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U.S. Senate chaplain to speak, Oct. 12

Rev. Barry Black, U.S. Senate chaplain, will speak on "How to Do the Impossible" at the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday, Oct. 12, in the University Chapel.

Black, who is a retired rear admiral in the U.S. Navy, was elected the 62nd chaplain of the Senate in June 2003. He is the first African American to serve in that post since its creation in 1789.

In addition to opening the Senate each day in prayer, Black's duties include counseling and spiritual care for the senators, their families and staffs, leading discussions on spiritual and moral issues, teaching Bible study groups, and encouraging groups such as the weekly Senate Prayer Breakfast.

His visit is sponsored by the Office of Religious Life .

Contact: Ruth Stevens (609) 258-3601

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