University Chapels

“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

Wondering and Wandering… How the Times of Unsettledness Impact and Shape us

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

In this closing chapel of Spiritual Life Week, Vanessa Sandoval (senior), Kristina Showalter (Custodian with physical plant and student), Ron Shultz (professor in Education Department), and Maddie List (sophomore), share how questions, doubts, transitions, fears, and unsettledness shaped them and caused them to grow. They share how these experiences changed how they think about… Read more »

Wondering and Wandering… Questions, Doubts, Fears, Living in Unsettledness

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

In this first chapel of Spiritual Life Week, Vanessa Sandoval (senior), Kristina Showalter (Custodian with physical plant and student), Ron Shultz (professor in Education Department), and Maddie List (sophomore), share about times they experienced questions, doubt, transitions, fears and unsettledness in life. They will share more on Friday as well.

“Parable of the Unmerciful Servant” – Judy Mullet

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Parables, University Chapels.

Parables – everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview, sense of self and God, without providing easy answers. Join Judy Mullet, Professor of Psychology, MA in Education and MA in Biomedicine, in diving into the Parable of the unmerciful servant (Matt. 18: 23-34) in search of meaning for us and our context…. Read more »

“Swept Away: An Adventure Tale for Millennials” – Dr. Mary Helen Washington

& University Chapels.

Mary Helen Washington was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. From 1975, when she was appointed Director of Black Studies at the University of Detroit, she has studied, taught, and written about African American literature. In addition to the University of Detroit, she has taught at St. John College of Cleveland, Harvard Divinity School,… Read more »