Monday, May 18, 2015

NEWSFLASH | Middlesex Fells Hiking Trip | Friday 5/22 @ 9:30AM | Meet at Kendall T

Welcome to the MIT Graduate Christian Fellowship!


Celebrate the end of finals with a hike in Middlesex Fells, just north of Cambridge. We'll take the T to Oak Grove, then hike the Cross Fells Trail and stop in the middle for a picnic. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing, and bring lunch/snacks, sunscreen, water, and money for the T!


Event:        Middlesex Fells Hiking Trip

When:         Meet at Kendall Square Friday 5/22 @ 9:30am. We plan to be back by 3pm.

Contact:    Ariel (arielc@mit.edu) and Frank (frank_y@mit.edu)


Announcements

  • Large Groups will meet over the summer! Details will be announced at the Summer Kickoff BBQ, which is tentatively scheduled for June 6th. Stay tuned!


Prayer Square

  • Pray for our graduates that God will open doors for jobs and other new opportunities.
  • Pray that God will call forth new leaders to serve within GCF for 2015-16 year.
  • Pray for spiritual refreshment and renewed hunger to seek God over summer.
  • Pray that MIT would open up to God's word and influence. Pray that His love would be tangibly felt in every corner.

Community Corner


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Our awesome 2015 graduates (and ice cream cake from Tosci's)!


Spiritual Encouragement


"I Won't Forget" by Anthony Evans (on Psalm 103): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbBrw0StZj0

(courtesy of David K.)


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Monday, May 11, 2015

NEWSFLASH | Good-bye to Graduates | Fri 5/15 @ 7:30 pm | W11 Dining Room

Welcome to the MIT Graduate Christian Fellowship!


Summer is just right around the corner and this Friday is our last official large group of the semester! We will honor and celebrate many dear GCFers who are graduating and moving on in the world. Come hear our brothers and sisters share wisdom from their time at MIT and prayerfully send them off!


Event:        Goodbye to Graduates

Where:       W-11 Dining Room

When:         Friday 5/15 @ 7:30pm

Contact:     Kevin Ford (ivcf@mit.edu)


Announcements

  • UCO Praise Night is Thursday 5/14 @ 8pm in W20-407. A wonderful semesterly opportunity to worship with the wider MIT community.
  • Interested in serving on leadership next year? Our Vision/Leadership Transition meeting is this Thursday 5/14, 6:00-8:00pm in SP Seminar Room. Contact: Gerald (gpho@mit.edu)
  • Weekly Prayer: Come pray 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 11:00am-12:00pm, Christian Fellowship Lounge (W11 Basement) Contact: David (dkwabi@mit.edu)

Prayer Square

  • Pray for all who are finishing papers, projects, theses, and more -- that they would remain close to Jesus in the midst of the pressure and deadlines.
  • Pray for those who are making plans for the summer, that God would give wisdom and discernment and that these plans would be ultimately glorifying to Him.
  • Pray that our campus would open up to God's word and influence. Pray that His love would be tangibly felt in every corner.

Spiritual Encouragement


Vapor - A Meditation on Ecclesiastes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOH6qYTOo0c


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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

NEWSFLASH | Is True Justice Possible? | 5/8 @ 7:30 pm | W11 Dining Room

Welcome to the MIT Graduate Christian Fellowship!

What makes a law just? Why do all social systems have flaws, and perfect justice seem so difficult to achieve? Does our inability to achieve a perfectly just social order, regardless of the legal system, reflect upon a deeper truth, the sinful nature of human beings? Please join us as we hear Professor David Skeel, professor of Corporate Law at UPenn, discuss how the Christian worldview offers an explanation for the existence of social injustice.


Topic:        Is True Justice Possible?

Speaker:     David Skeel

Where:       W-11 Dining Room

When:         Friday 5/8 @ 7:30pm

Contact:     Kevin Ford (ivcf@mit.edu)


Announcements

  • If you're graduating this spring/summer, please let Kevin know ASAP (ivcf@mit.edu)! Our Goodbye to Graduates celebration is next Friday 5/15!
  • Weekly Prayer: Come pray 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 11:00am-12:00pm, Christian Fellowship Lounge (W11 Basement) Contact: David (dkwabi@mit.edu)
  • Next Thursday: UCO Praise Night 5/14, location TBD. Come worship with the wider MIT community!
  • Next Friday: Goodbye to Graduates 5/15! Come celebrate our graduating members together. As always you can find info about our upcoming Large Groups on our website and Google Calendar.
  • Interested in serving on leadership next year? Please plan to attend our Vision/Leadership Transition meeting -- input your availability using this doodle. Contact: Gerald (gpho@mit.edu)

Prayer Square

  • Pray for all who are finishing papers, projects, theses, and more -- that they would remain close to Jesus in the midst of the pressure and deadlines.
  • Pray for those who are making plans for the summer, that God would give wisdom and discernment and that these plans would be ultimately glorifying to Him.
  • Pray that our campus would open up to God's word and influence. Pray that His love would be tangibly felt in every corner.

Spiritual Encouragement


Ten Propositions on Prayer: http://www.faith-theology.com/2006/02/ten-propositions-on-prayer.html


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Monday, April 27, 2015

NEWSFLASH | Faculty Dinner | Fri 4/24 @ 6:30 pm | W11 Dining Room

Welcome to the MIT Graduate Christian Fellowship!

Our semi-annual Faculty Dinner is here again! Don't miss out this great opportunity to meet the Christian faculty at MIT, soak up wisdom, and share encouraging stories with each other. All are welcomed, so please feel free to invite your labmates, classmates, and friends.


Event:        Faculty Dinner       

Where:       W11 Dining Room (W11-190)

When:         Friday 5/1 @ 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Contact:     Kevin Ford (ivcf@mit.edu)


Announcements

  • Know someone who would be a good leader in GCF? Nominate them using this form!
  • If you're graduating this spring/summer, please let Kevin (ivcf@mit.edu) know! Our Goodbye to Graduates (and last LG!) will be on May 15.
  • Weekly Prayer: Come pray 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 (W11 Basement) Contact: David K (dkwabi@mit.edu)

Community Corner


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GCF + friends wishes Louis goodbye as he has completed his PhD and returns to Singapore. Thanks for your friendship and service over the years!

Photo Credit: Frank Y.


Prayer Square

  • Pray for all who are finishing papers, projects, theses, and more -- that they would remain close to Jesus in the midst of the pressure and deadlines.
  • Pray for those who are making plans for the summer, that God would give wisdom and discernment and that these plans would be ultimately glorifying to Him.
  • 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


Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

-Philippians 4:6-7


Spiritual Encouragement

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Monday, April 20, 2015

NEWSFLASH | Scavenger Hunt | Fri 4/24 @ 7 pm | W11 Dining Room

Welcome to the MIT Graduate Christian Fellowship!

How well do you know MIT campus? Put your memory and discovery skills to the test this week on an MIT scavenger hunt organized by your fellow GCFers! You'll work in teams to find different locations around campus and put together a puzzle faster than the other teams. Whether you feel like running around campus or just sitting down and working on a puzzle, there will be something for everyone.


Event:        Scavenger Hunt       

Where:       W11 Dining Room

When:         Friday 4/24 @ 7 PM (earlier start time for more daylight!)

Contact:     Sam (same@mit.edu) and Grace (graceg@mit.edu)


Announcements

  • Weekly Prayer: Come pray 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 (W11 Basement) Contact: David K (dkwabi@mit.edu)
  • NEXT WEEK: Our Spring Faculty Dinner is 5/1 in W11 Dining Room at 6:30pm.

Community Corner



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Veritas Forum "Does Science Point to Atheism?" with Profs. Joseph Formaggio, Cullen Buie, and Troy Van Voorhis on Monday; Soyoung and Louis share during Friday's Testimonial Night

Credit: Grace G. and Ian L. (For more photos, see our GCF Photo Album!)


Prayer Square

  • Pray for opportunities to continue conversations about God and faith with friends who are curious and seeking.
  • Pray that our campus would open up to God's word and influence. Pray that His love would be tangibly felt in every corner and unity in the body of Christ.

Verse of the Week


So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female,for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

-Galatians 3.26-29


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Monday, April 13, 2015

NEWSFLASH | What’s Your Evidence for God? | Fri 4/17 @ 8 pm | MIT Chapel

Welcome to the MIT Graduate Christian Fellowship!


As a follow-up to the Veritas Forum, we will have our own testimony-sharing night at large group! What is the evidence that has you convinced of the truth of Christianity? Soyoung Kim, Louis Tee and one or two other GCFers will be sharing their biblical, historical, logical and experiential reasons why they are a Christian. Invite your friends!


Topic: What's Your Evidence for God?

Speakers: GCF Members!

Where:    MIT Chapel

When:      Friday 4/17 @ 8 PM

Contact: Grace (graceg@mit.edu) and David (dkwabi@mit.edu)


Announcements

  • Veritas Forum is TODAY MONDAY April 13 @ 7:30pm, Rm 10-250. The topic is "Does Science Point to Atheism? A Christian chemist and agnostic physicist discuss God, miracles and the evidence that shapes their perspective" featuring Professors Troy Van Voorhis and Joseph Formaggio. Invite all of your friends, and grab dinner with them beforehand! More information is at the Facebook page and veritas.org/mit. Contact Sam (same@mit.edu).
  • Weekly Prayer: Come pray 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 (W11 Basement) Contact: David K (dkwabi@mit.edu)
  • NEXT WEEK: We will be going on an awesome campus-wide team photo scavenger hunt organized by Sam and Grace!
  • SAVE THE DATE: Our Spring Faculty Dinner will be 5/1 in W11 Dining Room. Details TBA!

      Community Corner

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      Last Sunday, GCF celebrated the Lord's resurrection with a nice family and friends potluck.


      Prayer Square

      • Pray for tonight's Veritas Forum will spark new conversations about God and Christian faith among those who are curious or seeking.
      • 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

      The stone the builders rejected

         has become the cornerstone;

      the Lord has done this,

         and it is marvelous in our eyes.

      The Lord has done it this very day;

         let us rejoice today and be glad.

      -Psalm 118:22-24


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