The venue has seen big names like the Arkells, Zeds Dead, and Daniel Ceasar, however, this evening entertainment is a little outside of the mainstream performers of the purple auditorium.
For the fourth consecutive year, Western University’s Christian clubs will be hosting Western Worships.
Lily Doucet is the Vice President of Communications for Power to Change and has been able to help facilitate the event.
“It’s open to all students and the community. It’s an initiative to share the gospel with students at Western in a non-evasive and welcoming approach, in a way that encompasses all different forms of worship.”
The night will consist of a live band performance, testimonies, drama and a guest speaker.
While the guest speaker has been invited to campus, Doucet believes that arguably one of the coolest aspects is that every element of the night has been organized and executed by students. “Everything from the band to the drama to the testimonies, it’s all Western students.”
The theme of the night centres around identity, titled, Western Worships: I AM. “It’s transformational and renewing. I never would have imagined that an event like this would’ve happened at Western which is an incredibly renowned secular university that sometimes has a negative reputation. “
The goal behind the entire event is outreach, as an event for people who do not know anything about Christianity, or who may be seeking answers about their identity, to come out and see what is available for them.
“We understand that this is a malleable time for a lot of students because so many of them are questioning their place and especially their purpose. The whole night is focused around the idea that everyone has a purpose, and that everyone has an identity set in Christ. Because of that, they do not have to search for their purpose and identity in things that are not necessarily fulfilling or that might lead to disappointment.”
The event will be held on Sunday, January 28th in the Mustang Lounge within the University Community Centre at Western University. Doucet, along with many others, have high hopes for the night.
“It’s a place where people have their lives transformed. It’s happened before and I know it will happen again.”