From:                              Trinity Christian College Alumni Office [] on behalf of Trinity Christian College Alumni Office []

Sent:                               Wednesday, November 25, 2009 3:49 PM

To:                                   Travis.Bandstra

Subject:                          TEST-MULTI: Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter



November 11, 2009


"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." "Ah, Sovereign LORD," I said, "I do not know how to speak; I am only a child." But the LORD said to me, "Do not say, 'I am only a child.' You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you," declares the LORD."

         -Jeremiah 1:5-8 (NIV)

This passage follows the discussion between God and the prophet Jeremiah. God is calling Jeremiah to go and tell his own people that they will be destroyed. What a calling! But Jeremiah balks and says he isn't ready yet. And God provides a not-so-subtle reminder that he doesn't always call the equipped, but he will always equip the called. I think that you and I have probably balked at the Lord's calli ng for much simpler, safer, and less socially risky tasks before. I hope this passage serves as a reminder that whenever you are doubting your own calling, we can be assured that we have at least one "person" behind us, and His backing is kind of a big deal. Blessings to you in your weeks ahead!

Travis Bandstra
Director of Alumni Relations


Alumni-Student Networking Event, Nov. 18
Registration is still open for the Alumni-Student Networking event
on campus on Nov. 18th. Through speed-networking, this event allows alumni to network with fellow alums and to help guide current students. For more information or to register, click here .


Alumni Submissions Needed
Trinity's literary arts journal, Openings, is being compiled and submissions are open to alumni.  Submissions may be works of poetry, prose, musical composition, essays, photographs, and everything in-between.  Any genre of writing is welcome, as is any medium of art, as long as it is a photograph of the piece.  Written submissions are normally limited to 1000 words.  

Submissions can be sent via email to by December 4th, 2009.  For more information or to answer any questions, contact Natalia via email.   




Trinity Adds PACE Bus Service
Trinity students will soon have another option in local
transportation via the surburban PACE bus service. Read more here .


Alumnus Wins Advertising Award
Chris Kloet '92 and his team at Draftfcb won a Bronze Lion at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival in Cannes, France this past June. Read more here .



Changing Lives in Peru
Alumna Lara DeVries '07, daughter of Trinity psychology professor Michael DeVries '74, has co-founded the Light and Leadership Initiative. This non-profit offers education programs to women and children in Peru. Read more here .



The Benefits of an Internship 
Emily Ward '09 used an internship at the Chicago Field Museum to
land a full-time position there after graduating. Read more here .



Social Work Department Sponsors "Year of Service" 
The Trinity social work department is planning their first ever Year of Service event on Sunday, November 15. This event gives the Trinity community a chance to learn about organizations that offer volunteer opportunities and internships. Read more here .  


Stop the Violence 
Brother 2 Brother sponsored a campus lecture on the topic of street violence. Chicago Police officer Ronald Holt spoke on the topic. Read more here .    


Students Attend Multicultural Leadership Conference   
Nine Trinity students joined over 300 Christian students from around the world in attending the annual NCMSLIC conference held in Houghton, NY. Read more here .    


Students Engage in Battle of the Brain
Computer Science students participated in a global computer programming contest sponsored by ACM and IBM. Read more here .    


Fall Play   
   Nov. 13-14   
Nov. 19-21


This year's fall play "As it is in Heaven," will feature an
all-female cast that will both entertain and educate
theatre-goers with a glimpse into the 1830's Shaker community.

Tickets are $10 General Admission and $7 for students and seniors
For ticket information, visit our website .

Nov. 14

The Church Connection Initiative at Trinity presents Greatalk!,
a workshop designed to revolutionize your communication.

For more information, visit our website  

Nov. 17

The Trinity Business Network presents "Lessons Learned from
Successful College-Community Partnerships." Greg Holcome from
the City of Holland, and Dr. Gordon Van Whylen, president emeritus
of Hope College, will present their experiences.

There is no cost to attend, RSVPs are requested .
To register, or receive more information, visit our website  

Nov. 18

Through speed-networking, this event allows alumni to network with fellow alums and to help guide current students. For more information or to register, visit our website

  Sex and Marriage
Dec. 2

Dr. Mark Regnerus '93, author and leading researcher on religion and
teenage sexuality, will present "What Trinity Taught Me About Sex and Marriage" at 7 p.m. on Dec 2. in the Vermeer Fireside Room on campus.
For more information, visit our website .

Around The
Christmas Tree
Dec. 2

The Trinity Jazz Band presents the free event Jazzin' Around the Christmas Tree on Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Come enjoy an evening of Christmas favorites featuring Jazz student soloists around the poinsettia tree in the Grand Lobby of the Ozinga Chapel.

Dec. 5

The annual Christmas celebration is back! Join us for a time of
worship, musical performances, and congregational singing.
Tickets are $11 general admission and $6 for students.

To purchase tickets online, visit our website .
For more information, contact 708.597.3000   

Europe Trip
This Summer

Celebrate the Passion Play in Oberammergau (once every 10 years) on Sunday, July 11! Join former Trinity President Ken Bootsma on this 11-day 20-member Witte Tour, leaving Chicago July 5. You'll visit Genera, Salzburg, Lucerne, Vienna, and leave Paris July 16. Call soon: 765-463-6543 or write to


Women's Soccer in CCAC Championship
The #1 seeded Trolls advanced to the CCAC Championship
game with a 1-0 victory over TIU. Read more here


  Basketball seasons begin
The men's basketball team and new coach Kevin Lubbers
began the new season with a loss to Viterbo . The women
also lost their opening games at a Michigan tournament.


  Cross Country Championships
The cross country teams took part in the CCAC
Championships, with both teams finishing 6th.
Read more here .


Volleyball Finishes Season
The Trolls finished 1-2 in conference tournament pool play,
and finished the season with a 14-20 record. Read more here .   



For information on job opportunities at Trinity Christian College, visit our website  


Contact: Trinity Christian College Alumni, 6601 W College Dr, Palos Heights, IL 60463

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