Each year during the holiday season the beginning of Advent is marked by a very important Southwestern tradition: The Candlelight Service.
The service is a presentation of scripture readings accompanied by hymns and special music from our very own University Chorale and Southwestern University Singers. The music is followed by a moment when the room is darkened and candles are lit throughout the chapel.
Dr. Jones and others with the Spiritual and Religious Life office are in charge of making the event happen.
“It’s a worship service, formal, beautiful, much beloved,” Dr. Beverly Jones said.
All of this will occur on-campus at the Lois Perkins Chapel today, Dec. 1. There will be two services in order to accommodate as many people as possible and everyone’s schedules. One service will be at 6 p.m. and the second will be at 8 p.m. Following the 8 p.m. service there will be a holiday reception in the Bishops Lounge.
Students, staff, alumni, friends and family are invited to attend this important Southwestern tradition.