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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 in the chapel basement. Dinner 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, February 22 (6:30 PM)

Friday, March 8 (6:30 PM)

Friday, March 22 (6:30 PM)

Friday, April 5 (6:30 PM)

Friday, April 26 (6:30 PM)

Friday, May 3 (6:30 PM)

Upcoming Special Events



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Past Events

Bonfire and s’mores, Saturday, Nov 10 at 7pm. The Hinkles are hosting us for a bonfire. Come spend time with friends and enjoy the cool weather next to a warm fire (and make s’mores!).

World Relief Service Opportunity, Saturday Nov 17 at 9am. We will be volunteering at World Relief Durham to build shelves for their storage facility. Today, millions of vulnerable people around the world are suffering due to violence, poverty and injustice. World Relief is a global Christian humanitarian organization that seeks to provide relief from this suffering through love in action. Learn more about World Relief here.

September 26, 2018 (5:45 – 7:45 PM): Chapel tower climb

Ever wondered what the view from the top of the chapel tower was like? Come see it for yourself! Then, enjoy some ice cream and conversation. Our Fall Chapel Tower Climb will take place on September 26 from 5:45-7:45PM.

Please wear shoes that have backs on them (tennis shoes, hiking sandals), as flip flops and sandals without heel straps are not permitted on the chapel tower steps. Additionally, you must sign a waiver before the climb, which will be provided to you before you climb.

Please note that the ascent consists of 239 steps, so plan accordingly! Space is limited and is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. You will receive an email confirmation about your spot the week of the tower climb.

August 31, 2018 (6:30-8:30): First Friday Night Meeting – Come find out more about GCF, meet some new friends, and join a conversation about thriving in graduate school.

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018: GCF Welcome Picnic

Come meet new and old GCF friends at the base of the chapel tower! Food will be provided.  

Saturday, August 25, 2018: 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!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 (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

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Mar 9, 2018Program with Dr. Jeremy Begbie.  Friday night gathering.  6:30 PM. Join us for dinner and a conversation with Jeremy Begbie about the Holy Spirit.  We’ll meet at the Duke Episcopal Center (505 Alexander Ave).  Free parking after 5 PM, or take the C1 bus to the intersection of Alexander Ave and Campus Drive.

Feb 23, 2018: Program with Dr. Peter Feaver. Friday night gathering.  6:30 PM. Join us for dinner and a conversation with Dr. Feaver (Political Science).  We’ll meet at the Duke Episcopal Center (505 Alexander Ave).  Free parking after 5 PM, or take the C1 bus to the intersection of Alexander Ave and Campus Drive.