(December 5, 2007, 11:20am)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Centenary Celebrates Christmas Candlelight Service Dec. 7 in Brown Memorial Chapel

SHREVEPORT, La.— Centenary College will share an annual Christmas tradition with the community on Friday, Dec. 7, 2007, when it presents its Christmas Candlelight Service, a program of readings, prayer, music, song and candle lighting in Brown Memorial Chapel. The program is free and open to the public with the service beginning at 6 p.m.

Music will be provided by the Centenary Camerata and Chorale singers, conducted by Dr. Julia B. Thorn; the Centenary College Choir, directed by David Hobson and accompanied by Christine Linschoten and Ruben Reyes; the Centenary Brass Quintet; and Dr. Hollice Watson, organist.

After the service, the congregation is invited to attend a reception and visit with Santa in the Magale Library on campus. For further information, contact the Centenary Chaplain's Office at 318-869-5156.

About Centenary

Centenary College of Louisiana is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and is regularly rated as one of the top colleges in the South.