Media Advisory: Wake Forest University Lovefeast and Lighting of the Quad

Who and What: A lovefeast is a service dedicated to Christian love that seeks to remove social barriers and encourage unity and respect. Luminaries will line Hearn Plaza and Christmas decorations will adorn the Chapel.

In 1965, Moravian student Jane Sherrill Stroupe (‘67) organized the first lovefeast at Wake Forest University with 200 students. More than 50 years later, the Wake Forest Lovefeast is the largest Moravian-style lovefeast in North America and a favorite University and community tradition (2014 Flickr gallery).

When: Sunday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m.

Where: Wait Chapel at Wake Forest University

Cost: A lovefeast is an opportunity for all ages to come together for fellowship. The service is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served. Media can reserve space by calling the Wake Forest News Office at 336-758-5237, if they plan to attend.

Video of the 51st Annual Lovefeast will be streamed live and will begin promptly at 8 p.m. To watch, visit

Additional Holiday Event: Lighting of the Quad
The Wake Forest community will also celebrate the holidays with students, faculty and staff lighting a circle of candles around the Quad on Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. President Nathan Hatch will light the University tree and menorah, and several music groups will perform. There will also be student and guest speakers.

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