GSU holds gathering at the well ceremony

Women Gathering At the Well: A College Women’s Ecumenical Network of Campus Ministry in Higher Education," was scheduled throughout the week of Saturday, March 12 through Friday, March 19 at Grambling State University.

The celebration, hosted by the Grambling Wesley Foundation and Trinity United Methodist Church Campus Ministry of Ruston, is being held in observance of National Women’s Month.

"The week of activities provides opportunities for worship, self-help and the general celebration of women," said Rev. Consuella "Connie" Breaux, foundation director.

"We are focusing on the mental, spiritual, emotional, social, physical, and economic development of women, as well as general relationship and justice issues," she said.

Activities planned for Today (Thursday, March 17) includes a Self-Help Seminar from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Room 242 of the Favrot Student Union, a Health Fair on the first floor of the union and the Blood Share mobile will be accepting donations in front of the union.

Cathy Brewton will instruct a Pilates class at 1 p.m. in the union, Room 242.

A Female Sexuality Discussion will be hosted by Larry Rhone, 6 p.m., in the Jacob T. Stewart building , Room 267.

The week’s activities will end Friday with Mission Day Ministry members participating in a music service in Logansport and making visitations to nursing homes throughout the area. A clean up project along with members of the City of Grambling will take place Saturday.

Wednesday’s convocation speaker Dr. Julia Hare, executive director, Black Think Tank, was one of the highlights of the week. Dr. Hare gave an inspirational and informative message to all present in the T. H. Harris Auditorium.

The true story of the "Woman At the Well" Bible study, was conducted by Dr. Bessie Foster, retired GSU professor, in the Favrot Student Union, Room 242.

Tuesday, March 15 several ministry workshops including Economic Development, Grambling State University Leadership was held in Jacob T. Stewart. Grambling State University Parenting co-sposnored with Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and Cathy Judd of LSU Agriculture Family Project was held in the Favrot Student Union, Room 242.

"Black Man in the Ivory Tower: African-American Men Surviving in Today’s Society," was held in Jacob T. Stewart.

The week kicked off Saturday, with a Sista Girlz Luncheon at Trinity United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall where 22 women were recognized for their unselfish service to the Grambling/Ruston area.

Monday was a day of Reflection on the Labyrinth. The purpose of campus ministry is to bring campus and spiritual life together. For additional information, contact Reverend Breaux at (318) 251-0750, extension 211.