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Events

Church Unbound ~ Wednesdays, 6:30 pm

Church Unbound is our summer weekly gathering. We gather at Pres House or somewhere else in the city for food (bring your own dinner), conversation (a.k.a. “Midweek Musings”), and fun! Church Unbound meets every Wednesday at 6:30 pm, ending on August 24.

MAY SCHEDULE

  • May 25 ~ Musing: “Why Christian?”

JUNE SCHEDULE

  • June 8 ~ Musing: “Is God perfect?”
  • June 15 ~ Kayaking on Lake Mendota (rescheduled for June 29)
  • June 22 ~ Musing: “What happens when we die?”
  • June 29 ~ Kayaking on Lake Mendota

JULY SCHEDULE

  • July 6 ~ PowerPoint Night
  • July 13 ~ Concert on the Square (meet at Pres House at 6:30 to walk together)
  • July 20 ~ Musing: “What should Christians believe about other religions?”
  • July 27 ~ S’mores at Picnic Point (Fire Circle #2)

AUGUST SCHEDULE

  • August 3 ~ Musing: “Do miracles really happen?”
  • August 10 ~ Terrace Art Zone (meet at Pres House at 6 pm)
  • August 17 ~ Musing: “Where does evil come from?”
  • August 24 ~ Movie Night at Pres House: Soul

WISCONSIN WELCOME ~ August 31 - September 14

Open House ~ August 31 and September 1, 7 – 10 pm
Games, snacks, crafts, and open jam sessions. Come any time from 7 to 10 pm to take a break from unpacking, make some new friends, and enjoy (or play) some live music!

Cookie Break ~ September 2, 4 – 6 pm
One of our most iconic events and a great way to meet new people. We set up on the patio and give away hundreds yes, hundreds of free Insomnia Cookies. Plus, we break out the prize wheel. You might win some candy, a reusable straw, or a crisp high-five.

Welcome Worship ~ September 4, 4:30 pm
Our first worship gathering of the new school year. We start upstairs in the chapel but end downstairs in Lower Hall where we’ll eat a delicious home-cooked meal together. No end time listed because there’s no telling how long you’ll want to hang.

Trivia Night ~ September 5, 7 – 8:30 pm
Come alone or with a group of (up to) five. Either way, we’ll make sure you have a chance to meet some new people, answer some wild questions, and win some sweet prizes. And we guarantee to stump you at least once.

Midweek Morsels ~ September 7, 4 – 6 pm
The kickoff for everyone’s favorite midweek hangout; every Wednesday, 4-6 pm. We serve up some delicious homemade baked goods along with free coffee and tea. The Wii is on, the puzzles and board games are out, and the vibes are immaculate. Whether you come to socialize or study, Midweek Morsels is what you make it.

Grad Coffee Hour Kickoff ~ September 8, 8:30 – 9:30 am
We’ll have free coffee and tea along with Greenbush donuts for you to enjoy; plus, you’ll get to connect with other grad students. It’s a great way to start the day!

Grad Student Happy Hour ~ September 13, 5 – 7 pm
Come enjoy free mocktails and hors d’oeuvres while meeting and mingling with other graduate students at UW-Madison! RSVP requested, though not required.

"WHO INVENTED RACE? ENSLAVED AFRICANS AND WHITE CHRISTIAN BODIES" | September 27, 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Race is all around us, structuring our lives and organizing the world. It’s as ubiquitous as the air we breathe. Which is strange, considering it’s made up.

Who’s responsible for this thing we call race? Where — and when — did it come from? And why is Christianity wreaking havoc at the center of it all? In this highly interactive workshop facilitated by Nii Addo Abrahams, we’ll tackle these important questions together.

This workshop kicks off a series of four workshops hosted by Pres House on the history of American Christianity and race. Let us know you’re coming!

PUMPKIN PATCH ADVENTURE | October 27, 6 pm

We’re heading to Treinen Farm for some classic fall fun! There’s a pumpkin patch, a corn maze, and other fun activities. We’ll meet at Pres House at 6 pm to make sure everyone has a ride. Tickets are $14 online or $16.50 at the gate.

>> I wanna go! <<

MURDER MYSTERY PARTY | November 4, 6 - 8 pm

Just imagine it: an evening of socializing, eating, and hanging out with your friends. And then, all of a sudden, there’s been a murder! And the murderer is still among us…

We’ll need to work together to figure out who the killer is. Will you join us?

Our murder mystery party will be a great time! When you arrive, you’ll be assigned a character and a role to play in our story. No need to prep ahead of time (unless it’s a costume); just show up ready to have a spooky fun time!

You’ll need to register in advance so that we can prepare the story. There are non-binary, female, and male characters available.

>> Sign me up! <<

FALL RETREAT | November 11 - 13

Fall Retreat is a great way to take a break from your normal routine and enjoy some time away from campus with friends! We eat, play, and make memories together while holding space for spiritual reflection and conversation. Whether you are brand new to Pres House or have been a part of the community for years, Fall Retreat is one of the best ways to build relationships at Pres House.

>> I wanna go! <<

FRIENDSGIVING | November 18, 6 pm

We’re hosting a Friendsgiving on Friday, November 18th at 6:00 p.m. in Lower Hall. We’d love it if you joined us for a fun dinner before Thanksgiving Break. You are encouraged to bring a dish to share if you are able, but if not, that’s ok too! Hope to see you there!

>> Let’s eat! <<

YULE BALL | December 2, 6 - 9 pm

For our last social event of the semester, we are hosting Yule Ball, a fun-filled festive night at Pres House! There is no dress code, but you are welcome to wear anything from your fanciest dress to your favorite holiday sweater. Snacks and treats will be provided, and you are encouraged to bring some of your own homemade cookies for our cookie competition! We will have games, dancing, and your favorite holiday tunes. We hope to see you there!

>> I’m coming! <<

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