University Chapels

Chapel: Washington Community Scholars’ Center

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

Hear reflections from the WCSC interns on what’s been happening in D.C. this semester.

“Augsburger Lecture: An Alternative Narrative” – Nelson Okanya ’02

& Augsburger Lecture Series, University Chapels.

Nelson Okanya, EMS Alum, opens the annual Augsburger Lectureship in University Chapel. Okanya serves as President of Eastern Mennonite Missions and speaks on An Embodied Witness. He begins his talk with a short video clip. Nelson Okanya is president of Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM). He was born and raised in the Mennonite community in… Read more »

“Spring Hymn Sing” – Matthew Hunsberger

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

On this first day of Spring, 2015, Matthew Hunsberger leads a hymn sing with a Spring theme.

Reflections from Spring Break Y-Trips

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Spring Break Y-Trips build friendships as students serve others in various locations across the East Coast and in southern locations. Hear reflections from the service-learning trips with Jubilee Partners, Habitat for Humanity, the Alterna Community, and Sharing With Appalachian People (SWAP).

“Writing Moral Fiction” – Vic Sizemore

& University Chapels.

Vic Sizemore, novelist and shortfiction writer, speaks in chapel on the interesting dilemma that Christians face in writing “moral fiction.” Sizemore is on campus for the Writers Read program. Vic Sizemore is a writer of short fiction and novels in which characters wrestle with what it means for them to be Christians in all… Read more »

“Parable of the Talents (Money)” – Spencer Cowles

& Parables, University Chapels.

Parables – everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview, sense of self and God, without providing easy answers. Join Spencer Cowles, Director and Professor of Business and Economics, for a close look at the parable of the talents (money) from Matthew 25:14-30. Parables is the campus ministry theme for the year.

Emulate & Y-Trip Sending

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

Listen in on the launch of Emulate* as they bring some of their music and reflections to chapel. There is also a time of sending for this musical ensemble and the Spring Break Y-Trip groups. *Emulate is a fresh and elite vocal ensemble from Eastern Mennonite University under the direction of Ryan Keebaugh. The… Read more »

“A History Forgotten” – Reverend Basil Marin

& University Chapels.

As part of Black History Month, Basil Marin from New Song Anabaptist Church in Harrisonburg speaks in chapel on “A History Forgotten.”

Parable of the Mustard Seed – Pastor John Murray

& Parables, University Chapels.

Parables – everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview, sense of self and God, without providing easy answers. Join John Murray, Pastor of Hesston Mennonite Church, as he teaches on the parable of the mustard seed. Parables is the campus ministry theme for the year. John Murray is participating in the Visiting… Read more »

“Chapel – Ash Wednesday: Song and Prayer” – Chamber Singers

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

The EMU Chamber Singers and Campus Pastors lead in a service of songs, scripture and readings for Ash Wednesday.