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December 19, 2014

The Alumni Newsletter of  WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY

Photo by Ken Bennett

Wake Forest hosted its 50th annual Lovefeast service in Wait Chapel on Dec. 7.

EDITORS’ PICKS

A Lovefeast for those far and near

What remains a glorious sight? The Moravian star that shines at the entrance to Wait Chapel, beckoning people of all ages and faiths to come inside and pray, sing hymns and celebrate the Moravian Christmas tradition that is Lovefeast.

This year marked the 50th annual Lovefeast, made all the more special by Jane Sherrill Stroupe ('67), who organized the first Lovefeast on campus in 1965. She offered this year's blessing, one shared by Wake Forest community members watching by livestream. Available for the first time, Lovefeast kits for 10 were shipped to 32 states, Mexico, Uganda, The Netherlands, Great Britain, Belgium, Canada and Ireland so alumni could light the candles and serve sweetened coffee and buns while watching at home. Alumni groups gathered in Charlotte, the Old Campus, Austin, Houston and Hickory for viewing the service. At Salemtowne Retirement Community, retired Wake Forest faculty and staff members joined in, among them former University Chaplain Ed Christman ('50, JD '53) and his wife, Jean ('51). It was a perfect, joyful night. Read more about this beloved tradition.

Enjoy the peace of the season,

Maria Henson

Maria Henson ('82)
Associate Vice President and Editor-at-Large
magazine.wfu.edu

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