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The Chapel Worship Center

The Chowan University Worship Center on the campus of Chowan University is not just a building, but a place where a body of believers with a specific nature and purpose may gather. The Worship Center can lay the foundations in worship, edification and evangelism.

Worship is expressing love for our Creator and our Savior. We are to praise and glorify God in worship. Every Christian needs to be a part of regular fellowship and worship. A Chowan University Worship Center will allow students to have corporate worship in a safe and inviting environment.  It will be a place where we can help students build a firm foundation for their future by teaching biblical principles and values.

Edification is also a role of the Chowan University Worship Center. It involves edifying believers, but also nurturing, building up and helping believers to mature in Christ. To this end, the Chowan University Worship Center provides a location where various ministries such as Bible study, continuing education in related areas, praying for one another, acts of genuine hospitality and more can take place.

Evangelism is also a key role of the Chowan University Worship Center. The building provides a permanent place to reach the world with the Good News about Jesus. Since people often have questions or doubts about Christ and Christianity, knowing the truth and being able to defend it (apologetics) is also part of the role of the Chowan University Worship Center.

In following Christ’s example to love others, the Chowan University Worship Center will seek to make a real difference in the world while sharing the message of Christ. The Worship Center will be the centerpiece of our faith-based education and will leave no doubt as the University’s commitment to being Christ-centered institution of higher learning.

The new building is beautifully designed to be the focal point of our Christian heritage and teachings for the next 100 years. The building will be next to McDowell Columns and will overlook Squirrel Park. We hope that you are encouraged by our focus on our Christian heritage and the new Worship Center.

Finishing Touches on the Chapel Challenge
Grace Brown, daughter of Bynum and Shirley Graham Brown, is giving the landscaping for the new Chapel that will become the Shirley Graham Brown Memorial Garden. Grace is very excited about honoring her parents with this memorial gift. It is important to Grace, who has a close relationship with Chowan University, to express her dedication through a living legacy on behalf of her parents. We challenge other friends of the University to give in honor of their loved ones. In order to honor your loved ones, support the Chapel Challenge today. When 50 gifts are given in support of the Chapel Campaign, her gift of $25,000 will be fully realized. Your gifts will then be recognized inside the Chapel.
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1965 Red Hot Ford Mustang Fastback Challenge
Alumnus Barry Bradberry, Class of 1973, is sponsoring this challenge. Barry drove a 1965 red Ford Mustang Fastback when he was a student at Chowan and he still owns and drives it today! The car was featured in the movie “Dare to Be.” 25 gifts of $19.65 or more will unlock his donation of $1,000. Donations will be placed in the Alumni Loyalty Fund.
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The 175th Donor Challenge
The donor who makes the 175th contribution during Chowan Gives will unlock a $500 gift to the area of their choice from Elaine Myers, Board of Trustee member and a 175th Celebration Committee member.
Rush Hour Power Hour
Win a starbucks $10 digital gift card between the hours of 8 am-9 am on April 5th when you donate $25.00+. 10 names will be drawn. This challenge is brought to you by Alumni Council President, Maurice Fluitt.
Join Linda Weaver, Board of Trustee Member, in celebrating our 175th Birthday
Linda Weaver is challenging the Chowan Family to help us celebrate this monumental milestone of 175 years. When 30 gifts are made of $175+, Linda’s generous contribution of $5,000 will be unlocked to the Chowan Fund. All gifts of $175+ will also receive a limited edition commemorative etched glass.
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First Time Donors Challenge
This challenge encourages donors to make their first gift to Chowan. At the end of Chowan Gives, a name from the first time donors list will be drawn and that person will select an area of his/her choice for the $1,000 bonus. Lynette Bunch, Board of Trustee member, encourages you to make your first gift to Chowan!
Murfreesboro Chamber of Commerce, Let's Eat Off-Campus-Student Challenge
Students who donate $17.50 or more during Chowan Gives will be eligible for a random drawing for gift cards to area restaurants, etc. This challenge is brought to you by the Murfreesboro Chamber of Commerce!
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