Remote Web Cast Locations for The January Series 2009

January Series 2006 audience photo

The January Series hit the road in 2008 with Remote Web Casts at a dozen sites around the U.S. and now we are expanding to even more sites in 2009... see below for specific locations!

Not available to attend our presentations on campus? No problem, we are coming to 20+ 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: Mr. Tim Vreeman
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
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
Church phone: 248-645-1990

Beyond Michigan

Fairlawn Christian Reformed Church
Contact: Mr. Don Stahl
305 Goldthwaite Road, Whitinsville, MA 01588
Church phone: 508-234-2838 ext. 200
Note: 12:30 p.m. start time (Eastern Standard Time)

South Windsor  (New for 2009)
Avery Street Christian Reformed Church
Contact: Rev. Jerry Lion / Al Smith
661 Avery Street, South Windsor, CT  06074
Church phone: 860-644-2731
Note: 12:30 p.m. start time (Eastern Standard Time)

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
Note: 12:30 p.m. start time (Eastern Standard Time)

Chicago - Elmhurst
Faith Christian Reformed Church
1070 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst, IL 60126
Contact: Pastor Greg Schuringa
Church phone: 630-279-1776
Church email:
Note: 11:30 a.m. start time (Central Standard Time)

Chicago – Loop  (New for 2009)
Fourth Presbyterian Church
Contact: Adam Fronczek
126 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago, IL
Church phone: 312-787-4570
Note: 11:30 a.m. start time (Central Standard Time)

Birmingham (New for 2009)
Briarwood Christian School

Contact: Dr. Barrett Mosbacker
6255 Cahaba Valley Rd.
Birmingham, AL  35242
School phone: 205-776-5902
Note:  11:30 a.m. start time (Central Standard Time)

Minneapolis  (New for 2009)
Calvary Christian Reformed Church
Contact: Rev. Jack Van Marion
5300 France Avenue South, Edina, MN  55410
Church phone: 952-831-6264
Note: 11:30 a.m. start time (Central Standard Time)

Pella  (New for 2009)
Pella Christian High School
Contact: Ms. Stacy VanRandwyk
300 Eagle Lane, Pella, IA  50219
Contact phone: 641-780-8239
Note: 11:30 a.m. start time (Central Standard Time)

Denver  (New for 2009)
Denver Christian Schools High School Campus
Contact: Mr. Chuck Powell
2135 S. Pearl Street, Denver, CO 80210
School phone: 303-733-2421
Note: 10:30 a.m. start time (Mountain Standard Time)

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)

Bellflower (New for 2009)
Bethany Christian Reformed Church
Contact: Todd Pheifer
17054 Bixby Avenue, Bellflower, CA 90706
Church Phone: 562-866-1812
Note: 9:30 a.m. start time (Pacific Standard Time)

San Jose  (New for 2009)
San Jose Christian School
Contact: Karen & John Wynbeek
1300 Sheffield Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008
School Phone: 408-371-7741
Note: 9:30 a.m. start time (Pacific Standard Time)

Seattle  (New for 2009)
First Christian Reformed Church &
Shoreline Christian School

Contact: Rev. Harry Weidenaar
14555 25th Avenue NE, Shoreline, WA 98155
Church Phone: 206-364-3021
Note: 9:30 a.m. start time (Pacific Standard Time)

Ancaster, Ontario  (New for 2009)
Ancaster Christian Reformed Church
Contact: Ralph Luimes
70 Garner Road East, Highway # 53
Ancaster, Ontario  L9G 2J8
Church Phone: 905-648-2323
Note: 12:30 p.m. start time (Eastern Standard Time)


All presentations will be shown at the Eastern Standard Time of 12:30-1:30 p.m., be sure to note what time zone each remote site is in for the correct start time. Please contact the local site for additional information.

Interested in submitting a proposal for your church/school to host the 2010 Series? Contact our office in February 2009.


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.