Press release from Hanover Presbyterian Church:
Salt & Light High School Choir from First Presbyterian Church, Boulder, Colorado has been in existence for about 35 years under the direction of a handful of leaders. Currently under the direction of Jim Keller, it has about 35 members ranging from 9-12 grade and from a total of 6 different high schools. Many of these students are highly talented in the performing arts and participate in their high school choirs. They come together each week to rehearse and eat together and they sing during the contemporary worship two times per month. Every year the choir takes a Tour over spring break and the destinations have ranged from Washington, D.C. to Seattle, WA to Scotland! It is the highlight of the year! In order to make this trip happen the group sets up various fundraising and this year is no exception. In the fall, they chose to set up a Pumpkin Patch in the Courtyard with fall snacks and pumpkin sales. In February they put on a Talent Show called Don’t Stop Believing where various students and friends put together acts to showcase their talents. The audience delighted in the extraordinary and diverse abilities of the Salt & Light High School Choir kids, their friends and family.
This year 20 students will be going on Tour and they will be visiting Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Dayton, Hanover, IN and Louisville. The stop in Dayton will include a visit to Devon Howard (and his wife Kimberly), former First Pres organist and accompanist to Salt & Light, supporters and chaperones. One of the benefits of going on Tour is the relationship building that takes place. The students come back with many stories of how they bonded with one another, developed a closer walk with Jesus, and shared their love of Jesus with others. This trip is truly an epic experience for many and the fact that they give up Spring Break vacation with their families is a testimony to that and their commitment to loving and serving others in the name of Jesus Christ!
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Living in the Age of Mass Incarceration: How it Affects Us and What to Do About It
The U.S.A. hosts 4.4 % of the world’s population, but 22% of its prisoners.
This event occurs on Tuesday, March 29th at 7:30 p.m. in the Ogle Center at Hanover College.
Dr. Angela Cowser, Professor of the Sociology of Religion and Director of the Center for Church and the Black Experience at Garrett Evangelical-Theological Seminary (UMC) in Evanston, IL is presenting the discussion. Dr. Cowser will challenge us to think about how the grave injustice of mass incarceration affects us in our own context, and how best we can respond. Admission is free, as the event is graciously sponsored by the Bill and June Rogers Speaker Series, as well as various student clubs and organizations at Hanover College.
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For further questions, please contact Rev. Catherine Knott, Chaplain at Hanover College.
THIRD ANNUAL BILL AND JUNE ROGERS PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE SPEAKER SERIES ANNOUNCES:
MARIETTA MACY, Hanover College Class of 2008
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Lynn Hall Multipurpose Classroom on the Hanover College campus
between the J. Graham Brown Campus Center and the Duggan Library
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Ms. Macy was a theatre major at Hanover before visiting Palestine under the auspices of the Mission Committee of the Presbytery of Ohio Valley. That experience and many since led her to studies at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and work with the PCUSA Mission Outreach educating communities about the Palestinian issues.
She will spend the day visiting classes, meeting with sponsoring organizations, and sharing her stories and facts about the situation of Christians and Palestinians today in the Middle East.
We invite you to come to the public presentation that evening, Wednesday, March 11, at 7:00 p.m.
Members of the Presbytery of Ohio Valley are invited to a simple dinner ahead of the event at 6:00 p.m. in Hanover Presbyterian Church, 174 East Main Street in Hanover, Indiana before carpooling to the campus for this educational and inspirational speech about everyone’s potential for peacemaking.
Please RSVP by Friday, March 6 or at the POV Assembly in Mitchell on Saturday, March 7.
UPDATED: 1/16/2014: The location has changed. See below.
Thursday, January 23, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Her lecture will be the second annual Bill and June Rogers Peace and Social Justice Lecture at Hanover. Since 2004 she has served as executive director of NETWORK, a Washington DC national Catholic social justice lobby. She is a lawyer and famous for the 2012 Nuns on the Bus campaign which toured 9 states arguing in opposition to the Paul Ryan budget which sought drastic cuts to federal funding of safety net programs for the poor.
More recently Nuns on the Bus toured on behalf of comprehensive immigration reform. In Washington she lobbies for these issues, peace-building, healthcare and ecology, advocating systemic change. Her religious community, Sisters of Social Service, for which she earlier served as general director, operates in the USA, Mexico, Taiwan and the Philippines.
Her presentation is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. in the Center for Fine Arts, just north of the Library on the Hanover College Campus.
In anticipation of out of town visitors from the Presbytery of Ohio Valley, Hanover Presbyterian Church will host a light supper from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. prior to the Thursday evening, January 23rd event. Please RSVP to help our preparation and come to enjoy the fellowship before her remarks. Leave a message at 812-866-2436 or email us.
Hanover Presbyterian Church is at 174 East Main Street, two blocks south of Highways 56 & 62 on Presbyterian Avenue which is one block east of the only traffic light in town.
Hanover Presbyterian Church invites you to a celebration of a truly unique voice in American hymnody: a Jane Parker Huber hymn festival, Saturday July 30th, 4:00 PM. Come help us sing fresh, evocative texts set to some of our faith’s most beloved melodies. An ice cream social will follow in the fellowship hall.
If you have a favorite Jane Parker Huber hymn you’d like included, please let us know via email at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 28th. We look forward to singing with you!
Jane Parker Huber was born in China but grew up in Hanover where her parents, Albert & Katharine, were the college president and first lady for 29 years. She married her Hanover born childhood sweetheart, Bill Huber, who was founding pastor at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis where they lived for 33 years before retiring in 1988 to Hanover.
Her hymn writing began in 1975 when planning a United Presbyterian Women’s gathering at Purdue. She wrote about 200 hymns, for special celebrations & conferences, to update with more inclusive language, and to fill in gaps in the hymnody about Pentecost and baptism or provide more emphasis on God’s beautiful creation, the equality of God’s people, and our peacemaking mission as Christians.
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A Choral Evening Prayer Service, sponsored by the Adult Christian Education Subgroup, will be held on November 18th at 7:00 p.m. at Madison Presbyterian Church, 202 Broadway, with the combined choirs of the Hanover Presbyterian and Madison Presbyterian Churches.
The service will be preceded by the usual Food, Fun, and Fellowship time at 6:00 p.m. (aka Thursday Potluck!) Everyone is invited to bring a dish to share and join in the fellowship time. If this is not possible, please feel welcome to arrive at 7:00 for the Choral Evening Prayer Service in the Sanctary. Come and bring a friend!