GC’s Int’l Thanksgiving Dinner – 11/26

November 24th, 2014

GC’s annual International Thanksgiving Dinner is this week! Join us for traditional Thanksgiving food (along with vegetarian dishes).  There will also be a raffle of various household items & gift cards as well as wonderful International entertainment.


When:  Wednesday, 11/26

Where: BG Covenant Church (1165 Haskins Road)

Time:    6:30-9:00 pm


For a ride, meet in front of International Student Services, south end of University Hall in Faculty Parking Lot A (the walkway between Hanna & University Halls). Rides will be available from 6:15 – 7:00 pm and then after the event.


Contact info@globalconnectionsbg.org or call (419) 601-0457 for more information or for directions.

GC’s Community Service Project: Martha’s Kitchen

November 17th, 2014

Join GC Volunteer, Marie Derkis, and other Internationals as we give back to BG! We’ll be serving already prepared food to those in need of a free meal at Martha’s Kitchen on Friday, 11/21 from 4:00 — 6:30 pm. The location of MK has changed to St. John’s Church (1505 E Wooster) for this week only. Contact Mallory by 11/20 if you’d like to participate.1383416_10152566055800400_332780920_n

Support GC at Kroger

November 10th, 2014

If you shop at Kroger, consider selecting GC as the non-profit organization that receives a certain percentage of your purchase. Please know that this has to be updated every year. To do so:

  1. Click here-Kroger
  2. Sign in (or register first).
  3. Go to My Account.
  4. Go to Edit  Community Rewards.
  5. Type in Global Connections.
  6. When GC shows up in a drop-down menu, select it.
  7. Save changes.

Now every time you shop at Kroger, Global Connections will financially benefit. Thank you for your support!

Quilting/Crocheting/Knitting Classes – No Classes on 11/4

November 3rd, 2014

Quilting/Crocheting/Knitting Classes are cancelled on 11/4. The next Quilting Class will be on 11/6. Contact Wendy Jenkins at wjquilts@gmail.com with questions or to join the classes!

Website Updates

October 31st, 2014

Check out our updated website including our Full Calendar! Brief explanations of events, services, and volunteer needs are also listed under the Internationals and Volunteers tabs. Take a look!

GC’s Local Shopping Trip

October 22nd, 2014

Need groceries? GC provides BG Shopping Trips every Saturday! (except when we take a trip to the Int’l Markets in Toledo and during BGSU breaks) Our next one is scheduled for Saturday, 10/25, from 10:30 am — 12:00 pm. GC Volunteers will take you to any store in Bowling Green. Email Mallory by 12:00 pm on Friday to sign up.1459836_10152660038855400_1517880351_n

GC’s World Food & Fun Night

October 13th, 2014
Global Connections’ Fall World Food & Fun Night
Join us for an evening of fun and food from a variety of cultures, fun connections between Internationals & Americans, and fun entertainment!

Bring a dish of food (already prepared and enough for 5–6 people) from your culture for the potluck.

Saturday, October 18, 2014
6:00 — 9:00 
@ St. Mark’s Lutheran Church (315 S College Dr.)

Click on the links below to sign up to bring food and/or volunteer:
Email us at info@globalconnectionsbg.org for directions. For a ride, meet in front of ISS, south end of University Hall in Faculty Parking Lot A. Rides will be available from 5:45–6:30 pm and after the event.

This is a child friendly event. Bring your family!

Support GC Through GoodSearch

October 6th, 2014

GC is a part of Goodsearch.com as a way for the local community both in Bowling Green and beyond to help raise funds.UseGoodsearch.com to search the Internet, just as you would use Yahoo or Google, and they will donate a penny per search to Global Connections. Simply click on this link: GoodSearch, sign-up using your email address, start searching, and benefit Global Connections!

Website Updates

October 3rd, 2014

Please excuse our mess as we update our website. The calendar and Internationals & Volunteers tabs will be working correctly soon! Until then, please refer to our e-newsletter, In Touch with Global Connections, for upcoming events and services. We will still be posting weekly updates here and on our Facebook Fanpage. If you have any questions, please contact Mallory at mjames@globalconnectionsbg.org.

Community Resource Seminar

September 29th, 2014

Internationals and their families are invited to join us for the Community Resource Seminar this Thursday, 10/2, from 1:30 – 3:00 pm at Wood County District Public Library.54 Organizations such as Job and Family Services, the Wood County Health Department, the SAAFE Center, and more will be at there to give information and answer any questions. Email Mallory with questions or to participate.