International Friday Dinner this week


You are invited to our next free dinner this year, hosted by UNC International Friends, this week Friday Feb 2nd at Chapel of the Cross on Franklin St.  Please note this is a different location from most of our dinners, across the street from UPC next to the planetarium. The address is 304 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (Google Maps link).

Dinner will be served at 6pm.  We will be having our favorite Southern cuisine, Bojangles chicken!  There will be a vegetarian option as well . We will end by 8pm so you can catch the bus home – or get a ride home with someone there.

Please join us to hear about The Quandary of Culture:  Embracing the American way while in America –a sampling of American values that culture-learners will discover and embrace while they live in America. Mark Vance was born and raised in Brazil.  He works with international students as an International Friends’ staff member at UNC, but Mark experienced being a stranger in the foreign land in which he grew up.  He will offer tips from his experience on learning to adapt or fit in to American culture.  After our speaker, there will be discussion at your table.  We also play a fun game.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday before 6pm.

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Friday Dinner, Jan 19th

This Friday is our first free Friday International Dinner for the semester hosted by UNC International Friends, Friday Jan 19th at University Presbyterian Church.  Enter through the student center doors at 110 Henderson Street (1/2 block off Franklin Street) (Google Maps link). ! We are hopeful that the weather will be fine as the forecast is for a warm-up with 50 degrees on Friday.

Dinner will be served at 6pm.  If you get there before 6pm, you will be entered in a drawing for a  prize. We will be having a home cooked meal and dessert.  We will end by 8pm so you can catch the bus home – or get a ride with someone there.

Please join us for a fantastic game night! We will have 10 fun games for you to enjoy and a relaxing evening together as well as meeting some new friends!

We look forward to seeing you on Friday before 6pm.

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Big Question of Christianity

One of the UNC student groups, Summit College, is hosting events on three consecutive Wednesdays in January, 17th, 24th, 31st to have a well known local pastor, JD Greear, answer some of the big questions about Christianity. The Events are at 7:30pm at the Blue Zone Concourse Club in Keenan Stadium and will last until 8:45pm.

Questions like:

  1. Only one way to God?  Is Christianity the right way?
  2. The reliability of the NT
  3.  The problem of evil
  4. Is Christianity good for the world?  Does it help with big issues in the world like social justice, racial tension, etc.?

Pastor Greear will speak, then there will be discussion and a chance for questions.

All are welcome!

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Last Intl Dinner, Friday Dec 1st, 6pm

You are invited to a FREE dinner hosted by UNC International Friends this week 6-8pm,   Friday, 12/1/2017 at University Presbyterian Church.  Enter through the student center doors at 110 Henderson Street (1/2 block off Franklin Street) and go downstairs. Click here for a map.

Arrive by 6pm to be entered into a drawing for a FREE meal at the Med Deli on Franklin Street.

Dinner will be served at 6pm.  We will end by 8pm so you can catch the bus home – or get a ride with someone there.

Please join us for our Christmas dinner and a chance to say farewell to those leaving us in December. If you are leaving this semester we have a small gift for you, so please let us know at the dinner. After dinner we will be hearing some A Capella from UNC’s Psalm 100 (sample here on YouTube) and then hearing about Christmas from IF’s own John Sorrell!

We look forward to seeing you Friday before 6pm! 

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International Friends Thanksgiving Dinner, Friday Nov 10th

International Friends Thanksgiving Dinner

You are invited to the International Friends Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner! It will be on Friday Nov 10th, starting at 6pm at University Presbyterian Church near Franklin Street. Enter through the Presbyterian student center door at 110 Henderson St. and go downstairs. Click here for a map. Afterwards, we will have a Thanksgiving program.

A local church will be providing all the traditional foods: turkey, gravy, stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, bread, and of course lots of pumpkin pie and apple pie! It will be a delicious feast and a chance to learn about this famous American holiday! Dinner is free.

So we know how much food to prepare, please RSVP!

Space is limited so each adult needs to register individually so we can keep a count. Children can be registered with one of their parents. If you are unable to attend after registering, please notify us by email (UNCinternationalfriends@gmail.com) so we can give the spot to someone else.

To RSVP click here: https://goo.gl/forms/c9uuJK0ezxqnKWzd2

See you before 6pm!

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9/27 Friday Dinner, Nov 4th Hiking

Friday Dinner You are invited to our next free dinner this year, hosted by UNC International Friends, this week Friday Oct 27th at Chapel of the Cross on Franklin St.  Please note this is a different location from most of our dinners, across the street from UPC next to the planetarium. The address is 304 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (Google Maps link).

Dinner will be served at 6pm.  If you get there before 6pm, you will be entered in a drawing for a prize. We will end by 8pm so you can catch the bus home – or get a ride with someone there.

Please join us for traditional pumpkin carving! This is always a favorite night with students and a chance to take part in this American Fall tradition. We will have a pumpkin for each table and then you will create and carve your own design. It is always a great sight to see all the pumpkins at the end! Bring your friends and join us for a fun evening together.
We look forward to seeing you on Friday before 6pm.

Hiking at Hanging Rock

International Friends is going hiking! Come join us on Sat Nov 4th to see Hanging Rock State park with the Fall foliage and then some waterfalls. We will provide the transportation and be your guide. Cost is $20 per person. For registration go to :https://goo.gl/forms/TFgWPjaoaVKKrVKD2

We will leave Chapel Hill around 8am and return before 7pm. Bring a lunch and we will eat at the top of Hanging Rock and see the changing leaves for miles around. Afterwards we will take a short hike to some waterfalls. Bring money for dinner as we will stop in Greensboro and eat together on the way home. Any questions please email UNCinternationalfriends@gmail.com.

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Friday October 13th – Friday Dinner

– You are invited to our next free dinner this year, hosted by UNC International Friends, on Oct 13th at University Presbyterian Church. Enter through the student center doors at 110 Henderson Street (1/2 block off Franklin Street) (Google Maps link). Dinner will be served at 6pm. If you get there before 6pm, you will be entered in a drawing for a prize. We will end by 8pm so you can catch the bus home – or get a ride with someone there.

Please join us to hear about The Quandary of Culture: Becoming at home when changing worlds. – Mark Vance was born and raised in Brazil. He works with international students as an International Friends’ staff member at UNC, but Mark experienced being a stranger in the foreign land in which he grew up – Brazil. He will offer tips from his experience on learning to adapt or fit in to American culture. After our speaker, there will be discussion at your table. We also play a fun game. We look forward to seeing you on Friday before 6pm.

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