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Campbellsville University’s annual Thanksgiving chapel service to be Nov. 14

Nov. 2, 2012
For Immediate Release

By Lucas Pennington, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.— Campbellsville University’s Dr. Twyla Hernandez, assistant professor of Christian missions, will be the guest speaker at Campbellsville University’s annual Thanksgiving chapel Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. at Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, Ky.

 Dr. Twyla Hernandez
 Dr. Twyla Hernandez

The public is invited to join Campbellsville University students, faculty, staff
and coaches for the event, which is made possible by a grant from the Reuben and Jewel
Robertson Worship Endowment Program.

John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president, said, “The Nov. 14 Thanksgiving Chapel Service will be a very special worship service for the campus community and guests as we gather to express gratitude to God for the bounty of his blessings.

“The service will involve several individuals – faculty, staff, and students – in a meaningful worship experience that combines music, prayer, scripture, and a devotional message by Dr. Twyla Hernandez. We really encourage the entire university community to join us for this special service as a time to praise God for all that He has done and to remind us how truly blessed we are.”

Chowning will begin the service by welcoming everyone and explaining the Robertson Worship Endowment Program. Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, will lead in prayer.

The University Chorale will lead in worship, followed by a Thanksgiving hymn.

Four Campbellsville University students will give a dramatic presentation of scripture by telling the story of thankfulness in scripture.

Hernandez will speak on how our thankfulness to God should lead us to action, and there will be a closing hymn and the Psalm 110 benediction.

The Reuben and Jewel Robertson Worship Endowment Program’s purpose statement is to encourage authenticity and vitality in the corporate worship of Baptist people.

The Reuben and Jewel Robertson Worship Endowment Program has five key goals — first, to encourage the rediscovery of biblical and historical roots of Christian worship; second, to study Baptist traditions in worship; third, to assist the revitalization of all elements of worship, including overall structure, prayers, music and other art forms, preaching, ordinances, silence, and scripture; fourth, to develop greater inclusiveness in worship in the language about the people of God and God, the ethnic and gender identity, and the encouragement of lay leadership and congregational participation of all ages; and fifth, to increase ecumenical awareness of other worship traditions including celebration of the church year.

Chapel is designed to provide opportunities for corporate worship and exposure through a variety of informative speakers and presentations.

All chapels are open to the public free of charge and are televised live on WLCU (Comcast Cable channel 10).

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,600 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is