Many parts, one body

As a part of a new offering from the Office of Faith & Action, we've created a worship service called 12:5. This bi-weekly worship service is a campus-wide gathering - an encouraging time of Christian worship and community for students, faculty, and staff. The brief, 20-minute service includes lively music, a devotional message from other Cardinals, and some time to be the NCC family with one another. Lunch is provided after each service.

The name of this worship service and its purpose are rooted in Romans 12:5, which reads: “In the same way, though there are many of us, we are one body in Christ, and individually we belong to each other.”


For the duration of the 2019-2020 school year, 12:5 will occur every other Tuesday, beginning on August 27, 2019 during the Fall Semester and on January 14, 2020 during the Spring Semester.

Fall Semester 2019:
Speaker Line-up

Date Speaker Title Talk Title Worship Song #1 Worship Song #2
8/27/19 Rev. Eric Doolittle College Chaplain "But Who is My Neighbor?" "Here For You" "How Deep the Father's Love For Us"
9/10/19 Melissa Wohrley Focus Co-President "Encouragement" "Be Thou My Vision" "Cornerstone"
9/24/19 Adrian Aldrich Exec. Director of Development & Alumni
10/8/19 Stever Weaver Assistant Dean of Students
10/22/19 Haven Denson Class of 2022
11/5/19 Dr. Neil Nicholson Associate Professor of Mathematics
11/19/19 Lydia Pond Director of Campus Recreation
12/3/19 Special Christmas Advent Service

Past Speakers and
Worship Song Set-lists


Date Location Speaker Title Talk Title Worship Song #1 Worship Song #2
4/2/19 Oesterle Library Katie Costenaro Class of 2019 "Labels" "Forever Reign" "Build My Life"
4/16/19 Heininger Auditorium Whitney Roberts Director of Civic Engagement & Social Innovation "Pride and the Fall" "Cornerstone" "Resurrecting"
4/30/19 Old Main Plaza Samantha Bennett Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs "Putting the Pieces Together" "Holy Spirit" "Beautiful Things"
5/14/19 Championship Plaza Kyle Exline Head Men's & Women's Volleyball Coach "Voluntary Servitude" "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)" "How Great is Our God"
5/28/19 Koten Chapel Rev. Eric Doolittle / Nate Norris College Chaplain / Focus Worship Leader "Time, Love, and Tenderness" "Here for You" "How Great Thou Art"


Date Speaker Title Talk Title Worship Song #1 Worship Song #2
1/8/19 Thomas Smith Class of 2019 "One in Body" "O Come, All Ye Faithful" "Here For You"
1/22/19 Dr. Donnavieve Smith Associate Professor of Marketing "Take the Labels Off" "Build My Life" "A Great Work"
2/5/19 Julie Dumler Administrative Assistant, Oesterle Library "The Joy of the Lord" "Take a Moment" "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)"
2/19/19 Jenny Alexander Associate Director of Residence Life "Live Again" "Beautiful Things" "Resurrecting"
3/5/19 Rev. Eric Doolittle College Chaplain "Say Yes" "Awesome God" "Way Maker"


Date Speaker Title Talk Title Worship Song #1 Worship Song #2
9/18/18 Rev. Eric Doolittle College Chaplain "Gathering Our Breath" “Come Thou Fount” "Great Are You Lord"
10/2/18 Kaylee Lessen Class of 2019 "Take a Moment" "Reckless Love"
10/16/18 DuShaun Branch Asst. Director of Student Involvement "Back to the Mat: Finding Peace During Difficult Days" "Here For You" "Build My Life"
10/30/18 Dr. Troy Hammond College President "Won't You Be My Neighbor" "Lion and the Lamb" "So Will I (100 Billion X)"
11/13/18 Dr. Shelley Birdsong Professor Religious Studies "You Are Not Alone" "Cornerstone" "Good, Good Father"