The Washington Adventist University (WAU) community celebrated its annual Dedication Sabbath at Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church, Saturday, September 8. Scores of students, faculty and staff attended the worship service, symbolizing renewed commitment to the mission, vision, and core values of the University.
“WAU Sabbath at Sligo was beyond an amazing experience,” said Regina Johnson, Chaplain of Ministry. “God most definitely spoke to us and seeing so many students, faculty and staff on one accord was wonderful.”
Washington Adventist University holds as its mission a commitment to the Seventh-day Adventist Christian vision of excellence and service and challenges students to “seize the opportunities for learning in the nation’s capital in order to become moral leaders in communities throughout the world.”
Its vision is to produce graduates who bring competence and moral leadership to their communities.
The integration of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ; commitment to quality; respect; trust; considerate, open communication; accountability and integrity; and a spirit of community, are the university’s core values.
“It was a great experience to lead in the worship service,” said Ramone Griffith, a WAU theology and music major who led the song service. “It was also great to see so many students participate.”
A potluck at historic Votaw House, the official home of the WAU president, capped off the day’s event.