RUF's "Large Group Gatherings" are any time we host an event and invite everyone. Many of these would probably feel perfectly welcoming to you whether you are a Christian or not, because we never do a bait-and-switch. When we gather together to have fun it's just that and we would love it if you joined us. Sometimes we gather together for distinctly Christian things - like worship and teaching - and you'll always know before hand if something like that is going to happen. You can keep up to date on our activities by following our Instagram, Twitter or Facebook accounts.
Our Large Gatherings include:
We gather together almost every week during the school year to have fun and enjoy each other and this amazing place that we live. Our events for Fall Quarter 2018 include:
Kick off BBQ - Forest and Cedar Park • Tuesday 9.25 6-8pm
Lake Whatcom Boat Party • Sunday 9.30 3pm
Bowling Night - 20th Century Bowling • Friday 10.5 6pm
Seattle Sounders Game • Monday 10.8
Bellingham Scavenger Hunt • Friday 10.12 6pm
Pumpkin Picking & Carving • Saturday 10.21 9am
Service Night at Skookum Kids • Friday 11.2
Lummi Island Hike • Saturday 11.10 9am
Yakama Nation Christmas Boxes • Friday 11.16 7pm
Movie Discussion Night • Friday 11.30 6:30pm
Christmas Party • Saturday 12.8
RUF is currently in the process of forming community service partnerships with organizations in Bellingham, Washington State and Japan. This quarter we will serve at Skookum kids on 11.2 and gather together on Saturday 11.16 to put together Christmas boxes for the children of the Yakama Indian Reservation.
RUF at Western hosts a retreat each quarter. It's a time for us to get away from campus, build relationships with each other and receive Christian teaching. You can register for our retreats here. Our retreats this year are:
Fall Retreat at The Firs Chalet on Mt. Baker • Friday-Sunday 10.26-28
Spring Retreat at Camp Casey on Whidbey Island • Friday-Sunday 4.12-14
As RUF continues to grow we will begin hosting weekly worship on campus Wednesday nights. Look forward to more on this in the future!