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Fall 2019 Friday Night Gatherings

Twice a month, GCF hosts an evening (always open to friends!) of dinner, prayer, worship, testimony, talks, and/or fellowship.  Unless otherwise noted, these events occur at 6:30 at the Episcopal Center at DukeDinner is provided (suggested $5 donation, except from first-time visitors).

Over the course of the semester, our Friday night gatherings will largely center around themes related to our Four Commitments as a chapter of InterVarsity’s Graduate & Faculty Ministries and the purpose statement of InterVarsity.

Upcoming Dates:

Come back soon for more info on Fall 2018 Friday night gatherings! Generally, Friday night gatherings occur every other Friday evening. This semester, most of the meetings will take place in the Duke chapel basement.

Friday, August 30 (6:30 PM) (Episcopal Center at Duke)

Friday, Sepember 13 (6:30 PM) (Episcopal Center at Duke)

Friday, September 27 (6:30 PM) (Episcopal Center at Duke)

Friday, October 11 (6:30 PM) (Episcopal Center at Duke)

Friday, October 25 (6:30 PM) (Duke Chapel basement)

Friday, November 8 (6:30 PM) (Duke Chapel basement)

Friday, November 22 (6:30 PM) (TBD)

Friday, December 6 (6:30 PM) (TBD)

Upcoming Special Events (Fall 2019)

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 (12:30-2:00): GCF Table at Graduate Student Resource Fair. Come visit the GCF table at the graduate student resource fair, and meet some new friends and get connected! If you would like to volunteer as a representative at the table, email Jon at

August 27, 2019 (5:00 – 6:00 PM): Ice Cream Social

Everyone is invited to hang out with new friends and ice cream in the Duke Chapel basement!

September 5th, 2019 (5:00 – 6:00 PM): Annual Welcome Picnic

Celebrate the start of a new academic year and meet new and old GCF friends at the base of the chapel tower! Food will be provided.  

September 7th, 2019 (5:00 – 6:00 PM): Hyco Lake Day

Whether you are a new or returning graduate student at Duke, we hope you will join the Graduate Christian Fellowship and Triangle Christian Medical Fellowship for a day at Lake Hyco! There will paddleboarding, cornhole, tubing, tons of food, tons of fun, dockside slushies, lots of water activities, sport court volleyball/basketball, lounging, hammocks, horseshoes, indoor games [eg., giant jenga, headband, etc] and WiFi access (for those who may need to study via internet, etc). There will be waverunner rides, waterslide activities, and speed boat rides too. Bring a swimsuit and a beach towel. The lake is always perfect for swimming! Drs. Craig and Amy Fowler will be our lovely hosts for the day. Spouses and children are welcome. Come as early as 9am and stay as long as you like!

RSVP requested (come back here soon for RSVP form!)


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