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Baylor family invited to Thanksgiving service

Nov. 18, 1999

By CHRISTIE SMITH

Reporter

Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to come together and remember all the blessings of the previous year.

Baylor is inviting all students, faculty and staff to do just that at the Baylor Family Thanksgiving Service at 8 p.m. today in Miller Chapel.

The one-hour service planned by the Religious Affairs Committee usually attracts several hundred people and is a time for everyone to come together and enjoy music, speakers and reflect upon the past year.

According to Lois Myers, chair of the Religious Affairs Committee, the service provides a relief to this busy time of year.

'I think the week before Thanksgiving is so busy, and we feel it's a good time to stop for about an hour and think about what God has done for us and what is ahead of us,' Myers said.

The service will feature the Men's Glee Club and Dr. William Hendricks of Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University, who will speak on 'Gratitude: The Gift of God.'

Earlier in the evening the Baylor Round Table will also play host to international students with a dinner at 6 p.m. at Barfield Drawing Room.

According to Sandra English, publicity chair for the Baylor Round Table, the dinner honors all international students at Baylor, and gives students and faculty a chance to mingle.

'I think the dinner gives Baylor faculty a chance to interact with Baylor international students and learn about them, and it allows the Baylor students to get to know the faculty better,' English said.

President Robert B. Sloan Jr. will speak at the dinner, and several international students will provide the music, sharing their cultures with the faculty. All faculty and students involved are invited then to join the Thanksgiving service in Miller Chapel.

'These events are one of the few occasions where everyone in the Baylor family is included and can come together,' Myers said. 'And that's what makes this time of year so special.'