Geneva’s 50th Anniversary
The celebration of Geneva Campus Church’s 50th Anniversary will take place July 21-23, 2017, bringing many generations of Genevans together in Madison. Stay tuned for more information. Go to our event Facebook page and “like” it, if you wish like to receive updates as plans develop.
In June 1967, Seminarian Tim Limberg arrived in Madison to begin organizing a ministry of the Christian Reformed Church on the UW-Madison campus. Since then, Rev. Curt Roelofs (1968), Rev. Robert Westenbroek (1969), Rev. Russ Palsrock (1975), Rev. Keith Bulthuis (1977), Rev. William Vanderhoven (1984), Rev. Doug Hunderman (1985), Rev. Andy DeJong (1985), Rev. Guy Rosenboom (1987), Rev. Cliff Bajema (1988) and presently Rev. Michael Winnowski (2003) have led Geneva in its ministry to the campus and to the greater Madison area. Now, 50 years after Geneva’s ministry began, we gather together for fellowship and thanksgiving to God.
Friday, July 21
6:30-9pm: Registration and Ice Cream Social (Babcock Ice Cream) at Pres House, 731 State Street.
Saturday, July 22
Morning Activities (optional)
1) Bike Ride: for those interested in a Saturday morning bike ride, two opportunities are planned:
- a shorter ride through the arboretum
- a 2-3 hour ride leaving town to the south with basic SAG support
If you are not bringing your own equipment, there are a limited number of bicycles available through Genevans. For more information about borrowing bikes or the ride, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Bicycles and trailers can also be rented from:
2) Other possibilities for Saturday morning activities:
- enjoy Wisconsin cheese and produce at the Dane County Farmers’ Market
- tour the beautiful Wisconsin State Capitol building
- walk down State Street or hike out to Picnic Point
- stroll through Olbrich Botanical Gardens or the UW Arboretum
- visit the free Henry Vilas Zoo
- hang out at the remodeled Memorial Union Terrace
- take the time to meet up with friends for a cup of coffee
Noon-2 pm: Catered lunch at the Vilas Park Shelter, 1602 Vilas Park Drive. Lunch will be catered by The Journey, A8 China, Rocky’s Pizza, and Milios. Enjoy Vilas Zoo, the park playground, and Vilas Beach.
Saturday afternoon: Free time
Evening Program: 6:30-9pm at Upper|House, 365 E Campus Mall #200. Celebrate with a night of desserts, fellowship, talent, and entertainment, and a word from Geneva’s Council. Kids’ activities will be available during the evening program. Everyone will be invited to add their names and photos to the 50-year Geneva timeline art project.
Sunday, July 23
10am: Geneva worship service at The Crossing, 1127 University Avenue. A reception will follow the service.
Hotels below are holding blocks of rooms. Rooms will be held until June 20, 2017. Attendees are responsible for booking and paying for rooms (identify yourself with the 50th Geneva Campus Church Anniversary to receive discounted price).
The DoubleTree Hotel
525 West Johnson Street, Madison, Wisconsin, 53703, (608) 251-5511
2110 Rimrock Road, Madison, WI, 53713, (608)284-1234
706 John Nolen Dr, Madison, WI 53713, (608)251-2300
There are a limited number of spaces in Geneva member homes. Indicate below if you are interested in this option.
Look at this map to help find parking areas. The green lots are controlled Monday-Friday 7 am-4:30 pm, but are free on the weekends. The closest ramp to the Pres House is the Lake Street Ramp.