ON WE GO! – December 5, 2018
Submitted on December 5, 2018
The end of a fall semester brings the academic stresses of term papers, senior projects, final exams, etc., all of which can weigh heavily on both students and faculty. But the closing weeks of a fall semester also bring celebratory events that are wonderfully joyous. Here are a few samples from recent days on campus:
- On the evening of November 29, the campus gathered for the ‘Hanging of the Green’ service. Hill Chapel was filled with students, as we heard scripture read, Christmas hymns sung, and an inspiring message by the Reverend Dr. Bryan Langlands. Then we moved outside to Giddings Circle for the candelight singing of ‘Silent Night,’ and the lighting of both the Circle and the campus Christmas Tree.
- The evening of December 3rd brought the 88th Annual Christmas Candlelight Service in Georgetown Baptist Church, presented by the ladies of Sigma Kappa.
- On December 4th, we enjoyed a lovely performance of the Georgetown College Chorale. With a program entitled, ‘A Cultural Christmas Convergence,’ the Chorale sung a nice variety of Christmas selections from countries around the world.
- The 4th included our Winter Baccalaureate Service for graduating seniors. It was an enjoyable service, which included an inspiring message from Dr. David Cassady.
- Also on the 4th, Carolyn and I hosted a campus Christmas Reception at our home on Main Street. The house was filled with students, faculty, and staff, as we enjoyed the sweet treats and fellowship of the season.
Today, we continue with a Christmas Luncheon on east campus for our employees, then from 10:00 p.m. to midnight we will help serve at a ‘Midnight Brunch’ for students.
What a wonderful time of year!
On We Go!