GradCru continues throughout the summer. Already more than 80 grads have indicated they are in town this summer and want to be involved with GradCru! We’re building friendships and community. Below are a few things we’re doing this summer. Invite your friends and come join us!
• Wednesday Night Bible Study: 7:15 pm to 9:00 pm in The Boulevard Room (second floor) of Pierpont Commons on North Campus. Open to all. We’re reading and discussing the biblical books of Jonah and Daniel. No preparation needed. Come even if you can’t come some weeks this summer. Free parking in the Art/Architecture Lot (entrance from Fuller Rd). Simply walk through the Art/Arch building and cross the street to the Pierpont Commons. Sometimes we have cookies and treats afterwards when we continue meeting new grads and furthering relationships.
• Social Events All Summer: GradCru is social — especially during the summer. BBQ, Bon Fire, Dinners Together, Canoeing, Hiking, Frisbee, Corn Hole, Volleyball, Soccer, Board Game Nights, Whirlyball, Movie Nights, and More are options. Be sure to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to have your contact info added to the Summer GradCru Group Email List so you can receive the latest dates, locations, and other information about the social events and other actives GradCru offers this summer.
• Spiritual Growth Discussions: Special times throughout the summer we’ll gather to hear from some about their spiritual journeys and what the Lord taught them through the joys and hard times. We’ll talk about biblical principles to apply to our lives for living authentic Christian lives as graduate students in the midst of the university.
Please join us for our first session of “Cultivating a Heart of Worship in Grad School” on Monday, 22nd of May at 7pm. We will meet on the grassy area behind the Northwood Community Center (1000 McIntyre St, Ann Arbor, MI 48105). The idea of these sessions is to come and learn from other fellow grad students about the different ways they have grown in their walk with the Lord surrounding the themes/concepts of: prayer, community, ministry, and scripture. In this first session, we will define what it looks like to grow a heart of worship in the midst of school and busyness of life. We will help define this by answering the questions: “How do you best connect with the Lord?” and “What stirs or robs your affections for Christ?” We’ll have some resources to share, and a time of reflection, for answering and helping you to process what both of these question mean to you personally.
Getting There: There is free parking after 5:00 pm in NC46 (2700 Hubbard Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105). The Community Center is the big brown building on McIntyre St, just diagonal from the parking lot (1 minute walk). Many Umich Bus stops nearby on the “Northwood” Bus Line too. We hope everyone will be able to make it! Please RSVP on the facebook event page.
• Summer Book Club: We are starting a GradCru Summer Book Club. The plan is to have 2 books a month (June, July, and August) for a total of 6 books. You can pick and choose how few or how many books you would like to read and discuss. For each of the books, there will be two discussions, one about half way through the book, and the second at the end of the book. The books for June will be “Humble Roots” by Hannah Anderson and “Every Good Endeavor” by Tim Keller. The discussions will be the:
Week of June 5 – Humble Roots (1st half)
Week of June 12 – Every Good Endeavor (1st half)
Week of June 19 – Humble Roots (2nd half)
Week of June 26 – Every Good Endeavor (2nd half)
We want to pick a day that will work for the most people (hopefully all), so please fill out the survey below with what evenings work for you. The second part of the survey is to let you vote on what books to pick for July and August. Link to survey: https://goo.gl/forms/aKXusCCwjuvADaol1