S: Sigma Phi Lambda 2010-2011 Vol. 1
BC: Father God and Lord of all, I thank You for my friends. I thank You for the time we've shared and love that knows no end. As we share this bond of unity, may You be in the center, so Phi Lamb can be a place of love, for all of those who enter. | Phi Lamb Circle Prayer
FC: Sigma Phi Lambda Alpha Alpha Chapter 2010-2011
1: This book documents the actions of the Alpha Alpha chapter of the Sigma Phi Lambda sorority at the University of Mississippi from 2010 to 2011. Sigma Phi Lambda exists for the sole purpose of glorifying our Lord Jesus Christ and making His name great. Sisters for the Lord is an organization of Sisters whose fellowship with our most high God is fostered by growth in unity with one another. We seek to provide a source of fellowship to Christian women who sincerely seek to know His person, His will and His ways.
2: What We Do * - One week of Rush each semester - Swaps with Beta Upsilon Chi - Formals - Retreat - Covenant Groups - Chapter Meetings _ - Cable Groups - Big Sis Little Sis Week - Pledge Night and Active Night - Service Projects - Date Parties - Alumni Day - Parents Day - Prayer Nights and Prayer Tent - So much more...
3: Chapter Bible Verse May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 15:5-6
4: Special Traditions Engagement Circle Whenever a member gets engaged, she secretly tells the chapter president and a special ceremony is planned on her behalf. Everyone stands in a circle while the president reads a passage. As she is reading, a lit candle is passed around the group 3 times. On the third time, the engaged girl blows out the candle and her sisters celebrate with her. Initiation Big Sisters have the honor of initiating their Little Sisters into the Active body of Sigma Phi Lambda. Pledges must meet a series of requirements to be initiated. Pledges who meet these qualifications are encouraged to attend a candle-lit initiation ceremony on the last chapter meeting of the semester. When her name is called, she meets her Big Sister at the front of the room. Her Big Sister prays for her and shares her favorite passage of scripture. She then pins her Little Sister with an official Sigma Phi Lambda pin. The pledge signs the Sigma Phi Lambda Active book and her Big Sister declares her an Active member. Many Bigs also write their Littles a special letter of encouragement upon initiation.
5: Colors: Red and White (to represent the Blood of Christ and Purity) Symbol: Lamb (based on Psalm 100:3) Nickname: Phi Lamb Year Chapter Founded: 2007
6: Phi Lamb is a water slide: refreshing, an absolute blast, and we're all on our way to the pool at the bottom, God's love. - Mallory Beard | What does Phi Lamb Mean to YOU? | Phi Lamb is everything good at Ole Miss that I expected not to find. A group of wonderful girls with a passion for God and nothing but love for each other. - Jennifer Hanson | Phi Lamb is a group of girls who come together to spread the word of God and support each other on their walk. - Carly Oramous | Besides choosing to come to Ole Miss, choosing to be a part of Phi Lamb has been one of the best decisions I've ever made. - Chasidy Settle | Phi Lamb is a lifesaver to me where we, as girls, can come together, grow, and express our passion for Christ.! - Britney Daley | "A lot of lovely ladies. - Hayley Chappell | "Sisters who will always be there for me, whether I need a girls night or a prayer. -Melissa McFeeters | Phi Lamb has been a terrific support system and has honestly helped me grow in Christ while having some fun and making ever lasting friendships along the way. - Teri Barnett | Phi Lamb is the family that I've been searching for all year that will challenge me in my faith every day and make me a stronger person. - Maggie Murphy | Phi Lamb to me means love, commitment, accountability, sisterhood, and service. It is a commitment to God and these girls. - Heather Nations | In Phi Lamb, I have made lifelong friends that I know will always love me for me. - Beth Thomas | A Growth with God and in oneself and with your sisters. - Kara Parker | Phi Lamb has been a place where I have had the opportunity to minister to girls who are truly my sisters in Christ; it is also a place where I have been on the receiving end of ministry from the same girls, and I know God has used each of them to further my relationship with Him and mature me as an individual. - Katie Hughs | A group of Godly girls who you can proudly call your sisters. These sisters are there to lift you up and hold you accountable for all of your actions. - Morgan Jamerson
7: Elected Officers 2010-2011 | Brett Lindsay Smith President | Heather Nations Vice President | Jessica Lee Secretary | Katie Hughes Chaplain | Ali Daniel Treasurer
8: Appointed Officers 2010-2011 | Shelby Brinkley Service Chair | Maria Brummett Missions Chair | Beth Thomas Historian | Kelsey Gallagher Historian | Krista Jordan Tech Chair | Morgan Jamerson Rush Captain | Hayley Chappell Fundraising Chair | Buki Alabi Worship
9: Maegan Anderson Worship | Stormie McClelland Worship | Kara Parker Pledge Trainer | Heather Oldham PledgeTrainer | Elizabeth Page Social Chair | Melissa McFeeters Social Chair | .....Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant." Matthew 20:26 (NLT)
10: Social Committee 2010--2011 | Carlyn Anderson | Carly Oramous | Morgan Jamerson | Chasity Settle | Chelsea Brock | The Social Committee is responsible for planning and organizing all social events, parties and get-togethers involving Phi Lamb.
11: Active Roster | Name Pledge Year | Ali Daniel Amanda Victory Beth Thomas Brett Lindsay Smith Buki Alabi Candice Knighton Carly Oramous Catherine McCoy Chasidy Settle Elizabeth Page Erica Nash Hayley Chappell Heather Dodson Heather Nations Heather Oldham Jennifer Hanson | Fall '07 Fall '09 Fall '09 Fall '08 Fall '08 Spring '10 Spring '10 Fall '09 Spring '10 Fall '08 Spring '10 Spring '09 Fall '09 Fall '09 Spring '10 Fall '09
12: Active Roster | Name Pledge Year | Jessica Lee Kara Parker Katie Hughes Keely Stankey Kelsey Gallagher Krista Jordan Maegan Anderson Maria Brummett Marielle Dirkx Melissa McFeeters Morgan Jamerson Ravon Smith Shelby Brinkley Stormie McClelland Susan Price Alex Paxton Ashley Robinson Carlyn Anderson Chelsea Brock Daria Schwartz | Fall '08 Fall '08 Fall '09 Spring '10 Spring '10 Spring '10 Spring '09 Spring '10 Fall '08 Spring '10 Spring '10 Fall '09 Fall '09 Spring '09 Spring '08 Fall '10 Fall '10 Fall '10 Fall '10 Fall '10
13: Name | Pledge Year | Eleanor Shadie Erica Wong Erin Cox Georgia Hrissikos Hilary Puckett Jennie Fan Jill Butler Kathryn Christian Kayla Tidwell Kelly Osterhouse Kiersten Seward Kristen Laprade Laiken Russell Laura Brooke Carter Lissie Kimberl Regina Peterson Robin Helton Stacy Wong Teri Barnett Tracey Sisco | Fall '10 Fall '10 Fall '10 Fall '10 Fall '10 Fall '10 Fall '10 Fall '10 Fall '10 Fall '10 Fall '10 Fall '10 Fall '10 Fall '10 Fall '10 Fall '10 Fall '10 Fall '10 Fall '10 Fall '10
14: Alumni Council Madalyn Ivy Lindsay Rogers Regional Coordinator Deidra Merseal Faculty Adviser Martha Bass
15: Fall Semester
16: FALL RUSH | Phi Lamb holds Rush for one week during the fall and spring semesters. This year's Rush Captain is Morgan Jamerson. Fall Rush 2010 consisted of 3 nights of fun and games, including a Get-To-Know-You Night, 80s Night and Pajama Party Night. The purpose of Rush is to introduce potential new pledges to Sigma Phi Lambda.
17: Fall CommitmentNight | On Commitment Night, 36 girls pledged Phi Lamb. This was the largest pledge class in our chapter's history.! | Commitment Night is a time for girls to pledge Phi Lamb. It is held on the last night of Rush each semester. Customarily, Actives wear black and Pledges wear white or red.
18: Carlyn Anderson | Ali Ballard | Teri Barnett | Chelsea Brock | Lana Jill Butler | Laura Brooke Carter | Kathryn Christian | Hannah Conaway | Erin Cox | Katie Davis | Jennie Fan | Layken Farrar | Jessica St. John | Robin Helton | Georgia Hrissikos | Raven Johnson | Fall 2010 Pledge Class
19: Lizzie Kimberl | Kristen Laprade | Jessica Nanney | Kelly Osterhouse | Alex Paxton | Regina Peterson | Hillary Puckett | Ashley Robinson | Kim Robinson | Laiken Russell | Daria Schwartz | Kiersten Seward | Eleanor Shadie | Tracey Sisco | Angelica Spence | Amanda Spencer
20: Kayla Tidwell | Jody Vancil | Erica Wong | Stacy Wong | We're not sisters by birth but we knew from the start, God put us together to be sisters by heart. | Fall 2010 Pledge Class
21: P L E D G E N I G H T
22: Big Sis Little Sis Week | Big Sis Little Sis Week is a time for Big Sisters to welcome their Littles into Phi Lamb by treating them to a week of anonymous gifts and special goodies. The gifts are delivered to the Littles secretly and the celebration concludes on Reveal Night. The week is an opportunity for the Actives to show the new pledges how special they are to the chapter.
23: Reveal Night | The purpose of Reveal Night is to allow the Big Sis to reveal herself to her Little Sis at the chapter meeting following Big Sis Little Sis Week. Each Big Sis picks one reveal item to wear and gives her Little Sis a matching item in her last gift basket. Both sisters wear the item, no matter how silly, on Reveal Night. This Fall, all of the Big Sisters picked a place to hide in the BSU building and the Little Sisters were assigned to find their Bigs based on their matching reveal items.
24: Fall Retreat
25: Retreat is held once each semester. It is a special time for Actives and Pledges to bond as sisters and grow in their Christian faith. The 2010 Fall Retreat took place at Camp Dorroh in Calhoun City Miss. | Retreat Theme: Learning to Have a Gentle and Quiet Spirit
26: BYX Island Party | Every year, our brother fraternity, Beta Upsilon Chi, throws an Island Party and Battle of the Bands to benefit Oxford Medical Ministries. This year, the party took place on Halloween. | Location: the Lyric Oxford, Miss
27: 2010 C.A.R.E Walk | Phi Lamb participated in the annual C..A.R.E Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness in October 2010.
28: JUST | RAVE | Rave (noun) A gathering of people centered around listening to and dancing to loud, electronic music. An epic party. | Location: The Orchard Oxford, Miss | Phi Lamb & BYX
29: "Sisterhood is many things. It's a warm smile on a cold and rainy day, a friendly hug, a cheerful hello... It's all that a good and lasting friendship is, only better. It's treasured. It's sacred. It's knowing that there will always be someone there for you. It's dreams shared, and goals achieved. It's counting on others and being counted on. It is real." | Sisterhood? | What is
30: Ole Miss Game Dayz | Phi Lamb groves withBYX at each home football Game
31: Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work. If one falls down, his friend can help him up. Eccl 4:9-10a
32: Initiation | On Novemnber ##28, 2010, 27 girls were initiated into the Alpha Alpha chapter of Sigma Phi Lambda. | New Actives | Fall | Active body of Sigma Phi Lambda | On Initiation Night, both Actives and Pledges customarily wear black.
33: Spring | Semester
34: Spring Pledge Class 2011 | Mallory Beard | Kiara Davis | Jessica Haney | Tonell Jones | MeriBeth Malloy | Maggie Murphy | Ethelyn Unger | Jenn Tetrick | Tomika Bell | Britney Daley | A sister is one who strengthens you with prayers, blesses you with love, and encourages you with hope.
35: Spring Rush 2011 | Originally planned for the week of February 6th, Spring Rush was rescheduled for the 14th through the 16thbecause of a rare Mississippi snow fall. God still provided an excellent turnout and a great pledge class.
36: Commitment Night | Commitment Night was held on February 20, 2011, at North Oxford Baptist Church. Ten girls pledged Sigma Phi Lambda.
37: Spring Retreat | The theme for spring retreat was Absolute Surrender. Retreat was held at Camp Dorroh Lake in Calhun City, Miss. | Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. James 4:7-10 Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? 47 As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like. 48 They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. Luke 6:46-48 He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then the LORD will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness, Malachi 3:3 | Retreat Verses | During this year's retreat, we were able to do something extra special for our Pledges. We incorporated Reveal Night into the first night's festivities.
38: A Servant's Heart | As Christians, we are called to be the hands and feet of Christ. It is our duty to share His love with the rest of the world by practicing Christ-like servant-hood. | Our service projects for the fall semester included the Manna Ministry, a day trip to the Baptist Children's Village and volunteer work at the North Mississippi Rehabilitation Center, For the spring semester, we participated in the Pack-a-thon, the Big Event, More than a Meal, and various other service projects. | ...to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Ephesians 4:12-
39: Spring Formal | You had me at Hello | April 8, 2011 Oxford Depot
40: As elected officers of the Alpha Alpha Chapter of Sigma Phi Lambda, We will commit to confidentiality within our officer group. If a problem arises we will address it maturely and with a Christ-like attitude with each other rather than speaking about it with other actives. At the beginning of officer meetings, we will share with one another about specific things that God has shown us and taught us during the week. We will open up to one another about our spiritual wellness in order to grown more in Christ. We will commit to not having an alcoholic drink in a social setting while an officer of Phi Lamb. If material on a social networking site does not appear to be God-honoring, then we will openly approach one another about removing the items. In all our personal relationships (marriages, dating, family, or friendships) we will seek to glorify the Lord. We will commit to honoring Christ with our words and attitudes, avoiding harmful or discouraging language. (Eph. 4:29) | Officers' Covenant
41: We will commit to have good attitudes toward God and each other, walking in love no matter the circumstances. “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strengthyou shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Mark 12:30-31 We will commit to love one another without partiality. "My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don't show favoritism." James 2:1 We will commit to help one another with willing hearts. “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.” Philippians 2:3 We will commit to be faithful in praying for one another. “Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers” Ephesians 6:18 We will commit to be sensitive to the Lord in our conversation with each other. "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another." Proverbs 27:17 We will each commit to having someone that will hold us individually accountable for our walk with God. “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.” Ephesians 5:21 We will commit to honor Christ with our words and attitudes, avoiding harmful or discouraging language. “Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.” Ephesians 4:29 We will commit to honor both the law of the land and the law of the Lord in how we partake of alcohol. “Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.” Ephesians 5:18 We will commit to keep inappropriate statuses and pictures off of any social networking site. “Abstain from the very appearance of evil.” 1 Thessalonians 5:22 We will commit to refrain from any form of sexual immorality. “you should abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in passion of lust” 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 We will commit to be open and willing to share Christianity freely with others. “So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord” 2 Tim 1:8 | Chapter Covenant | - It is not required for Actives to sign the Chapter Covenant, but it is recommended.