Avondale honoured two of its own and one forging a career in care and church in the presentation of the top alumni awards at Homecoming (August 23-24).
Celebrate the Christian tradition of hymn and song singing with Dr Lyell Heise and the Institute of Worship as part of Avondale Alumni’s Homecoming.
From an early age, Lyell Heise experienced the capacity to make and respond to music and witnessed in his family a strong commitment to Christianity. Combining the arts with an expression of faith has since defined the career of Avondale Alumni’s 2019 Alumnus of the Year.
Seventh-day Adventist worship, and therefore the Institute of Worship, is indeed “about music.” But in celebrating the music, it is also about much, much more.
Disappointment over the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church’s decision not to include on the agenda of its most recent session the ordination of women as ministers has not only renewed interest in the issue but also challenged the concept of the ceremony itself.