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Thursday, August 28, 2003


Goshen College hosts spiritual "Awakening" events Sept. 8-10

GOSHEN, Ind. -- As a spiritual kick-off to the new school year, Goshen College campus ministries is hosting Awakening, a three-day event on campus that will challenge and inspire students, faculty and staff to pursue a deeper relationship with God.

The event will include special 10 a.m. chapels Sept. 8 and 10 in the Church-Chapel, a Taize prayer service on Sept. 9 at 9:15 p.m. in Newcomer Center in Room 19, and an open mic coffeehouse at 9 p.m. Sept. 10 in Newcomer Center Room 19.

Immanuel Sila, the youth minister for the South Central and Western District Mennonite conferences, will speak during both chapel services about passages from Ephesians. Sila is originally from Nairobi, Kenya, but currently living in Newton, Kan., and is a graduate of the Hesston College Pastoral Ministries Program and of Hesston College.

"I am hoping that this will be a time in which the campus community will be challenged to commit to following the call that God has placed on their lives," said event organizer Jessica Schrock (Sr., Sterling, Kan.). "It is my prayer that we as a campus can examine ourselves and commit ourselves to saying 'yes' to that call."

Goshen College is a national liberal arts college known for leadership in international education, service-learning and peace and justice issues in the Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition. Recognized for its unique Study-Service Term program and exceptional educational value, GC serves about 1,000 students in both traditional and nontraditional programs. The college earned citations of excellence in U.S. News & World Report and Barron's Best Buys in Higher Education. For more information, visit www.goshen.edu.

Editors: For more information, contact Jodi H. Beyeler at (574) 535-7572 or jodihb@goshen.edu.


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