University Chapels

“Parable of the Prodigal Son” – Don Clymer

& 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 Don Clymer, Assistant Professor of Language and Literature, in diving into the Parable of the Prodigal Son in search of meaning for us and our context. Parables is the campus ministry theme for… Read more »

Summer Cross-culturals – Kenya, Local Context, and Iran

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

Hear brief reflections from the summer cross-cultural groups to Kenya, in the Local Context, and to Iran

“Parables – everyday stories …” – Pastoral Assistants

& Parables, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Parables – everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview, sense of self and God, without providing easy answers. Campus Ministries and the Pastoral Assistants launch a focus on the parables of Jesus for the campus community. Parables is the campus ministry theme for the year.

Summer Cross-culturals – Spain and Lithuania

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

Hear brief reflections from the summer cross-cultural groups to Spain and Lithuania.

“Working the Soil” – Loren Swartzendruber

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Parables, University Chapels.

President Swartzendruber addresses the campus community drawing from Matthew 13:1-9 This service concludes with a  time of sending for the cross-cultural seminar group departing for SE Balkans: Bulgaria, Greece & Turkey.

Orientation “Service of Worship and Blessing”

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Vice-President for Enrollment, Dr. Luke Hartman, delivers the Sermon during the orientation weekend Sunday morning worship.

Cross-cultural Chapel: Middle East

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

The returning Spring 2014 Middle East Cross-cultural group shares reflections and adventures from their experiences in the Middle East this semester.

Cross-cultural Chapel: Guatemala & Mexico

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

The returning Spring 2014 Guatemala & Mexico Cross-cultural group shares reflections and adventures from their experiences in Guatemala and Mexico this semester.

“Holy Week Chapel: What was the last supper of Jesus?” – Rabbi Niles Goldstein

& Center for Interfaith Engagement, Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Explore the meaning and symbols of Passover and the Seder Meal with Rabbi Niles Goldstein, visiting Jewish scholar, prior to the invitation by campus pastors into the symbolism of bread and cup in what has come to be called Holy Communion for many Christians. ——- Niles Goldstein is a rabbi and the award-winning author… Read more »

Senior Chapel: Reflections on Faith and Spiritual Growth

& University Chapels.

Several seniors reflect on their faith and/or spiritual journey related to their experiences at EMU and the university mission, vision and values. Music and dance also feature seniors and the campus pastors  offer a blessing for all graduating seniors. Amanda Chandler, Theater & History Andrea De Avila Balboa, Bible and Religion & Psychology Jonathan Burkholder,… Read more »