University Chapels

“Running with Shackles” – Jolee Paden

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Chapel opens with a video and then Jolee Paden, undergraduate junior and pastoral assistant, teaches on Running with Shackles. Jolee also spoke in chapel on November 1, 2013. Her book Spiritual Runner, a devotional guide, can be purchased online.

“Parable of Workers in the Vineyard” – Duane Yoder

& Parables, University Chapels.

Parables – everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview, sense of self and God, without providing easy answers. Join Duane Yoder, Pastor at Lindale Mennonite Church, as he teaches the Parable of Workers in the Vineyard, from Matthew 20. Parables is the campus ministry theme for the year.

MLK, Jr. Celebration Chapel – Dr. Nikitah Okembe-RA Imani

& University Chapels.

MLK, Jr. Celebration Chapel features the Rev. Dr. Nikitah Okembe-RA Imani preaching on There’s Power in the Blood. Dr. Nikitah Okembe-RA Imani is the professor and chair of the Department of Black Studies. Before joining the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2012, he taught Sociology and African Studies at James Madison University. Dr…. Read more »

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.

“Libraries, Reconciling Communities of Difference” – G. Marcille Frederick

& University Chapels.

Hartzler Library Director candidate, G. Marcille (Marci) Frederick, presents “Libraries, Reconciling Communities of Difference.”  Marci currently serves as Director of the Library at Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, Illinois.

“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.

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 »