2015-2016 Campus Ministry Calendar
New Student Days
Thursday, August 20
11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. New Student Days service for students and parents in Weaver Chapel - Led by University pastors Andy & Rachel Tune. An interdenominational Christian service and special service for this time of transition!
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Reception for Jewish students and their families -Morris Lounge, Benham-Prince Student Center;Hosted by Wittenberg faculty
Sunday, August 23
11:00 a.m. All-campus worship service with Holy Communion -Weaver Chapel
Led by Pastors Rachel and Andy Tune
(doughnuts and coffee at 10:30a.m.)
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Sundaes on Sunday
Outside Student Center (rainsite: inside in lower Student Center)
Come make a sundae & meet upperclass students involved in campus ministries!
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Christian Ministry Fellowship & Open House
Ness Auditorium, Hollenbeck Hall
Come for some music, meet new friends, and hear about all the Christian ministries at Witt!
9:00 pm - Catholic Mass, Weaver Chapel
Father Ed Burns, Chaplain at Wright State and Coordinator of Catholic Mass for Wittenberg with Newman Club
Monday, August 24
8:30 p.m. Weaver Chapel Association fellowship night begins.
Meets in Weaver Chapel Activity Room - follow the signs from the back of the chapel. Come to meet new friends! This is a weekly time for discussion about faith and life, for prayer, and for fellowship!
Tuesday, August 25
11:10 a.m.- Opening Convocation (Tue/Thurs Weekday Chapel begins on Thursday)
Thursday, August 27
11:10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (followed by an open lunch/meeting time) University Weekday Chapel
Join us in Weaver chapel for student-led music, a brief meditation, and prayers!
Evening - Student Involvement Fair - be sure to visit the tables of all the Campus Ministries!
Friday, August 28
9 p.m. Rootbeer Float Party at the Campus Ministries House
Sunday, August 30 (normal schedule begins)
10:30 a.m. Coffee & Doughnuts/Chapel
11:00 a.m. Sunday morning Worship/ Weaver Chapel
9:00 p.m. Catholic Mass, Weaver Chapel, Father Ed Burns or local priest
Sunday, September 13 Common Ground Picnic
12:30-2:30 p.m. The Campus Ministry Picnic, sponsored by Common Ground! Location to be announced
September 18-20 Family Weekend
Sunday morning, Sept. 20 - 11 a.m. Family Weekend Worship Service (preceded by coffee and doughnuts at 10:30 a.m.) with Chapel Choir and The Wittenberg Singers providing music.
Friday, September 25 6 pm-? Evening Get-Away
Common Ground (All-Christian Ministries) Get Away –off-campus – FREE! We will be getting off campus for an evening of getting to know one another, conversation, bonfire & singing. More info to follow! - This is a great chance to get away, enjoy the outdoors, and take time with God and new friends!
October 3- 5 Homecoming Weekend
Sunday morning, Oct. 5 - 11 a.m. Homecoming Celebration Worship Service (preceded by coffee and doughnuts at 10:30 a.m.); Special Music by the Wittenberg Choir. Rev. Paul Swartz '65, preaching.
Sunday, October 11 1:30 pm Registration/2:00 pm CROP Walk
CROP Walk - 1:30 Registration; 2:00 Walk. A 3.5 mile walk through Springfield to raise funds to fight hunger around the world, through Church World Service,a coalition of 35 denominations. 25% of proceeds stay in Springfield, the rest provides support in the US and around the world.
Sunday, October 25
7:30 p.m. Festival Choral Eucharist for Reformation - Witt Series; Weaver Chapel Special music at 7 p.m. Music by The Wittenberg Choir, the Wittenberg Handbell choir. The Rev. Dr. Marcus Lohrmann, Bishop of the Northwestern Ohio Synod ELCA, will preach.
Tuesday, November 3
7:30 pm Kenneth H. Sauer Luther Symposium - Witt Series. Larry Rasmussen, Th.D., Environmental Ethicist “Earth-Honoring Faith: A Lutheran Responds to Climate Change" Bayley Auditorium [Q&A earlier in the day at 3 pm in Ness auditorium]
Monday, December 7
7:30 p.m. Community MESSIAH Sing - Weaver Chapel
Basil Fett, conductor; Trudy Faber, organ and harpsichord
Friday, December 11 Witt Series: A Service of Lessons and Carols for Advent and Christmas
7:30 p.m. A Service of Lessons and Carols for Advent and Christmas - Witt Series; Weaver Chapel
Featuring The Wittenberg Choir, The Wittenberg Handbell Choir, The Wittenberg Singers, Wittenberg Flute Choir, and the Wittenberg Chamber Orchestra. Special music by university music ensembles at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 11, 2016
Please note - there will be NO German Language Epiphany Service this year. Thank you for your interest!
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
7:30 p.m. Candlemas Service - a service in the medieval tradition featuring Wind in the Woods and Schola Cantorum.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
7:30 pm Ash Wednesday Service - Weaver Chapel
Sunday, April 24, 2016
5:00 p.m. AGAPE*/Rachel Kurtz Concert - Commencement Hollow (Weaver Chapel rain site)
Opening Act: PROFOUND (DaShawn Glover & Logan McCord)
If it's outdoors, you may want to bring a blanket or lawn chair. Concert is FREE. A Freewill offering will be taken, with 100% of the offering going to world hunger/water projects (ELCA World Hunger Appeal). For more information, check out the Facebook page for Wittenberg University Campus Ministries.
Friday, May 13, 2016
2:15 p.m. Baccalaureate Service for the Graduating Class of 2016 - Weaver Chapel