Check Out My Pics From the 98th Hampton University Ministers’ Conference!

 

Hello World,

If you read my last post, you know that in a span of two weeks, I’ve driven up to Nashville, Tennessee for the 33rd Annual Christian Women’s Retreat, spoken at Central Christian Church’s 11th Annual Women’s Prayer Breakfast in the A and flew up to Hampton, Virginia for the 98th Hampton University Ministers’ Conference! But I took it all one day at a time like the old saints advise, and I’ve had a fabulous time!

Since this was my first time attending the Hampton University Ministers’ Conference and visiting Hampton University, one of the illustrious HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), I took lots of pics to chronicle my journey…Share my journey in pics below…and tell me what you think 🙂

Obviously, a Hampton University banner…The school was established in 1868 and is still here today!

The reason I was in Hampton…

I was blessed to be a part of the Hampton University Ministers’ Conference Bookstore, which was sponsored by Urban Ministries Inc.

My books in the Hampton University Ministers’ Conference Bookstore…

The obligatory me and my books shot 🙂

A conference attendee checking out my book! I promise she was already checking it out before I asked if I could take the pic…And she bought the book too  🙂

Ministers enjoying the bookstore…

Many of  the conference attendees (including me) stayed on campus during our time at the conference…I was assigned to Twitchell Hall…This brought me back to my 552 Creswell Hall days at UGA…Loved dorm living back then…but now, not so much…

This was the view from Twitchell Hall…Wow!

I was told this is the home of Dr. William R. Harvey, Hampton University president…This home was literally just a few steps from Twitchell Hall..Ere ah..I bet he keeps a very close eye on students since he lives right in the center of the dorms…LOL…

I just adore old buildings, and Hampton has many buildings that appear to be decades old…I believe this is the dining hall…

A girl had to eat! The dining hall…again…brought me back to my UGA days…

And just like my UGA days…A bruh will make himself known…LOL…This bruh told me he pledged in the ’50s! He was there for the 78th Annual Choir Directors’ & Organists’ Guild Workshop which is held in conjunction with the ministers’ conference…It was the best singing I’ve heard in my whole life…

Now, if I met a bruh, you know I had to meet a soror! This is Soror Rev. Evelyn Harvey White Spurlock (who made sure to apply her red lipstick before I took her photo)! She proclaimed she is a 1938 graduate of Hampton (then Hampton Institute) and will be 98 years old this month! And she didn’t start preaching until 1992! She retired in 1979 after teaching 43 years in public education…How inspiring!

There was a wonderful display of flags from different countries across from the dining hall…Do you know the names of all of the countries?

Of course, I had to highlight Jamaica’s flag…

Another view of the flag display so that you can see more of the beautiful campus…

Of course I had to take a picture of the campus church…I love the message…TGIF!

The church’s magnificent clock tower…

My artistic shot of the clock tower…

Another view of the church…Behind the vendor area is the HU Convocation Center where most of the festivities for the conference were held…

Inside the Convocation Center..Just to give you an idea of how many people were at the conference…This photo was taken at the Tuesday evening worship service…Again, one of the best praise and worship experiences I’ve ever had…

A view of the choir and ministers…

I’ve never seen this before…Every time this woman got excited in the worship service, this woman started waving flags…and she never hit anyone with them…A creative way to praise the Lord!!!

And if you needed accessories for your praise and worship, you could find them here…Lap cloths anyone?

And you could get your accessories personally embroidered…

More wares…

Good shopping…

Okay, I could post more photos, but you’ve probably had enough at this point…so here is my last photo of the beauty on Hampton University’s campus…I hope to go to this conference again…

Any thoughts?

 

 

 

 

 

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    • I did….LOL…No flags…and from the looks that other people gave her…(not bad looks), others were just seeing this “flag praise” for the first time too:)

  1. Hey Lady:

    Looks like you had a great time. The campus is lovely. I had a cousin graduate from there but I’ve never been to their campus. And about the flags…I said I was going to purchase some myself and use them in service. Love it! Let’s talk soon and much success with your book.

  2. Hey Soror Sheryl:),

    I truly did. You have to be careful with those flags:) Sure, let me know when you would like to speak with me:)

    • Hello Jackie

      I have been searching for lap cloths and found these on the internet and then on your website. Would you please provide any contact information for this vendor if you are able?
      Thanks MS

  3. Hello…I would like to locate the person who sells the lap cloths as shown in your pics. They are beautiful and I know my First Lady would love to have one. Please forward me their contact information. God Bless….

  4. would like to get contact information for the vendor who makes those beautiful lap cloth/scarves please. thanks God Bless

    • Unfortunately, I don’t Min. Hayes…Maybe if you contacted the planners of the conference, you can get information about them…Sorry….