GREENVILLE, PA —The public is invited to come and worship with the Thiel College community during the Community Worship events of the spring 2009 semester. Held the second and fourth Thursday of each month, Community Worship events are spiritual gatherings that feature a variety of formats, aimed at securing broad participation from the community, that celebrate Thiel’s religious heritage.
Part of the Community Building Initiative that launched last semester, Community Worship is held in the David Johnson Memorial Chapel on Thiel’s campus and begins at noon. Refreshments are available after the service.
The schedule of presenters for the Community Worship events for spring 2009 is:
- January 15: Launch of Recyclemania, a national recycling competition
- January 29: Organization of Black Collegians (OBC) (tentative)
- February 12: Dr. Joyce Cuff, Thiel biology professor
- February 26: Thiel Campus Ministry students
- March 19: Dr. Patricia Kelvin, interim director of the Center for Learning & Advising
(in celebration of the Jewish holiday of Purim)
- April 2: Rev. Chris McCann (of St. Luke Episcopal Church in Chardon, Ohio)
- April 16: Rev. Emilie Theobald-Rowlands’04 (of Resurrection Lutheran Church, Oakdale, Pa., and Grace Lutheran church, Crescent, Pa.)
The Community Building Initiative is a new effort to renew a sense of community and togetherness on Thiel’s campus as well as between Thiel and the greater Greenville Community. The Community Building Initiative has a five-tiered approach to community building, including Community Experiences, Community Gatherings, Community Traditions, Community Worship and Community Greening events.
All Community Building Initiative events are free and open to the public.
For more information, call 724-589-2106 or visit www.thiel.edu/cbi.