JBU Holds 70th Annual Candlelight Service

SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. (November 28, 2012) — John Brown University will hold the 70th annual Candlelight Service on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-8 in the Cathedral of the Ozarks. The event rings in the Christmas season with traditional melodies, Christmas classics and inspirational readings.

This year’s services will features selections performed by the Cathedral Choir, directed by Paul Smith, the Chamber Choir, directed by Jake Funk, the Women’s Chorus, directed by Kate Dewey and the Chamber Orchestra, directed by Terri Wubbena. The organ accompanist for the evening will be Jan Helmut Wubbena. A special Carol of Joy performed by the combined ensembles, featuring harpist Joyce Timmons will also be part of the service.

The Candlelight Service has been a tradition at JBU since 1946, and since its beginning has welcomed countless people in Northwest Arkansas, the surrounding states and the JBU community to celebrate the Christmas season.

All performances are free and open to the public. Doors will open for general seating at 6:30 p.m., and the service will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Seating is on a first come, first served basis and early arrival is encouraged. To preserve the worshipful atmosphere of the Candlelight Services, guests are respectfully requested to consider not bringing young children and to refrain from flash photography.

For more information, contact Jan Lauderdale at 479-524-7442 or by email at jlauderdale@jbu.edu.

John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked No. 2 overall and No. 1 Best Value among Southern regional colleges by U.S. News & World Report and listed as one of America’s Best Colleges by Forbes. JBU enrolls more than 2,200 students from 40 states and 39 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, degree completion and concurrent education programs. JBU is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and a founding member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.