University Chapels

“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 »

“14 Things that Climate Change is Ruining” – Earthkeepers

& Creation Care, Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

As a follow-up to President Swartzendruber’s opening convocation, students reflect on how climate change is impacting students and communities connected to EMU and what our role is in keeping the earth as a practice of faithfulness. Erin Rheinheimer and Melinda Norris present a list of “14 of Your Favorite Things that Climate Change is… Read more »

University Convocation: “Turn Down the Heat” – President Loren Swartzendruber

& Creation Care, Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

President Loren Swartzendruber launches a new semester as he addresses the campus community with a message inspired by Psalm 24:1; Romans 8:20-22; Colossians 1:15-17; and Revelation 22:1-2. Chapel closes with a time of sending for the Guatemala & Mexico Cross Cultural group.

Cross-cultural Chapel: Spain & Morocco

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

Students from the Spain & Morocco cross-cultural seminar share experiences and reflections from their recent learning adventure.

Cross-cultural Chapel: China

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

Students from the China cross-cultural seminar share experiences and reflections from their recent learning adventure.

“We Wait” – University Christmas Chapel

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

Campus and the local community gather to worship through song, scripture and other readings in this season of Advent/Christmas. Faculty and students from the theater and music departments are featured in this annual service.

“Advent Hymn Sing” – Matthew Hunsberger

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Matthew Hunsberger leads as we gather for singing our faith in this Advent season.

Student Recognition Chapel

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

Faculty and Staff in several departments recognize important achievements of students during the fall semester.

“Suspicions of a Black Man” – David Evans

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Dialogue on Race and Diversity week features David Evans speaking on “Suspicions of a Black Man” in university chapel. Dr. David Evans, Assistant Professor of History and Mission at Eastern Mennonite Seminary, reflects on his experience as a black man in the criminal justice system. He says, “My experience added to the data on… Read more »