One of my favorite traditions while I was a student at Hollins University was the White Gift Service. It was a worship service held in the University’s beautiful duPont chapel on one of the first Sundays in December. As a member of the Hollins Chapel Choir, we prepared beautiful Advent and Christmas music for this occasion each year. The service also included scripture, appropriate readings, candle lighting, bells from the carillon, stories, dance, and instrumental music from the large pipe organ, and solo performances from the music staff. Many people in the......