***Now through this Sunday (1/15): Register for Spring Break service trip in New Orleans with Intervarsity! E-mail asawamura@middlebury.edu if interested or with questions, info attached. Registration closes 1/15.***

This J-term: Community Justice Project

Engage your dorm & Commons community in what Jesus says about justice and our hearts. (In place of “The Source” for this month only). Join a community group at one of the following times/locations: 

Allen, Common Room: Wednedays @ 1PM 
Gifford, 3rd Floor Lounge: Wednesdays @ 8PM
Ross, Hadley Suite A (Edna/Karen/Sharon): Thursdays @ 9PM
Battell, Basement Lounge: Sundays @ 7 PM*
Stewart, Room 409 (Frank): Sundays @ 9PM

 [*Unlike other dorms, Battell has no existing critical mass of participants, so consider joining this group if you are not already in one!]

WED: 5:55 – 6:10pm McCullough Crest Room: Come show support for KRUP New Orleans at the SGA Finance Committee Meeting. Your presence will help give strength to our funding request!

WED: 7PM Axinn 232: Religious Life Council Film Series: The Dhamma Brothers

WED: 8:30 PM “T^3″(Tea & Treats with Thomas) for the guys, Laforce Suite H, 3rd Floor

FRIDAY: Help serve the hungry at community supper @ Midd Congregational Church (walking distance, in center of town). Last year, we served nearly 200 hungry people from our community! A great chance to practice justice, begin to understand the reality of local poverty, and engage with our neighbors from Addison County.

Please RSVP to cf@middlebury.edu by Wednesday (or ASAP) for a time slot (or multiple slots). And invite any interested friends! 

Cooking:                            2:00-4:30 p.m.
Set-up and serving:         4:00-6:00 p.m.
Clean-up:                           5:30-7:00 p.m.

SATURDAY: 6PM Dinner! @ Ross Dining, with MCF, Friends, & Community Groups

SUNDAY: Deadline for New Orleans Spring Break Registration (KRUP: Katrina Relief Urban Plunge). E-mail back if interested or with questions. Detailed information and registration information attached.

Next Friday (1/20): Bridport Community Supper: Anyone interested in cooking chili, salad, rolls and pudding? RSVP.

Monday 11PM: Prayer
Everyone welcome to a time of prayer in Starr 202

Tuesday 9PM: C-night

IT’S BACK! All chicks are welcome to chew and chat in room Stewart 208!

Tuesday 10PM: Prayer
Everyone welcome to a time of prayer in Stewart 208

Wednesday 6PM: Dinner
Our last group dinner for this semester. Come by the Ross Fireplace Lounge between 6-7:30pm and join us for dinner.

Wednesday 11PM: Prayer
Everyone welcome to a time of prayer in Hadley Suite A (227 – 229)

Thursday 11PM: Prayer
Everyone welcome to a time of prayer in Allen 307

Friday 11PM: Prayer
Everyone welcome to a time of prayer in LaForce Suite H

A now for few choice options for procrastination:
http://www.sporcle.com/games/LTH/last_christmas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5L28TM48bF0&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K545bA6Dr3A&feature=related

Tuesday 
10PM: Core Gathering (where we gather and do core workouts for the soul) @ Ross Senior Lounge

Wednesday
6 PM: Dinner @ Ross Fireplace Lounge (invite yo peeps!)
7 PM: Freshmen Group @ Laforce Senior Lounge (all freshmen welcome)

Thursday
7:30PMRoot for our very own Kwaku and Nicholas in the SIM concert @ The Bunker

Saturday
8PM:  Pre-Holiday Merriment PARTY: your favorite christmas songs and sweets – everything you miss about home ..Details TBA

A 30 hour Bus Ride Bonding Experience, Hurricane Katrina Relief, Sunshine, Gumbo, Beignets and more! Sign Up for KRUP @ go.middlebury.edu/krup  (go/krup) or e-mail cf@middlebury.edu for more information.

If you are feeling a little stressed over papers and finals, you are not alone:

Now

Sign up for KRUP (Katrina Relief Urban Plunge):
Intervarsity’s annual spring break service trip to New Orleans.
All Middkids welcome, so invite friends. Info attached. go.middlebury.edu/krup

 

Wednesday

6 PM: Dinner @ Ross Fireplace Lounge
7 PM: Freshmen Group @ Laforce Senior Lounge (all freshmen welcome)

 

Thursday

8 PM: The Source – “Forgiveness,” an interactive presentation by
Intervarsity Northern New England Director Will Truesdell

 

Friday

8PM: BOWLING! in Burlington (+ late-night snacks at Denny’s?)

Details:

Meet 8PM @ Adirondack Circle. Return…sometime around midnight?
Upperclassmen treat first years! First years bowl for free.
Upperclassmen = $10 + optional contribution to first-year fund
RSVP to cf@middlebury.edu if interested.
Invite FRIENDS, including non-MCFers.

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5 Reasons To Join KRUP This Spring Break:

1) Make new friends!
2) Serve people in need (there is still a big need for volunteers).
3) Less expensive than many other trips/vacations.
4) Have fun (a lot of it).
5) Be surprised by how much you learn about justice, service, and faith.

See pictures from last year here.

E-mail back with questions or if you want to talk to someone about KRUP.


Tuesday
10pm CORE gathering @ Ross Townhouse Senior Lounge

Wednesday
6pm Dinner with MCF & Friends @ Ross Fireplace Lounge
7pm Freshmen Group Gathering @ Laforce Senior Lounge

Thursday
7pm Info Meeting: New Orleans Spring Break @ Carr Hall
8pm The Source Topic: “What’s Your Story?” @ Carr Hall

Saturday
AM Stay tuned for info regarding a volunteering opportunity.
PM Girls Only “C-Night Extended” Sleepover! (Sorry guys).
E-mail Joyce (joycem@middlebury.edu) or Kya (yadetoro@middlebury.edu) for info.

What shapes your desires?
Spiritual ideals? Parents? Peer Pressures? Bodily Yearnings?

This week we will be setting up a “PROXE Station” which will be asking our Middlebury College community this question and several others about desires and longings. Following this, Sarah Shin, Boston Area Director, InterVarsity USA, will be holding a talk to discuss these questions.


Tuesday 10 PM, Ross Senior Lounge 
COREA space to build Christian relationships with one another. This week will be important training for the PROXE stations on Wednesday and Thursday as well as supporting one another.


Wednesday 10:30 AM – 2 PM, Proctor Terrace
PROXE Station! 
Sign up for a time to “man” the PROXE station: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ak4RNPsJmImwdEU5WDdoYVJUd09FNUlKZThFc3FyVWc Put in whatever hours you’re free. Even if you’re not sure what you’re doing, there will be others there to help you out and it won’t take long to pick up on.

Wednesday 6:15 PM, Ross Fireplace Lounge, MCF Weekly Dinner: Hang out, eat food, meet new friends and catch up with old ones. All welcome!

Wednesday 7:00 PM, Laforce Senior Lounge
Freshmen Group:
 Explore the life and teachings of Jesus as told in the book of Mark! This group is for freshmen and actively welcomes students of all spiritual backgrounds. No experience with church or the Bible required!

Thursday 10:30 AM – 2 PM, Ross Terrace, PROXE Station Part II. Sign-up for a time: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ak4RNPsJmImwdEU5WDdoYVJUd09FNUlKZThFc3FyVWc

Thursday 8:00 PM, Carr Hall Lounge
The Source:
 Sarah Shin, Boston Area Director, InterVarsity USA, will be leading a talk on the topic of Desire as follow-up to the questions and discussion taking place at the PROXE stations.

Sunday 7:30 PM, BiHall 636
Professor Matthew Dickerson is leading a co-ed Bible study discussion group for first year students.

If you would like to pray as a group for the proxe stations and Sarah’s upcoming talk, we will meet at 11:15am on Monday on Proctor Terrace and 12:30pm on Tuesday in front of Ross.

 

Tuesday 10 PM Ross Senior Lounge, CORE Learn about each and who we are as a Christian community. Come in to share intimate, close prayer and conversation. (Follow ramp going up away from Ross dining hall and turn left before you go through doors. Near the Ross Townhouses.)

Wednesday 6:15 PM Ross Fireplace Lounge, 
MCF Weekly Dinner: Hang out, eat food, meet new friends and catch up with old ones. All welcome!

Wednesday 7:00 PM Laforce Senior Lounge, Freshmen Group: Explore the life and teachings of Jesus as told in the book of Mark! This group is for freshmen and actively welcomes students of all spiritual backgrounds. No experience with church or the Bible required!

Thursday 8:00 PM, Carr Hall Lounge, The Source: NEW TOPIC! This November and December, we will explore what it means to GO love and serve the Middlebury community (and beyond). Open to students of all spiritual backgrounds.

Sunday 7:30 PM, BiHall 636, Faculty-led freshmen study: Professor Matthew Dickerson is leading a co-ed Bible study discussion group for first year students. The group will explore a pair of topics: “Being a Christian and Following God on a Secular College Campus” (looking primarily at passages from the book of Daniel) and “Understanding and Living the Christian Worldview” (which will begin in Genesis and move through the Psalms and Romans).

***SAVE THE DATE(S): SPRING BREAK 2012***
MCF will be leading a group to New Orleans, LA on Intervarsity’s KRUP (Katrina Relief Urban Plunge). All are welcome, so keep it in mind and get your friends excited about coming.
 

 

Wednesday 6:15 PM, Ross Fireplace Lounge, MCF Weekly Dinner: Hang out, eat food, meet new friends and catch up with old ones. All welcome!

 Wednesday 7:00 PM, Laforce Senior Lounge, Freshmen Group: Explore the life and teachings of Jesus as told in the book of Mark! This group is for freshmen and actively welcomes students of all spiritual backgrounds. No experience with church or the Bible required!

Thursday 8:00 PM, Carr Hall Lounge, The Source: This week at MCF’s Thursday night meeting, Midd alumns Tom and Meg Langsdorf will share about their faith journey and how they have seen God work as they followed his call to do service work in Africa. Open to students of all spiritual backgrounds.

Weekend Activities:

Friday 6:00 PM, Gifford Basement Kitchen, PizzaApril and recent Midd grad Tiernan Meyer will be making pizza! Bring vegetables/meat/cheese from Proctor for your toppings, and they’ll cook up some tasty personal pizzas. Please RSVP to adodd@middlebury.edu and bring $2 to help cover the cost of dough! Also if you have cookie sheets, please bring them.

Saturday, Snake Mountain! Interested in hiking Snake Mountain with Thomas on Saturday? E-mail th@middlebury.edu to sign up and get details.

Sunday, 7:30 PM, Faculty-Led Freshmen Bible Study, BiHall 6th floor, Contact Prof. Matt Dickerson at dickerso@middlebury.edu for more info.

 

Tuesday: 9PM C-night: Christ, Chicks, Chow! What else could a girl ask for? All females invited to Hadley 2 Suite A (NEW LOCATION!) for food and fun. Invite friends!

Tuesday: 9PM T-night: Tuesday treats and tea with Thomas. Snacks and games (and manly conversation) in Suite H of LaForce. Bring your man card (or not…up to you).

Tuesday: 10PM Prayer: Come to Suite H in LaForce for a time to join together to pray in thanks, for concerns, the campus, and more!

Wednesday: 6:15-7:15ish pm Dinner: Come to Ross Dining Fireplace Lounge anytime during MCF dinner hour to catch up with each other, meet new people, and eat! Bring your friends 🙂

Wednesday: 7pm Freshmen Group: in LaForce Senior Lounge. First-years of all spiritual backgrounds are welcome to discuss the life of Jesus as told by the book of Mark. Newcomers always welcome! E-mail vyarboro@midd, edellinger@midd, or kacheampong@midd with questions.

Thursday: 8pm The Source: Explore the 5th & 6th chapters of the book of Genesis. Discover a time when 350 was “middle aged” and people measured in “cubits.” Interested? Newcomers always welcome. No prior knowledge or church experience necessary.

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