JBU Hosts 77th Annual Christmas Candlelight Services

New Centennial Stained Glass Window Unveiled


SILOAM SPRINGS, Arkansas (Dec. 9, 2019) – John Brown University will ring in the Christmas season with the 77th annual Candlelight Services on Thursday, Dec. 12, Friday, Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 14 in the Cathedral of the Ozarks at 7 p.m. 

Christmas selections will be performed by John Brown University’s Cathedral Choir, Chamber Singers and a student-led percussion ensemble. The service will also feature the University of Arkansas Graduate Brass Quintet and Dr. Paul Whitley on the organ. Dr. Charles Pollard, JBU president, will give the homily and unveil the new stained glass window installed to commemorate the university's centennial.

The iconic Cathedral of the Ozarks features a series of stained glass windows that depict the history of the university and the life of Christ. In celebration of JBU's centennial, a new window was commissioned and installed above the pipe organ. The Centennial Window depicts the anticipated second coming of Christ when he will call people from every nation, tribe, people and language and establish his kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. The window was built through generous gifts from JBU faculty, staff and board members. 

All performances are free and open to the public. Doors will open for general seating at 6:30 p.m. Early arrival is encouraged as seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. 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.

John Brown University is a leading private Christian university, training students to honor God and serve others since 1919. Arkansas’ top-ranked university (The Wall Street Journal) and top-ranked regional university (U.S. News Best Colleges, 2019), JBU enrolls more than 2,300 students from 36 states and 59 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, online and concurrent education programs. JBUoffers more than 40 undergraduate majors, with top programs including engineering, nursing, family and human services, biology, graphic design and construction management. Sixteen graduate programs are available in the areas of business, counseling, cybersecurity, education and higher education.


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