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Pollution and environment at English Conversation – Friday August 15

Note – This is the first English Conversation lesson proposed and written by an international. We are grateful and excited! Also (2) do not bring young children to English Conversation and (3) remember to bring your name tag if you have one.

Pollution is a major problem in the world today. What causes pollution? What are the effects? What can we do about it? Come practice your English by talking about pollution and the environment at English Conversation this Friday August 15 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the home of:

John and Liz Murrill
6885 South Fieldgate Court, 70808 

You can drive yourself – or you can ride on the church bus which will pick up from:

  • Highland Plantation bus stop at 6:50 p.m.
  • Gourrier (between Embassy and El Cid apartments) at 6:55 p.m.
  • Edward Gay apartments at 7:05 p.m.
  • Nicholson family apartments bus stop at 7:10 p.m.
  • Tigerland (on Alvin Dark across from Circle K store) at 7:15 p.m.
  • Brightside bus stop at 7:18 p.m.

Please allow 5-10 minutes for the bus to arrive because of bad weather or traffic.

Directions from Louisiana State University (not far from LSU this week):

  1. Drive southeast along Highland Road
  2. Drive past College Drive
  3. Turn left onto Woodgate (not Woodstone!)
  4. Turn right onto South Fieldgate Court
  5. Look for house 6885

Map of 6886 South Fieldgate Court, 70808 at Mapquest

 

*Last* Life and Faith Course for internationals – tonight at the BCM

Note – This will be last Bible study at the BCM this semester. We know people are interested in a Bible study for internationals during the summer. We will talk about this tonight. 

Special Bible study opportunity!

Dr Rick Wright will teach a basic introduction to the Bible during the Spring semester *tonight* Monday from 7:00-7:45 p.m.*  Each class will start after the internationals dinner at the Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) at Louisiana State University (corner of Highland Road and Chimes). Dinner + Bible study! Great combination!  

Last semester Dr Wright gave students a basic overview of the story of the Bible from Creation to Jesus and the Church. This semester the Bible studies will cover the basic teachings and practices of the Christian faith. If this is the story that the Bible tells then what do we believe? and how do we live? Dr Wright has been a pastor for internationals at University Baptist Church for 14 years. He has taught courses at Cornell University and Tulane University and now teaches Biblical Hebrew at Louisiana State University. The classes will use simple English. Internationals and Americans are both welcome.

If you have a Bible bring it. If you do not have a Bible let us know and we can give you one for free.

Events for internationals at Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) this Thursday

There are two special events for internationals at the Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) this week. The BCM is on the corner of Highland Road and Chimes Street. (The BCM is not a church. Baptist churches in Baton Rouge support and work with the BCM.) If you have questions you can contact Catherine Bozeman at Cbozeman@Bcmlsu.net or 225-343-0408.

Pizza Party for Internationals on Thursday August 15 starting at 5:00 p.m. Free pizza and ice cream.

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There is also an international cookout and pool party on Friday August 16 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. People need to be there at 5:30 p.m. in order to ride to the place where the party will happen. Please note that this is the same time as our English Conversation activity.

 

Hurricanes at English Conversation – Friday August 02

*Important note – Do not bring young children to English Conversation. We have many other activities (especially on Sunday morning) when children are very welcome. Young children must stay home (with a responsible adult) when you come to English Conversation. Thank you for understanding and following this rule*

Hurricanes sometimes come to Louisiana. We do not have hurricanes come to Baton Rouge every year and we hope we do not have any this year. There have been three in the last fourteen years. But if one comes will you know what to do?

Come learn about hurricanes and how to be ready for them at English Conversation this Friday August 2 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the home of:

Michael and Carolyn Cavanaugh
744 Dubois Avenue, 70808

You can drive yourself – or ride on the church bus which will pick up from:  

  • Highland Plantation apartments bus stop at 6:50 p.m.
  • El Cid apartments at 6:55 p.m.
  • Edward Gay apartments (outside gate) at 7:05 p.m.
  • Tiger Towers/West Chimes (outside front gate) at 7:08 p.m.
  • Nicholson apartments (covered bus stop) at 7:10 p.m.
  • Tigerland (across from Circle K store) at 7:15 p.m.
  • Brightside (bus stop across street from Circle K gas station) at 7:18 p.m.

Please allow 5-10 minutes for the bus to arrive because of weather or traffic.

Directions (pretty close to campus):

  1. drive southeast from LSU along Highland Road
  2. cross Lee Drive
  3. turn left onto Leeward Drive (just like you are driving to the church)
  4. turn right onto Menlo
  5. quickly turn left (at the park) onto Leeward
  6. turn left onto Boone
  7. at the corner turn right onto Dubois
  8. look for house 744 on the right just before a hill that goes down

Map of 744 Dubois, 70808 at Mapquest

Last Monday evening Bible study at Louisiana State University – Monday April 29

Marc Chagall, Creation of Man

Special Bible study opportunity!

Dr Rick Wright will teach a basic introduction to the Bible during the next 5 weeks starting next Monday March 18 starting 5:45-6:00 p.m. after our internationals dinner at the Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) at Louisiana State University (corner of Highland Road and Chimes).

The five Bible studies will start with Creation and end with the life and work of Jesus. Dr Wright has been a pastor for internationals at University Baptist Church for 14 years. He has taught courses at Cornell University and Tulane University and now teaches Biblical Hebrew at Louisiana State University.  If you are interested in participating you can contact him at Rick@Ubc-br.org or just come to our first class next Monday!

If you have a Bible bring it. If you do not have a Bible let us know and we can give you one for free.

Concert by internationals – Friday February 22

*This is not a Church of the Nations activity but we are advertising/promoting it. Rick Wright knows many of the musicians and they are excellent.

First Baptist Church, Baton Rouge and Lsu Bcm present:

A Taste of Music from Blue Grass to Tango
Featuring the
Baton Rouge Latin American Quartet

Friday February 22, 2013 7:30 p.m.

First Baptist Church, downtown Baton Rouge

Cost = Adults $10.00, Students $5.00

This is a LSU BCM Missions Fundraiser so come out and support our student missionaries.

URGENT – the request for Chinese tutor needed was a *scam*

Earlier an email included this: “An American family has contacted us and asked if there is someone who can tutor a high school student in Chinese. If you are interested you can contact Rick and ask for more information.”

A few people responded to the request… and very quickly something did not sound right about this. This is a scam. The “family” sends a fake check, asks you to cash it, and send some of it to a “caregiver” and “child”. The result is that they steal money from you. I am thankful to the Chinese friend who realized something was wrong and told me about it.

Please accept my sincere apologies. I am deeply embarrassed by this. I received this request from an LSU professor that I know and trust. I assumed the family lives in Baton Rouge and that he knows them. Apparently I was wrong.

*If you are/were in contact with this “family” please do the following* You can report this to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). They have a webpage where you can give information about the situation: http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx.

International Retreat – Friday October 26 to Saturday October 27

From the LSU@BCM Facebook page:

International Retreat
Public Event · By BCM@LSU

October 26 at 6:00pm until October 27 at 4:00pm
3800 Highland Rd., Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803

We know that you work hard and that you are among the best in your field, but have you had a chance to really experience Louisiana and some of the amazing people that have come here from around the world? This retreat is designed with you in mind and you will have an opportunity to get to know an American family and international students from other countries and campuses around Louisiana.

Join us along with students from all over the State for Square dancing {at University Baptist Church! -Rick}, seminars on American football, Baking Cupcakes, What do Christians really believe, cookout, and a Swamp tour. Many of the families and students around Baton Rouge have offered to host you all in their homes. And, if that was not enough fun everyone who comes gets a t-shirt!

2012 BCM Intl Retreat Host Home Housing Sign up

2012 BCM Intl Retreat Host Home Housing Sign up

Presidential elections at English Conversation – Friday September 14

Please bring your nametag if you have one!  

How do Americans choose the President of the United States? Would you believe most Americans probably don’t understand – completely – how the President is elected? Come learn about the presidential election process at English Conversation this Friday, September 14 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the home of

Michael and Carolyn Cavanaugh
744 Dubois Avenue, 70808

You can drive there yourself or you can ride on the church bus which picks up from:

  • Highland Plantation bus stop at 6:55 p.m.
  • Edward Gay apartments (outside gate) at 7:05 p.m.
  • Tiger Towers (outside front gate) at 7:08 p.m.
  • Nicholson apartments (covered bus stop) at 7:10 p.m.
  • Tigerland at 7:15 p.m.
  • Brightside (bus stop near Circle K gas station) at 7:18 p.m.

Please allow 5-10 minutes for the bus to arrive because of weather or traffic.

Directions (pretty close to campus):

  1. drive southeast from LSU along Highland Road
  2. cross Lee Drive
  3. turn left onto Leeward Drive (just like you are driving to the church)
  4. turn right onto Menlo
  5. quickly turn left (at the park) onto Leeward
  6. turn left onto Boone
  7. at the corner turn right onto Dubois
  8. look for house 744 on the right just before a hill that goes down

Map to 744 Dubois Ave, 70808 at Mapquest

Preparing for possible hurricane this week

 

“Don’t be worried. Don’t be afraid. Just be ready“. That seems to be what the university and government authorities are saying to people in Baton Rouge.

Most international students and scholars in Baton Rouge probably have not experienced a hurricane. Some have asked me what they should do. So we want to send some useful information to everyone on our email list.

1) I have attached our English Conversation lesson on hurricanes. It includes information on how to prepare. Please look at it.

2) This is what the LSU Emergency Operations Center sent to me this morning. I have changed some of the language so it is easier to understand.

— Have a flashlight that works. Have enough batteries for several days.

— If you have a car fill it with gas now. Sometimes it is difficult to buy gasoline before and after a hurricane.

–Have enough drinking water (bottled) for at least three days. About one gallon (four liters) for each person for each day.

–Buy food that cannot go “bad” (does not need refrigerator or freezer). And buy food that you do not need to cook. Enough for at least one week.

–If you buy canned food, make sure you have a “manual” can opener that does not need electricity.

–Make sure you have all important documents, including insurance papers. Put them together so that if you need to leave Baton Rouge you can take them with you.

2b) Let us add a few other points.

–Clean your bathtub and fill it with water.

–Back up your important computer files! Cover/protect your computer so it does not get wet.

–Wash clothes now.

–Pack one small suitcase with clothes and “toiletries” in case you need to leave your apartment or leave Baton Rouge. (Not everyone will agree with this.)

–Make or buy ice.

3) Check the news – television, internet, radio. If you have cable channel 18 is good for weather. I often check www.weather.com.

4) Some things you should do now. Some things you can wait until before the storm.

Do not worry. Do not be afraid. Just be ready.