Posted on March 27, 2017 by Tia Lalani

A look inside Augustana Chaplaincy’s annual soup supper fundraiser, featuring a silent auction, guest speakers, and a candle-lit vesper service.

On Sunday, March 5, the chapel was once again transformed into a banquet hall for Chaplaincy’s annual fundraiser dinner, What’s Cookin’? Soup Supper. Roughly 150 community members, staff and faculty, and students joined together for “the most unusual silent auction in town,” featuring home-baked goods, paintings, knitted outerwear, concert tickets, meals at local venues (including Stockmen’s and The Lefse House bakery) and invitations to an Earth Oven pizza party (hosted by our chaplain himself!), as well as a local BBQ.

Following the silent auction, guest speaker professor Paul Harland shared his musing on our theme, Love > Hate, and reflected on the time he has spent at Augustana, as he is retiring this year. Afterwards, the student chaplains shared their thoughts on the impact that Chaplaincy has on campus, and what it means to them personally. The event concluded with a candle-lit vesper service, Holden Evening Prayer, composed by Marty Haugen.

The event raised over $9000 to continue to support Chaplaincy.

Photos courtesy of Aimee Ngalula.


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