the Ravi Zacharias New England Fellows. Meets Tues/Thurs during IAP beginning 1/13/15 with dinner @ 6:30pm in W20-308. Contact: Kevin Ford (ivcf@mit.edu)
  • Enjoyed Large Groups this semester or want to see Large Groups done differently? Contact Sam E (same@mit.edu) to help out next semester. Any level of commitment is ok.
  • Save the Date: Our annual GCF Winter Retreat is February 13-15, 2015 (President's Day Weekend).

Prayer Square

  • Pray for perseverance for everyone with finals coming up in this last stretch of the semester.
  • Pray for those graduating this semester as they tackle new challenges and juggle new responsibilities.
  • Pray for the less fortunate to be able to get out of the cold and see their families; and for us to be generous with our time and resources in others' time of need.
  • Pray for our nation in light of recent events in Ferguson and New York.

Verse of the Week           

For to us a child is born,

   to us a son is given,

   and the government will be on his shoulders.

And he will be called

   Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,

   Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

-Isaiah 6:9

Monday, December 8, 2014

NEWSFLASH | Christmas Party and Goodbye to Graduates | Fri 12/12 @ 7 pm | 20 Chimney (W20-306)

Welcome to the MIT Graduate Christian Fellowship!


The semester is quickly ending and Christmas is almost here! This week, we will have our annual Christmas Party and Goodbye to Graduates to celebrate the birth of Christ and our graduating members. We will have delectable offerings, caroling, and a time to appreciate and pray for our graduates.


At the end of the evening, those who wish to stay can participate in our annual white elephant gift exchange. Please bring a $5-10 wrapped gift to participate. Feel free to invite friends to join, and wearing festive holiday attire is encouraged!


Event: Christmas Party and Goodbye to Graduates

Where:    Student Center, 20 Chimneys (W20-306)

When:      Friday 12/12 @ 7pm (dinner), 7:30pm (caroling, goodbye), 8:45pm (gift exchange)

Contact: Gerald Pho (gpho@mit.edu) / Alice Kao (alicekao@mit.edu)


Announcements

  • Want to see God move at MIT? Come pray with us! Every Monday 8:30-9:30 am and Saturday 10-11 am in the Christian Fellowship Lounge (basement of W11). Contact: Amanda Swenson (aswenson@mit.edu)

  • Enjoyed Large Groups this semester? Or want to see Large Groups done differently? Contact Sam E (same@mit.edu) to help out next semester. Any level of commitment is ok.

  • This Friday will be the last official large group meeting of the year! Stay tuned for more large group fun during IAP 2015!


Community Corner


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A snapshot from last year's Christmas Party gift exchange


Prayer Square

  • Pray for perseverance for everyone with finals, projects, and studio reviews coming up in this last stretch of the semester.

  • Pray for those graduating this semester as they tackle new challenges and juggle new responsibilities.

  • Pray for the less fortunate to be able to get out of the cold and see their families; and for us to be generous with our time and resources in others' time of need.

  • Pray for our nation in light of recent events in Ferguson and New York.


Verse of the Week

This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 118:24 ESV)