PLENTY OF PRAISE AND
WORSHIP AT GOSPEL FEST
The Ozinga Chapel had the
feel of a Southern tent revival during Gospel Fest Saturday evening, March
5. Singing groups from local high schools and communities joined Trinity's
gospel choir to deliver a collection of songs that inspired, uplifted,
and energized the audience of more than 200 people.
The Storehouse Choir, Rebirth
of Liberty Choir - which came from Thornridge High School - and Thornwood
High School's gospel choir took the stage after Trinity's choir opened
the concert. The groups sang classic and current gospel favorites such
as "The Lord Is Blessing Me," "We Worship You," and "Can't Stop Praising
Junior Jarita Steward (Country
Club Hills, Illinois), serving as the worship leader, exhorted the audience
throughout the evening to clap their hands, stomp their feet, and sing
along to express their praise for God. Billy Evans, a senior from South
Holland, Illinois, who is also a Pentecostal minister, gave a short message
encouraging the audience to persevere through tough times.
Claudette Anderson '04 and
her mother, Patricia, offered a praise dance, as did Glorious Praise, a
group of teen-aged girls whom Rosetta Polk-Pugh '04 brought and introduced
to the College.