ALO Christian Sorority to host Sunday’s Best event
Published: Monday, March 4, 2013
Updated: Monday, March 4, 2013 00:03
Alpha Lambda Omega Christian Sorority will host an event called “Sunday’s Best” from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 23, in the Grand Ballroom of the student center.
The event is a gospel talent show based upon the reality television gospel singing competition series, which airs on Black Entertainment Television. The event will present gospel singing, poetry and shared testimonies.
“Sunday’s Best” is a yearly event for the sorority. Every year the event has a surprise guest speaker, who speaks on a biblical message.
“We encourage people to come out and experience the God-given talents of your local Jacks,” said Jessica Chaney, a member of the sorority.
This is the second year Alpha Lambda Omega has hosted the event. Approximately 40 people attended last year’s event. Fifteen people performed, with half of them singing a song and the other half reciting poetry.
“We hope to have a bigger turnout this time around,” Chaney said. “We want to teach the gospel to as many students as possible.”
“Sunday’s Best” will provide food and beverages. Pre-sale tickets are $10 and door admission is $12. Participants who want who want to perform a song or provide ministry at the event can contact Jessica Chaney at (713)553-5383
Alpha Lambda Omega is a Baptist organization. Every Thursday at 8 p.m. the sorority hosts a Bible study at the Student Center.
“We encourage fellowship at the Bible studies,” Chang said. “For girls who want to know about Jesus Christ, we want to be there for them and go through life with them.”
Their organization is built around Sisterhood, Evangelism, Education, Discipleship and Service (SEEDS). Sisterhood is represented by the sorority aspect, evangelism is represented by sharing the gospel, education by getting an education at Stephen F. Austin University, discipleship by programs for those who want to know about Jesus Christ, and service by helping others in need.
Alpha Lamba Omega is involved in service both on and off campus. The most recent off-campus service included traveling to Huntsville to help families of prisoners who did not have a place to stay while visiting loved ones. The sorority helped clean up the hospitality house for the incoming visitors. The hospitality house is funded by the city and is available to low income families when they visit the prison.
“It was a very strange being there at times,” Chaney said. “Some families were there to pick up their loved ones from jail and others to see loved ones for the last time before they were executed.”
The sorority is also involved in promoting its organization. Every semester, the sorority takes part in an event called “Out the Gate” focused on selling SEEDS of love and sharing the gospel with people.
During last year’s “Out the Gate,” sorority members put a boxing ring in front of the Student Center.
“We had people representing Jesus and the devil fighting,” Chaney said “The whole time the devil was throwing punches, and Jesus was blocking them. Eventually, Jesus got knocked out but rose back up. We showed people that Jesus defeated the devil by dying for our sins.”