Week at a Glance: April 13-19

Joel Hoover

Several of Messiah’s biggest events of the year will be happening this week, both on and off campus. Service Day on Thursday is joined by the Relay for Life Friday night into Saturday, several dance performances, and many more campus activities. Below is a list of events happening around Messiah this coming week.

Alternate Chapels

The Chinese Club will be hosting a special alternate chapel for students to speak about how their study abroad trip to China impacted their faith this Monday at 6 p.m. in Kline 120.

Minds Matter will be giving an alternate chapel titled “Body Image Issues Faced By Women” this Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Frey Hall 110. Faith-based suggestions on how to deal with self-worth struggles will be discussed. A second part discussing body image issues for men will be held next week.

On the eve of the Special Olympics being hosted at Messiah as part of Service Day, guest Kurt Kondrich will be speaking on special needs on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Frey Hall 110. Kondrich, who has a daughter with Down Syndrome and helped get the Down Syndrome Education Act passed, will be speaking on the value of individuals with disabilities.

Common Chapel/Service Day

A time of Taize Worship will be held for Common Chapel on Tuesday at 9:45 a.m. in Brubaker Auditorium.

On Thursday, Messiah’s annual Service Day will be held both on and off campus, as classes will be cancelled to give students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to serve others. The Special Olympics will be held on campus at Shoemaker Field and Fredericksen Natatorium, with student volunteers serving as buddies, events volunteers, and clowns for the activities. A variety of off-campus service projects will also be done in conjunction with the day.

Special Events

Student Government Association, in partnership with 6th Day Sexuality, will be showing the film “Through My Eyes” on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the High Center’s Recital Hall. The film interviews LGBTQ members of the church about their life experiences. A panel discussion will follow the film.

Messiah’s PRSSA will be hosting the Relay for Life to raise money for the American Cancer Society this Friday night from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Saturday morning. Pre-registration for the event is still taking place, and costs $10. The event page on Facebook is located here (includes a full schedule of the night’s events) and teams can sign up for the event here.


The Student Activities Board will be hosting Alvvays for this week’s B-Sides performance on Wednesday at 9 p.m. in the Union. The Facebook page for the event can be found here. A preview of the show will be coming online in the next few days.

Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance will open their spring show Summer Brave this week in Climenhega’s Miller Theater. This week’s shows will be at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Shows will also be held on the same days and times next week. Tickets are $7 for students with ID and $10 for guests, and can be purchased at the box office in the Eisenhower Campus Center or online at this link.

Campus hip-hop dance group Footprintz will be holding their spring worship concert Friday at 7 p.m. in Brubaker Auditorium. Tickets for the event are $4 and can be purchased either at the box office or online at this link.

The Acclamation Dance Ministry will be giving their spring concert on Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Brubaker Auditorium. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the box office or online at this link.

Minds Matter will be conducting a free De-Stress Dodgeball Tournament this Saturday from 7-10 p.m. on Hitchcock Arena’s Courts 3 and 4. Teams of 6-8 people can register (must include the names of all team members) by emailing mindsmatter@messiah.edu. Free pizza and soda per person will be given out to the winning team. More information can be found here.


All games listed are home games. Visit gomessiah.com for complete schedules for all Messiah sports teams.

Baseball will be home for a makeup game with Hood Monday at 3:30 p.m. They will also be home against Eastern Mennonite on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and in a doubleheader against Stevenson on Saturday beginning at 12 p.m. All games will be at the Starry Baseball Field.

Men’s and women’s tennis will both have home matches this week against Lebanon Valley. The men will play on Tuesday at 4 p.m. and the women will play Wednesday at 4 p.m., with both matches happening at the Criste Courts beyond Anderson Field.

Softball will host a non-conference doubleheader against Shenandoah on Wednesday beginning at 3:30 p.m. 

Men’s lacrosse will be home for a Commonwealth Conference game against Albright on Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the new lacrosse field just next to Anderson Field.

Men’s golf will be hosting their annual Messiah Spring Classic tournament at the Blue Ridge Country Club on Thursday beginning at 12 p.m.

Women’s lacrosse will host Widener in a conference game on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the new lacrosse field.

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