True Holiness Saints Center will host its fall annual College Day at the church, located at 198 Highway 286 E, Sunday beginning at 11 a.m.
Pastor E. C. Maltbia will deliver a charge to students as the keynote speaker, encouraging them to spend their formative years in college making "quality decisions."
"We’re going to talk about the importance of class preparation and representing our Christian faith with good daily choices," said Maltbia. "We’ll encourage them to remember their Christian faith. It has been my experience that during the college y ears, students are either strengthened in their Christian faith, or they often walk away from it."
Along with the reminder, Maltbia said that freshmen and upperclassmen who attend the event will have the opportunity to mingle with city and school leaders.
Conway Mayor Tab Townsell, University of Central Arkansas President Allen Meadors, Central Baptist College President Terry Kimbrow, and Hendrix College President Timothy Cloyd will deliver welcoming remarks to new and returning students to the City of Conway.
The UCA Judah Chorale Choir will lead the service’s worship.
Following the service, attendees are encouraged to move to the Family Life Center for a vendor’s fair and a lunch provided by First Security Bank.
Maltbia said that several positive student groups, businesses and organizations would be present to offer information to students.
Other sponsors of the fall College Day are Maj. Andy Shock, of the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office, Rep. Linda Tyler, Sen. Jason Rapert, and Dr. Steve Magie.
"College day is an opportunity to welcome incoming freshmen and upperclassmen back into the City of Conway and to give them a fun, spirit-filled worship environment. They also get the opportunity to meet key members of the city," said Maltbia.
Organizers of the student-led service are the Judah Chorale and the Inter-Denominational Christian Council, which has a presence at UCA and Hendrix College.
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