IUSM Special Talk: Case for the Resurrection

What: Case for the Resurrection
When: Saturday, March 5, 2016, 7pm
Where: Student Community Center MPR

IUSM will explore and talk about: Did Jesus really came back to life on Easter Sunday?  What are the evidence that can give a credible argument for the resurrection of Jesus?  This is crucial in the belief of Christianity.

The night not only will be thought provoking, we will also start with a good delicious dinner, Games, & Fun!

Well we hope you can come and join us this Saturday as we talk about this topic.

IUSM Winter Welcome Night : Refresh Recap

We had a great time, and being “Refresh” for the beginning of the new quarter.  We started off with a delicious meal, Korean BBQ, and delicious salad, and home cook rice.  Then we heard from two Berkeley PhD students of their experience, and how they have a fresh outlook in life after they investigated and ponder about the meaning of life.


Of course, you know we will have some fun and games after hearing all the serious things of life.  Why are they leaning, Leaning Tower of Pisa?

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Why were their eyes covered?  Are those for sword fighting?  Glad the swords are foams, and the bystanders dodge out of the way.  We even had times of playing foosball.

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Come join us next time!

IUSM Winter Welcome Night : Refresh (1/9/2016)

Time sure goes by quick.  Now is the beginning of another new quarter.  Welcome back to all of you, especially if you had a chance to travel, both domestically or out of the country.  Hope all of you are recovered, or recovering, from all of the stress last quarter.

We will have the IUSM Winter Welcome Night this coming Saturday, called “Refresh.”  We will have special talk/subject on this topic of refresh, a delicious Korean BBQ meal, skit, and games.  Come join us!

We will have rides 6:30pm at ARC.  Please see below for additional information.  Bring a friend or two, who want to start the quarter “Refresh” also.

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HG3 Dim Sum & Sacramento Capitol recap

For the few remnant stayed behind for the Winter break, we had a quick outings ourselves.  We started off with a good dim sum(点心).  Some students tasted dim sum for the first time, 虾饺,烧卖,凤爪,新洲炒面…  It was yummy!  This inspired the girls for shopping at 99 Ranch for making some Chinese meals 🙂


Then we went to the California State Capitol for a tour, listened to live music.  Baby Joshua approved of the Golden Bear, “Rarrrr!!!” with authority!

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Isn’t this a nice acoustic place to listen to live music?  There are even seats down there by the band to enjoy the performances.


We got to see the two houses/chambers where our government officials gather to debate and pass the laws of the state:

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Finally we visited the tall Christmas tree with the ornament decorations outside, and enjoyed some Autumn foliage.


Recap: 2015 Thanksgiving Celebration

We started the afternoon with songs, engaging message, and special song and touching sharing from the students.  At the end, we put our tags on this display, showing how all our stories fit into God’s story.

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While the turkey and food is being setup, there was a time of games while people waited.


Look at all these delicious turkeys, 28 in all.  Some group had different recipes.  I heard the deep fried turkey is the most tender.  It’s impossible to eat a portion from each turkey.  Still we all had our fill from the turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, candied yam, …  Too much good food to list.


Each group put on song and performances.  IUSM put on a performance from the movie Inside Out!  Brian sure look familiar.  Did they used his picture for Anger in the movie?  Are you sure they only had practice for one day?  There are some natural talents for these roles.

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Even some dancing as part of the performance by our IUSM members.

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Which 3 characters are they playing here?  Disgust, Joy, Sadness.  Can you guess which one is which?  If you are still not sure, you can ask them the next time you see them.


Recap: IUSM Special Talk – How Can I Believe in a God I Cannot See?

Our Alumni, Dr. Ng(he wants everyone to call him Kit) received his PhD from Davis Chemistry Department.  We asked him to come and talk about this topic, and he came back … home … to lend a hand.

At the beginning, while everyone is settling down.  Here we look our views of God: vending machine, good vs bad deeds, aloof, relationship?  Put a marble in the jar in front of the picture…

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Dr. Ng talked about 3 different ways how we form our worldviews of daily experiences.  And how those 3 ways can help us come to form our view of God we can relate to…  There was some good discussion around the table.  Then there was the good desserts.


We ended the night with game of Blind Turkey.  One person draw one part of the turkey, and people in each team take turn until they draw the whole turkey.  We have some good artistic talents, and some turkey picture(s) looks so good and proportional…

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HG 1 San Francisco Outing Recap

We had a trip to San Francisco, including a fun hike at Muir Woods National Park.



Then we went to Golden Gate Bridge, even had sports and exercise there.  A lot of calories burned.  All the hike and sports are in preparation for … [what do you think it is?]


If you say a delicious and hearty dinner, you are RIGHT!  Just look at the varieties of food everyone had:


IUSM Special Talk: Does God Exist?

What: Does God Exist? Reasons For God
When: Friday, November 20, 2015, 7pm
Where: Student Community Center MPR

IUSM will explore and talk about: is there a god beyond our understanding?  What would such a god be like?  Is there really a god out there, and are there any clues such a god would leave behind for us to look for those clues?

Well we hope you can come and join us this Friday as we talk about this topic.

Chen HG Miniature Golf

Let’s try something new.  How about some miniature golf?  Sure, let’s go…

There are sure a lot of colorful lights on the miniature golf course.  The smaller size course can make anyone be a pro golfer.  Come and try yourself!

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The food sure is good with some hot soup(Pho).  The soup is hot enough to cook even the veggies and the beef.  Everyone totally enjoy the dish in front of them.  It a complete course meal with noodle, meat, vegetables.  Bon appetit!


Din HG Friday post activity – Bowling

For the students who needed a break from studying, let’s go bowling…

Make sure you get the ball with the right weight, or you are going to have a hard time rolling it down the lane.


In between the games, someone got surprised with a cake.  Where did the cake come from??  Let’s all sing Happy Birthday together.


I am sure everyone had a lot of fun, whether you are an expert, or a beginner…


Come join us next time.