“The Glory of the Children of God: Spirit-Empowered Resurrection or Immortality of the Soul” – Dr. Cherith Fee Nordling

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

Dr. Cherith Fee Nordling is Associate Professor of Theology at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL. She offers four presentations in Harrisonburg on the theme “Being Human, Becoming Christian: an embodied reconciliation of Heaven and Earth.”

Romans 8:1-4, 9b-11, 16-24a

The entire campus community is invited to every chapel worship service on campus. Eastern Mennonite Seminary hosts chapel gatherings in Martin Chapel every Tuesday and Thursday at 11:00am.

“Parable of the Prodigal Son” – Don Clymer

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Parables, University Chapels.

Parables – everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview, sense of self and God, without providing easy answers. Join Don Clymer, Assistant Professor of Language and Literature, in diving into the Parable of the Prodigal Son in search of meaning for us and our context. Parables is the campus ministry theme for the year.

“A Methodist Worship: Grace” –Phil Showers

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

A University International Education Week event in Chapel Gathering in the Seminary.

The entire campus community is invited to every chapel worship service on campus. Eastern Mennonite Seminary hosts chapel gatherings in Martin Chapel every Tuesday and Thursday.

“A Mennonite Worship: Community and Discipleship” – Nate Yoder

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Seminary.

The entire campus community is invited to every chapel worship service on campus.
Eastern Mennonite Seminary hosts chapel gatherings in Martin Chapel every Tuesday and Thursday.

Summer Cross-culturals – Kenya, Local Context, and Iran

& Cross-Cultural Groups, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Hear brief reflections from the summer cross-cultural groups to Kenya, in the Local Context, and to Iran

“Sacred Ground: Experiences in Lithuania” – Kathryn Fenton

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Student Speakers.

Kathryn Fenton, Artist and EMS student, presents “Sacred Ground”–A Visio Divina on her experiences in Lithuania.

Kathryn is in her final year of Seminary study in the Master of Arts in Religion with a concentration in Art.  She studied studio art at Messiah College for two years before transferring to EMU to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art.

Kathryn’s present exhibit, “The Land of Mary: My Pilgrimage to Lithuania,” is on display on the Art Gallery wall, first floor of the Seminary building. Her stated intent is to create a Holy space for people to pray and meditate and to represent the Holy spaces she found and visited in Lithuania.

“Parables – everyday stories …” – Pastoral Assistants

& Parables, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Parables – everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview, sense of self and God, without providing easy answers.

Campus Ministries and the Pastoral Assistants launch a focus on the parables of Jesus for the campus community. Parables is the campus ministry theme for the year.

“Authenticity Without Arrogance: A Call to Barefoot Discipleship” – Rev. Canon Dr. Stephen Cherry

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

Rev. Canon Dr. Stephen Cherry speaks in Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, reflecting on Mark 10:17-27.

Stephen Cherry is an Anglican priest who is Director of Ministerial Development and Parish Support for Durham diocese and a Residentiary Canon and Chapter Member of Durham Cathedral. He has degrees in Theology and Psychology, and a PhD on the theology and practice of forgiveness. This month, he will assume a new post as Dean of King’s College, Cambridge.

Summer Cross-culturals – Spain and Lithuania

& Cross-Cultural Groups, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Hear brief reflections from the summer cross-cultural groups to Spain and Lithuania.

“Working the Soil” – Loren Swartzendruber

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Parables, University Chapels.

President Swartzendruber addresses the campus community drawing from Matthew 13:1-9

This service concludes with a  time of sending for the cross-cultural seminar group departing for SE Balkans: Bulgaria, Greece & Turkey.