Sunday, November 15, 2009

Call and Response

Come to Phillips this Saturday, November 21 at 8:00 p.m. to watch this "rockumentary" on the issue of Slavery in the world today. "Call and Response" takes an inside look at the many forms of slavery still unchecked in the 21st century. Come and learn with us. If you cannot come, continue to plead with the Lord that He would defend the cause of the weak and helpless. If you have any questions about the event or want to help in any way, email afrench@hillsdale.edu.
Check out the trailer here.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

International Day of Prayer Sunday

Hey everyone!!

TODAY (Sunday November 8th) is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.

We will be meeting in the Chapel (above Phillips Auditorium) around 7:00 pm and will probably go until 8:00 pm. Feel free to bring any books, articles, pictures, magazines, or names of missionaries you know that might help us pray effectively for our brothers and sisters.

"so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others." Romans 12:5

This is our family. Let's help support them.

--Connie

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Detroit Missions Trip

From Kevin Boyle:

Hello friends!

We are going on a Detroit missions trip soon and would love to have you come! Here is some info about it:

WHEN?: Leave around 5pm on Nov 13th, return Sat afternoon

WHAT?: Kids (grade school and high school) from surrounding neighborhoods come to this church in Detroit and we have an overnight lock in with them. We will share a gospel message with the kids, sing songs (we are forming a Hillsdale College gospel choir), possible rap from Peter Walsh (AKA Captain Krunk), perform the Everything skit by lifehouse, play games and hang out with them allllllll night!

WHY?: Share the gospel with kids who may have never heard it. Love kids who come from broken families and who don't experience love very often.

IF YOU ARE GOING, PLEASE EMAIL ME THE FOLLOWING INFO :

ID number (to get a bagged lunch for friday dinner)

Are you willing to drive? and how many can you take?

Do you want to participate in the Everything Skit by lifehouse? (its on youtube if you have never seen it)

If you feel like God is calling you to give the message to the kids, let me know.

And if you have any other ideas about the trip, let me know!


Thanks and God Bless!

Kevin Boyle
kboyle@hillsdale.edu

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009

InterVarsity Conference: Compelling 2009


For those of you who are interested, you should check out the Intervarsity Conference that is coming up. The conference is only one weekend. It starts 6:00pm Friday November 13 and ends 12:30pm Sunday November 15. The conference will be held at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center at MSU, 55 S. Harrison Rd. East Lansing, MI 48824.

The cost is relatively cheap:
Early Registration | October 9, $90
Final Registration | October 22, $99

Denny Brogan has some $50.00 scholarships to give away to those who register early so take the time to register this week and email Denny (broganivcf@comcast.net‎) about the scholarship monies.

http://www.compelling09.org/index.html

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

UNITE

Hey, y'all~

Just a reminder that Unite is this week!

UNITE
Thursday, October 1
OLD SNACK BAR
8:00 pm

Speakers:
-Pastor Rob of Countryside Bible Church
-our very own Jon Lewis


Be there! It will be AWESOME!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

URBANA '09-- Heads up!

video

Check out Urbana '09. This is a Christian college conference with a particular emphasis on missions. Here is the website link: http://www.urbana09.org/home.main.cfm

Urbana 09 will begin Sunday, December 27, 2009 with check-in between 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The first general session begins at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 27, 2009.
Urbana will end after the last general session at 12:30 a.m. on January 1, 2010 (that is, past midnight on December 31).

Urbana 09 will be held in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. The plenary sessions will be held at the Edward Jones Dome and The America’s Center. Seminars, small group meetings and Bible studies are held in various downtown hotels around the America’s Center in St. Louis.

If you are interested, REGISTER before OCTOBER 17 and save yourself $80. Plus,
HCF has fifteen $100 scholarships for the first 15 people to sign up before October 17. The cost before October 17: $395. $475 after this date.

Cheers!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Upcoming dates...

Dates for UNITE:
(First Thursday of every month)
October 1 at 8:00 pm
November 5 at 8:00 pm
December 3 at 8:00 pm


Dates for the two LEADERSHIP MEETINGS (anyone is welcome to these, especially those currently holding leadership roles in ministry or those looking to become more involved)
October 8 from 7:00-8:30
November 19 from 7:30-9:00

Don't forget...THE WELL TONIGHT!

Reminder:

Tonight, 9pm, Philipps Auditorium.

A totally awesome time of worship. You should come.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Looking for a Small Group?

If you are looking to join a small group bible study on campus, please email Steve Briix at sbriix@gmail.com or Michal Elseth at melseth@hillsdale.edu to find out the names of the different small group leaders in each of the dorms and houses.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Warren Smith to lecture in Phillips this Wednesday

See You at the Pole

Campus Wide Prayer will be hosting "See You at the Pole" this Wednesday, September 24 from 12:00-12:30 p.m. Meet at the flag pole outside of Central Hall. Jason Custer will be leading worship.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Unite TONIGHT

Hi everyone!

Just wanted to remind you that Unite is tonight in Phillips at 8:00-9:15 pm

Betsy Peters and Zach Howard will be speaking and we'll have some great time for worship and digging into the Word together!

I have a challenge for you---invite at least 2 people who wouldn't normally attend Unite to come with you!

Let's come together to praise God tonight :) We're so excited!!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Upcoming Activities

Greetings to all new and returning students! It is so wonderful to see everyone on campus. Always remember that there are many people lifting you up to our Lord in prayer.

Below are a few upcoming activities and details listed for your convenience:


Campus Wide Prayer
:
  • every weekday at noon
  • meet in the Fishbowl (just outside Mossey Library)

AM and PM Prayer
:
  • every weekday at 7:30 AM and 9:00 PM
  • meet in the Chapel (in the old student center)

The Well:

  • Worship every Thursday (except Unite weeks) at 9:00 PM in Phillips Auditorium
  • starts THIS Thursday, Sept. 3rd

Picnic:

  • Friday, Sept. 4th -- 5:15-7:00 PM
  • rides leaving Howard parking lot at 5:00 pm
  • sign up outside of Saga at lunch

Athletes in Action:

  • Kick-Off is Sunday, Sept. 6th
  • 6:00 PM at the football field
  • NOTE: this is for ALL students, not just athletes or athletically talented people!

Unite:

  • Thursday, Sept. 10th
  • 8:00 PM in Phillips Auditorium (basement of old student center)
  • Awesome speakers! (Zach Howard and Betsy Peters)

Greek IV:

  • Kick-Off meeting is Sept. 10th at 7:00 PM
  • more info coming soon

Retreat:

  • Friday, Sept. 11th -Saturday, Sept. 12th
  • rides leaving Howard around 6:00pm
  • more details to follow


This blog is just getting off the ground, so check back often for updates and notification of any event changes!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Welcome

Hello all!

Welcome back to campus. Here is the summer update for any of you who missed it:

“Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but to Your name give glory, because of Your lovingkindness, because of Your truth.” Psalm 115:1

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,


We hope you are having a wonderful summer and found at least a little bit of time to relax after school ended before starting summer jobs, internships, and wherever else the Lord has taken you.

We are writing to you, first, to thank you for your continued work in the furtherance of the gospel on Hillsdale’s campus. We’d be here for the rest of the summer if we tried to write down every time you sacrificed your time and gave your energy to this cause. Although much of what we are called to do as Christians goes thanklessly unnoticed by those around us, there is One who takes notice; One who credits us with His righteousness. On behalf of the 2009-2010 HCF Vision Team, “Thank you.”

We also wanted to share with you some of what we learned at Chapter Focus Week in unpacking HCF’s vision for the upcoming school year. CFW was a great time to rebuild after the school year and to strengthen relationships with our brothers and sisters in Christ. During CFW, we looked at the areas of campus ministry that blossomed last year, places for improvement and encouragement, and past areas of difficulty. As we identified miscommunication of our mission and a lack of unity among believers around it as our two greatest weaknesses in HCF, we spent most of the week going back to the basics: back to HCF’s Mission Statement, the goal of our campus ministry, and, most importantly, to our call as Christians. In order to gather together as God’s people for any purpose (worship, witness, etc.), we must remember that, before Christ called any of us to be athletes, volunteers, musicians, or students, He called us to be imitators of Himself. We must, first and foremost, emulate Christ. This starts with loving people as He did. God gives us this call through the words of Paul in Col. 3:12-17:

So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience… beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the LORD Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.

As a fellowship of Christians at Hillsdale College, HCF has always placed an emphasis on gathering the body of Christ together on campus, as stated in our mission statement:

In response to God’s calling and ultimately to bring glory to Him, the mission of Hillsdale Christian Fellowship is to see God’s people at Hillsdale College united together as a loving, maturing, and worshiping community, and committed to the primary purpose of being Christ’s witnesses in that place so that others might come to know, love, and follow Him as LORD.

Therefore, since being united together is essential in accomplishing our mission, we must communicate our unity together through both our words and the way we live as students. Hillsdale Christian Fellowship is not a club or an inert, Christian hang-out. We are, rather, a body of people who are moving in the same direction towards the same goal – the glory of Christ. We would like to shift the focus from unity itself to the foundation of that unity: a Christian life poured out in loving and encouraging those around us. If we truly follow the call in Colossians, to put others’ interests ahead of our own in every area of our live, we will stand together, and our unity will be yet another means God will use to preach the gospel. We DO NOT intend to sound as if no one is currently following Christ’s example in loving his neighbor, but we long to join with you and have you alongside us as we pursue and imitate Christ as believers on campus. We believe that if we continue to pour ourselves out in each of our spheres of influence and empty ourselves as Christ did (Phil. 2:7), we will not only be able to enjoy a fuller fellowship with those who love the Lord, but we will be able to increase our opportunities to share the gospel with those who do not yet love Him, and we will continue to ask in faith that they will one day come to know Him. Are we hungry for that? Are we eager for God to grow His kingdom at Hillsdale? Are we willing to ask God to pour us out until there is nothing left so that He might refill us? Are we ready to pray big prayers? He has promised to fill us with Himself.

Hillsdale is a unique place, and, to the praise of the glory of His grace, God has chosen to bless it immensely. He has brought each one of us to Hillsdale for such a time as this. We have been so encouraged by the ways God has been working in all of our lives. We are thankful that He is strengthening you even now for the coming year. We are humbled to serve alongside of you on the Vision Team. As God always works for His glory, we believe He has much work to do at Hillsdale College and would garner much fruit from our labors. This coming school year, we would love to continue working with you. If we earnestly seek Him, He will show us great and mighty things that we have yet to imagine. Oh God, may we look upon Your face and not turn away. Let’s continue to be in prayer for the freshman class, all of the returning students, faculty, and staff that He would soften hearts and draw many to Himself. Truly, Lord, not unto us, but unto the glory of Your name.

May the Lord continue to draw you closer to Himself this summer.

See you in the Fall.
In Him,
The VisionTeam
Lauren Demianiuk – ldemianiuk@hillsdale.edu
David Guthrie – dguthrie@hillsdale.edu
Zach Howard – zhoward@hillsdale.edu
Betsy Peters - epeters@hillsdale.edu