Tuesday September 3 - Feast & Faith Welcome (Back) BBQ
St. Joe's Rooftop Patio (151 Laurier Ave. - Use side entrance on Cumberland) - Doors Open 5pm, Supper at 5:30pm. (Click Here for more Details about Feast & Faith)
Thursday, September 5 - Worship, Dessert & Games - 7pm
Join us on the lawn of Tabaret (meet in the corner near Cumberland and Laurier) at 7pm for a time of Christian worship led by students and Campus Minister/Chaplain Sid Ypma. Depending on interest we can do outdoor games or head next door to St. Joseph's Church Oblate Lounge for Food and Fun.
Friday September 6 - Pancake Breakfast 7:30am - 10am
Our First breakfast gathering of the year. Drop by before class- St. Joe's Oblate Lounge - Use Cumberland entrance before 8am and 151 Laurier entrance after 8am.
Saturday September 7 - 7th Annual Church Crawl -
Join an Amazing Race scavenger hunt that will that will have you running around the neighbourhood and the campus getting familiar with the Christian faith communities around uOttawa. UCU Agora is the Starting Point. Event opens at 5pm and the Crawl begins at 5:30pm. You can skip the lines and pre-register as an individual or as a team by going to:
Tuesday September 10 - 5:30pm - Feast & Faith
Guest Speaker: uOttawa Chaplain Sid Ypma "I Am Not Ashamed: Reason, Imagination & Paul's Letter to the Romans - The Apostle Paul says in the first chapter of his ancient letter to the Romans that he is not ashamed of the gospel. But when Paul says he's not ashamed, how might he be challenging the ancient Culture of Rome, not in being loud and proud, but imagining a more reasonable world where weakness and humility are the surprise of the empire.
Thursday September 12 – 12pm – CS Lewis Reading Group - UCU 324 -
All are welcome. Small group will be reading Surprised by Joy - Lewis' autobiography this semester
Thursday September 12 – 8:00pm – First Evening Bible Study - Book of Hebrews - Location TBD
Monday September 16 - 7:30pm - Campus Inklings Pub Night -
Come on out for a social gathering where we'll talk about this year's Campus Inklings
Tuesday September 17 – 5:30pm – Feast & Faith:
Guest: Dr. Kirsten Jeffrey-Johnson - Fellowship, Assemble! - Is there a common thread between Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and the Avengers that the Christian community needs to consider?
The Lord of the Rings - “You can trust us to stick to you through thick and thin – to the bitter end. And you can trust us to keep any secret of yours – closer than you keep it yourself. But you cannot trust us to let you face trouble alone, and go off without a word. We are your friends.”
Harry Potter – “There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.”
Black Panther - “We all know the truth more connects us than separates us…We must find a way to look after another as if we were one singular tribe.”
Campus Inklings Symposium
Monday September 23 – 7:30pm – Campus Inklings - “C. S. Lewis and the Gift of Failure”
Despite his international fame as an apologist, fiction writer, and literary scholar, C. S. Lewis had many personal and professional failures. In our informal discussion, we’ll talk about Lewis’s life and work, his defining failures (e.g., “failed” poet), and how they shaped his life as an entry point into a broader discussion of how failure often serves as an unexpected opportunity (though unwelcome) for deeper insight in ourselves, others, and how grace breaks into a broken world.
Guest Dr. Mark Scott - Thorneloe University - Location: Basement of the Royal Oak Pub on Laurier
Tuesday September 24 – 5:30pm – Feast & Faith - Fireside Chat with Mark Scott
7:30pm - Campus Lecture - “The Oxford Inklings for a New Generation”
The Inklings were a group of literary scholars and friends who met regularly to share their writings in Oxford around the Second World War. It featured C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien, who read selections of works that would become classics, including The Problem of Pain and The Lord of the Rings. In my lecture, I will detail the origin, structure, purpose, and legacy of the Inklings. I will then ask how the Inklings might inspire a new generation of authors and thinkers.
- Location TBD