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'Celebration' features connections, entertainment
Family entertainment will mix with alumni and homecoming events at BBC&S' annual "Celebration on the Summit."
Most events are set for the weekend of October 12-13. This year's Bible Conference on the minor prophets, which runs with Celebration, is set for October 1-12.
Schedules, details, ticket information, and more are online at www.bbc.edu/celebration.
Last year's Celebration event packed the BBC&S campus. The 2012 lineup brings back popular features and includes a special Friday night appearance by Kerri Pomarolli, a nationally known actress, comedian, and writer. This year's event adds a special Saturday night program featuring BBC students and the presentation of the Homecoming Court.
Alumni Day -- Friday, October 12
The day includes some favorite offerings for former students -- an alumni Meet & Greet and class reunions.
Before the closing fireworks display, Kerri Pomarolli brings her unique brand of humor to the BBC&S stage. An award-winning columnist and contributor to national magazines, Pomarolli is also the author of a popular new book, "Guys Like Girls Named Jennie."
Learn more about Kerri here.
Tickets are $10 each in advance and available on the Celebration website. Tickets are $15 each the day of the event.
The special day also includes recognition of Alumni Awards and testimonies, as well as a Chamber Singers reunion.
Homecoming & Family Day -- Saturday, October 13
Saturday includes the best of homecoming reunions and athletics.
A three-mile Family Fun Run on the BBC course and the traditional "Big Tent" setups, with student residence halls and organizations offering a mix of food and beverage tables, are planned.
An open house for the new student recreational facility, which will include a climbing wall, indoor running track, new offices, cardio and weight room areas, and much more, will be held at 10 a.m.
Defenders and Lady Defenders soccer and volleyball games are also set, with special recognition of parents. And the Murphy Memorial Library will hold a book sale, raising funds building and developing student resources within the library.
At 7:30 p.m. in the Phelps Student Center, BBC groups and individuals will offer a variety of skits and performances -- including an excerpt from the fall play, “The Tempest" by Shakespeare. The production will gives parents, alumni, and friends an opportunity to meet students and gain a glimpse of what life is like on campus today.
The capstone for the evening will be the presentation of the Homecoming Court and the announcement of the King and Queen as selected by students.
Bible Conference -- Monday, October 1 to Friday, October 12
"Major Lessons from the Minor Prophets" is the theme for this year's conference focusing on the 12 Old Testament books known as the minor prophets. Sessions run across the two weeks at various times.
This special look into the books of Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi enables those in attendance to rediscover truths that can be applied to their life as they serve and lead others.
Featured speakers include Larry Green, Senior Pastor/Lead Elder at Cedar Hill Baptist Church in Cleveland Heights, OH; David Hixson, Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Sandusky, OH; Jim Murphy, Head Pastor at First Baptist Church of Johnson City, NY; and David Whiting, Lead Pastor at Northridge Church in Rochester, NY. BBC Professor Tom Cragoe, BBS Associate Professor Mark McGinniss, Vice President and Provost Jim Lytle, and President Jim Jeffery will also speak.
Celebration on the Summit details are online at www.bbc.edu/celebration.
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 learn and serve with excellence as they gain critical leadership and life skills.
To learn more, go to www.bbc.edu or call 570.586.2400.
Posted on: 10/2/2012 9:59:49 AM