Archive for the ‘Family’ Category

June 2017 Update

Posted 28 Jun 2017 — by nick
Category Family, Illini Life, Jesus, Ministry, Scripture, Spirituality

Hello friends below you should find our update letter for June 2017.

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July 2016 Update

Posted 09 Aug 2016 — by nick
Category Family, Friends, Fun, GCM, Illini Life, Jesus, Ministry, News, Photos, Spirituality

Hello friends below you should find our update letter for July 2016, posted a bit late this time around.

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March 2016 Update

Posted 22 Mar 2016 — by nick
Category Family, Friends, Fun, GCM, Illini Life, Jesus, Ministry, Photos, Scripture, Spirituality

Hello friends below you should find our update letter for March 2016.

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October 2015 Update

Posted 26 Oct 2015 — by nick
Category Family, Friends, Fun, GCM, Illini Life, Jesus, Ministry, Spirituality, Uncategorized

Hello friends below you should find our update letter for July 2015.

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April 2015 Update

Posted 10 Apr 2015 — by nick
Category Family, Friends, Fun, GCM, Illini Life, Jesus, Ministry, Photos

Hello friends below you should find our update letter for April 2015.

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August 2014 Update

Posted 03 Sep 2014 — by nick
Category coffee, Family, Friends, Fun, GCM, Illini Life, Jesus, Ministry, Photos, Running, Scripture, Spirituality

Hello friends below you should find our update letter for August 2014.

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June 2014 Update

Posted 23 Jun 2014 — by nick
Category Family, Friends, Fun, GCM, Illini Life, Jesus, Ministry, Photos, Running, Spirituality

Hello friends below you should find our update letter for June 2014.

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July Update 2012

Posted 02 Jul 2012 — by nick
Category Family, Friends, Fun, GCM, Illini Life, Jesus, Ministry, Photos, Running, Spirituality

Hello friends below you should find our update letter for July 2012.

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May 2012 Update

Posted 11 May 2012 — by nick
Category Family, Fun, GCM, Illini Life, Jesus, Ministry, Photos, Spirituality

Hello friends below you should find our update letter for May 2012. Make sure you check out the second page, a review of the past two months in pictures.

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Easter Sunday with Illini Life

Posted 27 Apr 2011 — by nick
Category Creation, Family, Friends, GCM, Illini Life, Jesus, Ministry, music, Photos, Spirituality

Being in campus ministry has it’s differences from being a community church. One of the obvious places we see this is during the holidays. Student and University schedules are built around being able to return home for Christmas, Thanksgiving and so on. At the University of Illinois some years Spring break falls at a time that allows students to celebrate Easter at home. Most often, though, it does not – leaving many on campus rather than travel quite a distance to visit family.

In this place we, Illini Life, get to step in and be a community that celebrates and remembers Christ’s death and resurrection together. It’s one of my favorite times of the year – we’re reminded that our God conquered the grave, the tomb was empty and in the same way we have been risen to new life in Him. A time worthy of celebrating such as this shouldn’t be contained behind the walls of a building nor in the solitude of loneliness.

Each year we gather those that are still on campus and celebrate the empty tomb together in an open air service right on the heart of campus – the Krannert Amphitheater. Afterwards we gather at a home in the community for a feast.

This past Sunday Amy and I enjoyed celebrating with our church home and our students. Early that morning I had gotten up to get on my bike and ride into the country. Enjoying the solitude and early morning sun I began singing the words of Charlie Hall’s “Marvelous light”

Sin has lost it’s power,
death has lost it’s sting.
From the grave you’ve risen
VICTORIOUSLY!

What a great God we serve!