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  • Friday, December 6, 2019

    Tonight is Advent Affair, a party hosted by and for the student body. This annual event marks the ending of another semester at VTS with dancing, delicious food, and festive fellowship. For some students, this is a time to breathe after a long first semester. For others, this is a time to celebrate the halfway point in their seminary experience. And still for others, myself included, this will be a bittersweet time as we wrap up our second-to-last semester and begin looking ahead to our final one.

    Like much of our campus life this academic year, Advent Affair has been particularly challenging to pull together due to the ongoing construction on campus. I am so thankful for the many people who have worked with me to make this event happen: the Advent Affair Committee (Allison Pace, Colleen Schiefelbein, and Mary Margaret Winn), the Dean’s Office and other wonderful VTS staff, and the amazing team at Meriwether Godsey. This has truly been a team effort!

    I look forward to celebrating tonight with my fellow students. As a bonus, this will be a chance for us to bid a fun farewell to the Refectory Tent as we look forward to the opening of the renovated dining hall in the spring. See you all there!

    Emily Collette
    M.Div. 2020, Diocese of Alabama 

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