Come join us at the world-famous Yosemite National Park in California for this year's IGSM Yosemite trip! The trip will occur the weekend right after final exams, and will be a great time for people to relax and celebrate the end of the 2013 Spring semester. We will leave on the evening of Friday June 14th, and return on Sunday June 16th. We will visit many beautiful places in Yosemite National Park, as we hike along trails with magnificent snow-filled scenary. There will also be exciting indoor games, loads of fun, and as always, delicious food. We hope to see you there! The cost of the trip has yet to be determined. It will cover rides to and from Yosemite, food, park entrance fees, and lodging. Please sign up below if you are interested: Loading...
Come join us this week for one of our last Friday gatherings of the semester. Instead of gathering at our usual place at Barrows Hall, we will instead gather at a large house in Berkeley (Location) for some Korean barbeque, followed by a Bible study, and a trip to San Francisco. This could be the perfect opportunity to get a break and recharge before your final exams and project deadlines!
During spring break, we took a break from school and went on fun trips! This is from Darren about their trip to San Luis Obispo: We spent the weekend in San Luis Obispo. Our time began with a long hike up Bishop Peak. The view of the city on the route and at the top was beautiful, and it made the difficult climb that involved climbing over logs and rocks all worth it! We then went to Hearst Castle exploring the home of one of the richest men in history. The architecture and scenery was quite interesting. We, then on the beach, played ultimate football, which is ultimate frisby with a football. A lot of running, but the sand on the beach was comfortable. Each team had its own strategy of scoring which were either making long passes to score in the end zone or quick short passes to the end. We had so much fun playing out in the beach, we were not too bothered by how cold it had gotten. To finish off the long fun filled day we had a barbecue of Korean Kaibi. YUM!! Siao Charn shares about her trip to Point Reyes: My life group, together with Sharon and Sara's life groups, went to Point Reyes for a scenic hike on Chimney Rock Trail. As we hiked on the one-hour round trip trail, we got spectacular views of Drakes Bay and the Pacific Ocean, and many spring wildflowers dotted our way. Although it was a little windy but the sun was out and we also saw some sea lions sunbathing on the shore! After a leisure hike, we went over to Tomales Bay to have Korean BBQ and fresh, succulent oysters! I've never had raw oysters in my life so that was a very memorable experience. Overall, the list of places that the different groups went to are San Luis Obispo, Point Reyes, Bodega Bay, and camping in Santa Cruz! Check out the photos from all of the IGSM trips below. We look forward to our next trip(s)!
IGSM/IUSM went out to go bowling in San Rafael, and here are some interesting facts from that night. The high scorers of the night were Karen and Caleb. I didn't know Karen could bowl so well! She bowled as well as Caleb, who took a bowling class in college. Caleb even brought his own set of shoes and ball that night! The most improved bowler was Yanhui because someone else bowled for her after her low-scoring start. :) There was an unusual pattern of people getting splits, which was odd. I don't think anyone was able to score a spare in these situations. Anyway, we also celebrated Sharon's birthday with cake! Check out the photos below!
This year’s Good Friday service and Easter service were very moving and memorable. One point that was memorable was when Pastor Ed asked: where were you on the night that Jesus was crucified? I think we can all identify with the people involved in the arrest and crucifixion of Jesus, like Judas, Peter, Pilate, the Roman soldiers, the chief priests, and the crowd. But did you see yourself on the cross? In other words, did you see your sins on the cross with Jesus? That’s what Jesus did! He took away our sins and died for us on the cross. So that we are forgiven and free from the punishment of our sins. Praise God for the salvation decisions of 3 of our members that night! On Easter, we celebrated the resurrection and victory of Jesus! At the service, we reflected on when God was at his best. We saw it was when he saved broken sinners like us and gave us new lives! Many people shared how God specifically found them and transformed their lives. Praise God for this new hope in life! Next, we continued with our celebration with a potluck lunch, and it was really delicious! Check out the photos from the potluck below!