True North Campus Ministry

A Ministry of the Presbytery of Lake Michigan 

Events 2011

GRCC Event
September 28 and 29 Calvin DeWitt, see our Calvin DeWitt tab for the latest details.

Kendall College Event
October 6, 11:30 am Bonnie Burke, designer and Kendall faculty speaking on “Salt and Light” Room 209 Kendall College of Art and Design.

August 12, 10 am – 3 pm GRCC “Raider Rally” Nancy will be there with the GRCC Christian Fellowship. Stop by and find out our plans for the Caring for Creation Conference at GRCC in September. Get involved!

Sept 6 Campus Life Night, GVSU Come by our table and discover what’s happening on the Pew Campus this fall!

Sept 28-29 Caring for Creation Conference, Calvin DeWitt keynote speaker.Save the date! There are still opportunities for students to be involved in the planning! Join us and make this conference a stellar event at GRCC.

In GR for the summer? Join Nancy on Saturdays at 9:30 am at Kava House to talk about Love Wins. We will be meeting with a group of people from Westminster Presbyterian Church. We are not interested in defending or condemning the book. We want to read it and talk about it. We may agree or disagree but the object of our get togethers is to talk and think about the issues Rob Bell raises and drink some coffee. Join us and find out how interesting and, yes, even FUN theology and coffee can be!

SAVE THE DATE!! University of Wisconsin professor, environmentalist and Christian thinker, Calvin DeWitt will be in Grand Rapids September 29 and 30. We are in our planning stages now and are actively interested in student ideas and input. Contact Nancy if you have an idea for a nature walk, field trip to do during these days.

April 16 Grand Dialogue in Science and Religion it is still not too late to register. Hope to see you there.

March 30, April 6,13,20 at 7:30 pm Small group discussion on forgiveness and reconciliation at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 47 Jefferson in Grand Rapids. Worship at 7 pm. Over the next four weeks we will discuss, evil and evildoers, forgiveness, repentance and regret, and optimism and hope. We will use selected essays from Miroslav Volf’s book Against the Tide as the jumping off point for our discussions but reading the essays is not necessary to participate in the discussion. Talk to Nancy about getting a copy of the book. Each week our True North blog will have a reflection on that weeks essay. Please join us!

After spring break, we will be changing our format for Coffee Break. Each week we will have a new topic. Let’s discuss them over a cup of coffee. There are also new times and some new locations.

Our revised schedule will be on our calendar and on our Facebook page.

As always, feel free to bring a friend. The more the merrier!

Topics for the week beginning:

March 14 The Bible: Can Christians take the Bible Seriously, but perhaps not literally?

March 21 God and Money

March 28 Christian Environmentalism

April 4 Science and Christianity

April 11 Good with God. Christian Ethics

April 18 Interfaith Dialogue

Days, Times, and Places:

Tuesdays 9:30 am Riverfront Cafe

Tuesdays 2 pm The Bitter End

Wednesdays 9:30 am Riverfront Cafe

Wednesday 2 pm The Bitter End

Thursdays 1:30 pm Local Mocha

Selected Friday nights (check the calendar) 8 pm The Bitter End

Selected Saturdays (check the calendar) 10 am Local Mocha

Need directions?

Local Mocha

The Bitter End

Riverfront Cafe

Lenten Opportunities Check our blog for Lenten opportunities on Wednesday nights at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Mid week worship 7 pm ( 30 minute service), learning opportunities 7:30 pm. You are welcome to attend worship and a class or come for either worship or a class.

Speakers Free and Not to be missed

April 16 Grand Dialogue Nancey Murphy “Do Humans Have Souls”. Nancey Murphy is a professor of Christian philosophy at Fuller Theological Seminary. In the afternoon there will be several breakout sessions on Science and Religion topics.

April 29 Miroslav Volf, Professor of Systematic Theology, Yale Divinity School. ”Adventure of Forgiveness” at Westminster Presbyterian Church 47 Jefferson, Grand Rapids.