Dr. Dan Dewitt, Hanging of the Green speaker

The public is invited to join the Georgetown College community in celebration of the holiday season at 7 p.m., Dec. 2 in John L. Hill Chapel for “Hanging of the Green” – a wonderful tradition for the whole family that includes a worship service, congregational singing, and a guest speaker. The event will conclude with the traditional lighting of Giddings Circle, hot chocolate and carols.

In the middle of the service, family members, and all organizations and clubs on campus will be encouraged to hang their decorated ornaments on the tree; children are invited to do likewise with the candy canes they are given as they enter the chapel. A special treat is the duet of two of the College’s biggest singing stars – seniors Jessie Rose Pennington of Lexington and Ryland Pope of Harlan. A brass quartet and the new gospel choir (Joyful Noise Singers) will also perform.

Event chair Lynnesy Rowland, a junior from Louisville, has arranged for a special speaker this year – Dr. Dan Dewitt, the Associate VP of Communications at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also an Instructor of Youth Ministry at Boyce College and will be an Assistant Professor of Youth Ministry at Southern in the Spring semester. And, he has been Lynnesy’s youth minister at Highview Baptist Church since sixth grade. Dewitt’s message will be “In Search of Christmas Lost” on the passage of John 3:16.