Friday, September 24, 2010

Chapter Retreat Re-Cap (Sept. 17th-Sept. 18th)

We're so glad you were able to join us for our Chapter Retreat this year! We hope you had a good time getting to know each other and learning about ways we can partner with God in His mission for the Binghamton campus.

Here are some pictures in case you missed it:

Special Thanks to:
  • Evangelical Free Church (soon to be called Pierce Hill Fellowship), Barbara MacQuarrie & Pastor Art
  • All of our drivers!
  • Large Group Committee
  • Food Committee: Michelle An, Rebecca Johnson, Crystal Oh, Sarah Min, Jin Lee

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Chapter Retreat Sign-up

If you're having trouble signing up for Chapter Retreat from my emails, click here to sign up!

September 17th-18th, meet in LH 14 @ 7:30 PM

The form will have the packing list and anything else you should know about Chapter Retreat. Leave a comment or email if you have any questions or concerns.

We hope to see you there!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Epic Pillow Fight!

It was great to see everyone at our General Interest Meeting (GIM). We appreciate you bearing with us as we don't usually meet @ 9:30pm on a Thursday.

It was our first time holding a Pillow Fight as our GIM After Large Group Activity (ALGA), and it was a complete success! We held the battle in the Peace Quad, first splitting up into four teams to play a game where the teams had to protect their kings/queens (which was E-board minus Winnie) and then later on had a free-for-all melee, where we all had to die a dramatic death.

Most people compared the battles to the movie "300" and used words like "epic" to describe the fight.

Here are some pictures from the event:

Thanks for coming out to play with us!

We hope to see you at our Chapter Retreat (September 17th-18th) when we come back from the break. Sign up here!

Leave a comment or email if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas to share.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

GIM Tonight!

Who: Everyone's invited!
What: General Interest Meeting - Learn more about who InterVarsity is and why we're here on campus.
Where: Lecture Hall 14
When: Doors open @ 9:30pm
Why: Because God calls us to be way more than your average student group, and we invite everyone to come join us.

Yesterday I was at the Susquehanna/Hillside Pillow Night NSO and someone asked me what InterVarsity was. I gave a lame answer, saying that we were a student group on campus that was on a mission to change the world. What does that even mean?

When I thought about it later, I thought about how much God was so relevant in my life, in our generation, and in our world today. I thought about how InterVarsity means to me and how much I've learned that there a big plan that God has that goes way beyond me, but still God invites me to be a part of it, and how He has empowered me to come alongside of Him. And I thought about how so good that is that there's just no way we could keep it to ourselves. God's inviting me, He's inviting you, and He's inviting the people of this community to strive for the world that God had intended.

And then I thought...why couldn't I just say that when I was asked??

When I was walking home from running errands today there was a girl with a t-shirt that said, "A goal with a plan is just a wish" on the back. How true is that?

Brothers and sisters, God has a big goal and a big plan, and InterVarsity is here to help carry that out, to be the answers to the very prayers so many are praying for.

Take a few minutes to just think about what drew you to InterVarsity in the first place, and share that with the new friends we make tonight.

See you at the pillow fight in the peace quad!