Chapel Gathering: Civil Disobedience/Divine Obedience: Jesus & MLK’s vision of the Beloved Community

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

Civil Disobedience/Divine Obedience: Jesus and MLK’s vision of the Beloved Community – A sermon based on Mark 1:4-11, Anton Flores-Maisonet examines the baptism of Jesus as a defining moment when Christ modeled the call for his followers to consider the cost involved in building the Beloved Community.

Glimpses of Conversion: The immigrants’ rights movement in Georgia – Anton Flores-Maisonet

& University Chapels.

A goal of Gospel nonviolence is not just to secure justice but to also convert the “enemy” of those who suffer injustice. Through captivating story-telling, Anton Flores-Maisonet shares glimpses of when loving nonviolence has brought about glimpses of conversion in the immigrants’ rights movement in Georgia.

Hymn Sing Chapel – Matt Carlson, Campus Pastor Intern

& Cross-Cultural Groups, University Chapels.

Matt Carlson leads a Welcome Back Hymn Sing drawing from favorite hymns of the various Christian denominations and traditions represented in our student body. There will be a time of sending for the Middle East Cross-Cultural group.

“Diversity and Belonging: Love and the Liberal Arts” – Provost Fred Kniss

& Cross-Cultural Groups, Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Provost Fred Kniss launches the semester with a focus on “Diversity and Belonging: Love and the Liberal Arts.” John 15:10-17 Chapel closes with a time of sending for the Guatemala-Cuba Cross-Cultural group at the close of the service.

“Hold on, Let go, Let’s go” – Dr. Lonnie Yoder

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

Dr. Lonnie Yoder, EMS Associate Dean and Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling, opens the Seminary’s Spring Semester with a convocation address, “Hold on, let go, Let’s go!” “In the midst of the intriguing times in which we live (e.g. rapid and constant change, over-committed lives, foundational challenges, and the experience of multiple losses),… Read more »

Cross-cultural Chapel: SE Balkans

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

Students from the SE Balkans cross-cultural seminar share experiences and reflections from their recent learning adventure.

Christmas Chapel: “Wake us to see a new world!”

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Join us for an all-campus and community Advent-Christmas worship service. Enjoy special music, congregational singing, Scripture and readings featuring the EMU Chamber Singers, Men’s Choir, Women’s Choir,  and Theater program.

“Advent Peace” – Jacob Landis, senior

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Senior Jacob Landis preaches on the Advent theme of peace – “Comfort, comfort O my people” – but not too much or displaced comfort! Readings for this second week of Advent include Isaiah 40:1-11 (God comforting the people in exile) and Mark 1:1-8 (John calling people in the wilderness). Jacob is a congregational ministry… Read more »