The service, sponsored by Catholic Campus Ministries and Christian
Fellowship, HPU clubs, and the University Chaplain, meets every
Sunday night in front of the student lounge. The service is
ecumenical, meaning that anyone from any religion is invited
to attend. And it is purely an HPU event, as students from the
two organizations run every aspect, from setup to break down,
including the selection and order of worship activities. They
even provide snacks after the service.
John Havey, a part-time communications instructor and advisor
for Catholic Campus Ministries, said the services began in October
2002 and gives students of all faiths a chance to worship and
socialize with each other. He feels that it is a wonderful opportunity
for the students.
“We feel it serves a need, especially for those in the dorms
who can’t get around,” Havey said.
Worship leader Mark (Marcos) Brackins said that because the
service is on campus, it could draw people to attend. He’s seen
cases where people pass by the service one week and start attending
it the following week. The service draws a diverse group of
attendees, including students of all ages and majors.
When asked about the drawing power of Sunday night service,
junior business major Allen Baugh simply said, “I like the whole
outside thing...I drive across the Pali every week just to come