University Chapels

“Drones, a weapon of war capable of peace” — Dr. Jay Parrish

& University Chapels.

In University Chapel, Dr. Jay Parrish, a professional Geo-physicist, talks about the moral/ethical questions and harmful effects of drones, and elaborates on the idea of possible peaceful uses.  

Chapel Worship: Jason Lewkowicz and the Cross-Country Team

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Coach Lewkowicz and the team offer a series of songs, Scripture readings, and reflection from team members, with the central theme of how living in missional community helps us to abide in Christ.

“Take Back the Night – Awakening Hope”

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Mariah Elliott speaks and student leaders from Social Work is People (SWIP) and Campus Ministries lead chapel for Take Back the Night (TBTN) week.

“Abide in the Lord” – Jolee Paden

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

What does it mean to abide in the Lord? Jolee Paden, sophomore and president of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), offers prayerful reflections on just that in University Chapel.

“Indigenous Worldview:Values and Christianity” — Cheryl Bear

& University Chapels.

University Chapel: Cheryl Bear ’s First Nation community is Nadleh Whut’en First Nation in British Columbia, Canada, and she is from the Bear Clan. She is a multi award winning singer, songwriter and storyteller who shares stories of Indigenous life; the joy, sorrow, faith and journey. Cheryl travels to First Nations communities sharing songs of healing and… Read more »

“Promised Land and Planet with Promise” – Holmes Rolston III

& University Chapels.

Holmes Rolston, III is the university distinguished professor of philosophy at Colorado State University, a Templeton prize winner and Gifford lecturer and author of seven books. He addressed University Chapel with, “Promised Land and Planet with Promise.” Anciently Palestine was a promised land. Landscapes east and west, north and south, on six continents have… Read more »

“Exploring Call” – Jordan Luther & Andrea De Avila Balboa

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

How are you searching out clarity of your call in life? Jordan Luther and Andrea De Avila Balboa share from their participation in the Ministry Inquiry Program this past summer. The Ministry Inquiry Program is an exciting opportunity of Mennonite Church USA for college-age young adults to explore pastoral ministry. The program offers the… Read more »

“Where is God?” – Students Share Experiences

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Where have you seen God this week? Through video storytelling and communal singing, Pastoral Assistants and other students launch a journey of noticing and naming God’s presence among us.

“Homecoming Chapel” — Isabel Castillo ’07

& Homecoming, University Chapels.

Homecoming Chapel: Still in her 20s, Isabel Castillo ’07 is already a nationally recognized leader of the immigration-law reform movement in the United States. She was the commencement speaker at the University of San Francisco, was called one of “the 21 brave thinkers of 2011” by Atlantic magazine, and was featured prominently in the… Read more »

“Abide in My Love” – Ken Medema

& "Love One Another", Spiritual Life Week, University Chapels.

Closing Spiritual Life Week, guest musician Ken Medema focuses on the theme “Abide in My Love.” Abide in My Love: Every home needs work. What does our “home” work look like? Stories: What makes it hard to love? Though blind from birth, Ken sees and hears with heart and mind, custom-designing every musical moment… Read more »