NOVEMBER 7, 2013

Today's Events

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Laurel Lukaszewski Art Exhibit: Patterns of Place M. Louise Aughinbaugh Art Gallery, Climenhaga Fine Arts Center

9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Salt and Light Chapel, Dr. Richard Slimbach: "Turning Strangers into Neighbors" • Hostetter Chapel

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Dr. Ray Motsi alternate chapel lecture: "Why are We/Why am I Doing This?! Reflections of a Theological College President in Africa" • Boyer Hall 131
President of the Theological College of Zimbabwe (TCZ) since January 1991, Dr. Motsi will discuss the challenges, rewards, and necessity of Christian institutions of higher education in Africa. Dr. Motsi previously has served as a Baptist pastor in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe for more than 20 years and, in 2002, he founded Grace to Heal, a faith-based organization focusing on community peacemaking and conflict transformation. He graduated from TCZ with a B.A. in Practical Theology in 1990 and then later from the University of Pretoria in South Africa where he earned his M.A. in Old Testament and Hebrew in 2001, and his Ph.D. in Peacebuidling, Conflict Resolution, and Trauma Healing in 2009.

IEW6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Alternate Chapel Documentary Film Screening: Rising from Ashes Parmer Cinema, Boyer Hall
This 2012 documentary is about two worlds colliding when cycling legend Jock Boyer moves to Rwanda, Africa to help a group of struggling survivors from the 1994 genocide pursue their dream of a national team. As they set out against impossible odds both Jock and the team find new purpose as they rise from the ashes of their past.

8:00 p.m.
Messiah College Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds Concert • Parmer Hall, High Center for Worship and the Performing Arts
8:30 p.m.
Powerhouse • Hostetter Chapel

Please note that, unless otherwise indicated, all events are free and open to the public. Should you have any suggestions or comments, please contact this year's committee's chair, Kevin Villegas, at