RUF Winter Conference

Hotel Viking in Newport, ri

Friday to Sunday (March 1-3, 2019) we will retreat to the historic Hotel Viking in Rhode Island's own scenic destination, Newport! Joining with RUFs from Columbia, Harvard, MIT, NYU, and UConn, we will hear The Reverend Russ Whitfield, Pastor at Grace Mosaic in Washington D.C. and RUF Director of Cross-Cultural Advancement, speak from scripture the very words of God.

There will be lots of free time and recreational activities for those who want. The hotel comes with fitness center, indoor pool, wifi, cafe area, and restaurant. Also it is just minutes away from the main "drag" of downtown Newport's marinas, shops and restaurants. You won't want to miss this!

After growing up in the church, walking away, and being rescued by God while on the campus of New York University, Russ sensed a call to ministry and immediately pursued the theological training he needed to lead and care for people. He received his Master of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary and was called by Grace DC to serve as an assistant pastor of our Downtown congregation. A few years later, he teamed up with a wonderful group of people to plant Grace Mosaic in NE DC. Russ is now serving as the lead pastor of Grace Mosaic, Director of Cross-Cultural Advancement for Reformed University Fellowship, and is a visiting professor in Practical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary’s Washington, DC campus. Russ has made written contributions to Heal Us, Emmanuel: A Call for Racial Reconciliation, Representation and Unity in the Church (White Blackbird Books, 2016), All Are Welcome: Toward a Multi-Everything Church (White Blackbird Books, 2018), and 9Marks Journal. He loves talking BBQ, smoking BBQ, and eating BBQ. He enjoys making music, and he’s having the time of his life raising four fun-loving children with his lovely wife, Vanessa.

Date & Time: Friday 3/1 to Sunday 3/3
Location: Hotel Viking in Newport, RI
Fee: $85 (Scholarships available!)

All are welcome!

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