2023 Clock Tower Dedication
We rejoiced in the heritage of holiness as we gathered for the Clock Tower Dedication. The Clock Tower was in honor of Rev. William and Rosemary Cope for their spiritual example in holiness, but many other parts of the Clock Tower were in honor of other great heroes as well, such as Rev. David and Esther Phelps, Rev. Daniel and Jeannie Hardy, and Rev. Michael and Wanda Marshall. We are grateful for those who have contributed to the lives of our generation by portraying godly character and holiness in their everday living. The Clock Tower’s completion marks merely the beginning of a concentrated effort to dig into our heritage as holiness people and specifically the heritage of those behind Allegheny Wesleyan College in order to cultivate the rich cultural past for present use by our current generation. We rejoice at this great milestone in our journey and are anticipating God’s help as we face the future with the guidance of His Spirit.
2023 Spring Choir Tour
Spring Choir Tour was a wonderful time where God was worshiped music of the AWC Choir, which traveled through states such as Virginia and North Carolina, to Louisianna, and looping through Arkansas, Missouri, and Indiana. By the time the time the choir returned to Salem, they had traveled quite a few miles! Choir Tour is a special time where we are able to share the work of God at AWC with those who have been so faithful to give to the cause of preparing laborors for God’s harvest field. In addition, we consider it a great opportunity for our young people to experience the grace God gives through the ministry of music and testimony. Continue to pray that God will touch the lives of our young people and their teachers with a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit. We are expecting great things through the working of God in our midst.
“Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, And give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness” (Psalm 30:4; KJV). We had the wonderful privilege of hosting the annual Singspiration in a partnership with Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Youth (AWMY). We enjoyed a time of varied musical specials giving glory to God for all the blessings He has given us. He has given us salvation and called us His own. He has given us the power to live with the constantly abiding presence of the Holy Spirit working in our lives. It is no wonder that we can sing with such joy and assurance that God has the best interests of His people in mind. We enjoyed the fellowship with the saints, and we would encourage you to consider whether God would have you share a song that has touched your life. Contact us to let us know your interest in participating in the service for the coming year. We want to worship the Lord together!
2023 ABHE Convention
Allegheny Wesleyan College was pleased to send four representatives to the annual Association for Biblical Higher Education Convention, the organization through which we receive our national accreditation. Many sessions were attended and information gleaned to better our institution as a place of learning where students can study to show
themselves approved unto God. In all we do, whether in academic studies or spiritual mentoring, our desire is to remain true to the motto of AWC, “Where God is First”!
Daniel Hardy, Sr.
Assistant Student Recruiter
2023 Spring Revival
God came and met us during Spring Revival. Through the anointed ministry of Rev. and Mrs. William Cawman, we were inspired by heavenly truths about the heart of God and about the wonderful privilege we have in being a part of His kingdom. Victories were won as hearts sought God for grace. Students testified to finding God’s help in either salvation or entire sanctification. Many were blessed with a sweet sense of God’s presence through the services. In light of the revivals that have been happening around the nation, we are excited that God is moving in our midst as well. Let us join together to seek for sustained fires of revival even after the official sessions may end. God has great things in store for those who seek Him. Let the promise of Joel 2:28 be our continual hope. “And it shall come to pass
With the New Year comes a new semester at AWC. Every spring, we hold our annual phonathon where we try to raise funds to make it possible for students to attend AWC. This year’s Phonathon has been a busy and fun time as students have been calling donors of and preparing letters to send to our support base. The goal for this year is to raise $30,000. Last year our faithful giving family helped us reach a record of funds for a Phonathon, and we are grateful for all of the sacrificial giving of our people. One of our favorite parts of Phonathon is the opportunity to help carry the burdens of our friends across the country. Every Phonathon, students record prayer requests that are mentioned by people who are called and often spend special times of prayer with people who are hurting. Once again, we would like to interact and pray for those who support the mission of AWC: to effectively prepare young people for service to God, His Church, and all with whom they come in contact. Thank you for your giving and your prayers.
2022 Fall Choir Tour
Fall Choir Tour was a time of celebration with song and music as the AWC Choir traveled to several churches throughout the week, spreading the cheer of the wonderful story of Christ’s birth. The theme of this year’s choir singing is “The King,” and it truly is our desire to portray Christ as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords to a lost and dying world. In many of our services, many visitors who maybe would not have otherwise come came to churches to hear the college cantata. Our prayer was that the saints would be encouraged and that the hungry souls would be filled with hope as the Christmas season approaches. Thank God for sending His Son into our dark world so that He could someday enter into our own personal darkness and bring the light of salvation into the night of sin.
Clock Tower Update
Greetings! We are excited to see the progress on the Clock Tower project. Since the renovations to Rhoades Hall, the general area with Rhoades Hall, Sexton Hall, and the Clock Tower has become the central hub of campus. As students head to classes daily, they pass the Clock Tower multiple times in a day, which stands as a beautiful reminder of our heritage as holiness people. The exterior of the tower is nearly complete, and the base has been beautified with some greenery, a convenient cement walkway, and the Contemplation Wall. On the wall are the words: “Hallelujah! I have found Him, whom my soul so long has craved! Jesus satisfied my longings, through His blood I now am saved.” As we approach the Christmas season, we can rejoice because “the hopes and fears of all the years are met in Thee tonight.”
2022 Thanksgiving Banquet
The Thanksgiving Celebration is a highlight for our students where we gather together to enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving meal, to share our blessings, and to worship with music. At the Thanksgiving Celebration, a large number of funded scholarships are given to our students to help them with their school bills, and this encourages needy students in their pursuit of God’s will for their lives. We are grateful for God’s people who make such gifts possible. God has provided so much for us, and we owe Him all the praise.
2022 Harvest Day
Harvest Day 2022 was a special treat! It was wonderful to be able to honor the represented alumni. We were privileged to hear from three of the people represented this year: Rev. Troy Muir, Melody Fair, and Karen Newman. It was a great encouragement to see how God has been working in the lives of these individuals who were in part impacted by Allegheny Wesleyan College. The alumni president, Rev. Douglas Strawn, presented the alumni project, special furniture for Rhoades Hall. The instrumental ensemble and the college choir provided beautiful music for the rest of the service. At the end of the service, we enjoyed the annual tradition: the college and combined academy mass choir! After the service, the various academic departments showecased their projects and majors, and the participants enjoyed food and fellowship. We are grateful for the extended campus family represented by the body of alumni who help support and encourage the work at AWC, whether through monetary support, food donations, or prayer support.