REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5.
Pray. Sing. Move.
These three words characterize Project Chapel 2012-2013. What does it mean to live into worship with your whole self—praying, singing, and moving? As the team began to plan this year’s Project Chapel events, this was the question that captured our imagination. Worship is particularly powerful, we all agreed, when it involves all of the “body of Christ”—heart, mind, spirit, AND actual physical bodies.
To help our community explore this idea, the Project Chapel team has designed three worship events that explore “the whole body at worship”:
|November 11, 2012||PsalmFest: PsalmFest is a gathering of God’s people who love to sing together. With support from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, those gathered on November 11 at 4pm at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church here in Winston-Salem will sing many varieties and styles of the Psalms, using Psalms for All Seasons, a newly published and complete ecumenical Psalter featuring multiple settings of each Psalm. Biblical Psalms invite us to praise God with all of our senses and emotions, with our whole bodies. Come gather for fellowship and fun with singers and instrumentalists from all over Winston-Salem and experience the “hymnal of the Bible.”|
|December 6, 2012||Embodying Justice: How do we embody justice-making in worship? On December 6 at 11:15am in the Lower Auditorium of Wingate Hall, we will explore liturgical responses to this question as we worship together. We will experience together a modern adaptation of an African ring shout as well as a performance art piece that blends Spoken Word and Image Theatre. Join us for coffee and worship as we imagine how the whole body at worship embodies justice.|
|December 11, 2012||Body, Mind, Soul: By December 11, exam week here at Wake Forest University, bodies, minds, and souls are weary and need rest. The Project Chapel team has set aside three moments of prayer during which weary community members can stop and rest throughout the day on December 11. Morning prayer in Davis Chapel will consist of quiet meditation and music. Mid-day prayer in the Lower Auditorium will provide opportunities for contemplative art-making, reflection, and jazz. A concluding service will unfold by candlelight under the stars. Journey with us as we pause periodically throughout a busy day to receive God’s grace-filled gift of rest.|
Project Chapel was first introduced in the spring of 2012 to provide alternative worship events in addition to the regularly scheduled Tuesday chapel services. This year’s Project Chapel team: Michelle Butler, Derek Hicks, Sally Morris, Sara Reynolds, Cameron Robinson, Caitie Smith, Jessica Stokes, Alan Suber, Justin Thomas, Vakaya Townsend, and Analyse Triolo.
Blessings on the week ahead,
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
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