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.