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Dear Prospective Students for the Class of 2017 and 2017.5,

Congratulations on your acceptance to Middlebury! Please email us to introduce yourself and ask us questions! We’re excited to hear from you. We’d love to tell you about Middlebury in general, and in particular what God is doing on this campus. E-mail us at cf@middelbury.edu.

Midd-IV Christian Fellowship


Faith&JusticeForum4-9

***Next Tuesday 4/9***
4:30pm-6:00pm Crossroads Cafe
A discussion on the connection between social justice and Jesus.  Guest speakers include students and faculty.

THIS WEEK:

Tuesday
5:30 pm FIC Annex
Bread for the Journey: a service of evening prayer in the Christian tradition followed by dinner, sponsored by the Chaplain’s Office.  The service is relaxed and informal in atmosphere, follows along an ordered liturgy of prayer, scripture, psalms, and music. (and candle light)  Then we have dinner.  By seven o’clock you are back on your way to whatever is next.

Wednesday
6-8pm Dinner with Newman Club!  Super casual.  Come, eat, and be sociable!

8:00pm Battell Basement Lounge
A study and discussion of the book of Romans from the New Testament — open to all, newcomers always welcome!

Thursday
11:00am MBH 641
A bible study on the book of James led by Professor Dickerson — texts are provided and all are welcome to join!
7:15-7:45 Worship @  Carr Hall
Gather as a group to worship before discussion
8:00pm Carr Hall
The Source:  A discussion about injustice, Jesus, and redemption, with the members of Midd-IV’s ServeUP trip to New Orleans

Friday
8:00-10:00 pm Atwater Suite ABE
Intercessory Prayer: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6
Come together to place this campus before God in a time of intercession

Wednesday, March 20 | Atwater Cajun Dinner
6:00-7:30pm Atwater Dining Hall
$5 Suggested Donation
Donations support our Serve-UP team as we prepare for our spring break service trip to New Orleans.

First 100 people to sign up get in:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12ptp5aDBlK6WBumlb8vrDKaIhHGnDfxkL4LlTpNwgVU/viewform

THIS WEEK:

Tuesday
9:00pm Hepburn 217
C-Night: A time for the ladies of Midd-IV to chat over cinnamon sugar pita chips, chocolate chip cookies,
cheese, crackers, and citrus. Bring your friends!!!

Wednesday

Carr Hall 5:30-6:30
Dinner discussion led by Sarah Lusche and Reverand Andy from the Congregational Church. We will discuss creation, stewardship, and how to incorporate religion into this debate.

6-8pm: Atwater Cajun Dinner
Suggested donation $5 (fundraiser for New Orleans service trip)
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12ptp5aDBlK6WBumlb8vrDKaIhHGnDfxkL4LlTpNwgVU/viewform

8:15pm Battell Basement Lounge
A study and discussion of the book of Romans from the New Testament — open to all, newcomers always welcome!

Thursday
8:10am Mitchell Green Lounge (McCullough)
Student-Faculty Prayer meeting: A time of prayer for ourselves, each other,
and our campus led by Professor Dickerson.

11:00am MBH 641
A bible study on the book of James led by Professor Dickerson — texts are provided and all are welcome to join!

8-9:30pm Atwater Suite ABE
Intercessory Prayer: “The Lord is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.” Psalm 145:18
Come together to place this campus before God in a time of intercession.


Monday
2:15pm MBH 641
A bible study on the book of James led by Professor Dickerson — texts are provided, and all are welcome to join! **alternative time is Tuesday 11am**

9pm Battell South 126 (CRA Room)
B.I.G. (Battell Investigates God): Discussion group using Bible passages to explore a variety of topics. E-mail vwiltshiregordon@middlebury.edu with any questions.

9pm Hepburn 217
H.I.G. (Hepburn Investigates God): This week, we’ll be reading an excerpt from Tim Keller’s The King’s Cross  and discussing
questions about Jesus — who he is, what he came to do, and why it might matter.

Tuesday
5:30-7pm FIC Annex
Bread For The Journey:
A service of evening prayer in the Christian tradition followed by dinner, sponsored by the Chaplain’s Office.
The service is relaxed and informal in atmosphere, follows along an ordered liturgy of prayer, scripture, psalms, and music.

11:00am MBH 641
A bible study on the book of James led by Professor Dickerson — texts are provided and all are welcome to join!

9:00pm Lang 243
C-Night: A time for the ladies of Midd-IV to chat over cheese, crackers,
cookies, chocolate, and citrus. Bring your friends!!!

Wednesday
6-8pm Ross Fireplace Lounge (where they usually have language tables)
Dinner: An informal time of dinner to catch up, meet new people and make new friends.
Invite your friends and friends’ friends!!

8:15pm Battell Basement Lounge
A study and discussion of the book of Romans from the New Testament — open to all, newcomers always welcome!

Thursday
8-9:30PM Source @  Carr Hall
Our large group gathering time. Musical worship, prayer & small group discussion!

Friday
8-10pm Atwater Suite ABE
Intercessory Prayer: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition,
with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6
Come together to place this campus before God in a time of intercession.

Bridport Community Supper
We will be preparing and serving dinner at Bridport this Friday, 2/22 2-7pm — volunteers needed!  Sign up, invite a friend!
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AuEKNRXpJSn4dFZWWG9UcXczQ3p4dTNFSTZfTS1fblE#gid=0

Input? Ideas? Tell us here in this brief survey!:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1SnGr5bvShEFaLn541KCax9ij8fXyWQEwAIr5EZ27Hpc/viewform?sid=19eb4b0a95054f25&token=EIPn8DwBAAA.eqEPJyW5n0j09eIn-XX-8Q.xlOrZtfH1Czrny-F4HeyNg

THIS WEEK:

Tuesday
5:30-7pm FIC Annex
Bread for the Journey
A brief service of evening prayer in the Christian tradition led by Chaplain Laurie Jordan. Then we share a simple meal together following the service. Send any questions and/or ideas to ljordan@midd.

9pm Lang 243
C-Night: A time for the ladies of Midd-IV to chat over cheese, crackers, cookies, and citrus. Bring your friends!!

Wednesday
6-8pm Ross Fireplace Lounge (where they usually have language tables)
Dinner: An informal time of dinner to catch up, meet new people and make new friends. Invite your friends and friends’ friends!!

8:15pm Battell Basement Lounge
Freshmen Bible Study – A study and discussion of passages from the Holy Bible for freshmen, led by sophomores.

Thursday
8-9am MBH 641
Faculty-Student prayer: A time of prayer for each other and our campus, led by Professor Dickerson.

8-9:30PM Source @ Carr Hall
The Source: Our large group gathering time. Musical worship, prayer & small group discussion! This week we will be taking a look at the story of how Saul met Jesus and was completely transformed.

Friday
8-10pm Atwater Suite ABE
Intercessory Prayer: “Pray continually.” (1 Thess. 5:17) Come together to place this campus before God in a time of intercession.

Monday
8pm Stanis’ Room (Wonnacott CRA)
B.I.G. (Battell Investigates God): Discussion group using Bible passages to explore a variety of topics. E-mail vwiltshiregordon@middlebury.edu with any questions.

(Note: Many special changes & additions to the schedule this week.)

J-term Prayer Partners - Email back if you’re interested in being paired with a Midd-IV friend to pray with during J-term.

Spring Break 2012 “ServeUP” in New Orleans! - Explore the intersections of service, justice, faith and community. Work alongside local social service organizations that IV has partnered with for many years. The application is now available online. Rolling admissions, so apply early. Available at go/serveUP or at this link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dHd1c19jZ0IxV1VOa3BQTTdMZDdEaXc6MQ


THIS WEEK:

Every Day (except Friday and Sunday)
10:00-10:30pm Mitchell Green Lounge (McCullough)
This time and space is set aside for prayer. Come for any or all of this time.

TUESDAY (TONIGHT)
9:00pm-11:00pm Forest 204
C-Night: If you are a lady and love people and food, come to Barbara’s room for some conversation/catching up over cookies, crackers, cheese, and Christ!

WEDNESDAY
2:45pm BiHall 641
Matthew (Prof.) Dickerson’s Bible study on Nehemiah — will focus on something that might be called “spiritual battle”–the ways one will face opposition when seeking to further God’s kingdom, and how to respond to it. **Alternative date is Thursday 11:30-12:30pm in Ross**

6pm Ross Fireplace Lounge
Dinner: Super informal time to enjoy a meal together. Stop by, bring friends!

8pm LaForce lounge
Freshmen Bible Study: Led by sophomore students. This week we’ll be discussing Moses.

THURSDAY

Middlebury’s IV Staff Worker, Caleb, will be on campus Thursday evening. If you’d like to connect with him, he will be at the Source!

8:00pm Carr Hall
“The Source”: The Central gathering place of Midd-IV. This week we will celebrating what we have seen God do at Middlebury this semester and looking ahead to the coming weeks/Jterm.

FRIDAY
8-10pm Atwater Suite ABE
Prayer: “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” (1 John 5:14). Come together to place this campus before God in a time of intercession.

SATURDAY
8:30 PM Atwater Suite ABE
CHRISTMAS PARTY! Come to Atwater Suite ABE for a wintery evening of snacks, secret santa, celebration, and general holiday merriment! Friends are welcome! DRESS FOR THE OCCASION (Christmas sweaters, elf costumes?)

SUNDAY

4:00 and 7:00 p.m., Mead Chapel
“Lessons and Carols” on Sunday
A Middlebury Christmas tradition with choir, congregational singing and biblical texts of the season. Not to be missed! Really powerful program, and the singing is a blast. Free admission but donations for local charities collected.

9:30pm Carr Hall
PRAYZ: Stay-tuned for updates on Sunday night worship this week. E-mail prayz@middlebury.edu to join their email list.

Questions? e-mail cf@middlebury.edu.
Please submit any announcements by midnight on Monday.
THIS WEEK:

Every Day(except Friday and Sunday)
10:00-10:30pm Mitchell Green Lounge (McCullough)
This time and space dedicated to prayer, both individual and communal. Come for any or all of this time.
 
TUESDAY
5:30-7:00pm FIC Annex
Bread for the Journey Evening Prayer: an oasis of peace and light, a time of nourishment and connection.  We begin in candlelight with a brief service of evening prayer in the Christian tradition led by Chaplain Laurie Jordan.  Then we share in a simple meal together following the service. Send your questions and ideas to ljordan@middlebury.edu .

9:00pm-11:00pm Forest 204
C-Night: If you are a lady and love people and food, come to Barbara’s room for some conversation/catching up over cookies, crackers, cheese, and Christ! 

WEDNESDAY
8:00am Mitchell Green Lounge (McCullough)
Faculty/Student Prayer – Prof. Dickerson will lead professors and students to pray over this campus and the ways God is working in each of us. You are free to leave whenever you need.

2:45pm BiHall 641
Matthew (Prof.) Dickerson’s Bible study on Nehemiah — will focus on something that might be called “spiritual battle”–the ways one will face opposition when seeking to further God’s kingdom, and how to respond to it. **Alternative date is Thursday 11:30-12:30pm in Ross**

6pm Ross Fireplace Lounge 
Dinner: Super informal time to enjoy a meal together. Stop by, bring friends! 

8pm LaForce lounge 
Freshmen Bible Study: Led by sophomore students. This week we’ll be discussing the leadership of Pontius Pilate.

THURSDAY
8:00pm Carr Hall
The Source: The Central gathering place of Midd-IV. This week we will continue to work on cultivating the habit of talking about our experiences of God. 

FRIDAY
8-10pm Atwater Suite ABE
Prayer: “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” (1 John 5:14) 
Come together to place this campus before God in a time of intercession.

SATURDAY
8:00pm BiHall Great Hall
Man-Night Movie Night: Meet in the Great Hall and go to a screening room for a manly movie (Little Mer-man?).

SUNDAY
9:30pm Carr Hall 
PRAYZ: An hour-long time of student-led worship as a way to end the week and start another by praising our faithful God.

Questions? e-mail cf@middlebury.edu
Please submit any announcements by midnight on Monday.
MIDD IV (InterVarsity)
Christian Fellowship

This Week – Hurricane Edition:

***Habitat for Humanity Interfaith Build Day***
Saturday, Nov 3
There will be morning and an afternoon shifts, 8:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00. Meet at ADK Circle for transportation to and from Cornwall ten minutes before and after those times. Please e-mail cf@middlebury.edu asap if you are interested in helping.

Tuesday
9:00pm-11:00pm Forest 204
C-Night: If you are a lady and love people and food, come to Barbara’s room for some conversation/catching up over cookies, crackers, cheese, and Christ! 

Wednesday
2:45pm BiHall 641
Matthew (Prof.) Dickerson’s Bible study on Nehemiah — will focus on something that might be called “spiritual battle”–the ways one will face opposition when seeking to further God’s kingdom, and how to respond to it. **Alternative date is Thursday 12:30-1:30pm**

6pm Ross Fireplace Lounge 
Dinner: Super informal time to enjoy a meal together. Stop by, bring friends! 

8pm LaForce lounge 
Freshmen Bible Study: led by sophomore students. Pre-game it up with go/3est ! 

Thursday
8:00pm Carr Hall
The Source“: The central gathering place of Midd-IV Christian Fellowship! All are welcome for a time of musical worship, prayer & community. This week, we’ll hear stories of God’s power on campus and in the world beyond. Richard Cizik of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good (and one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2008) will share alongside student speakers.

FRIDAY: 
8-10pm Atwater Suite ABE
Prayer - “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” (James 5:16)
Come together to place this campus before God in a time of intercession.

12:15pm Robert A. Jones ’59 Conference Room
Richard Cizik: “For God’s Sake, Let’s Focus on the Earth” - Richard Cizik, President of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good will be the intersection between faith and the environment. If you are interested in this lecture, please send in your RSVP for lunch before this lecture fills up, by replying to Rohatyn Center for International Affairs at cfia@middlebury.edu

Saturday
9:00am Community House, 6 Main Street (Next to US Post Office)
Prayer Walk - Next Saturday, from 09:00 to 11:30, St. Timothy Anglican Mission is conducting a Prayer Walk of the village of Middlebury.  We will begin by first meeting at the Community House, 6 Main Street (next to the US Post Office), then head-out in groups of twos and threes to pray (in a discrete manner) over the community of Middlebury – specifically that God will pour-out His Spirit upon it.  Email Steve Oster (soster@middlebury.edu) if you are interested in participating.

Sunday 
9:30pm Carr Hall 
PRAYZ
An hour-long time of student-led worship as a way to end the week and start another by praising our faithful God.

***URBANA***
Dec. 27-31 in St. Louis, MO 
“Be compelled with 18,000 others to give your whole life to God’s global mission.”
Questions? e-mail cf@middlebury.edu

MIDD IV (InterVarsity)
Christian Fellowship

***SIGN-UP FOR FALL RETREAT***
If your plans have changed or you just realized how awesome it’s going to be, sign up at https://www.gracefultools.com/events/14197 !!!

Those Who Have Already Signed Up:
We will be sending an e-mail with details about packing list, final payments, scholarships, and travel plans. Stay tuned.

***URBANA***
Dec. 27-31 in St. Louis, MO
“Be compelled with 18,000 others to give your whole life to God’s global mission.”
Sign up at: https://urbana.org/registration
Questions? e-mail cf@middlebury.edu

THIS WEEK:

Tuesday
5:30-7:00pm FIC Annex
Bread for the Journey – an informal service of evening prayer in the Christian tradition followed by dinner, sponsored by the Chaplain’s office.

9:00pm-11:00pm Hepburn 217
C-Night: Ladies of Midd-IV are welcome to Liz and Victoria’s room for some conversation/catching up over cookies, crackers, cheese, and Christ!

Wednesday
8am-9am Mitchell Green Lounge (McCullough)
Faculty-student prayer: Come bright n’ early for the first informal prayer meeting between both students and faculty led by Prof. Dickerson. Feel free to leave as early as needed — we understand you might have other morning obligations.

2:45pm BiHall 641
Matthew (Prof.) Dickerson’s Bible study on Nehemiah — will focus on something that might be called “spiritual battle”–the ways one will face opposition when seeking to further God’s kingdom, and how to respond to it. **Alternative date is Thursday 12:30-1:30pm**

6pm Ross Fireplace Lounge
Dinner: Super informal time to enjoy a meal together. Stop by, bring friends!

8pm LaForce lounge
Freshmen Bible Study led by sophomore students. Pre-game it up with go/3est !

Thursday
8:00pm Carr Hall
“The Source”: The Central gathering place of Midd-IV! Join us for a time of worship, prayer, scripture study and discussion in small groups, and fellowship! This event is open to all so bring your friends!

Friday
**There will not be any intercessory prayer this Friday due to the Fall Conference, but we encourage people who are staying to meet and pray for the retreat as well as the campus**

Friday 6pm -Sunday 4pm
Fall Conference at Toah Nipi, New Hampshire. An exploration of “messy faith” through the lens of a far-from-perfect student of Jesus, Simon Peter. It’s not too late to sign up and financial aid is available!: go/IVFallConference

Sunday
4:00pm Community House, 6 Main Street (next to the US Post Office)
**New worship service in town** St. Timothy Anglican Mission is now meeting – Our service is sacramental and liturgical, consisting of an informal homily with response and the celebration of  the Eucharist.  Please join us as we draw near to the Cross of Christ – where all hope is found.http://anglicanchurch.net<http://anglicanchurch.net/>.

9:30pm Carr Hall
PRAYZ: An hour-long, informal time of student-led worship as a way to end the week and start another by praising our faithful God.

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