Still here even though you're gone!
Do you remember?...
- Friday night gatherings singing praise to God and growing in the gospel?
- That small group where you really got to wrestle deeply with God's Word?
- Those late-night conversations with non-Christian friends where you got to share about Christ?
- Those friends who laughed, studied, cried and prayed with you through the challenges of life at Brown or RISD?
We hope you do, because our current members still remember you! Many of you are still remembered as examples, servants, and friends. All our alumni are remembered now as crucial to our current ministry through your prayers and financial support.
Or has it been a little longer? Still, the patterns and traditions you set into motion during your student days--for instance, with new student outreach, evangelism, trust-confidence relationships, mission trips, music ministry, Bible study leadership, community service, and so much more! All of these endure as the 'DNA' for current leaders and members to follow and improve upon. It's true!
It may have been 6 months, 6 years, or more since you walked through the Van Wickle Gates on your way into the world from Brown, or enjoyed the "spectacle” of a RISD graduation ceremony. However long it's been, we want to welcome you back! This includes plans for reunions at commencements and other key times throughout the academic year.
It is our believe in RUF that we carry on all the best traditions of gospel-centered, Bible-based ministry that HOPCF, PPCC, and Grace Covenant worked for so many years to establish and grow. Whether you were in RUF or any of the earlier iterations of the ministry at Brown and RISD, we hope that you look back on your time in Providence with some healthy nostalgia. We also hope that you look back on your time here as a spiritually significant time!