Campus Ministries Calendar

2019-20 Calendar of Events, Activities & Services

Welcome Week

Thursday, August 15

11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Welcome 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!  Immediately after move-in: Come as you are!

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Reception for Jewish students and their families - Morris Lounge, Benham-Pence Student Center; Hosted by Wittenberg faculty

Sunday, August 18

11:00 a.m. (doughnuts and coffee at 10:30 a.m.)
All-campus worship service with Holy Communion - Weaver Chapel
Led by Pastors Rachel and Andy Tune

6:00 pm - 6:45 p.m.
Christian Ministry Welcome Gathering & Ice Cream Social
Ness Auditorium, Hollenbeck Hall
Come for some music, meet new friends, enjoy ice cream treats, and hear about all the Christian ministries at Witt!

9:00 p.m.
Catholic Mass, Weaver Chapel
Father Ethan Moore, Chaplain at Wright State and Coordinator of Catholic Mass for Wittenberg with Newman Club

First Week

Monday, August 19

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 20 & Thursday, August 22

11:30 a.m.-11:50 a.m.
University Weekday Chapel
Join us in Weaver chapel for a quick spiritual respite: a song, a brief meditation, and prayers!

Friday, August 23

7-8 p.m.
Root beer Float Party at the Campus Ministries House

Sunday, August 25 (normal schedule begins)

10:30 a.m.
Coffee & Doughnuts in Weaver Chapel

11:00 a.m.
Sunday morning Worship in Weaver Chapel

4:30 p.m.
RISE Contemporary Worship in Weaver Chapel

9:00 p.m.
Catholic Mass, Weaver Chapel
Father Ethan Moore or local priest

Special Events

Sunday, September 1: Common Ground Picnic

Join all the Christian ministries for a fun afternoon of food and games.
Location: Chapel Lawn (Rain site: Gus Geil Lounge)

September 20-22: Family Weekend

Sunday, September 22

10:30 a.m.
Coffee and doughnuts

11:00 a.m.
University Worship with the Wittenberg Singers providing music
Location: Weaver Chapel

September 29: CROP Walk 1:30 pm Registration/2:00 pm CROP Walk

A 3-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.
Location: Meet at Wally Witt at 1:30 p.m. to register

Friday, October 5

"Posthuman or Perfected Human?  Biotech Enhancement and the History of Redemption"
Gilbert Meilaender, Author and Theologian

Senior Research Professor at Valparaiso University and the Paul Ramsey Fellow at the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture, Meilaender has also taught at the University of Virginia, Oberlin College, and Valparaiso University, where he held the Duesenberg Chair in Christian Ethics.

  • 3:30 p.m., Q&A, Weaver Chapel
  • 7:30 p.m., Lecture, Bayley Auditorium

October 25-27: Homecoming Weekend

10:30 a.m. Sunday, October 27
Coffee and doughnuts (Fellowship time)
Location: Weaver Chapel

11 a.m. Sunday, October 27
Homecoming Worship Service with Holy Communion; Wittenberg Choir will sing

Sunday, October 27

Festival Choral Eucharist for Reformation

The Wittenberg Choir and the Wittenberg Handbell Choir providing music; and the Rev. Dr. William O. Gafkjen, Bishop of the Indiana-Kentucky Synod, preaching. This service commemorates the Reformation and thanks God in Word, Sacrament, and song for the reconciliation in the Gospel that is occurring in the one, universal Church.

  • 7:30 p.m., Weaver Chapel (Music begins at 7 p.m.)

Friday, November 15

Common Ground Hayride/Barn Dance at Marmon Valley Farms (bus transportation provided)
Though tickets are free for students, they are required in advance. Information will follow closer to the event.

Friday, December 6

Wittenberg Series: A Service of Lessons and Carols for Advent and Christmas

7:30 p.m. (special music by ensembles begins at 7 p.m.)
A Service of Lessons and Carols for Advent and Christmas - Witt Series
Featuring The Wittenberg Choir, The Wittenberg Handbell Choir, The Wittenberg Singers, IMANI Gospel Choir, and the Wittenberg Chamber Orchestra.
Location: Weaver Chapel.
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Monday, December 9: Community MESSIAH Sing

7:30 p.m.
Basil Fett, conductor; Trudy Faber, organ and harpsichord
Location: Weaver Chapel

Monday, February 3, 2020: Candlemas Service

A service in the medieval tradition featuring Wind in the Woods and Schola Cantorum.
Location: Weaver Chapel

Friday, May 15, 2020

2:15 p.m. Baccalaureate Service for the Graduating Class of 2020
Location: Weaver Chapel

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