AU Hosts Opening Night of Church of God Convention

Mon, 2012-07-30 13:25 -- univcomm
Anderson University will open the 2005 North American Convention of the Church of God with a special concert on Friday, June 24, at 7 p.m. in the Ward Fieldhouse of the Kardatzke Wellness Center on the northeast corner of the university campus. The opening event will feature Christian recording artists Bill and Gloria Gaither and Sandi Patty.

Also appearing will be Buddy Greene, Anthony Burger, Kevin Williams, Jay and Amy Rouse, Brian and Kim Tabor, the CBH (Christians Broadcasting Hope) Quartet, Charles Myrick and Divine Hope. The opening night concert will be hosted by Dr. James L. Edwards, president of Anderson University.

"We will welcome guests from the church around the world to a marvelous evening of fellowship and worship with some of the very best in Christian music," said Dr. James L. Edwards, president of Anderson University. “Bill and Gloria Gaither and Sandi Patty are Anderson University alumni known the world over for their gifts of writing, arranging, producing and performing that inspires and unites the Christian family everywhere. Longtime residents of Indiana and Madison County, we are indeed honored to have them as a part of this special event.”

The celebration will begin at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. A freewill offering will be taken during the event to benefit the Church of God Compassion Fund.

“We are excited about the opportunity to once again support the North American Convention as it moves its general services into a new setting,” added Dr. Edwards. “Our great staff will be at its best during this important week as we host some outstanding friends from around the world during this annual gathering near our campus.”

Other NAC conferences and events will remain in locations as originally scheduled. Note, however, that all event times and locations are subject to change. Please check the Church of God Ministries Web site for the most up-to-date times and locations.

Anderson University is a private, four-year, Christian liberal arts university of approximately 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs of study in theology, business, nursing and education. # # #