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Ceremony of Lights

Ceremony of Lights


The Reverend Douglas H. McMahon, Director of Campus Ministries and Chaplain

We go forth now, having promised to seek knowledge and understanding that leads to wisdom, having promised to work for the common good and having pledged to discover our true selves that we might become more compassionate leaders in this world.

O Creator God, we ask your blessing on each student beginning this adventure that is Autumn Term, on all faculty and staff and all parents, family and friends. Give us grace and courage that we might honor the promises we have made this day. Give us a vision of a better world where all of your children and all of your people and all of creation prosper living in the light of your love. Amen.

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Ceremony of Lights 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011
5:30 p.m.

McArthur Gymnasium