Centenary's Christmas Candlelight Service is December 1 at Brown Chapel

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary College’s annual Christmas Candlelight Service will be held in the College’s Brown Chapel on Friday, December 1, 2023. Gathering music begins at 5:30 p.m. and a program of Lessons and Carols begins at 6:00 p.m.

This year’s service centers on the theme of “Peace.” It is free and open to the public.

“We’re following our tradition of the timeless rhythm of Lessons and Carols as we feature selected scripture readings interspersed with carols, hymns, and anthems that tell the story of how Christmas brings God’s peace on earth, for which we are all yearning,” said Rev. Lindy Broderick, Centenary College chaplain. “Centenary’s Christmas Candlelight Service is always a beautiful and uplifting way to begin the holiday season, and we hope the community will join us for the celebration.”

Broderick will preside at the service along with Centenary president Dr. Christopher L. Holoman. Centenary students, faculty, and staff will read scripture. Special guest will be United Methodist Church, Louisiana Conference Bishop Delores Williamston.

Music is the heart of the annual service, including both choral performances and congregational carol singing. The Centenary College Choir, under the direction of Dr. David Hobson, and Camerata, under the direction of Dr. Cory Wikan, will be accompanied by organist Dr. Hollice Watson.

A reception follows the service in the lobby of the College’s Magale Library.

For more information about the Christmas Candlelight Service, please contact Chaplain Lindy Broderick at lbroderick@centenary.edu or 318.869.5112.

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