The Spiritual Exploration Fair Returns to the Ferris Campus

Spiritual Exploration FairFerris State University students will have an opportunity to explore spiritual campus student organizations, spiritual centers, local places of worship and more at the Spiritual Exploration Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 19 in the Rankin Student Center Dome Room.

This event is free and open to the public. It is scheduled for 4 to 6:30 p.m., and the goal is to help students and community members explore their spiritual development. More than 25 churches and organizations will be present to give information about their place of worship or their group. After receiving positive feedback from students and organizations after last year’s event, Ferris officials anticipate that the Spiritual Exploration Fair could become an annual campus event.

Christine Berke, director of campus ministry for the Wesley House, says that the event is a great opportunity for students to search for what they may be looking for, especially while away from their hometown places of worship.

In addition to the fair, a panel discussion is planned for Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 11 a.m. in IRC 120. Panelists will represent different and diverse faith-based organizations, and will explain their beliefs and answer questions that students may have about their groups.

“The panel and fair isn’t about who is right and who is wrong,” said Shana Beisiegel, interim coordinator of Student Life. “It’s an environment where students and the community can come and get the right information from the right source. It’s a friendly atmosphere where people can feel comfortable instead of intimidated.”

For more information on the Spiritual Exploration Fair, contact Carrie Adams at (231) 591-2682.

Last updated: 09-14-2012