“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… Read more »

“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… Read more »

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.

“Recognizing Jesus when Phone Booths Vanish” –Dr. Michael King

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

Seminary Dean, Dr. Michael King, opens the EMS fall semester with his convocation address, “Recognizing Jesus when Phone Booths Vanish.”  King writes: When I saw a PBS video on seminaries posted under a heading that asked if what we teach is repairing phone booths, that caught my attention. Maybe because I turn 60 next month, I… Read more »

Orientation “Service of Worship and Blessing”

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Vice-President for Enrollment, Dr. Luke Hartman, delivers the Sermon during the orientation weekend Sunday morning worship.

2014 Matriculation Ceremony

& Faculty/Staff Speakers.

New students and parents are welcomed by President Swartzendruber and faculty. The official transition begins.

“Storytelling” — Faculty/Staff Conference

& Faculty/Staff Conference, Faculty/Staff Speakers.

During the 2014 Faculty/Staff Fall Conference, several EMU Faculty and Staff share stories about serving/leading:  Linda Gnagey Ann Hershberger Jason Lewkowicz Lynn Veurink Dee Weikle

Faculty/Staff Conference – John Stahl-Wert: “To Serve and Lead”

& Faculty/Staff Conference.

John Stahl-Wert continues to engage the theme of “Serve and Lead” in this year’s Faculty/Staff Conference.  The theme is derived from a line of the  the Eastern Mennonite University mission statement. Dr. John Stahl-Wert (EMU ’81)is an entrepreneur, CEO, and Leadership Mentor. John founded a number of initiatives in the Pittsburgh area, including  Serving Ventures and Pittsburgh Urban Leadership… Read more »