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Founders Week 2017 Events

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Welcome, alumni, to Moody Bible Institute’s annual Founder’s Week, Feb. 6-10. Join us for this spiritually enriching conference, packed with today’s foremost biblical teachers, Christian musicians and fellowship centered around this year’s theme, “Heirs with Christ.”

We’d also like to welcome you to Alumni Day, Tuesday Feb. 7, where you can reconnect with old classmates, attend an Alumni Banquet, and hear the Moody Men’s Collegiate Choir’s 60th anniversary reunion performance.

Whether you’re with us in person on the Chicago campus or watching the live-stream at home we know you will be blessed by the worship, fellowship, and biblical teaching.

Alumni Reunion Schedule

Monday, Feb. 6

Moody Men’s Choir 60th Anniversary
1:30 p.m. Rehearsal

Alumni Tour
2:00 p.m. Meet by the D.L. Moody Museum, 1st floor of Smith Hall

Class Reunion Dinners
The Alumni Association extends a special Founder’s Week invitation to the classes of 1967, 1977, 1992, and 2007 to attend a dinner just for you and your class.

Tickets: $15 per person. Tickets must be purchased in advance from the Alumni Office. Please purchase tickets by January 25, 2017.

1:00–4:00 p.m.​
Check-in at The Commons
3:00–4:00 p.m.​
Punch Reception
4:00–6:00 p.m.​
Class Reunion Dinner

 

Class of 1967—50th Class Reunion Dinner

Class of 1977—40th Class Reunion Dinner

Class of 1992—25th Reunion Dinner

Class of 2007—10th Reunion Dinner

Founder’s Week Opening Session
7:00 pm Opening Session Begins, Speaker Dr. Paul Nyquist
There will be reserved seating for the above classes until 6:45 p.m.

Transportation
A shuttle bus will be available at Wells and Institute Place to take you to The Moody Church for the opening session. Class dinner attendees will need to arrange transportation from their hotel to campus for class dinners. Shuttle service from the hotels will not be available on Monday before 6 p.m.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 7

Alumni Day

8:00 a.m.
Prayer Service
9:30 a.m.
Speaker: David Anderson '89
Torrey-Gray Auditorium

 

10:45 a.m.
Presentation of Faculty Citation Award
Speaker: Eric Rivera '03
Torrey-Gray Auditorium
12:15 p.m.
Annual Alumni Banquet
Student Dining Room
Tickets: $15 per person
2:30 p.m.
Class Reunions

Undergraduate:
​’52, ’57, ’62, ’67, ’72, ’77, ’82, ’87, ’92, ’97, ’02, ’07, and ’12

​Graduate School and ASP classes:
’92, ’97, ’02, ’07, and ’12

Missionary Aviation, Radio Tech, and Evening School classes of all years

Sweeting Center
4:00 p.m.
Shuttle bus to The Moody Church for Moody Men’s Choir 60th Anniversary rehearsal.
The bus will depart from Wells and Institute Place. Rehearsal will begin promptly at 4:15 p.m.
4:15 p.m.
​Moody Men’s Choir 60th Anniversary Rehearsal
The Moody Church
7:00 p.m.
Presentation of Alumnus of the Year Award, Speaker: Gary Chapman ‘58
The Moody Church
9:00 p.m.
​​Open Reception for Alumnus of the Year
The Moody Church

Click here for a copy of the Alumni Activities brochure.

 

Wednesday Feb. 8

8:00 a.m.
Prayer Service
9:30 a.m.
Speaker: Josh Moody
Torrey-Gray Auditorium
10:30 a.m.
Janet Parshall
Torrey-Gray Auditorium
2:15 p.m.
Student Activities
7:00 p.m.
Don Sunukjian
The Moody Church

 

 

Purchasing Tickets

Order tickets to the Monday Class Reunion Dinner and the Tuesday Alumni Banquet by registering online, contacting the Alumni office at (312) 329-4412, or emailing mbialum@moody.edu. To order by mail, send a check payable to Moody Alumni Association (820 N. LaSalle Blvd., Chicago, IL 60610).

Order Tickets

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are nonrefundable. On sale through Jan. 25.

To ensure delivery before Founder’s Week, please place orders before 1/16/2017. Ticket orders received after this date may be picked up at the Alumni Office. Tickets will not be held without payment.

 

Coffee And Fellowship

The Moody Alumni office will be open each day during Founder’s Week from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We invite you to stop by our office in Smith Hall and relax over a hot cup of coffee.

Stay for a few minutes or all day. Feel free to make yourself at home and use our office as a meeting place for your friends and family.

 

Moody Men’s Collegiate Choir 60th Anniversary

During Founder’s Week, the Moody Men’s Collegiate Choir will celebrate 60 years of God’s faithfulness with a reunion choir performance. We hope you’ll add your voice to the anticipated 250 choir members. We will rehearse twice (Feb. 6 and 7) and sing in Tuesday’s evening session. Dr. H. E. Singley ’71, celebrating 20 years as the Men’s Choir director, will conduct the reunion choir performance. To participate please visit moodymenchoir.com

Moody Men's Collegiate Choir Schedule

Monday, Feb. 6

1:30 p.m.
Rehearsal

Tuesday, Feb. 7

4:15 p.m.
Rehearsal at The Moody Church
7:00 p.m.
Performance at The Moody Church

 

Follow Moody Men’s Collegiate Choir

Facebook: Moody Men’s Collegiate Choir

Twitter: @mmcctour

Instagram: @mmcctour

Snapchat: mmcctour

 

Alumni Speakers

Morning and afternoon sessions will be held at Moody Bible Institute. Evening sessions will be held at The Moody Church. Speakers will include Tony Evans, Janet Parshall, Bryan Lorritts, Don Sunukjian, and more. To view the entire list of speakers, read more about them, and see the schedule, visit the Founder’s Week page.

Alumni Day Speakers:

Gary Chapman ’58

David Anderson ’89

Eric Rivera ’03

 

Live Streaming

Millions of people tune into the conference through Moody Radio or live stream video.

Sign Up For Updates

Don’t miss any of the speakers! Sign up for regular schedule updates that will alert you when a session is about to begin.

Questions?

Contact the Alumni office at (312) 329-4412 or mbialum@moody.edu.

 

Overnight Accommodations

To make reservations, please contact the hotel directly and ask for the Moody Bible Institute Founder’s Week rate (rate does not include tax). Rates subject to availability. Please reserve by January 4, 2017.

Best Western River North Hotel
(312) 467-0800
125 W. Ohio Street, (five blocks from Moody)
$100 Single, $120 Double (prices for 2/5–2/12/2017)
Free breakfast included
$25 parking fee per night

Hampton Inn & Suites
(800) 429-1152
33 W. Illinois Street (9 blocks from Moody)
$94 per night (price for 2/6–2/11/2017)
Free breakfast included

Hotel Indigo Downtown Gold Coast
(312) 787-4980
1244 N. Dearborn Parkway (eight blocks from Moody)
$109 per room (prices for 2/5–2/11/2017)

Residence Inn by Marriott
(312) 943-9800 or 1-800/331-3131
201 E. Walton Place (eight blocks from Moody)
$115 Studio, $132 One Bedroom (prices for 2/6–2/13/2017)
Includes hot breakfast buffet daily
Discounted parking rate of $29 per night

Shuttle buses will be provided between these hotels and The Moody Church beginning on Monday evening at 6 p.m.

For more options and information about hotel accommodations visit moodyglobal.org/hotels.

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