Wake Forest University’s Lovefeast, one of the most cherished traditions on campus, brings people of many backgrounds together in a way that few customs can. Traditionally a Moravian holiday, Lovefeast has grown to include all denominations and is a cherished time of connection and reflection welcoming alumni, parents, friends and many others from near and far. Started at Wake Forest by a student in 1965, this tradition conjures fond memories for many. While much has changed over the years at Wake Forest, the sense of community that defines Lovefeast remains as strong as ever.
The service begins with the Call to Worship. Deacs across the country join via livestream to participate in this tradition from afar.
Thankful to join fellow DC Deacs and take part in @wfuniversity’s live-stream of a special Christmas tradition. (go.wfu.edu/lovefeastlive) #wfulovefeast
@cmcnally (Catharine McNally)
It’s not the holiday season without the #WFULovefeast ☕️🍞 @wfuniversity #DCDeacs
@stokbw11 (Brad Stokes)
Celebrating #WFULoveFeast with our Alumni Club 🎩🕯🎁
I love(feast) you #wfulovefeast
@gretchlion (Gretchen Lionberger)
#WFULovefeast is a beautiful element in an ever complex world. Thank you @WakeForest for a prayer for peace
Getting ready for Wake Charlotte #WFULovefeast
Sweet coffee and buns are served.
Thankful for my school and the wonderful traditions that surround it #WFULovefeast
@jyeastman (Jennie Eastman)
Lovefeast with this lovely lady! 🕯❤️🍞 @sophiecleveque #wfulovefeast #candlecandlecandle #reunionisyes #deliriousfaces
@shenanigans.magee (Shannon Magee)
Traditions die hard. #wfulovefeast #deacsinnyc #wfualumni
@operamagic (Chris Magiera)
#WFULovefeast Sharing the Reason for the Season with alumni, friends and family #WakePalmBeach
@deacbates (David Bates)
A new generation of #wfulovefeast goers ❤️
#WFULovefeast 2016 with @WFUSouthHall FYS 🕯🕯🕯@WakeForest most excellent evening to start holiday season
The final blessing sends the participants in the Lovefeast out into the world.
As you go from this place tonight, may you carry the light of hope with you this week. And may that light burn against all the darknesses you encounter. A stubborn light to mark this season of waiting, this season of hope. In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.