University Chapels

Dedication Ceremony: “Orie O. Miller Hall of Nations” – University Commons

& Anabaptist Leadership Conference, University Chapels.

Listen to the  dedication ceremony for the Orie O. Miller Hall of Nations, a project honoring the work and life of Orie O. Miller who encouraged significant Mennonite global engagement. The Hall of Nations,  located in the University Commons, features a display of flags of the nations of all of EMU’s students, faculty, and… Read more »

“Rethinking Power: Community Organizing in the Way of Jesus” – Melissa Florer-Bixler

& University Chapels, Who do you say that I am?.

Visiting Pastor, Melissa Florer-Bixler, encourages us to “rethink power” in the ways of Jesus. She draws from experience with community organizing and inspiration for how Jesus tells us to think differently about power rather than simply embracing “powerlessness” as a Christian commitment. Melissa Florer-Bixler was on campus for EMU’s visiting pastor program. Melissa is… Read more »

Washington Community Scholars’ Center (Chapel)

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

Students from the Washington Community Scholars’ Center (WCSC) report on their experiences in the capital city.

Holy Week Chapel: Alfombra for Easter

& University Chapels.

Holy Week chapel, held in the Campus Center Greeting Hall, featured engagement with the alfombra (carpet).  The Latino Student Alliance prepared the alfombra to greet and celebrate the coming of Jesus among us! Reflect on paths we share with Jesus: immigrant, salvation, hope and suffering.

“Speaking for Peace” – C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Sampler

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Hear students speaking for peace  in preparation for the C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest to be held Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m. Hannah Chappell-Dick – “Beyond Fight or Flight: Becoming Mennonite in an Adrenaline-soaked World” Bethany Chupp – “Standing at the Door” Ethan Herman – “Active Pacifism and Using Conflict as a… Read more »

“Sending Y-Trip Groups to Serve Others in Faith”

& University Chapels.

What does it mean to serve others in faith? The Y-Serve student organization and campus ministries will reflect on this and hear from each group departing campus to serve and learn with others. Y-Trip Locations for 2016 Civil Rights Learning Tour with Multicultural and International Student Services, the Gospel Choir, Y-Serve and the Black… Read more »

“Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery” – Erica Littlewolf

& University Chapels.

Re“placing” ourselves and modern day realities: where do we go from here? – Erica Littlewolf ——- For more than five centuries, the Doctrine of Discovery and the laws based upon it have legalized the theft of land, labor and resources from Indigenous Peoples across the world and systematically denied their human rights. This Doctrine… Read more »

“Blessed are Those Who Haven’t Seen and Still Believe” – SLW Chapel

& Spiritual Life Week, University Chapels.

As Spiritual Life Week comes to a close, the campus community gathers in Martin Chapel for music, drama, ritual and prayer on the theme blessed are those who haven’t seen and still believe. Christian Parks offers the monologue of Thomas, and all participants are invited to join in a prayer practice, a time of… Read more »

Academic Department Gatherings: “Becoming Known in the Breaking of Bread” – Language and Literature

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

Wednesday, February 17, 2016: “Chapel” was scattered around campus and hosted by various academic departments.  This podcast features the Language and Literature Department: Becoming Known in the Breaking of Bread – Language and Literature faculty and students share stories about communion through sharing food in the family, classroom, and across borders. Bilingual songs and… Read more »

“Exploring a Call to Ministry?” – Ministry Inquiry Program (MIP)

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Seniors Wesley Wilder and Daniel Barnhart share reflections on their summer Ministry Inquiry Program experiences of exploring a call to ministry.