Students to gather for annual student body chapel, senior class meeting


Manny Juah gives a testimony at last semester’s student body chapel. Photo: Photo Services

The Student Leadership Council will hold a student body chapel service in the Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium and a separate chapel for the senior class in Stratton Hall at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 4.

The student body chapel service will give students an opportunity to encourage one another and a chance to hear from peers about what God is doing in their lives. The service’s theme of holiness is closely aligned with the University’s theme of reflecting God. The chapel will begin with congregational hymns to encourage the student body followed by a message from senior Bible major Roland Kassales.

The message of the overall service will focus on the motivation behind service and worship and how students can better reflect God. “The motivation for this student body chapel is that we will be doers of the word and not hearers only, that we would take God very seriously,” said Abigail Troutman, a senior special education major who serves as one of the student body chaplains.

The senior class will meet in Stratton Hall for a special chapel led by senior class representatives Corey Colosky, a math education major, and Alicia Newcomer, a creative writing major. The chapel serves as an opportunity for the senior class to gather and worship together. Two seniors will give their testimonies, and a slideshow of submitted pictures from seniors will be shown to help bring back memories of past years.

This chapel service is meant to be an encouraging send-out to the senior class and may be the last time that the senior class can meet and worship together before commencement.