Pause: Oct. 21-23
A Time of Prayer, Remembrance & Healing
Thu, October 21, 2021 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Fri, October 22, 2021 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Sat, October 23, 2021 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Between Thursday, Oct. 21, and Saturday, Oct. 23, our Counseling & Testing Center, in collaboration with our Center for Faith Engagement, will offer Pause: A Time of Prayer, Remembrance & Healing. This event is intended to recognize and honor those in our extended Andrews family, including parents, relatives and friends, who have lost their lives or who have struggled or are currently struggling with COVID-19 infection and illness.
The program begins on Thursday morning, Oct. 21, at 11:30 a.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center with a University Chapel talk, “This Should Be Easier,” by Heather Thompson Day. The program will be livestreamed on andrews.edu/livestream. Chapel credit is available only for undergraduate students who attend in person.
Also on Thursday, An Evening to Pause will take place in the Howard Performing Arts Center Lobby (NOTE: new location, due to weather) between 6 and 8 p.m., where individuals can meet with counselors and chaplains for support. On Thursday evening, Thompson Day will speak at Kinetic Worship at 8 p.m. in the University Towers Auditorium.
On Friday, Oct. 22, and Saturday, Oct. 23, grief counseling sessions of 30 minutes are available with a counselor or chaplain. You can sign up for a specific time, counselor and chaplain at this link.
Also on Friday, individuals may leave artistic expressions of grief and healing on a Legacy Wall or with sidewalk chalk outside the Campus Center.
There will be a virtual presentation on Teaching and Mentoring Amidst Loss, coordinated by Ingrid Slikkers, director of our International Center for Trauma Education & Care, at 1 p.m. The event can be joined via Zoom at this link.
On Friday at 6 p.m. there will be a Candlelight Walk beginning at the Andrews University entrance globe and ending in Pioneer Memorial Church for messages of hope and healing by Pastor Dwight Nelson and the Deliverance Mass Choir.
Please note that this is an event for our entire campus community—not just those who have lost loved ones. The focus will be on healing as a community after having experienced multiple layers of loss (such as loss of jobs, loss of being able to connect with others, loss of financial security, the loss of a way of life and more).
Finally, on Sabbath morning, Oct. 23, as part of their church services, Pioneer Memorial Church, New Life Fellowship and One Place Fellowship will also recognize and mourn those we’ve lost.
The Counseling & Testing Center invites our students, faculty and staff to submit the first name, last name, and date of passing for loved ones lost between January 2020 through now by email.
For those not on our campus, we invite you to join us in prayer and remembrance of those we have loved and lost over the last two years.