University Chapels

It’s Time to Jump – Mama Brenda Matthews

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Spiritual Life Week, University Chapels.

Mama Brenda Matthews, Undergraduate Spiritual Life Week speaker, addresses Chapel Gathering in the Seminary.  Brenda is an ordained pastor, social activist and poet pregnant with purpose. She seeks to plant seeds of change in the hearts of those who have fallen through the cracks. Chapel Gathering services held in Martin Chapel at Eastern Mennonite Seminary… Read more »

“Interfaith Peacebuilding in Africa” – Bruce Campbell-Janz

& University Chapels.

Hear stories of interfaith peacebuilding as experienced by Bruce Campbell-Janz, Director for Mennonite Central Committee East Coast, in this pre-MCC Relief Sale chapel.

“Jesus’ Influence toward Peacebuilding” – Dann and Joji Pantoja

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, University Chapels.

On two separate  occasions this week, the EMU Campus had the opportunity to hear and visit with Dann and Joji Pantoja, MCC Canada Witness workers hosted locally by Virginia Mennonite Mission.  In these chapels, the couple gives witness to Jesus’ influence on their lives and peacebuilding. As a young man raised in a church… Read more »

“Gun Violence – Fear Not, Seek Peace” – MCC East Coast

& University Chapels.

Is it possible to bring to light the realities of gun violence in the U.S. and to humanize the crisis by people telling their stories of how they have been impacted? The Gun Violence Prevention Storytelling Tour provides a time to reflect on ways that Christians in America are responding. Why this issue? We… Read more »

“Increasing Faith.Hope.Love” – Coach Kirby Dean

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Faith Hope and Love, University Chapels.

Coach Kirby Dean brings a message of increasing faith, building hope, and taking love to the highest level. Coach Dean serves as the head men’s basketball coach at EMU. NOTE: Download “powerpoint slides” by clicking on the small icon in front of the label to follow along with the presentation, and to view photos… Read more »

Chapel forum: summer cross-cultural presentations

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

Hear brief reflections from the summer cross-cultural groups to Bulgaria, China, and the U.S./Mexico border.

“Mi Casa es Su Casa” – Pastor Juan C. Malvaez

& University Chapels.

Come on in! The Latino Student Alliance (LSA) extends hospitality with the theme of “mi casa es su casa” for Latino Heritage Month. Pastor Juan C. Malvaez, of Manantial de Vida Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg, VA, is the featured speaker.

“Unveiling Charity” – Brian Martin Burkholder

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Faith Hope and Love, University Chapels.

“So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:3) Campus Pastor and Director of Campus Ministries Brian Martin Burkholder broadens perspective on these abiding characteristics with personal and scriptural reflections on charity.

“Faith.Hope.Love” – Pastoral Assistants

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

Glean from 1 Corinthians 12 and 13 with student pastoral assistants and Jon Swartz, campus ministries intern, as you (and we) seek to articulate the essence of faith, hope and love.

“Love” – Byron Peachey

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

“So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:3) Byron Peachey offers the third of three reflections on these abiding characteristics with an emphasis on love.