Chaplain's Office

Students Right at Home in New Journey House

Chaplain Dan McQuown, Albion College
Albion students regularly use a wide range of spiritual spaces on campus; now, they have a new home base as well. Journey House, at 1000 E. Porter St., is the new home of the Chaplain, Community Service and Intercultural Affairs offices, and welcomed the campus community during an Aug. 27 open house.

Chaplain Reflects on Boston Tragedy

The spire of Albion College's Goodrich Chapel
Albion College Chaplain Dan McQuown shares his thoughts in the wake of the April 15 bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Chapel Sponsors Human Trafficking Awareness Event

Providing education and activism against human trafficking in the U.S. and abroad, Albion College Chapel hosts an awareness event Wednesday, November 7, in the Albion College Kellogg Center. This event is part of the student-led Chapel Wednesday evening service.

A guest from the organization Women at Risk, International will share information about human trafficking and ways that individuals can help combat this criminal practice. Women at Risk will also be selling jewelry is made by women who have survived and been rescued from the sex/slavery trade in various parts of the world, including the U.S.

Chapel's worship service will begin at 9 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact student organizer Nora Riggs, , or the Albion College Chaplain's Office at 517/692-0492.

Chapel Holds 'Haiti Night' Service, Fair

With the goal of getting students and community members more involved with assistance programs in Haiti, Albion College Chapel invites the community to 'Haiti Night' Wednesday, October 24 from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Kellogg Center. A Haiti Partnership Fair takes place at 8 p.m., followed by a Chapel worship service with guest speaker at 9 p.m.

"Our goal is to raise awareness and interest in mission work with the Haitian people," said Albion College chaplain Dan McQuown.

The Haiti Partnership Fair will highlight four programs working with Haitians, including two passed in the Albion area: Grace Temple Church of God in Christ (Albion) has a sister church in Haiti; the Concord United Methodist Church has a partnership with a community in Haiti.

At 9 p.m. the student-led Chapel service will feature guest preacher Valerie Mossman-Celestin, a deaconess in the West Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church. She will speak on her own ministry with Haiti, and the reasons that missions with Haiti must be a partnership - mutual and sustained.

Haiti Night at Chapel is free and open to the public. For more information contact McQuown, or 517/629-0492.

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