Federal University Otuoke conducted the November, 2023 University Hallowed Hour. The monthly Hallowed Hour meeting, took place at the “CHANCERY BUILDING” for the first time in the senate chamber and it was tagged “Let your Light Shine” (Matthew 5:4).

Hallowed Hour as the name implies is a one hour meeting where the staff come together to pray as one body, talk to God, as well as commit the activities of the University into Gods hands.

The Vice Chancellor, Professor Teddy Charles Adias and some Senior staff were already settled in the senate room when the meeting kicked off with an opening prayer, by Dr. E. T. Omu at about 12:00noon, followed by a wonderful praise and worship session, coordinated by Beauty Efe , staff of the Library.

 

The University Librarian, Professor Felicia Edu-Uwem Etim called the Vice Chancellor up next, to give a scripture reading from Psalm 93:1-5, and he gave an welcoming speech, appreciating the staff present for availing themselves to be in the prayer meeting because it should done willfully and not out of compulsion. He then proceeded with the scripture reading, followed by the second scripture reading which was read by the Acting Registrar, Mr. Kenneth Sonrandein from Matt 5: 14-18.

After the scripture reading, the University Librarian raised the first hymn and the staff sang melodiously to the Glory of God. After which, she gave a brief exhortation titled “Let your light shine”.

 

She encouraged everyone to live a life that is in line with God’s will, void of sin, as well as endeavor to shine with the various gifts that God has instilled in us. She rounded up by encouraging everyone to use these gifts in their respective workplace and environment to shine and glorify God.

 

After the sermon, a prayer session was led by the Chief Security Officer, Barrister  Biobaragha Makalabh. She raised a praise song, followed by prayer points   asking God to help us shine wherever we find ourselves.

 

The FUO Covenant confession was recited which was anchored by the University Librarian followed by the closing hymn. As the session came to a close, staff were uplifted in their spirits and went back to their various offices determined to “Let their light Shine”.         

 

 

From the Publications Unit.