University Chapels

“How Embracing a New Culture Influences and Shapes Your Life” – Aaron Kauffman

& University Chapels.

Latino Student Alliance guides the campus community in celebrating Latino Heritage Month. Aaron Kauffman, president of Virginia Mennonite Missions, speaks on the theme: How Embracing a New Culture Influences and Shapes your Life. Carol Snell-Feikema leads in singing.

“Sex & Millennials: #NewScripts” – Carolyn Stauffer

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

The Sexuality Series begins with Dr. Carolyn Stauffer offering a spiritual (primarily Christian spirituality) and relational framing for our sexuality.

“Forging Peace one gun at a time” – Mike Martin

& University Chapels.

Hear stories of forging peace with RAWtools – repurposing weapons into hand tools to be used in the creation of something new. Singing is led by Les Gustafson-Zook, Mennonite Central Committee North American Relief Sale & My Coins Count Coordinator. The My Coins Count collection will be gathered for the Virginia Relief Sale held… Read more »

“Love as Commitment” – Dr. Scot McKnight (Augsburger Lecture)

& Augsburger Lecture Series, University Chapels.

Dr. Scot McKnight speaks on Love as Commitment (Mark 12:28-34) as part of a Kingdom Vision as a Way of Life emphasis for the 2016 Augsburger Lecture Series and the Missional Church Partnership with Virginia Mennonite Missions, Virginia Mennonite Conference, Park View Mennonite Church, Eastern Mennonite University and Eastern Mennonite Seminary. ——- Rev. Canon… Read more »

“Grounded in Christ?” – Michele Hershberger

& Grounded, University Chapels.

Grounded in Christ? In today’s world? Michele Hershberger helps us explore what is so compelling and timely about being Grounded in Christ. This chapel contributes to the Grounded in Christ chapel series inspired by Ephesians 3:14-21. ——- Michele Hershberger teaches Bible and ministry at Hesston College, Hesston, KS. She was a keynote speaker for… Read more »

“Cross-cultural Music & Worship”

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

An International Education Week inspired service featuring cross-cultural music and worship.

Summer Cross-culturals – Quebec, Local Context, Washington D.C.

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

Hear brief reflections from the summer cross-cultural groups that spent time in Quebec, Harrisonburg, and Washington, D.C.

“GROUNDED” – Campus Ministries Team

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

What does it mean to be GROUNDED!? How about Grounded in Christ? Pastoral Assistants and Campus Pastors Lana Miller and Brian Martin Burkholder open this chapel series with scripture, song, dance, reflection and an opportunity for a symbolic “grounding” through planting pansies just outside Lehman Auditorium and around campus. …and that Christ may dwell… Read more »

Summer Cross-culturals – Lithuania and Myanmar

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

Hear brief reflections from the summer cross-cultural groups that spent time in Lithuania and Myanmar.

Opening Convocation: “Change, Hope and Promise”- Dr. Lee Snyder, Interim President

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Interim President Dr. Lee Snyder addresses the campus community on Change, Hope and Promise. We will also be sending the Cross-Cultural seminar group to Central Europe (Austria, Czech Republic, Turkey) ANDwelcoming new students to the campus community with the “Shenandoah Welcome” toward the close of the service. ——- Dr. Lee Snyder brings a lifetime of service to… Read more »