April 7, 2009
Contact: Karen B. Eldridge, Director of News and Public Information
The theme for the 2009 February Meetings was "Revive Us Again," and the Rev. Otis Moss III more than delivered, said the Rev. Anne D. McKee, campus minister.
Moss, pastor of Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ, spoke to packed houses in the College's Alumni Gymnasium on Feb. 24. One afternoon and one evening service were held.
"Church officers promise - to serve the people with energy, intelligence, imagination and love. Those four words perfectly describe Rev. Moss' preaching," McKee said. "He brought fresh insights on Biblical texts to help us think about the importance of having a multi-generational church, where the wisdom of Elizabeth is joined to the power of Mary and where the Joshua generation extends the distance that Moses has traveled.
"Our February Meetings theme this year was "Revive Us Again,'" she continued. "We can say, without a doubt, that - the sweet, sweet spirit in this place' worked through Rev. Moss and will continue to work among us as we respond to the call he brought."
Voices of Praise, the College's gospel choir, provided worship music for both services.
That day, Moss met with faculty and staff during a reception and talked to students at an informal gathering in the Samuel Tyndale Wilson Center for Campus Ministry following the evening service. He had lunch with members of the College's Board of Church Visitors who were holding their annual meeting on campus at the time.
To hear Moss' messages and recordings of the entire service, click on links to the podcasts posted below.
For more information, contact McKee at 865.981.8298 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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