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Homecoming Celebration Hosts Warm Reception Despite Cold Day image

Ohio Christian University’s Homecoming and Family Day 2019 welcomed over 400 alumni and their family members home on Oct. 12. The atmosphere was warm and lively despite the chilly fall weather that forced many of the events inside.

The day started early with 74 participants shrugging off temperatures in the mid-40’s as they ran or walked in the 7th annual Josias Rodriguez 5k Run/Walk. The event is held in memory of a much-loved ministry student who tragically lost his life in a hiking accident. Josias Rodriguez’s mom spoke briefly at the start of the race with his dad firing the starting pistol.

Following the 5k, hundreds of alumni flocked to the Ministry & Performing Arts for the main event, the Trailblazer Celebration, formerly known as Legacy Chapel. The event provided a time of worship, heartfelt reflection of years past, and a recognition of the 2019 Alumni Awardees. This year’s awardees were Brenda (Mason) Young (’74), Alumna of the Year; Anthony Wilson (’10), Online Alumnus of the Year; and Tim Moore, Ministry Alumnus of the Year.

After the Celebration, guests enjoyed free Buffalo Wild Wings in Ohio Christian’s beautiful cafeteria and a tasty treat from Kingdom Realty Sno-Cones. The day was also filled with activities for visitors of all ages. While some alumni preferred to sit at The Blaze as they remembered old times over a cup of coffee or tea, those with children enjoyed games of cornhole as their kids squealed with delight as they jumped around in the bounce houses. Many alumni also cheered on the Lady Trailblazers volleyball team as they played a home game against Carlow University, winning in a straight sweep.

The 2019 Homecoming was a wonderful time of celebration and reminiscing as the returning alumni reconnected with old friends and remembered days long past but not forgotten. Ohio Christian University is eager to welcome OCU family members home once more in 2020 on Oct. 2 & 3 for next year’s Homecoming.

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Overlook of the 25th Annual Quilt Show held in 2018

Campus Hosting 26th Annual Quilt Show

Overlook of the 25th Annual Quilt Show held in 2018

Published: July 25, 2019

Ohio Christian University is delighted to welcome the Goodtime Quilters Guild to campus for the fourth year in a row. The guild will be holding their 26th annual Quilt Show in the Maxwell Center on August 1-3. One of the organizers and president of the guild Judy Clifton expects the show to attract over 1,300 guests. “The quilt show is something we do to be an entertainment and to show what we do,” Clifton said. “We’ll hang 180 to 200 quilts. The talent of these ladies is just phenomenal, they just do fabulous work.” The show is the 145-member guild’s biggest event of the year. It
Ohio Christian University is delighted to welcome the Goodtime Quilters Guild to campus for the fourth year in a row. The guild will be holding their 26th annual Quilt Show in the Maxwell Center on August 1-3. One of the organizers and president of the guild Judy Clifton expects the show to attract over 1,300 guests. “The quilt show is something we do to be an entertainment and to show what
Ohio Christian University is delighted to welcome the Goodtime Quilters Guild to campus for the fourth year in a row. The guild will be holding their 26th annual Quilt Show in the Maxwell Center on
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Engage Conference 2019

Engage Conference 2019  image

Published: April 12, 2019

Engage: Evangelism at the Intersection of Faith
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Second Annual Youth Leadership Conference   image

Second Annual Youth Leadership Conference

Second Annual Youth Leadership Conference   image

Published: April 5, 2019

Over fifty youth leaders from more than thirty churches and organizations converged on the Ohio Christian University campus for the second annual Youth Leadership Conference. Anticipation for the conference was met with engaging and relevant information applicable to those in attendance. The subject of the day was the importance of actively engaging youth with the reality of Biblical Truth in these formative years. Dr. Walt Mueller, expert in youth culture and President of the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding, began the conference with a dive into youth culture and practical ways
Over fifty youth leaders from more than thirty churches and organizations converged on the Ohio Christian University campus for the second annual Youth Leadership Conference. Anticipation for the conference was met with engaging and relevant information applicable to those in attendance. The subject of the day was the importance of actively engaging youth with the reality of Biblical Truth
Over fifty youth leaders from more than thirty churches and organizations converged on the Ohio Christian University campus for the second annual Youth Leadership Conference. Anticipation for the
Annual Scholarship Banquet a Success image

Annual Scholarship Banquet a Success

Annual Scholarship Banquet a Success image

Published: March 28, 2019

Ohio Christian University (OCU) hosted its annual Scholarship Banquet on Tuesday, March 26th where donors were celebrated and thanked for their contributions to the students of OCU. Over $100,000 in scholarships from 68 separate donors were awarded to students in attendance. Parents of recipients were encouraged to attend the banquet and meet the donors supporting their children’s education. Students Hannah Reager (’20), Davi Da Silva (’19), and Marissa McCrary (’20) all shared with those in attendance the impact that the donors had on them individually. Each student at Ohio Christian
Ohio Christian University (OCU) hosted its annual Scholarship Banquet on Tuesday, March 26th where donors were celebrated and thanked for their contributions to the students of OCU. Over $100,000 in scholarships from 68 separate donors were awarded to students in attendance. Parents of recipients were encouraged to attend the banquet and meet the donors supporting their children’s education
Ohio Christian University (OCU) hosted its annual Scholarship Banquet on Tuesday, March 26th where donors were celebrated and thanked for their contributions to the students of OCU. Over $100,000

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OCU Hosts Second Annual 9/11 Memorial Service image

OCU Hosts Second Annual 9/11 Memorial Service

OCU Hosts Second Annual 9/11 Memorial Service image

Published: September 9, 2013

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The second annual Lest We Forget ceremony remembering the victims of the 9/11 attacks will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 in the Maxwell Center at Ohio Christian University.“The city leaders and I have all come together because we wanted to honor first responders and the military on the anniversary of 9/11,” said Pastor Timothy Throckmorton, organizer for the event.The evening, free for guests,
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Fall Revival Week at OCU - Live Online! image

Fall Revival Week at OCU - Live Online!

Fall Revival Week at OCU - Live Online! image

Published: September 9, 2013

The OCU Fall Revival begins September 10, 2013, and live broadcasts will be available online at www.ohiochristian.edu/live. Services will feature special guest evangelist, Rev. Susie Shellenberger. Rev. Shellenberger created and edited Brio, a Focus on the Family publication, for 19 years. She also co-hosted a national weekly call-in radio show for teens called "Life on the Edge Live" that was produced by Focus on the Family for a number of years. Rev. Shellenberger has written over 40 books, as well as being the editor and namesake of the magazine SUSIE.Rev. Shellenberger is an
The OCU Fall Revival begins September 10, 2013, and live broadcasts will be available online at www.ohiochristian.edu/live. Services will feature special guest evangelist, Rev. Susie Shellenberger. Rev. Shellenberger created and edited Brio, a Focus on the Family publication, for 19 years. She also co-hosted a national weekly call-in radio show for teens called "Life on the Edge Live" that
The OCU Fall Revival begins September 10, 2013, and live broadcasts will be available online at www.ohiochristian.edu/live. Services will feature special guest evangelist, Rev. Susie Shellenberger
LifeTraks Students Meet Grammy Award-Winning Vocalist David Phelps image

LifeTraks Students Meet Grammy Award-Winning Vocalist David Phelps

LifeTraks Students Meet Grammy Award-Winning Vocalist David Phelps image

Published: July 25, 2013

Students in the LifeTraks School of Leadership had the opportunity to meet Grammy Award-winning vocalist David Phelps in a question and answer forum last Friday (July 19, 2013) at Indianapolis First Church of the Nazarene in Indianapolis, IN.  The night, full of distinct vocals and a high-octane live band, was capped off by words of insight from the highly acclaimed tenor. “If I had to give any advice for obtaining your dream, I would say that perseverance is foundational,” said Phelps.  “But when you accomplish them, you will look back on the tougher times and know that you were in
Students in the LifeTraks School of Leadership had the opportunity to meet Grammy Award-winning vocalist David Phelps in a question and answer forum last Friday (July 19, 2013) at Indianapolis First Church of the Nazarene in Indianapolis, IN.  The night, full of distinct vocals and a high-octane live band, was capped off by words of insight from the highly acclaimed tenor. “If I had to give
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OCU Hosts 7th Annual Festival of Carols and Messiah image

OCU Hosts 7th Annual Festival of Carols and Messiah

OCU Hosts 7th Annual Festival of Carols and Messiah image

Published: November 13, 2012

Ohio Christian University will host its seventh annual “Festival of Carols and Messiah,” Saturday, December 1, at 7:00 pm, in the beautifully decorated Maxwell Center.  Guests will enjoy the artistry of the OCU Chorale, joined by members of the Circleville Community Choir and a live 40-piece orchestra.Dr. Rodney Sones, director of the Chorale and the Community Choir, will lead the evening’s music – festive orchestrations of well-loved Christmas music, beautiful acapella numbers, and Christmas selections from Handel’s Messiah.  Soloists for the evening include Dione Bennett, Carolyn
Ohio Christian University will host its seventh annual “Festival of Carols and Messiah,” Saturday, December 1, at 7:00 pm, in the beautifully decorated Maxwell Center.  Guests will enjoy the artistry of the OCU Chorale, joined by members of the Circleville Community Choir and a live 40-piece orchestra.Dr. Rodney Sones, director of the Chorale and the Community Choir, will lead the evening’s
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Video - Inaugural Throwback Chapel at Homecoming 2012 image

Video - Inaugural Throwback Chapel at Homecoming 2012

Video - Inaugural Throwback Chapel at Homecoming 2012 image

Published: October 9, 2012

OCU was pleased to host Dr. Doug Carter, former president of Circleville Bible College (now Ohio Christian University), as the speaker for its inaugural Throwback Chapel on October 6, 2012.For the first time, a Homecoming chapel service featured the OCU chorale with former music groups and choir members. Alumni participants included Maranatha members R.D. and Shelly Saunders, Bruce Morrison and Susan (Long) Jones.
OCU was pleased to host Dr. Doug Carter, former president of Circleville Bible College (now Ohio Christian University), as the speaker for its inaugural Throwback Chapel on October 6, 2012.For the first time, a Homecoming chapel service featured the OCU chorale with former music groups and choir members. Alumni participants included Maranatha members R.D. and Shelly Saunders, Bruce Morrison
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