We continued our emphasis on the season of Advent as we look for and anticipate the coming of Jesus.
On Monday, December 9, our chapel speaker was Cruz Rada from Muscatine. Cruz shared with us from Ecclesiastes about remembering our Creator in the days of our youth. He then talked about how God is faithful in his life even in times when he was not faithful to him. Cruz encouraged us to always look to God in all stages of life.
Tuesday’s chapel time was spent in small groups
Wednesday featured a much needed rest/meditation time in the midst of the busyness of school classes and activities.
Thursday’s chapel focused on the story of Mary being called to give birth to Jesus from the gospels of Matthew and Luke.
On Friday, the Hillcrest choirs and band gave us a preview of the upcoming concert by sharing selections to be featured in Sunday’s concert.
Monday’s chapel provided an opportunity for students to knot comforters which are going to Mennonite Central Committee.
Tuesday’s chapel time was in small groups.
On Wednesday, we spent our chapel time singing Christmas hymns in the Celebration Hall foyer.
Thursday’s chapel was a guided meditation with scriptures on the screen to help students in the midst of finals to have the opportunity to relax and be more equipped to deal with exams and projects.
The Hillcrest Praise Band wrapped up our week and semester with leading Christmas music for our chapel time.