The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, August 25, 1955, Image 10

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    Page 4 THE BATTALION Thursday, August 25, 1955
Churches Extend Welcome
At local churches the welcome
mat is always out for the Aggies.
Almost all have special services
and organizations for Aggies and
other young people of the commu
nity and many of the larger
churches have men working solely
with the students.
During the school year Wednes
day night is always set aside for
religious meetings, and one night
of Freshman Week — Saturday,
Sept. 10—has been designated as
church night.
J. Gordon Gay, secretary of the
YMCA, will be master of ceremo
nies at the meeting, which will be
held at the Grove. The program
will include a short speech by the
corps chaplain and introduction of
local ministers. Afterwards stu
dents will be invited to go to the
church of their choice and get ac
quainted with their ministers and
with other students of the same
Here, briefly, is some informa-,
tion about the student programs
offered at College Station and Bry
an churches. The full schedule pf
services is in The Battalion each
A&M Methodist Church
The Methodist student movement
on the campus is the Wesley Foun
dation. The program of activities,
designed to promote fellowship apd
training in churchmanship, includes
worship, recreation, drama, commu
nity projects and many other activ
ities. First among its objectives is
“that the student become a part
of the Christian fellowship which
exists at A&M.”
The Rev. Mr. Robert C. Monk
is director of the Wesley Founda
tion, and the Rev. Mr. Nolan Vance
is minister of the church.
St. Thomas Episcopal Chapel
A wide and comprehensive pro
gram in which every student can
participate according to his ability
and interest is scheduled for the
Canterbury Association, the Epis
copal student club, for this coming
year, according to the Rev. Mr.
Robert L. Darwall, vicar and chap
lain to students. This program in
(1) A general meeting of the
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If it’s the fall fashion for the College
Crowd (and that does include Uniforms) you will find
it at Conway’s. You will also find the newest in all
fine clothing and sportswear.
Regulation Poplin Shirt $3.95
Regulation Twill Shirt ...... $3.95
High Back Cotton Slacks with Zipper $6.00
Regulation Shoes $12.50
Also . . .
Michaels-Stern Suits
Hyde Park Suits . .
Catalina Sweaters .
Manhattan Shirts . .
Interwoven Socks .
. . Bostonian Shoes
. Champion Slacks
. Dobbs Hats
Manhattan Sports Shirts
. Enro Sportswear
Conway & Co.
Canterbury Association, held each
Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. This be
gins with student-led Evening
Prayer, and the program includes
speakers, discussions, fellowship
and entertainment.
(2) A service of Holy Com
munion followed by breakfast for
students at 6:30 a.m. each Wed
nesday morning.
(3) Lay readers and acolytes
training groups, members of which
serve at the chapel services.
(4) A monthly “Bishop’s Night”
at which time one of the several
bishops in Texas is the featured
guest and speaker at a parish and
student supper.
(5) Confirmation classes and
study groups which lead to Con
firmation in the church.
College Heights Assembly of God
The Christ Ambassadors is the
group for student members of the
Assembly of God Church, which is
located on Old Highway 6 in Col
lege Station.
The Christ Ambassadors meet
every Sunday at 6:45 p.m. The
meetings feature musical pro
grams, testimony services, games,
socials and informative programs.
First Baptist Church
Baptist Aggies will discover that
their home away from home is the
Baptist Student Union, which is
located at North Gate. The BSU
is under the direction of Cliff Har
ris and sponsors many activities
for students during the year, in
cluding vesper services each night
at 7.
On registration day, the Union
will have a booth outside the reg
istration hall, where students can
become acquainted with BSU lead
ers. They will receive literature
explaining the Baptist Training
Union, which meets each Sunday
at 6:15 p.m.
Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church
The Lutheran student movement
on the campus is known as the
Lutheran Student Association; it
meets each Wednesday at 7:15 p.m.
The meetings, presided over by
President Bernard Halverson, in
clude worship, study and recrea
tion. They are held in the Luther
an student center at Main and
Cross Streets beyond North Gate.
The Rev. Mr. Thomas H. Swy-
gert is pastor of the church.
Hillel Foundation
The Hillel Foundation, Jewish
student organization, holds cultural
meetings at 7:15 every Wednesday
night in the Memox-ial Student Cen
ter. Mrs. J. J. Taubenhaus is in
charge of the group.
Members enjoy movies, lectures,
forums and discussions. Through
out the year the group observes
the Jewish holidays.
Christian Science Society
The headquarters for the Chris
tian Science Society is at Boyett
and Patricia Streets in College Sta
Of interest to students will be
the testimonial meetings of the
Christian Science Organization held
at 8 p.m. each Wednesday.
Church of Christ
Robert E. Davidson will devote
his time to work with A&M stu
dents and other young people. He
will teach an Aggie Bible class at
9:45 a.m. Sunday at the YMCA and
will be in charge of the young peo
ple’s training class at 6:15 p.m. at
the church.
Students will also meet at 7:15
p.m. Wednesday for prayer meet
ing and training. Social meetings
will be held once each month.
Bethel Lutheran Church
(Missouri Synod)
The Rev. Mr. William C. Peter
son is the pastor of the Bethel
Lutheran Church, which is at 800
S. College Avenue in Bryan.
The Walther Club, student orr
ganization, meets on the second and
foui'th Wednesday of every month
at the Memoi'ial Student Center.
These meetings are usually de
voted to study, but the Walther
Club also plans social activities
during the year. At the meetings
students discuss the Bible and prob
lems of interest to them.
A&M Presbyterian Church
The Sunday program at the Pres
byterian Student Center begins
with breakfast at 9 a.m. Then Ag
gie Bible classes and couples’
classes meet at 9:45. Worship as
a part of the congregation of the
church is at 11 a.m.
The Presbyterian Student
League, staffed by student officers,
meets from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m.
Thoughtful student discussions,
challenging personalities from
world mission fields, interesting
movies, and stimulating worship
in scripture, hymns and prayer
make these hours meaningful.
Wednesday evenings are primari
ly devoted to Christian fellowship.
These meetings are from 7 to 8:15
Diversified recreational facilities,
a free lending library, and picnic
grounds are always available for
students’ use. The minister to stu
dents, the Rev. Charles G. Work
man, and the pastor, the Rev. Nor
man Anderson, are ready at all
times to help the students.
A&M Christian Church
Student members of the A&M
Christian Church have their own
organization, the Disciple Student
Fellowship, whi<^h meets at 5 p.m.
each Sunday.
Twice a month the members have
debates, forums, or discussions.
Each month the club hears a speech
on some controversial subject, and
one meeting each month is devoted
to fellowship and games.
St. Mary’s Catholic Chapel
Catholic students at A&M will
have two organizations open to
them, the Newman Club and the
Knights of Columbus Student
The Newman Club covers three
fields: intellectual, religious and
In the first line the group spon
sors lectures by the local priests
and visitors to the campus, and
also plans group discussions. Each
yea rthe club observes national
Newman Day.
Members of the club act as ush
ers in the chapel, serve mass, and
teach the young children. The or
ganization sponsors the pamphlet
rack outside the chapel.
The social activities begin with
the freshman reception. Through
out the year there are dances, wie
ner roasts, skating parties and oth
er events.
The Knights of Columbus Council
here is the only student council
in Texas at a non-denominational
school. The council sponsors many
worthwhile activities, and member
ship gives students valuable ex
perience in KC work.
Catholic students have a priest, to
work especially with them. He is
Father Charles Elmer, who lives
in the Catholic Student Center.
It has been our privilege to serve the
students of Texas A&M for many years. We have set for
ourselves the task of creating the most friendly relations
possible with the students. We have done this by con
scientious service and honesty in every possible way.
Visit us soon and enjoy the friendly cordiality of our
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