University Chapels

Voices for Peace & Women’s Choir

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Hear the Women’s Choir and portions of student prepared speeches highlighting many forms of peace as part of the C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest. The full speeches can be heard TONIGHT – Friday, March 24 at 7 p.m. in Martin Chapel (Seminary Building). Diego Barahona “Toda la sobra de lo que se llevaron”… Read more »

“Engaging Gospel-Inspired Drama”

& University Chapels.

Thousands of people have seen the Lifehouse Everything skit on YouTube. A group of EMU undergraduate students is bringing the skit to the chapel for engagement. What insights or questions does this skit raise for you? How does this skit affirm or challenge your view of God? Diane Marin offers a biblical dramatization, Do… Read more »

Reflections from the Women’s March

& University Chapels.

Wondering about the personal motivations and impact of the 2017 Women’s March on Washington? Hear reflections from students, staff and faculty who participated in this historic march. What are the challenges? Where did you see Jesus? Where are you finding hope? Melody Pannell shares from her experiences processing whether or not to participate in… Read more »

“Sending for Spring Break Service Groups” – Y-Serve

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

Gather with the Y-Serve Leadership Team for a prayerful sending for students going on service and learning opportunities over spring break. Y-Trip Locations for 2017 Civil Rights Tour (visiting historic sites and learning centers from the southern Civil Rights Movement) with Multicultural and International Student Services, Gospel Choir, Y-Serve and Black Student Union. –… Read more »

“Ash Wednesday Chapel: Kyrie Eleison” – Ken Nafziger & Chamber Singers

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Immerse in the practice of praying Kyrie Eleison (God have mercy) as a shared prayer practice this Ash Wednesday with music led by Chamber Singers and reflections gathered by Ken J. Nafziger, Professor of Music.

“Grounded in Grace” – Jolee Paden ’16

& Grounded, University Chapels.

Jolee Paden ’16, author of Spiritual Runner : A Runner After God’s Own Heart, returns to campus to teach on being grounded in grace. ___ Jolee Paden serves as Member Services Manager at Back on My Feet, Washington DC and Author at Spiritual Runner: A Runner After God’s Own Heart Inspired. Passionate. Seeking the… Read more »

“Hotep” – Black Student Union & Alpha Omega Dancers

& University Chapels.

Black Student Union leads the community gathered in a litany and prose on Hotep (peace).

“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.