University Chapels

“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.”

“Crossing Cultures in the Middle East” – Rami Kassis & Linford Stutzman

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Homecoming, University Chapels.

Linford Stutzman interviews Rami Kassis, drawing out stories and themes from years of working with EMU students visiting and learning in the Middle East with the cross-cultural program. Rami Kassis serves as Executive Director of the Alternative Tourism Group Study Center in Beit Sahour, Palestine. Linford Stutzman serves as Professor of Culture and Mission… Read more »

University Hymn: Christ of the Mountain, be our Word

& University Chapels.

Christ of the Mountain, be our Word Eastern Mennonite University Hymn© 2002 All rights reserved Eastern Mennonite University

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 »