International Days of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

The International Days of Prayer for the Persecuted Church is a time set apart to remember millions of Christians around the world who face persecution for their faith in Jesus Christ. This video, brought to you by the WEA Religious Liberty Commission, is one of the many resources produced and made available on IDOP.org to help you pray effectively for the persecuted.

 

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Operation Christmas Child Sunday 11/6 3-4:30pm

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You, your spouse, and your kids are invited to join us at an Operation Christmas Child Packing Party Sunday afternoon November 6th from 3:00-4:30pm.

Each year Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian humanitarian organization, sends Christmas gifts to millions of children around the world through a program called Operation Christmas Child. These gifts – shoe boxes packed with toys and school supplies by volunteers like us – show the children the love of God.

When: Sunday November 6 3:00-4:30pm

What: Faculty and friends collecting and packing gifts for kids around the world; snacks and great conversation are a given!

Where: Prof Kimberley Mastako’s home, French Park neighborhood of SLO (contact us for directions)

Who: You and your friends and family are all invited! Feel free to invite a colleague and their family to join us.

Why: Because Operation Christmas Child is an awesome way to show the love of Christ to a child in need.

Please RSVP to Heather DeBruhl for what to bring, and to get directions (hdebruhl@calpoly.edu).

For more information about Operation Christmas Child you can visit their  website  or watch this short video.  We hope you’ll join us!

 

 

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New Faculty Welcome Lunch: Thursday 11/3 12-1pm

screen-shot-2016-10-22-at-10-34-53-pmThursday November 3rd, a group of Christian faculty will sponsoring a “new faculty welcome lunch” – a informal opportunity for new professors and lecturers to enjoy lunch and meet faculty from other parts of campus. 

12pm-1pm in UU 220.

We hope you can attend, and consider inviting new faculty from your department. Please rsvp to Mike Winn mwwinn@calpoly.edu by Tuesday Nov 1st. 

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Faculty lunch event 10/18/16

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Please join us Tuesday October 18th 1pm at Kennedy Library for a special lunch event with a national ministry director from the Middle East. Working alongside Cru, we have an ongoing partnership with this part of the world, and are with the national leadership there to build movements of evangelism and discipleship. This past summer two Cal Poly faculty and a student team had an effective outreach on one of the most influential universities in that region. 
Come be encouraged as you hear what God is doing in this part of the world – and the incredible platform faculty can have ministering there alongside Cal Poly students.
Tuesday October 18, 1:10-2pm
Kennedy Library 2nd floor fishbowl 216N
Lunch will be provided
We’ll also be hosting an 8am coffee the same day and location (Tuesday October 18, Kennedy Library 2nd floor fishbowl 216N) if you can’t make the lunch. 
Please let us know by Monday Oct 17th if you’re planning on joining us for either the 
– coffee 8:10-9am Kennedy Library 216N
– lunch 1:10-2pm Kennedy Library 216N

Hope you can join us. 
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A picture worth a thousand words

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Many thanks to NRMES Professor Chip Appel coming out Tuesday night September 27th to welcome students at the first Cru meeting. 1000 students packed out Chumash auditorium and were sincerely encouraged to hear a bit about Dr. Appel’s faith journey, that he was a student at Cal Poly in the early ’90’s, and that he was part of Cru back then (when there were 40 or so students involved). Cru meets Tuesday nights at Mountainbrook Church, but was on campus for a first week kick off. Several other campus ministries have also launched and are working to serve students this year. 

 

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Welcoming Every Student – Fall 2016

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Welcome Week Fall 2016: several campus ministries worked to welcome and reach out to incoming students. Booths in the photo above in Friday’s Community Fair included (from left to right) the Newman Center, GLO Church, Cru, and Epic.

InterVarsity, Chinese Christian Fellowship, AACF, Orthodox Christian Fellowship, the Veritas Forum and other groups participated Friday – or at Sunday’s Club Showcase. 

2010-2016-listMany thanks to everyone who’ve included their name on the “Meet the Prof” list of Christian faculty.  That list started with 25 names six years ago. It’s since grown to 72 names. Please let us know if you’d like an updated copy of this list. 

Hard copies of this list were given to every campus fellowship group to pass along to interested students. In addition, Cru included a this list of Christian faculty in their welcome bag – given out to over 2500 incoming students (and counting).

 It’s incredibly significant for students to know that there are faculty in every college (and most departments) who are followers of Jesus Christ.

As you remember, please pray for the incoming students. Perhaps some of them are even your students. Pray for the choices they will be making their first few weeks on campus: socially, physically, and academically, and spiritually.

 

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Welcome Back BBQ Highlights

Just a few photos from our Welcome Back BBQ this past weekend:

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Many thanks to our friends David & Lisle O’Brien for hosting this event at their home off Clark Valley Road in Los Osos. 

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This was an opportunity for 70 or so faculty, spouses, and kids to connect together, enjoy some food and encouraging fellowship, and share our vision for the upcoming year. 

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It was great to connect and hear what God is doing in our lives and on campus. We’re planning a similar event again next year – we hope you can join us. 

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