Religion Majors Join with ISU Wesley Foundation Director for Valentine's Day Chapel Service

February 12, 2007

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Four Illinois Wesleyan religion majors will join Jennie Edwards Bertrand, the director for Illinois State University's Wesley Foundation, a United Methodist Campus Ministry, to give a chapel service on February 14th at 11 a.m. in the Evelyn Chapel (1301 Park St., Bloomington).

The event at Illinois Wesleyan University is free and open to the public.

The theme of the service is What does love mean? Looking at the Commercialization of Love: from Brittany to the Beatitudes, to Buddha. Jennie will begin the service with a lecture on "Love according to Hallmark." Junior Drew Snodgrass will then give a talk on "Love according to the Hebrew Scriptures," followed by senior Laura Arnold's lecture on "Love according to the New Testament," then a reflection, "Where does that leave us?" by junior Abby Mohaupt, and "Meditation" by sophomore Korey Reynolds.

The purpose of the service is to present how love has become a commercial term, and how love, in its true sense, can be reclaimed. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Senior Administrative Assistant Pat Rosenbaum at (309) 556-3111.

         Contact: Alicia Vallarta, (309) 556-3181