(November 21, 2008)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Candlelight Service Takes Place Friday, Dec. 5 in Brown Memorial Chapel

Candlelight Service
(Photo by Sherry Heflin)

SHREVEPORT, La.— Centenary College will share an annual Christmas tradition with the community on Friday, Dec. 5, when it presents its Christmas Candlelight Celebration, 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. 

The service highlights the musical talents of Centenary's choirs, with music provided by the Centenary Camerata and Chorale singers, under the direction of Dr. Julia B. Thorn; the Centenary College Choir, directed by David Hobson; and the Centenary Brass Quintet. An Advent message will be presented by the Reverend Betsy Eaves, Chaplain of Centenary College.

For further information, contact the Centenary Chaplain's Office at 318.869.5156.

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College 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. In 2008 Centenary College celebrates 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.