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UPIKE celebrates Spiritual Emphasis Week

November 10, 2016 12:00 AM
Pikeville, Ky.
University of Pikeville students and the office of spiritual life will set aside special time to reflect upon our Christian heritage and the inherent spiritual focus of the campus family during Spiritual Emphasis Week, Nov. 13-19. The theme for the week’s events is “Faith that asks Questions.”

“Faith has the power to transform our lives and the totality of our communities. It is because of faith that UPIKE was founded and in this religious emphasis week we will hear from others who have made great impacts on their communities because of their faith,” said Rob Musick, university chaplain and instructor of religion. “Come join us for a great week of focus, celebration and invitation to grow your faith into the transformational power of your life.”

Theologian Dr. Jay Thomas Oord will share “Does God know the future?” on Sunday, Nov. 13, at 7:37 p.m. in Booth Auditorium, Record Memorial Building.

On Monday, Nov. 14, Randy Steihl, who spent 12 years on death row, will present “Does Justice exist in America?” The discussion will begin at 7 p.m. in Chrisman Auditorium, Armington Learning Center.

University of Pikeville President Burton J. Webb will be the guest speaker during chapel service on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m. in Meditation Chapel, Record Memorial Building. He will speak on the topic “What does it take to show faith?” Later that evening there will be a screening of the film Bonhoeffer. A discussion will follow on the topic “Can you be a good citizen and good Christian?” Screening begins at 9 p.m. in Booth Auditorium.

Pastor Richard Holmes of Trinity Harvest Church will join the UPIKE choir for the annual “Worship on the Hill,” celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 16. Music for the worship service will be led by Kevin Harmon and Bek Smallwood. The event will be held at 7 p.m. in Booth Auditorium.

On Thursday, Nov. 17, UPIKE will host a panel discussion on calling, titled, “How do I find what I am supposed to do with my life?” The event begins at 11 a.m., and will be led by Sonia Smith, Sarah French and Paul Potter. At 7 p.m. that evening the campus will present the annual Carol Grizzard Browning lecture series featuring Ilia Delio, Ph.D., who has doctoral degrees in pharmacology and historical theology. Delio is a widely published author in the fields of science and religion. Both events will be held in Chrisman Auditorium.

UPIKE students will be invited to make quilt squares for cancer patients throughout the day on Friday, Nov. 18, in Meditation Chapel.

The campus will host “Buffet in the Bateyes,” a fundraising dinner for Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) missions on Saturday, Nov. 19. GO Ministries missionaries, John Martinez and Delores Norman, will share their experiences in mission work. All proceeds benefit KYCOM’s annual medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. in Booth Auditorium.

For more information, contact Musick at (606) 218-5762 or The campus and community are invited to attend all events.

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