Community Invited to Bless Bethel Bookstore and Coffeehouse

Bethel College’s auxiliary services invites the community to participate in blessing the newly expanded bookstore and coffeehouse located on campus on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012,  from 4-6 p.m.

Guests will have the opportunity to write their favorite scripture verse or well wishes on the subfloor as well as get a sneak peak at the inside of the new building. The expanded bookstore will also become home to Sufficient Grounds coffeehouse, which is currently located on McKinley Ave.

“It will serve as a gathering place for students and faculty. Its location will also make it more accessible and convenient for folks to patronize it after events in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center and athletic events in the Wiekamp Athletic Center,” says Ed Bernhard, Bethel’s director of auxiliary services.

Construction for the $1.1 million facility is expected to be completed in November 2012. Sufficient Grounds will be open at its current location until November.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,100 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.