University Chapels

Student Recognition Chapel

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

University Chapel Gathering emphasizes the university’s vision of being a Learning Community as faculty and staff in several departments celebrate significant achievements of students during the Spring semester.

“Strong Trees of Faith” – Carmen Schrock-Hurst

& University Chapels.

As a finalist for the position of undergraduate campus pastor, Carmen Schrock-Hurst has shaped a chapel service entitled Strong Trees of Faith and speaks on this theme as well. ——- Carmen Schrock-Hurst is an ordained Mennonite minister and current instructor in the EMU Bible and Religion department. She holds a MA of Theology from… Read more »

“Fact or Fiction? Friend or Foe? A Personal Journey of Coming to Peace with Evolution” – Darrel Falk

& University Chapels.

(The second link is the afternoon Science Seminar by Dr. Falk) This Chapel talk describes the personal process of overcoming the painful cognitive dissonance that can easily impact the life of a Christian who loves the sciences, and entering into a joy-filled celebration of the beauty of science and faith united in Christ. Dr…. Read more »

“Reflections on Spiritual Journey at EMU” – EMU Seniors

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Undergraduate seniors share reflections on their spiritual journeys in light of the EMU mission, vision and shared values related to faith and discipleship. Worship Leaders: Julia Schmidt, Darian Harnish Speakers: Emily Harnish, Kiersten Rossetto, Nels Akerson, Bekah Enns, Taylor Weidman Saxphone: James Souder

“Finishing Strong, Ending Well” – Dave King

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

Director of Athletics, Dave King, reflects on Finishing Strong and Ending Well as we approach the end of the semester and the beginning of whatever is next. He is joined by athletes Keyla Baltimore and Dan Nafziger, and men’s basketball coach Kirby Dean.

“Singing Easter!” – Ken J. Nafziger

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Dr. Ken J. Nafziger leads a hymn sing focusing on the Resurrection.

“A Covenant in Plain Sight” – Ken J. Nafziger

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Dr. Ken J. Nafziger and the EMU Chamber Singers lead this Holy Week chapel service with the gathered campus community. Engage through poetry, scripture, and song, culminating in the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah.

“Friendship in the Way of Jesus” – Dr. Dana Robert

& Augsburger Lecture Series, University Chapels.

Dr. Dana Robert speaks on the topic Friendship in the Way of Jesus for the annual Augsburger Lectureship. Dr. Robert is the Truman Collins Professor of World Christianity and History of Mission and the director of the Center for Global Christianity and Mission, Boston University. The Augsburger Lecture Series, or the Myron S. Augsburger… Read more »

“Friendship as Incarnational Mission Practice” – Dr. Dana Robert

& Augsburger Lecture Series, University Chapels.

Dr. Dana Robert speaks on the topic, Friendship as Incarnational Mission Practice for the annual Augsburger Lectureship. Dr. Robert is the Truman Collins Professor of World Christianity and History of Mission and the director of the Center for Global Christianity and Mission, Boston University. The Augsburger Lecture Series, or the Myron S. Augsburger Annual… Read more »

“Into the Far Country…” – Joni Sancken

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Jesus pursues people into the “far countries” of human existence, blazing a trail for us and making it possible for us to minister and serve in Christ’s name even in the most challenging circumstances. Joni Sancken shares a message based on Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32. Dr. Joni Sancken serves as assistant professor of preaching at… Read more »