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CSU First Chapel Fall 2017


Opening Chapel Points To God's Glory

How great is our God?

It was a theme that started with CSU’s combined orchestra and singers performing an inspirational song and continued until the benediction. 

Charleston Southern University’s first Chapel of the academic year dealt with a recurring message that CSU exists so that we all can find our purpose.

President Jairy C. Hunter Jr. welcomed current and former Trustees and singled-out Board of Visitors and Buc Club members who fund scholarships for students.  The Legacy Society, whose members unselfishly include CSU in their wills, was also given a huge word of thanks.

Before Hunter shared God’s word, there were individual testimonies that revealed the importance of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Solomon Brown, an all-conference football player, explained how he came to understand from someone on campus that he’d never met, “that nothing but Jesus can ever fill the hole in your heart.”

In a video testimony, nursing alumnus Victoria McManamay told the large gathering that coming to CSU made her appreciate that “my purpose is not solely about me.”

Brian Morton, a CSU grad now teaching at-risk children in a tough environment, also echoed the feeling that he realized during his school years that learning, leading and serving allowed him “to find my purpose.”

Hunter brought the Chapel to a meaningful conclusion by sharing Steps to Peace with God. The only bridge to reach God is Jesus Christ.

The Fall 2017 Chapel series continues Wednesday, September 13, with special guest, Sharlene Stanford from the Orlando Rescue Mission.

View the Chapel service in its entirety on our YouTube page.