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2019

March

March 1, 2019 | Fri
All Campus Worship
Foellinger Auditorium, 7 P.M.
(Contact Joseph Chapman for details about getting lunch before!)

March 2, 2019 | Sat at 6:30 P.M
Large Group Dinner Discussion
Dr. Melody Green, Urbana Theological Seminary
Twin City Bible Church lower level located at the corner of Lincoln and Michigan Avenues, Urbana (along Michigan Ave for parking with extra parking in the lot behind McKinley Health Clinic)

Dr. Green completed her Ph.D. in English Studies with a specialization in Literature for Children at Illinois State University. Dr. Green joined Urbana Seminary as Dean after a few years of teaching courses here on J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, and The Inklings. She has a wide variety of experience teaching at multiple institutions of higher education. Melody’s research interests include the intersection of faith and literature, especially focusing on the authors J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, and George MacDonald. She has spoken at a wide variety of conferences and published quite a few articles and book chapteres on these and related topics. Dr. Green’s most recent publications include “Story: The Doctor’s Daughter” in the book Bigger on the Inside: Christianity and Doctor Who , published in 2015, and “George MacDonald and Celtic Christianity” in the 2015 issue of the refereed journal North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies. From https://www.urbanatheologicalseminary.org/staff-2/)

March 16-24, 2019 |
UIUC Spring Break

March 30, 2019 | Sat at 6:30 P.M
Large Group Dinner Discussion – Christian Fellowship
Dr. Brian Aldridge, Professor of Veterinary Medicine

TCBC, Urbana (along Michigan Ave for parking with extra parking in the lot behind McKinley Health Clinic)

After graduating with a veterinary degree from the University of Liverpool in 1984, Dr. Brian Aldridge completed an internship in food animal medicine and surgery at Louisiana State University before returning to general practice in the UK. Following a two-year stint as a lecturer in large animal medicine at the Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh, Dr. Aldridge completed a food animal medicine and surgery residency and master’s degree at Colorado State University and became a diplomat in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. He then returned to general practice for a time before enrolling in a PhD program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he studied the transfer of colostral leukocytes to the newborn calf. On completion of his graduate studies in 1999, Dr. Aldridge worked as a post-doctoral scientist in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology at the University of California-Davis and in association with the Marine Mammal Centre, Sausalito, studying marine mammal immunology and immunogenetics. During this period he also worked as a large animal clinician in the UC Davis Veterinary Teaching Hospital. In 2003 he joined the founding faculty of the Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine as an associate professor of large animal medicine and an adjunct professor at the California State Polytechnic University College of Agriculture. In 2005 Dr. Aldridge returned with his family to the UK, where he held the post of professor of farm animal health and production at the Royal Veterinary College, and then worked as farm animal clinician at the University of Cambridge. He now works as a clinical professor in rural animal health management at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Aldridge’s main clinical interests are in farm animal medicine and the interface between health and production in growing animals. His primary research interests are in adaptive and transitional health in young animals. He also has a strong enthusiasm for teaching and learning, particularly as it relates to the advancement of animal health, welfare, and production globally. (From https://www.coursera.org/instructor/brianaldridge)

February

February 9, 2019 | Sat
Men’s/Women’s Brunches
BYOV (Be Your Own Valentine)
Location TBA

January 2019

January 18-19, 2019 | Fri/Sat
GCF Winter Retreat (site is now live!)
Dr. Boaz Johnson
Cedar Lake, IN

January 26, 2019 | Sat
Board Game Night
Centennial House
Champaign, IL

December 2018

December 27-31, 2018 | Thurs – Mon
Urbana Student Missions Convention
St. Louis, MO

December 1, 2018 | Saturday
Christmas Dessert Outreach @ 7:30 – 9:30
TCBC, Urbana, IL

November

November 4, 2018
Humanities Faculty Dinner Discussion @ 6 PM – 9 PM
Home of Ned O’Gorman

October

October 12-13, 2018 | Friday/Saturday
Fall Camping Retreat
Forest Glen Preserve

October 27, 2018
STEM Faculty Dinner Discussion @ 6 PM – 9 PM
Home of Mattox Beckman

End of October
Large Group Halloween Party!

September

September 1, 2018 | Saturday
Pizza, Intro to GCF, and Board Games @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Twin City Bible Church

September 3-6, 2018 | Mon- Thurs
Small Groups Begin
Various Times & Locations

September 8, 2018 | Saturday
Dinner Discussion @ 6 PM – 8:30 PM
Identity In Christ
Twin City Bible Church (lower level), corner of Lincoln & Michigan Avenues, Urbana, IL (more parking behind McKinley Health Center).

September 14, 2018 | Friday
Large Group Meeting @ 7:30 PM – 9 PM
Unity in Christ
Illini Union Room 314A
ALGE afterwards @ CocoMero (ALGE = After Large Group Event!)

September 21, 2018 | Friday
Large Group Meeting @ 7:30 PM – 9 PM
The Skeptical Believer
Illini Union Room 314A
ALGE afterwards @ Teamoji

September 29, 2018 | Saturday
Apple Picking @ 10:00 AM
Curtis Orchard, Champaign, IL

September 30, 2018 | Sunday
Apple Pie Eating @ 6 PM
Centennial House, Champaign, IL

August

August 26, 2018 | Saturday
Ice Cream Social Welcome Party @ 7:00 PM
Centennial House, Champaign, IL

June – July

Monday Prayer @ 5:15 PM – 6 PM
St. Andrews Lutheran Church

Weekly Dinner Groups
Various Days and Locations

May

May 7, 2018 | Saturday
End of Semester Celebration/Farewell Party @ 7 PM
Centennial House, Champaign, IL

May 5, 2018 | Saturday
Urbana Theological Seminary Used Book Sale @ 8:30 AM – 3 PM
University Baptist Church, Champaign, IL

April

April 28, 2018 | Saturday
Dinner Discussion @ 5:30 PM
Interpreting the Bible within Culture and Context
Twin City Bible Church, Urbana, IL

April 21-22, 2018
Hiking/Camping Trip to Southern Illinois

April 11, 2018 | Wednesday
GCF Sponsored Seminar @ 7 PM
Dr. Todd Daly: “Do Christians Worship a Genocidal God?”
1024 Chemistry Annex, Urbana, IL

April 10, 2018 | Wednesday
Veritas Forum @ 7 PM
Dr. John Walton: “Science – Faith – Genesis: A Modern Conversation on an Ancient Text”
141 Loomis Laboratory, Urbana, IL

April 10, 2018 | Wednesday
Coffee with Dr. John Walton @ 2:30 PM

February

February 24, 2018 | Saturday
Dinner Discussion @ 5:30 PM
God’s Calling
Twin City Bible Church, Urbana, IL

February 23, 2018 | Friday
All Campus Worship @ 7 PM
Foellinger Auditorium

February 10, 2018 | Saturday
Men’s and Women’s Brunch Events @ 10 AM

February 9, 2018 | Friday
Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony Watch Party @ 7 PM
Centennial House, Champaign, IL

February 2, 2018 | Sunday
Superbowl Party @ 5:30 PM
Centennial House, Champaign, IL

January

January 20, 2018 | Saturday
Back to School Dessert Party @ 7 PM
Centennial House, Champaign, IL

January 15-18, 2018 | Mon-Thurs
Spring Small Groups Begin

January 12-13, 2018 | Fri/Sat
GCF Regional Winter Retreat
Cedar Lake, IN

2017

December

December 16, 2017| Saturday
Christmas Party @ 7 PM
Centennial House, Champaign, IL

December 2, 2017| Saturday
Christmas Outreach Event @ 7 PM
Twin City Bible Church, Urbana, IL