Recipients of SERVE Grants Report From Around the Globe
August 20, 2014
SERVE grants are given each year to fund SPU students' service and nonprofit unpaid internships. Three students have experiences to report from their work in Slovenia, Czech Republic, and El Salvador. Here are excerpts from their midsummer reflections:
Giselle Gonzales traveled to the "sleepy" Eastern European town of Celje, Slovenia, returning for a second summer to work with a group of missionaries from Josiah Venture, a Christian nonprofit. She is part of a music ministry that builds relationships with youth.
"Throughout the entire summer, one consistent element I have grown to love is the opportunity to disciple young women," says Gonzales. "I can't wait to see what God has in store over the next month and a half."
News for Parents and Families
The Sacred Sounds of Christmas
It might be a little early to be thinking of Christmas, but here at Seattle Pacific University we have been working for many months to plan the 2014 Sacred Sounds of Christmas –– now in its 15th year. Hundreds of SPU vocalists and instrumentalists perform in this major celebration. Perhaps your student will be participating.
Or perhaps Sacred Sounds is something you’d like to plan to enjoy together with your student as concert-goers.
This inspiring concert ushers in the Christmas season with a wide range of sacred music from different time periods and genres. New this year will be a performance of Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus.”
When: Monday, December 1, 2014
Where: McCaw Hall at Seattle Center
Time: 7:30 p.m.
This concert sells out earlier every year. Last year, all tickets were gone by the first part of October. Between today and September 30, you can get special early-bird ticket rates. Learn more.
The Alexander Hall Campaign
Alexander Hall is central to the story of Seattle Pacific — past, present, and future. SPU’s story began in 1891 with a vision for outstanding Christian education that would equip students to do good in the world. Set on an uncultivated plot of land in early Seattle, Alexander Hall — the University’s first building — brought that vision to life. Learn more.
Day of Common Learning
Parents are invited to the 12th annual Day of Common Learning, an all-day event in which the University suspends classes and gathers as a community to explore a significant idea or interest. This year's event is on Wednesday, October 22, and features keynote speaker Andy Crouch, executive editor of Christianity Today. This year's theme is "The Promise and Perils of Power: Fostering Human Flourishing in a Broken World." Learn more.