Community of Faith offers Radical Hospitality
United Campus Ministry joined the hospitality committee of Grambling State University to welcome incoming students and their families this fall during registration with a radical hospitality event. The mission of Radical Hospitality on campus was to be in partnership and to be visible at a site which would offer water and information about the faith community in the Grambling-Ruston area.
The Radical Hospitality event was an Ecumenical-Interfaith outreach to the community.
The kick-off of “Radical Hospitality” on campus began Aug. 9, in the Spiritual Center where Rev. Connie offered homemade Cajun burgers to parents and families who travelled from across the USA and the Caribbean.
Several local churches of various denominations agreed to participate in the opportunity to serve water and information about their community.
United Campus Ministry Director, Rev. Connie Breaux partnered with the churches and the university office of admissions by being on site at group location. Jacob T. Stewart Business College was the hosting site during Aug. 10-14 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Each day there was a representative from each church to meet new students and assure the families that there would be a support system from the faith community for their precious gifts.
Each participant abided by the regulations set by United Campus Ministry.
United Campus Ministry would like to thank the pastors and church members for their presence and the gift of water offered during registration at Grambling State University.
Monday, St. Luke Episcopal Church and Canterbury Campus Ministry, Father Thomas Nusugna
Tuesday, Lewis Temple C.M. E. Pastor & Mrs. Wendell Oldham, Youth and the Evangelism Ministry
Wednesday, St. Benedict Catholic Church, Laity, Dr. Mildred Gullot and members
Wednesday, Zion Travelers B.C. , Rev. Maurice White, Pastor
Wednesday Evening, New Rocky Valley Youth Ministry and Mrs. Connie Wright.
Thursday, Trinity United Methodist Church, Associate Minister Rev. Connie Breaux and Wesley Foundation Campus Ministry leaders.
Friday was hosted by GSU United Campus Ministry, S.W.A.T. Leadership and Director, Rev. Breaux.
The act of “radical hospitality” was a wonderful way to enter a new semester at GSU. Approximately 640 bottles of water were personally handed out with a smile to the people who entered Jacob T. Stewart.
Campus Ministry welcomes students, faculty, staff and administration to a “new beginning” at Grambling State University.
The center of Spiritual Life, located in Robinson Hall, first floor will be open each Monday evening at 7 p.m. for Leadership Study.
The Office of Spiritual Life- Campus Ministry is a liaison for religious activities on campus.
For more information about Spiritual Life at Grambling State University please contact Rev. Connie Breaux, director of United Campus Ministries, and cooperative entity for the faith community.
She can reached by calling 318-274-3135.
Interested people may send mail to GSU P.O. Box 4224, Grambling, LA 71245.