A Typical LEAF Sunday

Just to give you an idea, some photos of a typical LEAF Sunday (again provided by our full-time part-time unofficial LEAF photographer, Larry Vellani):

Warming up before the service.

Warming up before the service.

Projector problems.  This is a new addition to our worship.

Projector problems. This is a new addition to our worship.

Still struggling with that projector, but I promise we got it working eventually! :D

Still struggling with that projector, but I promise we got it working eventually! 😀

Food and Fellowship!

Food and Fellowship!

Yum!

Yum!

LEAF's officers for the year and Pastor David.

LEAF's officers for the year and Pastor David.

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LEAF at the Student Organization Fair

Here are some photos from a couple of weeks back, courtesy of our trigger-happy Faculty Advisor, Larry Vellani (his Flickr site seems to have multiple thousands of photos!) We had lots of students sign up and met many interesting folks, so the afternoon was a definite success! We still have a gazillion LEAF magnets left over, though, so ask and you shall receive! 🙂

This photo isn't staged at all.

This photo isn't staged at all.

Ahh, this is a nice one!

Ahh, this is a nice one!

LEAF President Emeritus and President acting silly.

LEAF President Emeritus and President acting silly.

Slightly more serious.  But only slightly.

Slightly more serious. But only slightly.

Welcome!

Hello Everyone!

This is our new website for LEAF (Lutherans, Episcopalians, and Friends) a religious life organization at Elon University in North Carolina.  We are a young organization (this is only our third year!) but this is also our first year as an officially approved campus organization.  We started off only a short time ago, but we are continuing to grow as an organization and as a family!

LEAF is an organization based out of the Lutheran and Episcopalian traditions, but we invite individuals of any denomination, faith, or no faith at all to be a part (hence the “Friends!”)  We hold a weekly service in Holt Chapel @ 5pm on South Campus every Sunday, followed by food and fellowship after the service (with home-cooked meals provided by local churches).  We have recently welcomed Pastor David Olson to our family, a Lutheran minister who is now serving as LEAF’s part-time pastor/chaplain.  David leads us in worship each Sunday and will soon have an office in the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life.  We are excited to have David join our community as LEAF continues to grow.

LEAF also endeavors to serve as positive force in campus life and the local community.  Now that we are an official organization we hope this role will continue to develop as we serve alongside the Truitt Center and other religious life organizations on campus, assist the local community through service work, and ultimately participate in mission trips and other long-term pursuits.

We have a long way to go, but we are excited about what the future holds.  We hope you will join us on our journey.  Peace!