University Chapels

“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 »

“Do What You Love and Please God” – Ken Medema

& "Love One Another", Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Spiritual Life Week.

The Seminary Community and others gather to hear EMU Spiritual Life Week guest Ken Medema focus on the theme “Do What You Love and Please God.” How do we imagine God’s will for our lives? Though blind from birth, Ken sees and hears with heart and mind, custom-designing every musical moment of his performance… Read more »

“Abide in My Love” – Ken Medema

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

Jesus said to his friends, make your home in my love. What does it mean to be at home in this love? Stories: A place that they felt at home. Ken Medema opens the Fall 2013 Spiritual Life Week chapel with the theme “Abide in My Love.” Though blind from birth, Ken sees and… Read more »

“Love One Another” — Hymn Sing

& "Love One Another", Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Matthew Hunsberger leads a Hymn Sing of requests submitted by members of the EMU community by e-mail earlier this week.  The selections center around the theme “Love One Another.”

“The Orthodox Heretic” – Peter Rollins

& University Chapels.

Peter Rollins, a widely traveled and prominent emerging church theologian, hails from Ireland. His current speaking engagements focus on the theme: To believe is human; to doubt divine. He is the author of numerous books, most recently The Idolatry of God.

“Latino Heritage Month: Diversas Naciones, Mismas Tierras” – Byron Pellecer

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

With the theme “Diversas Naciones, Mismas Tierras”, Multicultural & International Student Services launch this year’s Latino Heritage Month. Pastor Byron Pellecer from Iglesia Discipular Anabaptista (IDA) is our guest speaker. He talks about the different cultures represented within those who speak Spanish in Latin America and addresses the need for unity within our community.

‘Ruah, Spirit, Breath, Wind’ – Carnival de Resistance

& Creation Care, University Chapels.

Join a movement of the Spirit with worship leaders and musicians leading a powerful, poetic, and visceral, service as part of the Carnival de Resistance. Tevyn East and Jay, of the The Psalters, have been leading similar services in their “Creation Groans Series” through the Alternative Seminary.

“Art, Faith, and Justice: What does Resistance have to do with Carnivals?”

& Creation Care, University Chapels.

So what is this carnival thing? Sarah Thompson, Caleb Lange and Jessica Campbell, participants with Carnival de Resistance, offer some reflections and connections. More info

“Stories from ‘The Land’” –Israel/Palestine Cross-Cultural Study Tour

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Cross-Cultural Groups, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers.

Every other May, a cross-cultural study group goes from Eastern Mennonite Seminary to Israel/Palestine.  This chapel contains short stories and reflections from seven participants from May, 2013: Meditations on people and places–Anita Laura Fonseca Reconciling Palestinian/Western land awareness–Linda Matheny Let the little children come unto me in Hebron–Kevin A. Clark Refusing to be enemies–Dorothy… Read more »