Newsletter

Keep up-to-date with what's going on at Christian Fellowship. Here you can find each of the weekly newsletters sent out to keep members in the loop about meetings, church trips, community service events and other club news.

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Welcome Back Newsletter - 1/25

Posted on January 25, 2014 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello all!

 

Welcome back to campus! I hope the spring semester is off to a great start for everyone, although as I stare out my window at the snow, it's hard to believe spring is on the way...

 

Nevertheless, here we are and we can't wait to get started!

 

First things first, we would love if you joined us for church tomorrow at Salem Church. Meet us in the Hawks Nest at 9:30am for coffee and bagels and then we will head out together. Running late? Meet us at 10:00am at the Oval to catch the Salem shuttle van. Just shoot me a text and let me know you're on your way and we'll wait for you :)

 

Second, Leah will be starting up her group this Tuesday, January 28th at 9:30pm in Foundation 112! Many of you expressed an interest in a small group centered on worship, so that's what we're going to do! If you're curious what it's all about, come join us.

 

I'll be sending out more information in the very near future about upcoming worship nights, other small groups, community service events, Salem Church Crossroads events, "family" dinners (off campus!!), and other fun events so please be checking your email.

Stay warm!

Events This Week - 9/30

Posted on October 1, 2013 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello all!

 

Sorry for the very late notice, but I have been a little under the weather the last couple days. Here are the events we've got going this week.

 

Tuesday: NO group tonight.

 

Wednesday: "Luke IRL" (in real life, I'm trying to keep up with the lingo these days) tomorrow night in Guild 311 at 9:30pm! Bring friends :)

 

Saturday: Fellowship Brunch at 11am in the Main Dining Hall. Also bring friends :)

 

Sunday: Wait for it, there are options here.

1) If you would like, join us for the 10:15am church service at Salem. Meet in the Hawks Nest at 9:30am for bagels and coffee beforehand.

2) There is a walk in Clove Lakes Park sponsored by Out of the Darkness, an organization that spreads awareness regarding suicide. The walk will be at 10:00am at Clove Lakes Park and in the honor of our fellow classmate, Justin Stevens. If you are interested in participating, join the team "Justin's Divas" at this link: http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=54038.

 

Events/Dates to keep on your radar...

- We are planning another worship night, ideally for the 3rd week of October. Keep checking your email for updates as well as the website (www.wagnerchristianfellowship.webs.com).

- We are also in the works of planning various community service events. Community service is an SGA requirement, but also a spiritual disciple. We'd love to have as many participants as possible. Please let me know if you have ideas for events/fundraisers.

- Sunday, November 10th, Marie Rodriguez, a Salem member and InterVarsity employee will be speaking at all three Salem services about the work she is doing with our InterVarsity chapter. More details to come soon.

 

That's all folks. Have a good week and hope to see you at one of our events!

WORSHIP NIGHT!

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

FIRST GROUP TONIGHT!

Posted on September 18, 2013 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Newsletter 9/16/2013

Posted on September 17, 2013 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello folks!

 

I hope your weeks are off to great start, if not, here's a little something to make them better!

 

Join us for our first small group of the semester! Leah will be leading a group starting this Wednesday, September 18th, at 9:30pm in Guild 311. Come out to meet others in the group and get an idea of what this semester's small groups will be discussing!

 

If you cannot make it Wednesday night, we'd love to see you come down to brunch with us in the Main Dining Hall at 11am on Saturday, September 21st. This is just a time to chill together and talk about our weeks and such.

 

For those of you interested in attending church, we will be going to Salem Church (for more information: salemchurchnyc.org) down the road this Sunday for their 10:15 service. If you would like to go with us, shoot me an email or a text (425-765-6006) and then meet us in the Hawks Nest at 9:30am to grab a bagel and coffee before we head out together.

 

We are currently in the works of setting a concrete date for our worship night (hopefully early next week). That is an event you definitely do not want to miss. Invite your friends and come worship with us in the cozy coffeehouse. We will be putting up flyers as soon as the date and time are set, so be sure to look around campus and spread the word! All students, regardless of religious background, are invited!

 

More news will be sent out next week, so keep an eye on your email inboxes!

 

Have a great week you guys and hope to see you all at some of our events this week!

Newsletter 9/7/2013

Posted on September 17, 2013 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello to all members, returning and new, and welcome to InterVarsity Christian Fellowship! I hope you’ve all had a good start to the school year and I look forward to meeting everyone and learning about each of you.

 

For those that are new, my name is Kelsey Hopland and I am the secretary of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. I do lots of different things for our group, but one of my main duties is to keep you all informed with what is going on, thus, this newsletter! I will be sending out emails weekly or bi-weekly with all the different events we have going on, this includes but is not limited to: weekly small group meetings, Saturday brunches, Sunday church visits, worship nights and community service events. In addition to the newsletters, we keep an up-to-date website with the master calendar of events and an archive of previous newsletters (visit it at: wagnerchristianfellowship.webs.com). We are also working on a Facebook page!

 

Now, today is our first event! Meet me and Leah (the club president) down in the main dining hall at 11AM for our first Saturday brunch. These brunches are just a way for all of us to hang out together, get to know each other and talk about our weeks in a super chill setting.

 

But if today is a little too short notice, join us tomorrow for a church service at Salem Church. Salem is a lovely church just 2 miles down the road and does a lot to help support us here at Wagner. Some of its congregation are actually Wagner alumni that began attending the church during their college years and have never left! We meet in the Hawks Nest at 9:30 for coffee, bagels, and fellowship before we head off together for the 10:15 service. Please shoot me an email if you are interested because I need to figure out carpooling! If you would like to know more about Salem Church, their mission and their purpose, visit www.salemchurchnyc.org.

 

For the next couple weeks, we will be having only our Saturday brunches and Sunday church visits. Our official kick-off will be a worship night during the week of September 16-20, and small groups will start the week after. But, of course, we will keep you posted on all of those things!

 

We have so many things planned for this year and there is so much potential for life-changing transformation. We cannot wait to see what God does on campus this year! If you have any questions about our mission, InterVarsity, Salem church, other campus ministry, etc, please do not hesitate to ask! I can be contacted through email at kelsey.hopland@wagner.edu, or by cell at (425)-765-6006. Leah Skinner, club president, can be reached at leah.skinner@wagner.edu, or (802)-999-3661. Call us, text us, or email us with anything.

 

I look forward to getting to know everyone and I pray for God’s hand on all of us this year.

 

P.S. If you are receiving this email, it is because we met you at the club fair and you filled out a connection card, or on your new student form you indicated an interest in Christian groups on campus or in going to church. If you would prefer not to receive these emails, please let me know and I will remove you from the list.

Club Fair Flyer

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Couldn't make it to the club fair but still want to get involved with Christian fellowship? Here is an electronic copy of the flyer we distributed. It's got all our weekly events, including small groups, brunches and church outings. Feeling shy or want to know more about us before coming to an event? Contact us! Just call/text any one of the numbers at the bottom of this flyer and we can answer any questions you have about the group, our events, church, etc. 


Newsletter 5/6/2013

Posted on June 2, 2013 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello all,

 

I hope you are all doing well, I know this time of year can be especially stressful so I hope you can keep your sanity. This will likely be the last newsletter I send out for the year, so please read it! It’s got some important stuff!!

 

First of all, if you’ve got the time for a study break, it would be awesome if you could make it out to group on Thursday night, Guild 307. It will be our last group of the school year and we will be reading the gratitude notecards we’ve been writing lately. I’ve personally been keeping a gratitude journal for the last few months and reading over it reminds me of God’s hand in my life, so I cannot wait to see how God has been working in your lives :)

 

Second, we have a community service project this Saturday, May 11th at 9am at Salem Church. We will be organizing and inventorying supplies for children’s ministry and I’d love for those that can to come and support the church that has supported many of us this year. Please let me know if you can make it.

 

Third, in the last newsletter I proposed the idea of Christian Fellowship helping with the freshman move-in. A few people have expressed their interest but I would like for all of us to get involved if that is possible. I would like to sign us up as a group as soon as this Friday. Please let me know if you would be interested, ASAP!

 

That’s all folks! It’s been a pleasure getting to know you this year and I look forward to next year. We have big things planned and we hope you want to be a part of it! Be praying over the summer for His blessing on our ministry next year :)

Newsletter 4/28/2013

Posted on June 2, 2013 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello all!

 

Just one full week of classes left! This school year is quickly coming to a close, but before we become frantic hermits studying for finals, keep in mind the various service projects and events we still have before the end of the semester!

 

As always, there is a lot to cover, so I’m going to break up this email into a few sections to make it easier to read :)

 

Community Service News

 

A big thank you to those who attended the Port Richmond Love Your Block event yesterday! The event was a a huge success and a lot of volunteers from many organizations turned out. In total, we had five members participate, so it will count towards the community service requirement for SGA. With that in mind, we have now completed the necessary number of projects to be eligible for a budget next year!

 

Still, we won’t be stopping here. Just a reminder that the Lupus Walk will be May 5 (next Sunday) on the Oval at 12pm. I would like to see us all come out for that event as well. Let’s support our fellow Wagner students in their endeavors.

 

Furthermore, I have continued contact with Anne Lau, director of children’s ministries at Salem. While I initially contacted her to seek volunteer positions in childcare during services, it has become evident that we do not have enough time in the semester to begin this project. Nevertheless, Mrs. Lau has offered us a project in organizing and inventorying the children’s ministry supplies, not this weekend but next weekend, May 11th at 9am. Please let me know if you can make it. Note: Even if we do not have five volunteers (as per SGA requirements), we will still be attending.

 

Last note for community service news, while it is a summer away, we should be thinking about projects for next year. I am hoping that we will be able to complete the childcare volunteer process at Salem in the first few weeks of the next semester so that we can join the regular rotation of volunteers. Also, a bulletin was sent out a few days ago about volunteering at freshman move-in. This would be a wonderful opportunity to meet the incoming students and let them know that there is a Christian presence on campus and that we would love to have them. For more information, visit www.tinyurl.com/moveinsignup.Please let me know if you are interested ASAP. I would like to sign us up as a group within the next week or so.

 

Christian Fellowship T-Shirts!!!

 

Since we have completed the mandatory community service projects as required by SGA, we should be receiving a budget next year! We have so many ideas of new projects and events that having a little money will allow us to do, but first off, what about some snazzy Christian Fellowship t-shirts? During a homework procrastination induced productivity period the other day, I played around with a few designs and I’d like to know what you think! I’ve attached the design to this email and would love your feedback. If we decide to help with move-in, I think it would be fantastic if we could have t-shirts ordered by then. But as it stands, we will plan to order t-shirts for next semester, sometime in the first few weeks of school.

 


 

That’s all folks! Sorry for another long letter, but we’ve just been keeping busy and I don’t want anyone to miss out on anything because of a lack of information. I hope to see you all come to Meghan’s Solo Devotional Night this Wednesday at 9pm in Guild 304, the various community service events we have planned, and/or church on Sunday! Please, please, please let me know if you can make it   to each of the events, which include (as a reminder), the Lupus Walk, Childcare Clean Up, and Move-In Day.

 

Have a great last week of classes!

 

 

Newsletter 4/20/2013

Posted on June 2, 2013 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello all,

 

There is a lot to cover in this newsletter, so I’ve broken it up into two main sections. Hopefully this will make it a little more user-friendly and help you get excited about what’s coming for Christian Fellowship!

 

Community Service

 

First of all, we raised $43.50 for Cycle for Clean Water through our “Cookies for Clean Water” project, which occurred this past Thursday, April 18th. Between baking and selling, we had five members in attendance, so we should be able to count it as an on-campus community service event. We are one step closer to actually getting a budget next year!

 

Yet, in order to qualify for a budget, we need one more off-campus service project. I have been in contact with Anne Lau, the director of children’s ministries at Salem, to find out if we can get involved with childcare during Sunday services. We are trying to determine if it is better that we all serve at the same time, or perhaps in a rotation. Also, we are working out the logistics of timing, whether or not this will be a one-time occasion, or if we could continue through the end of the semester. Please let me know if you are interested and available. Again, to qualify with SGA, we will need at least five members involved, so please try to attend.

 

In other community service news, although we have completed the requirements for an on-campus community service event, we are hoping to get involved in Wagner’s Lupus Walk. The event will be held on the Oval, Sunday May 5th from 12-2pm, and there is a $3 donation to walk. I would love it if we all could make it out to this event. For those of us going to Salem on Sunday, we could attend the 10:15 service and make it back in time for the walk.

 

Partnering with InterVarsity

 

You may not be aware, but throughout the year, Leah has been working very hard to connect our Christian Fellowship with InterVarsity, a network of christian fellowships on college campuses across the country (for more information, visit http://www.intervarsity.org/ or http://www.ivcfnynj.org/). She has been in frequent contact with Marie Rodriguez, a member of Salem Church as well as a representative for InterVarsity in the New York/New Jersey area. Leah and I met with Mrs. Rodriguez last Wednesday and she has many wonderful ideas about how to further our ministry on campus and I look forward to working with her. From what I understand, we are very close to becoming the first InterVarsity chapter on Staten Island! Once we partner, we will have access to many resources which will strengthen our ministry on campus.

 

One of the many resources will include the ability to attend Basileia, a week-long leadership training camp in upstate New York.  According to the InterVarsity website, “Basileia is a time for worshipping God, studying Scripture, deepening your vision, and strengthening your faith.” Mrs. Rodriguez would really like for a few of us to attend if we can. The camp runs from May 18-23, and costs about $400. But do not let money stop you. Scholarships and deferment are available. For more information about the activities, location and cost, visit http://www.ivcfnynj.org/basileia/.

 

Closing Remarks

 

Well, that’s it folks! Thank you for sticking it out until the end. I know these newsletters can be long, but the information is crucial to the survival of our group and I appreciate your support. I wish you a blessed weekend. Be safe at Wagnerstock today.


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