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Experience the Thiel Commitment

Spring-Summer 2013

Thiel Students “Get Connected” at Jubilee Convention Imagine walking into a large room and seeing more than 2,500 college-age students singing to a live band. The scene then transitions to fantastic speakers and others explaining how students like these can make an impact in the world and truly mean it. Fast forward to several hours later and you’ll see students learning how to let God show through their chosen career path while discovering that they can save a life or help a family in need with the work they do. This is what you would see at the Jubilee Convention, a conference hosted by the Coalition for Christian Outreach, each February. This year at the Westin Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pa., 16 students and two faculty members from Thiel attended this conference. Each person attended sessions in their field of study or an area of interest to them in order to learn how they can truly make a difference with their lives. They also had the opportunity to take a break from studies, meet new friends and strengthen their relationship with God. —By Alyssa Bartlett ’14

Student Mime Group Performs Regionally TC Soldiers for God, Thiel College’s gospel mime performance group, performed at the following locations this academic year: Edinboro University’s Gospel Explosion, the National Black Student Union Conference (NBSU) in Lincolnshire, Ill., Clarion University and Westminster College. The group not only mimes: it delivers the Word of God and helps inspire college students to succeed in and out of the classroom with passion! Each member of “TC Soldiers” is a spiritual warrior bearing witness to a state of emergency in the lives of both believers and non-believers. They boldly speak out against the kingdom of darkness and intercede for those of their generation on behalf of the kingdom of light. TC Soldiers firmly endorse the Christian life as depicted in 1Timothy

4:12: “Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.” TC Soldiers is a group of worshippers and thinkers who desire to tap into another level of anointing and excellence. If you are interested in having the TC Soldiers visit your church, contact Joe Webb, Office of Multicultural Affairs, at jwebb@thiel. edu or 724-589-2839.

Upcoming Campus Events Tuesday, June 11 & July 16 Tuesdays at Thiel

Wednesday, Aug. 7 Chart Your Course

(Visit Day for rising juniors Fall 2015)

Saturday, Sept. 28 Saturday Group Visit

Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 10-13 Homecoming Weekend

Monday, Oct. 14 Fine & Performing Arts Visit Day

Saturday, Nov. 9 Marching Band Visit Day and home football game performance

Friday, Dec. 6 Accepted Student Visit Day Call 724-589-2345 for more information.

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What’s New in Campus Ministry?

This semester, a short religious service has taken place in the David Johnson Memorial Chapel every Tuesday from 12:15-12:45 p.m., led by the Rev. Curtis Thompson with assistance from Michael Bray and Kathryn Gray of the Music Department as well as a number of students. The liturgical format used is Holden Evening Prayer, a beautiful musical setting by Marty Haugen, and the service is open to all. On Ash Wednesday, Bishop Ralph E. Jones of the Northwestern Pennsylvania Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, officiated at a special service of Holy Communion in which more than 100 members of the Thiel community participated. Laura Book, assistant director for pastoral discernment at Trinity Lutheran Seminary of Columbus, Ohio, and the Rev. Virginia Price, director of admissions and spiritual formation at Lutheran Theological Seminary of Gettysburg, Pa., were on campus Feb. 18 and 19. They treated students interested in the ministry to a wonderful meal and Pastor Price preached at the chapel service the following day. Deb Roberts, assistant director of Lutherlyn Camp, preached at the chapel service on Feb. 26, when she was on campus to recruit students for Lutherlyn’s summer programming.

Lutheran Student Movement participated in their sixth annual retreat on April 12 and 13 at a Lake Latonka home (northwest of Mercer, Pa.). The house on the lake provides an excellent location for the event that features speakers, bible study, guitar-led worship, evening bonfires, scenic walks and fantastic fellowship! Learn more about Thiel College student clubs and activities at www.thiel.edu/activities.

is always looking for opportunities to connect with Lutheran students. If you would like a Thiel representative to visit your church, youth conference or festival, please contact 724-589-2345 or outreach@thiel.edu.

Some Lutheran Student Movement members with faculty adviser, Dr. Michael Bray.

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Spring 2013