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FHU to Host 79th Annual Bible Lectureship

Henderson, TN - Jan 20, 2015

The Freed-Hardeman University Bible Lectureship, in its 79th year, is scheduled for Feb. 1 - 5. Thousands will travel to FHU’s campus for a week of study, prayer, food and fellowship.

“Give Us a King: Faith, Failure and Forgiveness in Samuel” will be the focus of study. “The books of Samuel challenge us to live faithfully,” David Lipe, lectureship director, said. “Christians today should note that forgiveness is possible even when failure is present.”

The first address will be Sunday, Feb. 1, at 7:30pm in Loyd Auditorium. Lectureship guests can take advantage of a daily 10:30am chapel, missions forum and opening forum beginning Monday, Feb. 2. Classes are scheduled Monday through Thursday, with topical tracks available for youth ministers, senior adults and FHU students. The event will conclude with the 7:30pm service Thursday.

The 22nd annual Youth and Family Workers’ Workshop is set for Monday, Feb. 25. Designed for ministers, students, parents and individuals who minister to young people in the church, it will focus on “Presented to God and Prepared to Serve” from I Sam. 1:11. For additional information on this part of the program, one may contact Kirk Brothers at or Chuck Morris at

Guests also have the opportunity to attend special activities, including performances by the FHU Ambassadors, University Chorale and Alumni Chorus.

David and Linda Lipe who have worked with the Lectureship for many years will be honored with an appreciation dinner Tuesday evening at 6:00pm in Brewer Sports Center’s auxiliary gym. David Lipe has directed the Lectureship since 1993 and will retire from the work at the end of the 2015 event. It is the longest tenure of any Lectureship director. His wife Linda has assisted him in all details of the program. Tickets to the dinner are available for $12 per person by calling Alice Holtin at 731-989-6769.

The FHU Associates will serve home-cooked meals from 11:00am to 1:00pm, Monday through Thursday, in the Brewer Sports Center auxiliary gym. The Associates’ coffee shop, Beloved F.H. Brew, will be open in Brewer Sports Center lobby from 7:00am to 7:00pm each day. The coffee shop will sell gourmet coffee, hot chocolate, hot caramel apple cider, pastries, snacks and desserts. Profits will benefit FHU student scholarships.

A barbecue dinner benefitting Mid-South Youth Camp is planned for Wednesday evening, Feb. 4, 4:30pm - 6:30pm, in Brewer Sports Center auxiliary gym.

A complete Lectureship program as well as online registration can be found at