Aldersgate Day Celebration to be Held May 24
Southwestern University will host an Aldersgate Day celebration on Monday, May 24. The event observes the 272nd anniversary of John Wesley’s “heart-warming” experience at Aldersgate Street in London, which became the basis for the Methodist faith.
The program will begin at 9 a.m. in the Lois Perkins Chapel with a tour of the historic building and singing of Wesleyan hymns led by Southwestern alumnus Henry Holloway. This will be followed by a presentation on the topic “A Heart Strangely Warmed: A Closer Look at Charles Wesley (1707-1788)” by Michael Hawn, professor of church music and director of the Sacred Music Program in the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University.
From 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., a buffet lunch will be available for purchase in the Red & Charline McCombs Campus Center for $6.75 per person. After lunch, Hawn will continue his presentation about Charles Wesley.
The event is open to the public. To attend the event, visit sualumni.net/AldersgateDay_2010, call 800-960-6363 or write email@example.com. Questions may be directed to the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations.