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During the term, RUF Gatherings take place 7pm Fridays across the street from the Ratty at 114 George Street in St. Stephens Episcopal Church. Small group Bible studies are 6pm Sundays in Sayles Hall.

In Gatherings, we will look into and hear from the book of Genesis. The free grace of God come to people at great cost to Jesus Christ, God the Son--more than just a "New Testament doctrine" is intrinsic to the plan of God from the very beginning of life, the world, and everything as we know it. In this way, we will return to first principles. God's intention has always been to endow his people mightily and overwhelmingly with remitting and unconditional love. Thanks be to God!

In our Family Groups, we will be studying The Acts of the Apostles. What about miracles and the Holy Spirit? What about the mission of the church? What are the right motivations for mission? How does the grace of God come through Jesus Christ's death and resurrection factor into the mission of the church? Critical questions for every believer in our day and age. They are sure to be incredible conversations this coming year!

RUF is a Christian campus ministry serving Brown University, The Rhode Island School of Design, Johnson & Wales University, and other Providence-area schools. We prize the gospel of Jesus Christ and scripture as the very word of God. Our goal is to explore and to grow in Faith, Work, and Leadership. We welcome students from all different backgrounds, both the "convinced" Christian and the "unconvinced" who want to know more about Christianity.

Do you want to be "serious" about the Bible? So do we! But first, a word of caution.

 
 

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“When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not shouting "I'm clean livin'."
I'm whispering "I was lost,
Now I'm found and forgiven."

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble
and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak
And need His strength to carry on.

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed
And need God to clean my mess.

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible
But, God believes I am worth it.

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I still feel the sting of pain.
I have my share of heartaches
So I call upon His name.

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner
Who received God's good grace, somehow.”

Maya Angelou

 

The Valley of Vision

Lord, high and holy, meek and lowly,

Thou hast brought me to the valley of vision,

where I live in the depths but see thee in the heights;

hemmed in by mountains of sin I behold thy glory.

Let me learn by paradox

that the way down is the way up,

that to be low is to be high,

that the broken heart is the healed heart,

that the contrite spirit is the rejoicing spirit,

that the repenting soul is the victorious soul,

that to have nothing is to possess all,

that to bear the cross is to wear the crown,

that to give is to receive,

that the valley is the place of vision.

Lord, in the daytime stars can be seen from deepest wells,

and the deeper the wells the brighter thy stars shine;

Let me find thy light in my darkness,

thy life in my death,

thy joy in my sorrow,

thy grace in my sin,

thy riches in my poverty

thy glory in my valley.