University Chapels

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 »

Student Recognition Chapel

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

Faculty and Staff in several departments recognize important achievements of students during the fall semester.

“Parables Hymn Sing” – Matthew Hunsberger

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Parables, University Chapels.

Listen to a  hymn sing of songs suggested by students, faculty and staff that are inspired by the theme of Parables. (Parables: everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview,sense of self and God, without providing easy answers.) The selected songs will be based on parables or stories from scripture or from the… Read more »

“Parable of the Great Banquet” – Matt Schwartz ’06

& Parables, University Chapels.

Parables – everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview, sense of self and God, without providing easy answers. Join Matt Schwartz, Pastor at Eastside Church, as he shares about the Parable of the Great Banquet, from Matthew 22:1-14. Parables is the campus ministry theme for the year.

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. The EMU Wind Ensemble opens chapel with the song Parable by Elliot Del Borgo.

“How Can I Respond to Privilege?” – Reverend Walt Ghant

& DORD, University Chapels.

How can I respond to privilege? Engage this question through a sermon from Rev. Walt Ghant, pastor of Union Baptist Church in Waynesboro and Associate Director of Community Service Learning at JMU. This chapel is part of the Dialogue on Race and Diversity series.

“Parable of the Good Samaritan” – Linford Stutzman

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Parables, University Chapels.

Join Linford Stutzman, Professor of Culture and Mission, in diving into the parable of the Good Samaritan, Luke 10:29-37, in search of meaning for us and our context. Parables is the campus ministry theme for the year. Parables – everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview, sense of self and God, without… Read more »

“Speak Up” – Take Back the Night

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Sexual violence is prevalent historically, internationally, and even on our own campus; however, there is hope! By speaking up and sharing our stories, we allow God into the narrative. In God our hope is found. – Take Back the Night