Spiritual Life Week

Reflections on “Becoming. . .” – personal faith stories

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Spiritual Life Week, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Hear students, faculty and staff share personal life and faith reflections on Becoming. . ., the Spiritual Life Week theme, followed by a song performed by Giulio Garner. Storytellers: Gloria Rhodes, Eldon Kurtz, and Erin Hershey (inspired by Ephesians 3:14-21)

Reflections on “Becoming. . .” – personal faith stories

& Spiritual Life Week, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Hear undergraduate students share personal life and faith reflections on Becoming. . ., the Spiritual Life Week theme, followed by a vocal solo by Alicia Ygarza. Storytellers: Philip Watson, Makora Nyagwegwe, and Daniel Barnhart (inspired by Ephesians 3:14-21)

Wondering and Wandering… How the Times of Unsettledness Impact and Shape us

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Spiritual Life Week, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

In this closing chapel of Spiritual Life Week, Vanessa Sandoval (senior), Kristina Showalter (Custodian with physical plant and student), Ron Shultz (professor in Education Department), and Maddie List (sophomore), share how questions, doubts, transitions, fears, and unsettledness shaped them and caused them to grow. They share how these experiences changed how they think about… Read more »

Wondering and Wandering… Questions, Doubts, Fears, Living in Unsettledness

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Spiritual Life Week, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

In this first chapel of Spiritual Life Week, Vanessa Sandoval (senior), Kristina Showalter (Custodian with physical plant and student), Ron Shultz (professor in Education Department), and Maddie List (sophomore), share about times they experienced questions, doubt, transitions, fears and unsettledness in life. They will share more on Friday as well.

“Gospel in Our Hands: Sustainable Passion” – Emily Peck-McClain

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Seminary, Spiritual Life Week.

Emily Peck-McClain closes Eastern Mennonite Seminary‘s fall Spiritual Life Week with her chapel address entitled, “Sustainable Passion”.

“Gospel in Our Hands: Impassioned” – Emily Peck-McClain

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Spiritual Life Week.

Emily Peck McClain opens Eastern Mennonite Seminary‘s fall Spiritual Life Week with her chapel address entitled, “Impassioned”.

“SLW: Sharing Stories of Faith” – Kelsey Zook, Ann Hershberger, Diego Barahona, Jered Lyons

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Spiritual Life Week, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Kelsey Zook, Ann Hershberger, Diego Barahona, and Jered Lyons sghare parts of their faith stories. Each person shares their story in an interview style and then a theatrical group from campus does an improvisational retelling of each story after it is shared. We also hear stories of Biblical characters and their significant encounters with… Read more »

“SLW: Remember and Tell” – Chaska Yoder, Stephanie Bush, Jonathan Estrada, Cathy Smeltzer Erb

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Spiritual Life Week, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Using Deuteronomy 6 as our guide we are encouraged to remember the ways we have experienced God and how that impacts our lives. Chaska Yoder, Stephanie Bush, Jonathan Estrada, and Cathy Smeltzer Erb share parts of their faith stories.

Does God Make Sense when my Family Doesn’t?

& Spiritual Life Week, University Chapels.

Professional actors Jim and Carol Anderson Shores use theatre to explore the struggle of doubt and faith in the face of challenging family relationships.  A hilarious, moving show based on a true story that offers hope. Acts of Renewal is on campus for Spiritual Life Week.

“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 »