Joy to the World

The EMU community wishes joy to the world to celebrate the Prince of Peace as we enter the 2014 Advent worship season.

Community Christmas Chapel Service

Reflect with us on the meaning of Jesus’ birth during a community Christmas chapel service, open to the public, in Martin Chapel of the seminary building on Monday, Dec. 8 at 4:30 p.m.

Other Holiday Events

  • “Embodying Christ”: A Service of Preparation for Advent, Martin Chapel, 11 a.m. Nov. 20
  • Woodwind Ensemble Christmas Concert, Lehman Auditorium, 7 p.m. Dec. 2
  • University Chapel Service: Advent Theme of Peace, Lehman Auditorium, 10 a.m. Dec. 5
  • Lang-Lit Program Christmas Party, Common Grounds, 4 p.m. Dec. 5
  • Campus Activities Council Formal Winter Dance: “Fire and Ice”, Northlawn Great Lounge, 10 p.m. Dec. 5
  • Chamber Singers at Muhlenberg Lutheran Church on Easter Market Street, 9:30 and 11 a.m., Dec. 7
  • Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir Celtic Christmas Concert, Lehman Auditorium, 4 p.m. Dec. 7
  • Chamber Singers EvenSong, Emmanuel Episcopal Church on South Main Street, 5 p.m. Dec. 7
  • Last Day of EMU Classes and Exams, Dec. 8
  • Community Christmas Chapel Service, Martin Chapel, 4:30 p.m. Dec. 8
  • University Final Exams End and Break Begins, 12:40 p.m. Dec. 12
  • EMU Faculty and Staff Christmas Tea, University Commons, 3 p.m. Dec. 12
  • Shekinah and Cantore Christmas Coffeehouse, Park View Mennonite Church, 7 p.m. Dec. 12 and 13
  • EMU Offices Close for Christmas Break, Dec. 24

See Past Advent Messages from EMU

The 2014 online greeting will be available on this page by Dec. 10, 2014. This year’s fun greeting will include musical wishes of joy to the world from EMU faculty, students, and alumni. EMU’s 2013 online Advent greeting featured the music of The Walking Roots Band, a Harrisonburg-based folk/bluegrass band. Past years’ Advent greetings have featured other EMU-related musicians.

Watch videos: 2013 | 2012 | 2010 | 2008

Give the Gift of Peace

We invite you to support peace studies at EMU this season. In 2013-14, EMU awarded close to $11 million in institutional aid to students needing financial assistance. Help us nurture and develop nurture future leaders as they prepare to be a peaceful presence among God’s people in all parts of the world.

Support peace studies at EMU   Purchase a Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir recording