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For American & International Graduate students 

Fall 2017

NEW! If you are a graduate student and in GCF, please seek to join the Illinois GCF Facebook group!  And please CONTACT us.

Dinner Discussion, Saturday Sept 23 at 5:30 in the lower level of Twin City Bible Church. This is a Taco Potluck so please sign up if you can contribute some food to share

Signups for Small groups continue. 

Please continue to sign up for the Monday, Wednesday and Thursday small groups so please sign up to let the leaders know to expect you.  The Tuesday small group has reached its maximum in numbers it can handle.  

Winter Retreat (January 12-13, 2018) is with other GCFs in the Midwest.  Go to the Winter Retreat page for more info including link to register. 

Check out our new t-shirts for this year which cost only $4.  


GCF’s new president for 2017-18 is Beth Ann Williams. Pictured is Beth Ann and an African friend. Beth Ann has recently returned from Africa where she was doing research for her PhD in African History.  

  • Monday prayer meeting that meets most Mondays 5:15 to 6 pm in the worship space at St. Andrew’s on the corner of Wright and Chalmers Streets in Champaign. Just come into the building and cross through the lounge area and to into the worship space to join us for prayer.  
  • Especially if you are new to the U of Illinois or new to GCF, thank you for looking for us or stumbling upon our site.  If you are a graduate student – American or International – at the University of Illinois and you’re interested in joining Christian graduate students as we seek to follow the Lord Jesus Christ, then please let us know who you are!    Please contact us here.  

We are affiliated with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA and in particular part of InterVarsity’s ministry to graduate students and faculty members. GCF seeks to be a community of graduate students that embodies, believes and shares generously the good news that Jesus Christ is Lord.

Whether you’re an American or International graduate student, single or married, follower of Jesus or still spiritually searching, whatever your academic discipline, ethnicity or culture, GCF warmly welcomes you.

If you are an International student who is at the U of I to earn your PhD or your masters degree, then please contact us about getting involved in GCF.  We love and want International graduate students as part of the life of our graduate fellowship.