Wake Forest University will hold Lovefeast services in Wait Chapel on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. This is the second year the University has offered two services.
The Lovefeast has been one of Wake Forest’s favorite holiday traditions for more than 50 years.
The 4:30 p.m. service will be slightly abbreviated and last about an hour. Rather than a sermon, the Christmas story will be told. The traditional 8 p.m. service runs approximately 90 minutes.
The services are 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.
A Lovefeast service is dedicated to Christian love and 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.
Started by a student in 1965, Lovefeast conjures fond memories for many. While much has changed over the years at Wake Forest, the sense of community that defines Lovefeast remains as strong as ever.
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