We have a vibrant ministry to international students at the University of Delaware and immigrant families. Rev. Rick Gray directs Reformed University Ministry-International. Mr. Jim Thomas directs our Graduate and International Student Fellowship. Rick and Jim work together to provide ESL classes on Wednesday evenings, a Friday evening Bible study, and an ESL Sunday School class that reviews the text for the morning sermon during the worship service. We have many internationals who are vital members of our congregation. Many of our members serve in the international ministry. Email Rick Gray (email@example.com) or Jim Thomas (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information on international ministry at the University of Delaware. A schedule for this weeks events is below.
Calendar of Events
|Friday||12/06/13||UD Final Exams Begin
OPTIONAL GISF/RUFI English Bible Study & Fellowship Time, 7:30pm, 388 Briar Lane. Join us for a time of fellowship, singing, prayer, Bible study &/or movies/games. Reply to Jim Thomas, 368-8486 / email contact for information. This class is designed to accommodate students with varying levels of English. This week, we continue our studies about the person Jesus Christ & about Christianity. If you need a ride or information, contact Jim Thomas by email or call at 302-368-8486.
|Saturday||12/07/13||UD Reading Day, No Exams;
UD Fee Payment Deadline for Winter 2014 Session
GISF/RUFI Christmas Tree Cutting Expedition, 9-12am. Please contact Jim Thomas at 302-368-8486 or email contact to reserve a seat.
EPC Men’s Basketball, 9-11am, EPC Gym.
|Sunday||12/08/13||English as a Second Language Sunday School Class, 9:30-10:30am, Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Genesis 12:1-3 (A Christmas for the Nations). The Prereading Text is at https://docs.com/YKM0 or here. You will find links to the lyrics, tunes, texts, & videos of the music & other elements of the worship service for this Sunday on the second page of the Prereading Text document. If you need a ride to EPC or information about this class, contact Jim Thomas at 302-368-8486 or email contact.
EPC Children’s Christmas Service, 5:15 or 6 to 7:30pm, free reception to follow.
Worship Services at Local Churches, check with your church for worship times. If you need a ride or information about local churches, contact Jim Thomas at 368-8486 or email contact. The worship service today at Evangelical Presbyterian Church is 10:45am. For upcoming EPC Events, check here.
|Monday||12/09/13||UD Final Exams Resume|
|Tuesday||12/10/13||Small Group Study & Prayer Time for ELI students only! 5 PM (1700) to 6:00 PM (1800),. There will be lots of fun and fellowship, and an in-depth look at Ecclesiastes. Open to all. ESL learners encouraged. Please contact Brandon Budenz for the new meeting location and if you would like to join this group.
GISF Men’s Study Group. 9pm, 1140 Christiana Mill Apts. In-depth studies of Christian doctrine & theology in English for non-native speakers. For more information or a ride, contact Jim Thomas at 368-8486 or email contact.
|Wednesday||12/11/13||No Conversational English Class & Dinner until January 15, 2014.
ELI Christmas Party, 6pm-?, Embassy Suites, South College, Newark. Tickets from ELI required.
|Thursday||12/12/13||EPC Mens Indoor Soccer, EPC Gym, 7:30-9pm.|
|Friday||12/13/13||UD Last Day of Finals, Fall 2013.
GISF/RUFI English Bible Study & Fellowship Time, 7:30pm, 388 Briar Lane. Join us for a time of fellowship, singing, prayer, Bible study &/or movies/games. Reply to Jim Thomas, 368-8486 / email contact for information. This class is designed to accommodate students with varying levels of English. This week, we continue our studies about the person Jesus Christ & about Christianity. If you need a ride or information, contact Jim Thomas by email or call at 302-368-8486.
Future Events List
|Dec 14||GISF/RUFI Christmas Tree Trimming Party|
|Dec 15||EPC Christmas Carol Singing & Lessons, 6pm.|
|Dec 17||UD Last Day for grades to be posted on UDSIS|
|Dec 20||ELI Graduation, Session II|
|Dec 21||Tentative Date for GISF/RUFI Day Trip to NYC or Bethlehem, PA.|
|Dec 24||EPC Christmas Eve Service, 7-8:30pm, followed by GISF/RUFI Christmas Eve Party & Gift Exchange|
|Dec 31||GISF/RUFI New Years Eve Party|
|Jan 2||ELI Session III Orientation|
|Jan 6||UD 2014 Winter Session Classes Begin; ELI Returning Students Classes Start|
|Jan 12||UD Fall 2013 Commencement|
|Jan 31||GISF/RUFI 2014 Lunar New Year Party|
|Feb 7||UD Winter 2014 Last Class Day
UD Undergrad International Student Orientation for Spring 2014 Session
|Feb 8||UD Winter 2014 Final Exam Day|
|Feb 9||UD Spring 2014 Dorms Open|
|Feb 10||UD Spring 2014 Classes Begin 8am|
|Feb 28||ELI Session III Graduation|
|Mar 6||ELI Session IV Orientation|
|Mar 10||ELI Session IV Returning Students Classes Start|
|May 2||ELI Session IV Graduation|
|May 8||ELI Session V Orientation|
|May 12||ELI Session V Returning Students Classes Start|
|May 19||UD Spring 2014 Last Class Day|
|May 21||UD Spring 2014 Finals Start|
|May 29||UD Spring 2014 Last Day of Finals|