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Campus Ministries Calendar

2018-19 Calendar of Events, Activities & Services

New Student Days

Thursday, August 16

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-Pence Student Center; Hosted by Wittenberg faculty

Sunday, August 19

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 - 7:00 p.m.
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 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 20

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!

Thursday, August 23

11:30 a.m.-11:50 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 24

7 p.m.
Rootbeer Float Party at the Campus Ministries House

Sunday, August 26 (normal schedule begins)

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

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

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

Special Events

Sunday, September 2: Common Ground Picnic

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

Saturday, September 9: Joining Hands in Service

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Join hands with Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in addressing hunger in Wittenberg’s neighborhood. We’ll be prepping the food pantry, organizing the shoe ministry, and doing some painting. Sponsored by the Hagen Center, Pastors’ Office, Common Ground and CROP Walk as part of the God’s Work, Our Hands national weekend of service.

Friday, September 14: Pub Theology

6 p.m.
Meet in Founder's Pub to discuss theological issues in a relaxed setting. Pastors' office will provide free snacks and soda pop.

September 21-23: Family Weekend

Sunday morning, September 23 (preceded by coffee and doughnuts at 10:30 a.m.)
Chapel Choir and the Wittenberg Singers providing music
Location: Weaver Chapel

September 23: 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

October 4-7: Homecoming

10:30 a.m. Sunday, October 7
Coffee and doughnuts (Fellowship time)
Location: Weaver Chapel

11 a.m. Sunday, October 7
Homecoming Worship Service with Holy Communion
The Rev. Sherman Hicks, Wittenberg Class of 1968, will preach. Join the service for Holy Communion and music from the Wittenberg Singers.
Following his M.Div. from Hamma Seminary, Pastor Hicks has served in numerous roles in first the Lutheran Church in America and then the ELCA, including as executive director of ELCA Multicultural Ministries and bishop of the ELCA Metropolitan Chicago Synod, as well as pastoring congregations in Washington, DC, New Jersey, and New York.

Monday, October 22

"The Art of Faith in the Midst of Suffering: Reflections on Martin Luther's Theology"
Ronald Rittgers, Author and Theologian
The first Erich Markel Chair in German Reformation Studies at Valparaiso University and author of three books, Rittgers writes, researches, and teaches about the history of theology, devotion, and culture in medieval and Reformation Europe.

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

Sunday, October 28

Festival Choral Eucharist for Reformation
The Wittenberg Choir, Wittenberg Handbell Choir, and Bishop Craig Alan Satterlee

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.)

Wednesday, November 7: Pub Theology

6 p.m.
Meet in Founder's Pub to discuss theological issues in a relaxed setting. Pastors' office will provide free snacks and soda pop.

Monday, December 3: Community MESSIAH Sign

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

Friday, December 7 Wittenberg 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
Featuring The Wittenberg Choir, The Wittenberg Handbell Choir, The Wittenberg Singers, and the Wittenberg Chamber Orchestra. Special music by university music ensembles at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Weaver Chapel.
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Friday, February 1, 2019: Candlemas Service

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

Friday, May 10, 2019

2:15 p.m. Baccalaureate Service for the Graduating Class of 2019
Location: Weaver Chapel

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