University Chapels

“SLW: Remember and Tell” – Chaska Yoder, Stephanie Bush, Jonathan Estrada, Cathy Smeltzer Erb

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Spiritual Life Week, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Using Deuteronomy 6 as our guide we are encouraged to remember the ways we have experienced God and how that impacts our lives. Chaska Yoder, Stephanie Bush, Jonathan Estrada, and Cathy Smeltzer Erb share parts of their faith stories.

Does God Make Sense when my Family Doesn’t?

& Spiritual Life Week, University Chapels.

Professional actors Jim and Carol Anderson Shores use theatre to explore the struggle of doubt and faith in the face of challenging family relationships.  A hilarious, moving show based on a true story that offers hope. Acts of Renewal is on campus for Spiritual Life Week.

“Camp Day Chapel” — Tyler Yoder and Jonathan Burkholder

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Students and faculty/staff gather in the Campus Center Greeting Hall for  reflections from camping and outdoor ministry. Tyler Yoder and  Jonathan Burkholder share from their experiences as camp staff.

“Persistent Peace Making” – MCC with Ted & Co. Theaterworks

& University Chapels.

Ted Swartz and Tim Ruebke open with a sketch pointing toward a need for the gentle yet persistent way of peacemaking employed by Mennonite Central Committee, the relief and service arm of Mennonite Church USA and other Anabaptist denominations. Krista Johnson shares, representing MCC.

“Call to Prayer: Entering the Listening Process” — Jacob Landis, Maddie List, Grantley Showalter

& University Chapels.

The EMU community is called to prayer for the listening process. Our focus is on Romans 12 as we reflect on being transformed into the image of Christ.

“What I Learned from Ministry Inquiry” – Jacob Landis and Matt Naugle

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

How are you searching to clarify your call in life? Students who participated in the Ministry Inquiry Program (MIP) over the summer months share reflections from their experiences of exploring a sense of call to ministry.

“Women of the Bible” – Chris Parks

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Enter the stories of several women in the Bible through a moving and evocative presentation written and performed by Chris Parks.

MLK Day Chapel: “A Domesticated King” – Dr. David Evans

& University Chapels.

David Evans speaks on “A Domesticated King” for the MLK Day Chapel in Lehman Auditorium. David Evans, Asst Prof-History and Mission at the seminary, has worked in various ministry contexts. While living in Washington, DC, David was the Junior/Senior High Director of an out-of-school time program on Capitol Hill. Later he served as Community… Read more »

“Take the First Step in Faith: A History of Inclusion at EMU” – Mark Metzler Sawin

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Ideas of community identity are often built by drawing lines, defining what and who a community is and is not. When a community decides that Inclusion is a trait it values, it thus presents a challenge. This chapel address is a local look at how the Harrisonburg community and the Mennonites of the Valley… Read more »

“Shaped Deeply by MLK, Jr.” – Stan Maclin and Titus Bender

& University Chapels.

In what ways was the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. formative or influential in the lives of local people? What is the impact of MLK, Jr. in today’s society? For what reasons was it important for Harrisonburg to rename a significant street the Martin Luther King, Jr. Way? Listen to  first-person narratives from… Read more »