CHARLES E. HAYWORTH SR. MEMORIAL CHAPEL
Chapel - Worship
Worship Services & Christian Worship Classes
Schedule of Services PDF
Over 9,000 attendees supported the 31 chapel worship services during the 2009-10 academic terms. The services are run by the Board of Stewards of the Hayworth Chapel (Board of Stewards PDF), composed entirely of students. The primarily all-student congregation collected over $10,400 in offerings. The offerings provided toys and clothes for 120 needy children at Christmas through the High Point Salvation Army Angel Tree Program and contributed over $3,300 to Open Door Ministries in High Point. (Salvation Army Angel Tree Program Designated as Recipient of the Fall 2010 Offering & Spring 2011 Offering to Benefit West End Ministries of High Point PDF).
Both traditional day and non-traditional Evening Degree Program students may register in sequence for three Christian Worship classes, Religion 1019, 1020, and 1021. Religion 1019 and 1020 each gives one hour of academic credit, and Religion 1021 offers two hours of academic credit. The Schedule of Services for 2010-11 can be found by viewing the links above.
The Role of Music in Chapel Worship
The role of music in chapel worship is to enable, enliven, and enrich all who seek a relationship with God and to help provide a vehicle where our faith can be expressed and strengthened. Even as we believe music to be a central expression of faith, devotion, praise, piety, and celebration, we also believe it is a fundamental vehicle of evangelism and outreach into the community. We affirm that music has been since the beginning of time an avenue used by God as a means to redeem and edify humanity, and is understood as a paramount medium whereby the God/human, human/God relationship is expressed. We therefore strive to offer God and this worshipping community our very best music, not as a reflection of our greatness or because God requires artistic perfection, but because we strive to honor and give thanks for the gifts God has first given us!
The Chapel Choir
Chapel Choir serves as the resident choir for the Chapel at High Point University. This ensemble rehearses every Monday and Wednesday and participates in every Chapel service throughout the year. Members of Chapel Choir come from all academic disciplines across campus and have a wide range of experience singing in choirs. What each member shares in common is a love of singing and a desire to sing music to the glory of God at a high level of artistic expression. For members seeking to gain experience leading in church music, opportunities exist for planning, researching, rehearsing, conducting, and implementing worship services under the guidance of the director. To be selected for this ensemble, auditions are held in the fall and spring of each year. There are a limited number of stipend positions available and all members may receive academic credit (register for MUS 1320 for 1 credit hour). Required rehearsals are Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:10-6:25 p.m. and participation in weekly chapel services is required. If you are interested in scheduling an audition, contact Dr. Marc Ashley Foster at 841.4551.
Dr. Marc Foster - Chair, Music Department and Director of Choral Activities
Came to High Point in 2009 after serving as the Director of Worship Arts Ministries at Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church in Jackson, MS and artistic director of Mississippi Chorus Taught music at the University of Texas at Arlington and Millsaps College in Jackson, MS Received Doctor of Music Arts (DMA) in Choral Conducting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a Master of Sacred Music degree from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and a Bachelor of Music Education degree in Choral Conducting and Voice from UNC-Greensboro.