Nadia Bolz-Weber is coming to visit the Bloomington Campus in just a few short days. I thought that it would be a good idea to share some information about her, in case any of you were not as familiar with her work! The following is a link to her website.
Here is a short clip where she discusses what faith is.
Here is another fun clip that I found of her talking on Lutheran Theolog
I strongly encourage anyone who can attend to go and see her speak.
Her schedule is as follows, and all events are going to be held at First Presbyterian.
7:00 pm- Nadia speaks
10:30 am- Taize service
11:15 am- Discussion
1:30 pm- Q&A
Chi Delta Phi
Welcome to spring semester 2014! I hope you all had amazing Christmases and had lots of time for rest and relaxation. I also hope that you are all super excited for this new semester. Lots of exciting things are going to be coming up this semester, and here is a little sneak peek at what to expect in the next few months!
Initiation is our nearest event, and it is coming up on JANUARY 25 at 7:00. Remember to wear your white dresses!
GAAP Awards will be on March 2 from 7:00-11:00. However, a dinner is being planned that will likely start at 5:00. This will be a dress up occasion!
Other fun things to look forward to this semester include formal, retreat, Mom's day, Jesus bonding time, and all sorts of other fun stuff!
Have wonderful semesters and keep on being your amazing selves! Good luck!
Lots of Love,
Chi Delta Phi
To the Chi Delta Phollowers:
This Sunday is All Saints' Day, a day to remember those who have passed away this last year and have joined our Heavenly Father in paradise. There is often a misconception of who qualifies as a 'Saint', but it's actually quite simple. All of those baptized into the Faith are saints! So we can have peace and joy in knowing that our loved ones who have passed before us are with the Lord and one day we will be too!
I would also like to congratulate the girls that were inducted into Chi Delta Phi last week. You girls have already demonstrated a commitment to your faith and the qualities that we value in Chi Delta Phi. I can say for all of us that we can't wait to call you sisters!
The weekend has been nice but short as always, even with the extra hour! Even though we weren't able to pull out the win for Homecoming, good job Hoosiers for fighting hard! I hope that everyone has a good week!
I can't believe that we're already almost 6 weeks into Spring semester. I guess being busy really does make time fly, and the members of Chi Delta Phi certainly have been busy! Through God's help and direction we have grown in number and in presence within the Greek and Bloomington community. On January 12, 2013 We initiated four girls into our sisterhood. They are all very unique girls and bring a different dynamic to the sorority, but one thing they have in common is their love for God that they demonstrate on a daily basis. We couldn't be more excited to join them into our group!
In other news, our philanthropic chair Blair is working hard to reach the $8,000 goal that will go towards Kids Against Hunger. Our sorority will then help pack 30,000 meals that will be sent to Hoosier Hills Food Bank and distributed to those in need on March 3rd.
On the social end, the members of Chi Delta Phi are all looking forward to attending the second annual spring semi-formal that will be held next weekend! The theme is "A Night Under the Stars" and should also be a night to remember. Check back to hear how it goes
Today also happens to Ash Wednesday, which marks the first day of Lent. The forty days of Lent are a time that we should all look within ourselves and observe our need for a Savior. We should repent of our sins and prepare for the joy that is to come when our Savior is raised from the dead on Easter!
Finally, today is also the day that the Hoosiers take on the Nebraska Huskers in one of the final home games of the men's basketball season. GO HOOSIERS!!!
I hope all reading have a wonderful week!
Chi Delta Phi
So I know it's been awhile since I've updated everyone on the activities that the Chi Delta Phi sisters are taking part in, so that's what I intend to do right now! I find it so hard to believe that we're already almost half way through the first semester of school. I guess time flies when you're having fun! Speaking of having fun, last Saturday we all had a lot of fun playing corn hole with Sigma Lambda Gamma on a perfect Fall day! Congrats to chi delts Gabriel and Anna for winning the tournament! Then this weekend a number of us volunteered for the Hoosiers Out Run Cancer race and a few of us ran in the race as well!
And that brings us to the end of September, but October looks just as promising. And I promise to update all of you guys more often from now on!
To all of the Chi Delta Phollowers,
I would like to take this time to update you on what has been going on with the Chi Delt sisters because there was indeed a lot going on last week. First of all, on Thursday night five sisters tore up the lanes bowling after raising over $1000 in a mere 3 week span for IU's Bowl For Kids' Sake that helps raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Also on Saturday night we presented a Powerpoint to MCGC, IU's Multi-Cultural Greek Council, in the hopes of becoming members and an official sorority on IU's campus. Our acceptance will be put up to a vote this week so fingers crossed! Finally, on Saturday evening the sisters of Chi Delta Phi made their sisterhood official at initiation. It was a very special time coming together before each other and before God for similar reasons and to fulfill similar purposes. We have marked history as the Alpha chapter of Chi Delta Phi and look forward to a promising future! After initiation we enjoyed a wonderful dinner that some of the Beta Sigs helped serve. A great thanks goes out to everyone who helped make our initiation such a success and a night we'll never forget! I hope everyone has a wonderful week and I'll continue to keep you posted on the going-ons of Chi Delta Phi!
Chi Delta Phi sisters
On behalf of Chi Delta Phi I hope that everyone had a very Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year, and a great first week of classes!
With the start of a new year it's natural to reflect back on the previous year. One change within the last year that has made a significant impact on my life is the founding of Chi Delta Phi, a sorority where I can grow in my relationship with Christ with sisters that the Lord has blessed me with to share in my journey. I can only pray that the Lord continues to bless this organization and help it to continue to grow in this year and for the years to come.
To those that believe that the world will end this year, only God knows the time that will take place. So until then everyone should strive to serve God and grow in his love and the joy that comes from knowing him!
To all the Chi Delta Phollowers:
At the close of another busy week when most students have finished their classes and have headed back to their dorms or apartments to relax, hang out with friends, and get ready for the festivities of a Friday night the Chi Delts are found to still be hard at work, exemplifying the Christian attitude of servitude as they make a wonderful dinner for their brothers of Christ, the Beta Sigs. Dinner consisted of meatball subs, salad, pasta salad, corn, and cookies for dessert. With so many expert cooks in the kitchen the actual making dinner part was a breeze, it was the process of finding enough plates, cups, and chairs for everyone that presented a real challenge. Eventually everyone was seated, thanks was given to God, and the eating commenced. Everything was delicious, which the Beta Sigs readily admitted as well! Everyone got to know each other better and a good time was had by all! In exchange for all the good food, abundant leftovers, and wonderful company, we let the boys tackle the dishes! Although by the look of some of their "clean" dishes in their cupboards that may not have been such a good idea... Next time the boys can make us dinner and we'll do the dishes!
And now it's on to another week, the final full week before Thanksgiving break! We should all take time each day up to Thanksgiving thanking God for all the blessings he has bestowed upon us. Mine today: my Chi Delta Phi sisters!!
The Chi Delts
P.s. I've posted a few pictures that were taken during the preparation but unfortunately I totally forgot to take any during the actual dinner... I guess my thoughts were just too preoccupied with all the yummy food I was eating!!
Attention all Chi Delta Phollowers:
Hopefully this blog will allow all of you to be updated on our most recent events and information concerning our chapter!
This week the chapter wrote the sorority's prayer in which we will use at every meeting and formal event. We also gained our faculty advisor, who will assist us in furthering our establishment here at IU. We are beyond thankful for his ability to commit his time and passion with us.
We thank you all for your support and prayers throughout this time. Please keep them coming!
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