University Chapels

“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 »

“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.