By Jaci Schneider, Staff Writer
A devotional focused on fellowship and unity will take place in Beauchamp Amphitheater Sunday at 11 p.m.
The Multicultural Council is planning the event as a way to bring students together in the final days of the semester, said Elizabeth Alvarez, junior political science major from McAllen.
“Despite student attitude, Chapel is a time of fellowship,” Alvarez said, “so we thought this would be the perfect time to remind students of fellowship they have with one another in Christ.”
Alvarez said everyone can get stressed out studying for finals but that all things need to be given up to God.
The devotional will start at 11 p.m. to symbolize the eleventh hour, Alvarez said. Everyone has an eleventh hour, she said, even Christ.
The devotional will be a closeout to the year as well as an opportunity to create interaction between different groups on campus, said Layne Rouse, senior communication major from Midland.
“The devo will have some diverse elements in it,” Rouse said.
He said the council will try to incorporate diverse styles of worship. The council asked Dr. Jerry Taylor, professor of Bible, to speak, and Stephen Moore, professor of English, to lead singing.
The council also invited students from Hardin-Simmons and McMurry universities to participate.
The Multicultural Council is a group that promotes spiritual, cultural and ethnic unity on campus, Rouse said.
Groups belonging to the council are social clubs GATA, Pi Kappa, Tri Kappa Gamma, Alpha Kai Omega and Trojans. Hispanos Unidos, International Students’ Association and Essence of Ebony are also involved.
The devotional is the second event sponsored by the newly created council this semester. Its first event was the Jam Fest, which took place April 5.