Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Spotlight: Rosa Vaz’Quez

Hello! My name is Rosa Vaz’Quez and I am a senior at Alma College. My major is music education and I play the clarinet. I am involved in the marching band, concert band and symphony orchestra.

          I started going to chapel because I saw a flyer and I thought I would go. I enjoy chapel because it always seems like I can relate some aspect of my life with the speech given each week. Secondly, I enjoy the contemporary worship because the songs are fun to sing and speak to my heart. Lastly, I love that there is someone always there at the end of service to pray with you. It is so nice to know you have someone who listens to your pray needs and pray with you about them.
          My faith journey has come a long way. At the beginning of my journey, I just went to church every week and that was about it. Now, I try my best to make God apart of my everyday life and decisions. I do not want God to only be a part of my life on Sundays. At the present moment, I feel a calling to be more of a leader of my faith. I want to try to help lead people to God and be a light of God in this at times dark world.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Spotight: Elisabeth Wilder

Hey guys!
Here is a new post finally. Sorry on the delay. we will be posting SMC profiles as well as profiles of students who are active on chapel.

My name is Elisabeth Wilder and I am a junior. I am an SMC and you have probably seen me behind the sound board at chapel. I kind of live there and in the chapel. The other place I live is the art building. I am an art education major, which is a lot of work, but really satisfying and fulfilling for me. I love art and being able to express myself and I love kids. I think that children are the future and deserve the best education possible.

I have really grown a lot since I came to Alma and got involved in chapel. I really enjoy being part of the chapel community and worshiping as a body every Sunday night. I also really enjoy small groups and would encourage everyone to get involved.  While here at Alma, I have learned more about God and his calling for me. I feel called to service but also leadership. I know these two might not necessarily go together, but I have found ways to make this work. This year I led two alternative break trips, and although they were not faith based trips, I learned some valuable lessons and really affirmed that I want to be a teacher. I will be going to Peru for a spring term and I am so excited! One major part of our trip is service, and I am looking forward to serving and working with children in Peru.

So, you probably noticed me behind the soundboard at chapel or at events in the chapel. This semester, our old soundboard was finally retired and we got our new shiny, pretty, amazing sound board. I still need to name it, but I am so glad that we were able to get it. It makes doing sound for chapel events so much easier. I really do enjoy doing sound. I like being behind the scenes making sure everything runs smoothly and sounds great and to the best of my abilities. I feel so nerdy when I get talking about sound.

I come from a big family and I have lots of cousins. I have a dog named Emily, who is blind and has only one eye. My favorite color is green. The pretty green of apples or spring. I love spring when everything comes back to life. The trees bloom and everything is so beautiful. I tend to really like earthy things and can relate a lot of things to trees.

One of my favorite illustrations is the tree of life. I like the symbolism of the branches, trunk and root. More specifically the need to be rooted in faith before we can spread our branches.

So...that's a lot about me and I hope you enjoyed and keep posted for more!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Finally! A new post!

Hello Everyone!

Sorry for such a long delay in posts on here. As you may know or have noticed, the senior SMCs are done for the year and although we will miss them, we are excited to continue everything we do for chapel. One of those included passing the blog along, so here goes.

I got the idea of introducing each SMC a little bit on here as well as letting everyone know some things that have happened lately, so keep posted.

There have been a whole bunch of neat things going on in chapel lately. We have had brownies. Veggie tales movie night was a huge hit and we will definitely have another Veggie Tales night. A group of students went to  visit the church that Voices of Thunder attends. There are lots more things that have gone on recently too.

We made a few changes to worship as well. The band has been trying different arrangements and more and less instruments. We even had a violin in worship which I thought was pretty awesome. By the way-if you know anyone who can play an instrument, have them contact Jennafer or George. We got a new sound board which was something we needed, but more to come about the sound board later.

Maybe you noticed, maybe you didn't but we have been making an attempt to be more cohesive. One way we have been doing this is through color. You may have noticed that the announcements, worship music slides and communion table have a similar color scheme.

So...keep following us on here and we will keep posting! Don't forget to tell your friends!