University Chapels

“Grounded: Jesus on the Margins” – Celeste Thomas, Christi Hoover Seidel, and Matthew Hunsberger

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Grounded, Spiritual Life Week, University Chapels.

Spiritual Renewal Chapel – Grounded: Jesus on the Margins, prophetic voices – Celeste Thomas,  Christi Hoover Seidel, and Matthew Hunsberger

“Grounded: Jesus on the Margins” – Deborah Jian Lee

& Spiritual Life Week, University Chapels.

Deborah Jian Lee is an award-winning journalist, radio producer and co-founder of One Book, One Church. She is the author of Rescuing Jesus: How People of Color, Women and Queer Christians are Reclaiming Evangelicalism. Her book reporting has taken her to secret societies of LGBT Christians within conservative enclaves, social justice Christian communes and… Read more »

“How My Faith Helps Keep Me Grounded” – Physical Education and Recreation

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

How does faith inform your area of study (major/minor) or chosen profession? Students were encouraged to gather during the chapel time for focused conversations/interactions with faculty members of their major or minor. This Physical Education and Recreation departmental chapel features reflections from Brittany Williams, Zach Roberts and Kristen Kirby.

“A Lifetime for Civil Rights” – Bob Zellner

& University Chapels.

Receive challenge and inspiration from a civil rights mentor and lifelong activist calling us to faithfully confront racism and injustice – drawing from the wisdom of those who have gone before us. Even fifty years after the civil rights movement, the transition from son and grandson of Klansmen to field secretary of SNCC seems… Read more »

“Standing Rock Climate Justice”

& Creation Care, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Gather to shine the light of service to humanity through the lens of climate justice such was seen last year at Standing Rock. Join the forming EMU student Coalition for Climate Justice, for Native American prayers, singing, reflections and a call to action.

Grounded in Faith at Camp

& Grounded, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Students Nathaniel Nissley and Abigail Shelly, and a staff member from a visiting Christian camp or retreat center, offer reflections on being “grounded in faith at camp.”

“Stories on Being Grounded” – Paul Yoder ’06, ’11

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Grounded, University Chapels.

Paul Yoder, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, shares personal stories and reflections on finding God and clarifying our roots in the midst of transition contributing to the chapel and campus ministries Grounded theme. ——- Paul J. Yoder is an assistant professor of teacher education. Paul earned his Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with a… Read more »

“A Mennonite at the Pentagon: Human Security in an Age of Terror” – Lisa Schirch

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Lisa Schirch , Research Professor at CJP, reflects on A Mennonite at the Pentagon: Human Security in an Age of Terror. ——- Dr. Lisa Schirch is North American Research Director for the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research, Senior Policy Advisor with the Alliance for Peacebuilding, and Research Professor at the Center… Read more »

“Grounded” – Marci Frederick

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Grounded, University Chapels.

Marci Frederick, EMU Director of Libraries, further develops the chapel and campus ministries theme Grounded inspired by Ephesians 3:14-21. ——- Marci began as Hartzler Library Director in 2015. She holds an M. L. I. S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and additional Master’s degrees in Philosophy (Institute for Christian Studies) and American History (University… Read more »

Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration chapel – Rev. Dr. Chinita Richardson

& University Chapels.

Join the celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through praise and worship featuring the Eastern Mennonite University Gospel Choir and Meechy Jay. Rev. Dr. Chinita Richardson, Pastor of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (Harrisonburg) ——- Chinita Richardson, born in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, the oldest of four children… Read more »