University Chapels

“The Will to Embrace: In Search of Christian Hospitality” – Dr. Richard Beck

& University Chapels.

Suter Science Seminar – Richard Beck, PhD

“Practice hospitality.” So commands Paul in Romans 12. And yet, a host of social and psychological dynamics often conspire to make faith communities insular, inward-looking and unwilling to engage with the “tax collectors and sinners” of our world. The presentation will focus on the features of purity… Read more »

“A World without Strangers: the Practice of Radical Hospitality” – Richard Beck

& University Chapels.

One of the most radical and controversial aspects of Jesus’ life and ministry was how he constantly crossed social, political, religious and moral boundaries to embrace the “tax collectors and sinners” of his day. And yet, modern Christians struggle with how to follow that example. What is getting in our way? And what dangers… Read more »

“Singing Advent: NOT Black Friday, NOT Cyber Monday, just awaiting The Gift” – Ken J Nafziger

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Dr. Ken J. Nafziger leads this  chapel marking the beginning of the  journey of Advent through communal singing of selected hymns.

“Friends: Building Peace Through Relationships” – WCSC

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

Ride the DC metro through chapel in Lehman Auditorium with the Washington Community Scholars’ Center as they explore what it means to study, work, get lost, make friends and build peace in the big city.

“Becoming Unbound” – André Gingerich Stoner

& University Chapels.

Becoming Unbound: A Martyr Legacy, Interchurch Dialogue and Undoing Racism Mennonites experienced intense persecution nearly five hundred years ago. Does this still shape Mennonite identity and do the wounds linger? How might recent steps toward reconciliation with Lutherans open possibilities for healing and faithful witness? André Gingerich Stoner is Director of Interchurch Relations and… Read more »

“Beatitude” – Don Clymer

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Professor Don Clymer explains how different strands of his life came together enabling him to publish his recent book Meditations on the Beatitudes: Lessons from the Margins. This departmental chapel held in the the Language and Literature Suite is part of EMU’s collective effort toward building faith that fosters servant-leadership, as students have the… Read more »

“What I learned this summer–about ministry, about myself” – MIP

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Erika Bollman, Rose Jantzi and Jossimar Diaz-Castro share from their participation in the Ministry Inquiry Program this past summer. The Ministry Inquiry Program is an exciting opportunity of Mennonite Church USA for college-age young adults to explore pastoral ministry. The program offers the opportunity to experience first-hand what ministry is and to test your… Read more »

“Bicycle Friendly University” designation presentation

& University Chapels.

After chapel, President Swartzendruber was presented with  the University’s designation as a “Bicycle Friendly University” by the League of American Bicyclists.

“Christian Peacemaking in Kurdistan” – Julia Schmidt

& Faith Hope and Love, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

What does Christian peacemaking look like in Kurdistan? Engage this question with Julia Schmidt – fresh back from her travels in Turkey and Iraq with a CTP (Christian Peacemaker Teams) delegation.

Take Back the Night

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

Take Back the Night  planners offer a service of reflection inspired by the theme, “Reaching Toward the Light.”