Remote Webcast Locations for The January Series 2009

January Series 2006 audience photo

The January Series hit the road in 2008 with Remote Webcasts at a dozen sites around the U.S. and now we are expanding to even more sites in 2009... stay tuned for details!

Not available to attend our presentations on campus? No problem, we are coming to 12+ additional sites this year by way of the web. Each of the 15 presentations will be shown live on a large screen at the following remote sites:

Sites confirmed to date...

Downtown Grand Rapids
Ladies Literary Club
61 Sheldon Blvd SE, Grand Rapids , MI 49503
Doors will open at noon
Parking available at LaGrave Avenue CRC
Questions? Contact Calvin's Office of Conferences & Campus Events
at 616-526-6280

Western Michigan Christian High School
Contact: Mr. Ben Buursma
455 E. Ellis, Norton Shores, MI 49441
Phone: 231-799-9644
Map to WMCHS

Ridge Point Community Church
Contact: Ms. Julie Wiant
340 104 th Ave., Holland, MI 49423
Phone: 616-395-2600

Third Christian Reformed Church
2400 Winchell Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Contact email:
Church website:
Phone: 269-343-2400

Ann Arbor
The Center of Faith & Scholarship / Campus Chapel
1236 Washtenaw Ct., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Contact: Dr. Rolf Bouma
Phone: 734-668-7421

East Lansing
River Terrace Church
1509 River Terrace Dr., East Lansing MI 48823
Contact: Ms. Lyn VanTol
Phone: 517-351-9059 ext. 205

North Hills Christian Reformed Church
Contact: Ms. Anita Beem , Dir. of Education & Outreach
3150 North Adams Road, Troy, MI 48084
Phone: 248-645-1990-church

Chicago - Elmhurst
Faith Christian Reformed Church
1070 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst, IL 60126
Contact: Pastor Greg Schuringa
Church phone: 630-279-1776
Church email:

Fairlawn Christian Reformed Church
Contact: Mr. Don Stahl
305 Goldthwaite Road, Whitinsville, MA 01588
Phone: 508-234-2838-church office

Sarasota - Bradenton area
Bradenton Christian School
3304 43rd Street West, Bradenton FL 34209
Contact: Mrs. Jannon Pierce, Director of Admissions and Public Relations
Phone: 941-792-5454

Crosspoint Church
6950 Edison Avenue, Chino, CA 91710
Church phone: 909-606-9833
Contact: Mr. Ted Mejan
Note: 9:30 a.m. start time (Pacific Standard Time)

The River Christian Reformed Church
Contact: Pastor Will Verhoef
459 E. Highland Ave., Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 909-798-2221
Note: 9:30 a.m. start time (Pacific Standard Time)


All presentations will be shown at 12:30-1:30 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).
Contact the local site for additional information.


Interested in submitting a proposal for your church/school to host the 2009 Series? Contact our office in February 2008.



Calvin's January Series to Hit the Road
October 1, 2007

Calvin College's award-winning January Series will hit the road in January 2008.

Remote webcasts at a dozen sites around the U.S. will bring January Series' expertise to such locales as Muskegon, Ann Arbor, Chicago and Kalamazoo.

Also included will be a downtown Grand Rapids site: Calvin's new building at 61 Sheldon Boulevard, the former home of the Ladies Literary Club.

First-year January Series director Kristi Potter (right) is excited about beaming 15 January Series speakers to far flung locations.

"We did some of this last year," she says, "but not nearly on this scale. To have 12 sites across the country who will be receiving the broadcasts this year is really exciting. And to be able to give people in downtown Grand Rapids a convenient place to see the speakers is something we think will be a real plus."

Potter notes that although the lecture series comes at a convenient time for many, with its 12:30 p.m. start time, it can still be difficult for people to drive to campus, park, hear a speaker and then drive back to their workplace.

"With a downtown location," she says, "we hope we can draw a new audience to the January Series -- people who want to take advantage of the opportunities we offer through our speakers, but people who previously could not afford the time to come to campus."

Other locations include schools (Western Michigan Christian High School in Muskegon and Bradenton Christian in Florida) and churches (Ridge Point in Holland, North Hills in Troy, Campus Chapel in Ann Arbor, River Terrace in East Lansing, Faith in Chicago, Third in Kalamazoo, Fairlawn in Whitinsville, Mass., and Crosspoint and The River in California).

The line-up for the 2008 series is set already with a number of interesting topics and speakers on tap.

The series opens January 3, 2008 with Michael Mandelbaum speaking on "Democracy's Good Name." It concludes on January 23 with Sigval Berg speaking on "Energy: Our Responsibility."

In between will be talks on such topics as the next election for president, renewing religious language, black gospel music, the world's rain forests, theology for an age of terror, the future of the space industry, the pillow angel case and more.