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Cru is a caring community passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ. We have large group meetings every Friday and have Community Groups almost every night where we experience and live in a gospel centered community.

Interfellowship Large Group - Jesus Resurrected (Not at GSH)

Friday, Nov. 1st, 7:30pm

Olin 155

There is NO Cru Real Life this week. This interfellowship large group will replace Real Life. Go to Olin 155!

Campus on a Hill is hosting Bijan Mirtolooi of the Redeemer Church, NY to speak to the campus for a weekend. It's time for us to unite as a campus and learn how we can better reach the campus with the gospel. Come and invite anyone who you think would be interested!

Friday's talk will focus on the meaning and power that Jesus's death gives us as Christians.

Saturday is a practical workshop about how to use scripture as means for Christian growth and to give insight into how to incorporate other essential elements such as prayer into building our faith.


If you aren't already, you should get involved in a community group. These are Cru small groups where life happens. We get together in groups of 8-12 and have dinner together, study the Word together, and invite others along with us on this journey to love Jesus. We have 21 small groups, so please reach out to one of the leaders and get involved! We do believe that you can only thrive as a believer when you're in a gospel centered community!

Finish the Garden Shed!

Saturday, Nov. 2nd, 9am-1pm

717 W Court St

Ithaca, NY

We've been working on building a garden for the men's transition home in order to fight homelessness in Ithaca. This week we'll gather together to finish off the garden shed!

Contact Samuel Rabkin for rides or if you're able to give rides (

Int. Spring Break Trips 1st Deposit Due Nov 8th.

If you're interested in going with Cru to either Haiti or Guatemala this coming Spring Break, ask your parents now! We will be collecting a total of $500 deposit for the trips. The total cost for both trips will be $2000.

The 1st Deposit due Nov 8th - $200

2nd Deposit due Dec 6th - $300

Or give total of $500 by Dec 6th


Veritas Forum

Friday, Nov. 15th, 8pm

Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Facebook event page!

Cornell is bringing the Veritas Forum back to Cornell for the third time this fall! Veritas Forums are university events that engage students and faculty in discussions about life's hardest questions and the relevance of Jesus Christ to all of life.

Featured Speaker Information: John Lennox

"John Lennox, Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University, is an internationally renowned speaker on the interface of science, philosophy and religion. He regularly teaches at many academic institutions including the Said Business School, Wycliffe Hall and the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics, as well as also being a Senior Fellow with the Trinity Forum. He has written a series of books exploring the relationship between science and Christianity and he has also participated in a number of televised debates with some of the world’s leading atheist thinkers." -

Epicenter 2014 Promo

The Epicenter Experience Winter Conference

Friday, Jan. 17th 2014 at 12pm to Monday, Jan. 20th 2014 at 12pm

Holiday Inn at Wolf Road , Albany, NY

The Epicenter Experience is:
College students who GATHER around Jesus in transformational community.

We GROW in grace and truth, to love and serve through prayer, powerful stories, Biblical teaching, and practical training. The Epicenter Experience helps you to center your life on Christ so that you can love the world as he did.

As a result, we GO to serve all nations with Christ’s unlimited capacity to love—we aim to love people today who we didn’t love yesterday and love others tomorrow who we don’t love today.

More info and registration here:

Upcoming Events

Nov 1st - Joint Real Life with other fellowships

Nov 8th - $200 deposit due for Haiti or Guatemala Trips!

Nov 15th - Veritas Forum

Nov 16th - Women's Time!

Jan 17-20 - Epicenter Winter Conference

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Cru is a caring community passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ