We appreciate your prayers as we travel to Puerto Rico to serve at Campamento del Caribe. Our team is Sami Argutto, Olivia Rigg, Jessica Pegg, Holly Haney, Ben Dunlap, Kyle Zobel, and Ben Dolinger. Brian Sherstad and John Sprague are also tagging along. So far, safely at O’Hare.
There is no better way to wash away the stress of mid-terms than to go to the mall! On 2/27/13 the Community Life team put together the annual “Mall Hunt.” The premise of the evening is that student teams of 4 are given a list of who to find (RA’s). Along with the RA’s there are also mystery guests that the teams must find. The teams are given one hour to find as many participants throughout the mall as possible. The team that found the most Community Life members (who were dressed up) received gift certificates to the movies! Last night, the champions found 7 people hiding throughout the mall. This team included Naomi Kemper, John Caprari, and Josh Befus. I have a feeling a double date is on the horizon…Anyhow, we had great student participation which is what made it an awesome experience! Many thanks to the hard working Community Life Team, who work tirelessly to encourage fun, growth, and accountability of our students both on and off campus!
Kaitlin Hitchings, Nick Ewald, Zac Thompson, Morgan Galbiszek, Chris Thompson and Trent Cerra are shown enjoying their evening.
Trent Cerra, Rachel Matychuk and Zac Thompson having too much fun.
Josh Matthews and Jeremiah Miller anjoying the game
Pictured here: Morgan Galbiscek trying to get Chris Thompson to smile
On Sunday, February 3, 2013 the Community Life Staff and Kitchen Crew put on a SuperBowl party for staff and students. While the game, commercials, and halftime were showing on a projection screen as well as 7 other flatscreen televisions in and around the Student Commons area, the main draw was the fellowship that attendees were able to enjoy. The students and staff were treated to a massive amount of food which included wings, sliders, chili, hot pretzels, foot long hot dogs, brats, tons of candy and ice cream to wash it all down. Throughout the game prizes were given away but in the end, students wanted to see their football teams win! While many of our students did not care one way or the other who won, there were also some die hard San Francisco 49′er fans who were sprinkled amongst us. Because of this, others chose to root for the Baltimore Ravens for the fun of it, which made a spirited and entertaining time had by all.
Thanks so much to all of those that helped put the night on and a HUGE thank you for all who attended and were able to experience some of what the Grace Bible community has to offer!
On Friday, January 25, 2013 our students took advantage of a great sledding hill just down the street from our campus. This sledding hill is located at Pinery Park, and has been a destination for students for anything from training for sports, to sledding, walking and exercising, or just getting away from campus with a friend. This park is just one of the many amenities located within a short walk or drive away from our campus that our students enjoy! This event was planned by Nathan Porter, one of our great Resident Assistants who lives on campus. Make sure to get involved as there are plenty of activities and opportunities to have fun and get to know your peers!
While the parking lots of Grace Bible College are peppered with faculty and staff vehicles at the time, they will soon be filled again with student automobiles and the campus buzzing again! We are excited to have all of our GBC Tigers back as they travel later this week. We pray that you are all safe during your journey and that you arrive safely!
Gloria is an event full of wonderful pieces of music performed by our very own Worship Arts Majors/Minors here at GBC! Come out and support this wonderful event!
The Worship Arts Division would like to invite you to attend our Gloria 2012 Christmas Concert in Baker Chapel at 7:30pm on Friday, November 30th. There is NO cost to attend the concert, but there will be a free will offering collected with all proceeds going toward resources for students.
On behalf of the Worship Arts students and faculty I want to thank you for considering this event!
Come worship with us as we give glory to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
Any student enrolled in classes this fall is welcome to enjoy felloweship with classmates on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 from 9:30PM-11:00PM in the GBC cafeteria! This is a Community Life sponsored event and any on or off campus students are welcome to enjoy the evening and all of the events taking place! While we would love all small group members to come, we want to make a special invitation to those who might not be in a small group as well. Come and get connected at the Harvest Party!! Smiles and laughing will be free of charge at this event!
Recently, students at Grace Bible College were looking for something to do in their down time when they were not studying or attending class. A group of students approached Student Government to see if they would be willing to sponsor intramurals to be held on campus for the students. Obviously the Student Government Team was really excited about this opportunity for the GBC student body and wanted to help. Over the next few weeks, a total of 6 teams gathered, practiced, and readied themselves for the grid iron. On October 10, 2012 the first ever flag football season opened with league play. The teams will be playing every Wednesday and Sunday to help seperate the contenders from the pretenders. Come out to the practice soccer field with the early games set for 4:00PM as each game is slated for an hour time limit. There will be three games per day. Come out and support your football-playing Tigers!
All upper classmen are invited, and encouraged to join the freshmen class at Grace Adventures for Sunday 8/26 and Monday 8/27. These two days will be an intentional time to build community with the incoming freshman class, and to reconnect with friends before the busy school year begins.
So clear your schedule and plan to come to Grace Adventures with us on the 26 and 27!
There is no cost to come up for these two days.
Plan on leaving GBC’s campus at 7:30am on the 26th and arriving back to campus in the evening of the 27th.
Please rsvp to Becky Karsten by 8/20 at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can have an idea of who is attending!