Good morning again all you bloggers out there. Today, I want to introduce you to one of my dear friends, Michele Edwards. She is currently serving as our Co-Moderator of Student Session and also sits on the Board of Trustees as a student representative. She also does lots more, but you can hear about that from her. Today, Michele brings an important message to our student body, worship. I’d like to note that there are many seminaries that do not have a regular, weekly worship service. One seminary I visited told me they didn’t want to “coddle” their students but wanted them to get out there and find churches. Well, the great thing about McCormick is that not only do we offer weekly service here, we also encourage students to get involved in communities outside of the seminary. So students aren’t just going to weekly service, they are also going to Sunday services and other events in their other communities outside of McCormick. As much as we get out of the seminary to work, there is much to be done here in our community as well.
Well, that’s my soap box for the month! So take a minute to meet Michele and hear what she’s got to say!
Peace to all you bloggers out there!
I am delighted to be a part of our blog and to take this opportunity to share with you through this forum. I am an active member of the McCormick community and I live in the 1400 building, one of McCormick’s residences. A native of Detroit, I am a two-time communications graduate of Wayne State University, also in Detroit.
Prior to moving to Chicago, I owned a small public relations firm which specialized in media relations, event planning and print communications. My family includes two older sisters, two nephews and a niece. My nephews are the only members of my family left in Detroit. My favorite color is purple, I collect butterflies and I love visiting museums. On rare occasions, when I get to watch television, I watch two shows: CBS News’ Sunday Morning and Grey’s Anatomy.
I believe that if you’re committed to accomplishing a task, you must participate at 110%. Therefore as a contributing member of this community, I am proud to be co-moderator of Student Session ( I am serving in this position with Ed Bird); moderator of the Pan-African Student Organization; a member of the Board of Trustees and a member of the Presidential Search Committee. I am a full-time student carrying four courses. Sleep is a precious commodity.
If you don’t mind, I want to use this forum to discuss our weekly worship services. I am greatly disturbed that they are under-attended and I just don’t understand the rationale. It seems to me that any opportunity to worship God is a good thing. Isn’t God worthy?
After all, God has made it possible for us to have our life, our family, our friends and this faith walk at McCormick. Have you ever considered what you would do if God took a sick day? Participation in worship, whether you are in the congregation or a part of the worship team provides you with invaluable opportunities to get to know your classmates. Further there are ways to hone your skills and knowledge about the entire worship experience. It provides invaluable experience. And finally, worship enables you to support your classmates who are preaching. This is so important. Many of us are fledging preachers and we need all the experience we can get. There is simply nothing like looking up from that podium and seeing your friends and colleagues listening attentively.
Having said all of that, here is my request of you. During the spring semester make it a goal to attend three worship services. I can tell you from experience that you’ll find a blessing, maybe two.