A new academic year is arriving in Charlottesville. The streets are jammed with UHaul trucks unloading, mothers in line at Bed Bath and Beyond, first year students walking down Rugby Road taking it all in, as upperclassmen bump into friends they haven't seen since May.
It's hopeful, tentative, even overwhelming time as we all take a deep breath and dive into University Year 2013/14. To ease the anxiety of Move In Day, a incredibly kind group of older students met at the Bonhoeffer House this morning to assemble bags of homemade cookies (thanks to those who baked them!), handwritten notes & colorful flyers listing the offerings at the Bonhoeffer House. They headed off to dorms to deliver warm welcomes to first year students in their dorms and put a friendly face to the name "Theological Horizons".
All are welcome to the Welcome Lunch next Friday, August 30, from 12 till 2 at the Bonhoeffer House . Drop in for our picnic favorites---and to hear a few words of encouragement on surviving and thriving in college.
Morning Prayer, which meets in the UVa Chapel on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:15-8:45, begins on September 3.
Vintage, our weekly student lunch with readings from the Christian classics, starts on September 6 from 1-2.
The Breakfast Bible Study for all community members, faculty and students, begins on September 11 from 9-10 am.
Keep an eye on the Theological Horizons Calendar because terrific special events are planned throughout the fall!
Questions! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We pray for God's abundant blessings on these times together--and upon all that this year holds for us. Please join us in praying for grace, peace and joy, that God would be glorified.