Seminary roof caps two valuable Volunteers Weeks

Seminary roof caps two valuable Volunteers Weeks

A new roof on the Stowell Seminary building, fresh paint in residence halls, and liners in a retention pond for the new Kempton Athletic Center were among the important projects done during the summer's second Volunteers Week at BBC&S, an important time of completing a range of campus improvement projects.

Baptist Bible College & Seminary Nearly 100 people attended the second week in mid-July, with young families with children mixing with retired couples in completing work and enjoying fellowship.

Volunteers came from Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Vermont.

Their work was added to projects completed by volunteers during the first week earlier in the summer, which included painting throughout Jackson Hall, new ceiling tiles in residence halls, and removal of a tree above the Underground Cafe done in June.

Families stay in residence halls through the week, hear from special speakers, and enjoy an inexpensive vacation as they assist on projects.

Learn more about Volunteers Weeks at

Baptist Bible College & Seminary A Major Project
About 25 volunteers worked with two Maintenance Department employees to remove old shingles and start work on a replacement roof. The work is a huge blessing to BBC&S.

"The maintenance department would not be able to do the Seminary roof if it weren't for the volunteers," said Director of Facilities Administration Wayne Stevens. "It is too large of a project to get done in a reasonable amount of time. It is a huge time-saver having volunteers here. Removing the old shingles and nails, and then preparing the roof for shingles, is very time consuming."

Volunteers like Ron Carswell of Vestal, NY, see the work as amplifying a life of service.

"This is service to God in our retirement," Carswell said. "My wife, Sandy, and I retired from our jobs, but we don't retire from serving God. We volunteer here twice each year."

See photos of Volunteers Week and campus here.

Summer On Campus
BBC&S hosts several camps, conferences, and events each summer, drawing nearly 4,000 people to campus. Events ahead include Teen Leadership Conference weeks and soccer camps.

Learn more about TLC here.

Learn more about Defender sports camps here.

Baptist Bible College & Seminary offers an outstanding Christian education through on-campus, online, and other distance learning options. Students go beyond the ordinary, learning to serve and lead as they gain critical leadership and life skills.

To learn more, go to or call 570.586.2400.

Posted on: 7/14/2011 9:53:06 AM

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