Wake Forest will hold Christmas Lovefeast Dec. 4

(Winston-Salem, N.C. – Nov. 30, 2022) — It’s that time of year when Wait Chapel is filled with the wonderful sounds and smells of Lovefeast. This year’s service will take place on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.

The annual event brings the Wake Forest campus together to celebrate fellowship and share the traditions of the Moravian community in Winston-Salem.  A Lovefeast service is dedicated to Christian love and seeks to remove social barriers and encourage unity and respect.

Festivities will include performances by the Wake Forest University Chamber and Concert Choirs, scripture readings and the singing of various hymns.

Participants will be served the traditional Wake Forest Lovefeast meal: a sweetened Moravian bun and creamed coffee. One of the most cherished and magical moments of the night will be the lighting of the candles.

Luminaries will also line Hearn Plaza and Christmas decorations will adorn the Chapel. The luminaries are placed in honor of those who light the path of opportunity for our students by providing scholarship support.

It all began in 1965, when Moravian student Jane Sherrill Stroupe (’67) organized the first Wake Forest Lovefeast.  At that time, around 200 students gathered to celebrate the traditional meal. This year, more than 2,000 people are expected to attend. This holiday favorite has become one of the University’s oldest and most beloved traditions.

The free event is first come first seated. Livestream will be available at lovefeast.wfu.edu. Donations collected at Lovefeast will support the Wake Forest Chaplain’s Emergency Fund.

Media are invited to attend. University Chaplain Tim Auman and Associate Chaplain Liz Orr are available for interviews before the service. Contact media@nullwfu.edu.

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