First Freshman Fellowship (!)
Aug
20
8:00 PM20:00

First Freshman Fellowship (!)

RUF FRESHMAN FELLOWSHIP is here to be a community that's easy to slip into whether it's your first or tenth visit, connect with other freshmen, build deeper friendships, hear a thought-provoking message from Scripture, and share the ups and downs of the semester with people who care.  Join us for dinner every Tuesday night at Bolton from 6:45-7:45p and then head over to Redeemer Church's "Firestone Room" (a one-minute drive from Bolton) for what will become one of your favorite hours of the week.  

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RUF Community Groups Begin Meeting
Aug
26
to Dec 8

RUF Community Groups Begin Meeting

God’s word is meant to be read and applied in community… not in isolation. We need others to help us grow and connect the dots of God’s work in our lives. And so Community Groups are the relational and spiritual glue that hold us together. We’ve made it easy for you to become a part of one! Simply check out the list of groups offered this fall, find a group that meets at a time you’re free, and fill out the brief form. A leader will get in touch with you to offer a ride and share more details. And you’re always welcome to just show up, as well!

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First RUF Large Group of the Semester (EVERYONE!)
Aug
14
8:00 PM20:00

First RUF Large Group of the Semester (EVERYONE!)

  • RUF at The University of Georgia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for the semester kick off of RUF at UGA large group! Hear from our Campus Minister, Ben Coppedge, as we begin a new series called “Collision Course: The Spirit’s Work in the World Today.” “Large Group” is what we call our weekly worship service—we sing, pray, hear a relevant message from Scripture, and fellowship. You can get a sneak peak at it and learn more here.

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Gameday 101: RUF Welcome Back Party (EVERYONE!)
Aug
13
7:00 PM19:00

Gameday 101: RUF Welcome Back Party (EVERYONE!)

We have missed you this summer, and can’t wait to see you again! Whether you’re new to UGA/UNG or have been around for years, come join us on the North Campus Quad outside of the main library/law library. We’ll have free pizza, drinks, lawn games, music, and a true UGA Gameday experience to get you ready for the fall!

FRESHMEN: North campus quad is about a 5 minute walk from Sanford Stadium… come join us after the big “G” picture in the stadium!

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Find Your Classes (freshmen)
Aug
13
10:30 AM10:30

Find Your Classes (freshmen)

Not sure where you’ll be going on the first day of class? Bring your schedule and meet some upperclassmen RUF students at the Arch! We’ll walk you to your buildings and help you get to know your way around campus. If you have questions about bus routes, which advisers are best, tips for certain professors, how to survive 8ams… then come prepared to ask away! We’ll meet AT THE UGA ARCH (downtown—any UGA bus line will take you here from the dorms) at 10:30a and will walk from there. We’ll grab lunch at Bulldog Cafe on campus afterwards.

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Welcome Freshmen! Taco Party (freshmen)
Aug
12
7:00 PM19:00

Welcome Freshmen! Taco Party (freshmen)

Join us as we kick off this year’s Freshmen Fellowship meetings with a giant taco party at Redeemer’s Firestone Room along with drinks, games, music, and a room full of friendly faces eager to meet you. All incoming freshmen to UGA, UNG, and Athens Tech are invited. If you need a ride, we’d love to give you one. Just let us know!

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"Taste of Athens" dinner (freshmen)
Aug
11
7:00 PM19:00

"Taste of Athens" dinner (freshmen)

As part of our “Welcome to Athens”, we want to share one of our local favorites with you for dinner. Come enjoy the evening with fellow freshmen at Ted’s Most Best downtown. We’ll meet at Redeemer Presbyterian Church (165 Pulaski St.) and walk over. Here’s a glance at their menu in case you’re interested: http://www.tedsmostbest.com/menu.html

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Summer RUF (Every Wednesday Evening 7-8pm during June and July)
Jun
5
to Jul 31

Summer RUF (Every Wednesday Evening 7-8pm during June and July)

Come join us on Wednesday evenings in June and July (except July 4th week) from 7-8pm at John David’s house in Pineview (285A Pineview Drive, Athens 30606). We’ll be going through selected chapters in Luke’s Gospel in a summer series called “Encounters with Jesus.”

If you’ve never experienced it before, Summer RUF is a beautiful thing! Laid-back, smaller-scale, and interactive… it’s a great time to plug more deeply into RUF and build relationships. If you’re transferring into UGA or UNG in the fall or are an incoming freshmen, it’s the best way to begin to get to know folks before the rush of August arrives.

See you there… first meeting is Wed, June 5th!

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Night at the Lake
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Night at the Lake

  • Lake Herrick (UGA Intramural Fields) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Invite your friends and come join RUF as we close out an amazing semester at Lake Herrick’s newly renovated lakeside pavilion and docks. We’ll have great food, music, dancing, games, and activities on the adjacent Intramural Fields. Free parking is right next to the lake in the IM Fields Parking Deck.

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Spring Break Mission Trip
Mar
11
to Mar 16

Spring Break Mission Trip

Our 2019 Spring Break Mission Trip will be an opportunity for us to give back to a city and a people who have given so much to us. About 25 students from UGA RUF will have the opportunity to join the churches of Panama City Beach as they reach their hurricane-devastated neighborhoods to bear the burdens of strangers and friends alike.

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Winter Retreat
Feb
3
11:00 AM11:00

Winter Retreat

Come join us as we enjoy a weekend together in the mountains of Western, NC full of fellowship, the great outdoors, and excellent teaching on “Jesus and Your Job—Discovering Your Calling in His Kingdom.” Cost is $85 and covers your 5 meals, lodging, recreation and speaker fees. Scholarship help is there for the asking if money is an obstacle to you joining us!

<> UPDATE <> Registration is now closed, but if you’d like to be added to our waitlist please let us know!

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Transfer Student Dinner
Jan
17
7:00 PM19:00

Transfer Student Dinner

If you just transferred into UGA, UNG, or Athens Tech and are new to Athens, we want to get to know you and share one of our favorite restaurants with you! We’ll meet in Redeemer’s parking lot (free parking) at 7pm and then walk as a group to Ted’s (a 1-min walk). Bring about $10-12 for dinner if you plan to eat. Let Madeline or Trevor know if you have any questions and we’ll see you there!

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RUF Large Group
Jan
16
8:00 PM20:00

RUF Large Group

  • Redeemer Presbyterian Church (Downtown) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We've saved a seat for you this Wednesday night!  Whether you’re an RUF veteran or if it’s your first time checking us out, we’re excited to have you with us. Learn more about RUF Large Group, where we meet, what it's like, and even see it for yourself here.


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Freshman Fellowship Welcome Back Party
Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

Freshman Fellowship Welcome Back Party

  • Redeemer Presbyterian Church (downtown Athens) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

F R E S H M E N ! Whether you’re back after an amazing semester at RUF Freshman Fellowship last fall or if you’re brand new to it… we want you to come join us as we kickoff Spring 2019 together. Dinner, drinks, games, music, and great people await. Meet us at the “Firestone Room” at Redeemer at 7p; we’ll be there till 9p. Invite your friends—the more the merrier!

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Thanksgiving Potluck
Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

Thanksgiving Potluck

  • 165 Pulaski Street athens, ga 30605 USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Save this date and plan to join us for RUF’s annual Thanksgiving Potluck! Bring your buddies along; the more the merrier! Due to weather issues, we’ll now be hosting the dinner at Redeemer’s Firestone Room.

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Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

Night at the Farm

Come join all your friends and make new ones at our annual Fall party—Night at the Farm! We’ll provide catered sides from SauceHouse, LIVE music, dancing, lawn games, drinks, and friendly people. You simply show up and bring some friends. 6-9pm. Located at the Bennett Farm (9767 Jefferson River Road Athens, GA, 30607). It’s out off of Prince Avenue, about a 15-20 minute drive from campus. If you need a ride or someone to follow, a caravan of people will be leaving Redeemer’s parking lot at 6pm.

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Oct
17
1:00 PM13:00

!! NO LARGE GROUP !!

Come join us at Night at the Farm (see event right below this one)! Night at the Farm is happening INSTEAD of large group this week in honor of fall break. So, if you show up at Redeemer at 8pm for RUF and find it dark and locked up… hop in your car and head toward the farm!

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Sep
21
to Sep 23

RUF Fall Conference

  • Woodland Christian Camp (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join RUF students from Emory, Georgia Southern, SCAD, Mercer, Weslyan, Kennesaw State, and Univ of Alabama Huntsville for our annual Fall Conference.  Former RUF campus minister at Emory and gifted speaker, Hunter Bailey, will be joining us.  Registrations open the last week of August.  Learn more here.

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Freshman Scavenger Hunt
Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

Freshman Scavenger Hunt

  • Redeemer Firestone Room (begins & ends here) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It’s time to see how well you’ve learned your way around Athens this past month! Come join RUF Freshmen Fellowship as we fan out across campus/downtown area in teams. Meet at Redeemer’s Firestone Room at 7pm. We’ll break into teams, get the details, and head out. We’ll finish up back at Redeemer after to see who the winners are.

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Transfer Student Lunch
Sep
16
12:30 PM12:30

Transfer Student Lunch

  • 140 Hardin Drive Athens, GA USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Whether you transferred in a year ago or a month ago and whether to UGA or UNG… we want you to join us for lunch after church Sunday, 9/16 at the Hardin House. Text Maggie Aldin 706-549-7177 if you have any questions or need a ride!

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Skate Night
Aug
24
8:30 PM20:30

Skate Night

Are you ready to ROLL?? This Friday we will be skating the night away at Athens Skate Inn from 8:30-11:00pm. If you need a ride, please ask in the GroupMe, at Large Group, or an RUF Intern! Bring $10 for skates! Invite your friends!

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RUF Freshman Fellowship
Aug
21
8:00 PM20:00

RUF Freshman Fellowship

  • Redeemer Presbyterian Church ("Firestone Room") (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Freshman Fellowship meets every Tuesday from 8-9:15p at Redeemer's Firestone Room.  Join us for dinner at Bolton beforehand and then catch a ride with us over to group (it's less than one minute from Bolton).  Learn more about RUF Freshman Fellowship here.

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Aug
14
6:00 PM18:00

RUF Welcome Back Party!

  • Redeemer Presbyterian Church (Lower Warehouse) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It's almost here!  If you're new to town, come say hey to your new friends at RUF.  If you're back, come reconnect and catch us all up on your summer.  Free pizza, drinks.  Great music, outdoor games, etc.  See you there!

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