Mount Union Holds 166th Baccalaureate Service
May 05, 2012
The University of Mount Union held its 166th Baccalaureate service on Saturday, May 5 in the Peterson Field House of the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex. The service preceded the University’s Commencement ceremony.
The student-organized worship service featured scripture readings, hymns and performances by the University’s Inspirational Voices of Praise.
The Rev. Kevin J. Bedford Sr., retired United States Navy Commander and senior pastor of Third Baptist Church of Toledo, OH, gave the sermon, “Moving Beyond Your Fears.”
Following the sermon, Dr. Richard F. Giese, president of the University, led the Seniors’ Prayer.
Also during the ceremony, senior class officers from the Class of 2012 presented pink roses, as symbols of thankfulness, to faculty, administrators and trustees for their support and encouragement.