Our Sunday evening Candlelight service is a close-of-the-day event and another occasion to connect with friends before and after worship. It begins at 10 p.m. every Sunday when classes are in session. Candlelight features Holden Evening Prayer, moving music sung by candlelight. Even if you are unfamiliar with the music, you'll quickly learn your part. Come and experience it Sundays at 10 p.m. in the Main Chapel! All are welcome!
Pastor Charlene Cox is the main speaker for Candlelight.
Candlelight resumes on Jan. 12, 2014. Here are the themes for the upcoming weeks:
January 12: Let go of cheating on your future with your past.
13Beloved,* I do not consider that I have made it my own;* but this one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14I press on towards the goal for the prize of the heavenly* call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13,14
January 19: Let go of the fear of the unknown
By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to set out for a place that he was to receive as an inheritance; and he set out, not knowing where he was going. Hebrews 11:8
January 29: Let go of worrying
Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6
February 2: Let go of feeling guilty for doing what you truly want to do.
36So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36
February 9: Let go of all thoughts that don't make you feel empowered and strong.
but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
February 16: Let go of trying to fit in and be accepted by everyone
‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were
born I consecrated you;
I appointed you a prophet to the nations.’ Jeremiah 1:5
February 23: Let go of thinking there's a right and wrong way to do things or to see the world.
28There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:28
March 16: Let go of thinking you are not where you should be.
Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established. Proverbs 16:3
March 23: Let go of trying to change people or make people in your own image.
10For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to
be our way of life. Ephesians 2:10
March 30: Let go of the need to do more and be more
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
April 6: Let go of thinking you have to know how to make it happen
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight.
6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6
April 13: Let go of being the “go-to person” for everyone, all the time
Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?* I Corinthians 3:16
April 20: Let go of regrets
9If we confess our sins, he who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. I John 1:9
April 27: Let go of thinking you are damaged
For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together
in my mother’s womb.
14I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well. Psalm 139:13,14
May 4: Let go of blaming anyone for anything
2Do not be conformed to this world,* but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may
discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2
May 11: Let go of thinking your dreams are not important
For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. Jeremiah 29:11