Student Speakers

“Ordinary Women as Agents of Social Change” – Dorca Kisare Ressler

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

Dorca Kisare Ressler, International Student Services, and the International Student Organization lead in this chapel to recognize International Women’s Day with scripture and reflections on ordinary women as agents of social change.  Dorca Kisare Ressler serves as Director of International Student Services at EMU.

Camp Chapel: Where-in Lies your Identity? – Glenn Nofziger II ’02

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Booths with representatives from a wide range of camps surround the chapel gathering in the unique venue of the Campus Center Greeting Hall.  Glenn Nofziger II shares a message about identity in Christ, reflecting on his experiences at camp, college, and in short-term missions/evangelism.  Glenn, EMU class of ’02,  is an Eastern Mennonite Seminary student… Read more »

Reflections on Ministry and Call – Julia Schmidt & Brendon Derstine

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Brendon Derstine and Julia Schmidt offer reflections from their participation in the Ministry Inquiry Program, Summer 2011. The Ministry Inquiry Program is an exciting opportunity of the Mennonite Church USA for college-age young adults to explore pastoral ministry. The program offers you the opportunity to experience first hand what ministry is and to test your… Read more »

Accumulation & Abundance Chapel

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Students from Campus Ministries offer a  service of community lament on accumulation and find abundance with modern day reflections, scriptures and other readings led by a celebration worship team. This chapel theme was inspired by Dr. Walter Brueggemann, resource person for the recently held School for Leadership Training at the seminary.

Friday Announcement Entertainment

& Student Speakers.

Catch up on more than 20  minutes of highlights from the Fall 2011 after-chapel Friday Announcement entertainment by Joel Rittenhouse and Justin Rittenhouse.  Towards the end of their announcements, they reveal the secret that they’ve been concealing for the whole semester! Some of the announcement information has been removed, but the humor is preserved.

Inspire to Succeed Globally – ISO

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Students from the International Student Organization lead  the International Education Week chapel with a focus on what inspires to succeed globally.

“Eat this Bread, Drink this Cup, Feed my Sheep”

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Student Speakers.

The “Foundations of Public Worship” class leads the Seminary Chapel Gathering  service in celebration of the Lord’s Supper, drawing from the gospel reading from John 21. Chapel Gathering services held in Martin Chapel at Eastern Mennonite Seminary are planned by the Seminary community but open to all.

Reflections from Washington Community Scholars’ Center

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

Gather with students from the Washington Community Scholars’ Center for a presentation about their learning experiences in D.C.

I Met God this Summer – Rebekah Maldonado-Nofziger & Jamie Hiner

& Student Speakers.

Hear from two students who met God this summer while participating in the Ministry Inquiry Program.  Rebekah Maldonado-Nofziger ministered in Bolivia, and Jamie Hiner in inner-city Philadelphia.

“God Works Here” – Nicholas Detweiler-Stoddard

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Student Speakers.

Eastern Mennonite Seminary students Nicholas Detweiler-Stoddard and Isaac Harper plan and lead worship for Chapel Gathering in the Seminary.  Nicholas preaches from the Old Testament book of Job, proclaiming that “God Works Here.” Chapel Gathering services held in Martin Chapel at Eastern Mennonite Seminary are planned by the Seminary community but open to all.