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ampus Religion Groups Plan

rocessional, Dinners,


From caroling, to filling baskets
wih food, to giving Christmas plays
and parties, campus religious
groups usher in the Yuletide sea-
The Newman Club., the Univer-
sity-recognized religious group for
Catholic students on campus. be-
gan its Christmas activities with
Mass at 5 p-m. Friday. Following
Mass a processional commemo-
rated the passing of Mary and
Joseph from house to house while
seeking a room in Bethlehem.
Those primarily participating in
this processional were Latin Amer-
ican students but others joined in.
A dinner was then served, followed
by a party at which the only pre-
requisite for admission was the
donation of a can of food. The
foodnwi1l be put into baskets and
distributed to the poor of Ann
Clubs To Carol
At 8 p.m. Wednesday after devo-
tions. the group will go out carol-
ing and th-en return to the club
for hot chocolate and other re-
The University Christian Feder-
ation, commonly called UCF, is a1
federation of ten of the Protestant,.
Anglican and Orthodox student
groups on the University campus.l
In the celebration of Christmas.
this large student group presented
a World Carol Sing at 8 p.m. Fri-i
day in Lane Hall.C

WORLD CAROL SING-The University Christian Federation celebrated Christmas this year with
a carol sing presented by a group of students at Lane Hall Friday evening. There are ten groups
in the 1-CF, most of whom have also planned separate activities for the holiday season. Among
these is a Boar's Head Dinner to be given by the Episcopal Student Foundation on Wednesday.

As well as entire group singing,
groups from different countries
presented their own carols. Stu-
dents from Latin America, Hun-
gary, Germany. Sweden, and the
Netherlands were some of those
participating in the sing.
Most of the ten groups belong-
ing to UCF are also planning
Christmas activities of their own.1

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The Roger Williams Guild is
planning a service project for
today in which they will go carol-
ing at the home of shut-in mem-
bers of their Church, the First
Baptist Church, and then return
to their pastor's home for a part
To Hold Boar's Head Feast
The Episcopal Student Founda-
tion will give their traditional
Boar's Head Dinner on Wednes-
day in the Parish House at St.
Andrews Church. Following he
dinner, to which all. are welcome,
will be a song-fest, and then the
students will proceed to their stu-
dent center, Canterbury House, for
The Congregational and Dis-
ciples Guild will be doing some-
thing quite original. One of its
members has written a morality
play based on the theme, "What
would happen if Christ was born
again?" The play takes' place in
South Africa where Christ, reborn,
is rejected by everyone, the mili-
tary, government, clergy and com-
mon man.
The author of the play tries to
point out that there is need for
further searching in order to dis-
cover the position of Christ and
religious thinking, and the relation
between religious thinking and
everyday life.
The play will be presented at
C p.m. today at Douglas Memorial
Chapel and will be followed by an
open house at the Congregational
and Disciples Guild House.
Wassail Bowl Sing Set
Among the Presbyterian Student
Fellowship's Christmas activities
will be a carol sing for married
studentsaaround the wassail bowl
at 3:30 p.m. today.
This evening there will be a
caroling party for the entire fel-
lowship and anyone else who
wishes to participate. On Tuesday,
the group will have a dinner at

6 p.m. which will be followed by
the second Merrill Lecure.
The Merrill Lectures include a
group of four lectures which are
being presented to the students on
the topic of religion. This second
one will be presented by the Rev.
Prof. J. F. Peer of Sydney, Aus-
tralia, a member of the faculty at
the University of New South
Wales. He will speak on "The
Lord's Table as it Unites and Di-
vides Us."
String Quartet To Perform
The Lutheran Student Center
will hold its Christmas program
at 7:30 p.m. today. The Chapel
Choir will sing special music, with
a string quartet playing, and with
Teruya Uyeno, a Japanese gradu-
ate student speaking on the
Christmas theme.
Along withmtheir traditional
tree -trimming party, theaWesley
Student Fellowship sang carols for
shut-ins on Friday before joining
the UCF World Carol Sing,
The Inter-Varsity Christian Fel-
lowship will also be having their
own carol sing. It will be held at
7:15 p.m. Tuesday. At 4 p.m. today
in Lane Hall the group will hear
a lecture on "Way of Life or Life
Itself" which will be given by Eric
Fife, an Englishman connected
with the Fellowship on its national
Schedule Christmas Supper
There are also religious groups
on campus which are not a part
of UCF and who are working on
pre-Christmas activities.
One of these, Gamma Delta (a
Lutheran student club,), will have
a Christmas supper at 6 p.m. today
followed by a candlelight Christ-
mas vespers. This will feature the
Chapel choir, congregational sing-
ing and a contemporary Nativity
The Young Friends Fellowship
will have a carol sing at 7:15 p.m.
today at the Friend's Center. Re-
freshments will also be served.

Near 'U'
A number of students will be
spending their vacations near the
campus during the Christmas
Some of these will be foreign
students whose native lands are
far away, some will be nurses who
must spend three or more days
working in the hospital and still
others will be students who make
Ann Arbor their permanent home.
Plan Events
All will find special Christmas
events planned for them.
Several families in and near
the Ann Arbor area will share
their holiday season with foreign
students and invitations from
families in other Michigan cities
have been extended to Interna-
tional students.
Carol sings have also been
planned by several groups before
the holiday. A World Christmas
Carol Sing, being sponsored by
the University Christian Federa-
tion, will feature group singing,
explanations from students of
various countries about their
Christmas customs and an inter-
pretation of the religious meaning
of Christmas.
Hold 'Sings'
An Ann Arbor Community Sing
will also take place and all stu-
dents will be invited to take part
in the event. The M i c h i g a n
League will add to the list of
"sings" by sponsoring an All-
Campus Carol Sing,
Several student organizations
are having parties during the
holiday. Among them, the New-
man Club, the German Club, the
Philippine-Michigan Club, and
the Chinese Club are planning
unique parties to celebrate the
Christmas season.
League Plans Party
For the families of the interna-
tional students, a Christmas party
is being planned by the League
International Committee. Wives
and children of foreign students
will be special guests of the com-
mittee at a party in the League
Snack Bar. Decorations and San-
ta Claus will be centers of inter-
est as the children are enter-
Aside from all the activity that
is going on in Ann Arbor for the
international students, there are
also many activities planned
which will take the students
throughout the world.Several stu-
dents will take trips to Puerto
Rico and others will see Washing-
ton, D.C. and New York. Many
will participate in international
weekends, to take place in Mich-
Students in Ann Arbor will
find that special holiday services
will be held at all of the Ann Ar-
bor churches. Children's pro-
grams, special music, pageants
and plays will depict special
Christmas messages. Midnight
services on Christmas Eve will
also be held.

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