Student Speakers

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)

“Love and Leadership: Hand in Hand Towards A Healthy Community”

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Student Speakers.

“Love and Leadership: Hand in Hand Towards a Healthy Community” led by Seminary Community Council members about what it means to be engaged in the EMS community and beyond. Seminary student Charlie Tinsley preaches.

“Called to Ministry?” – Hanna Heishman and Nathanael Ressler

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Do you have a call to ministry? Carmen Schrock-Hurst, Bible and Religion Instructor, hosts Hanna Heishman and Nathanael Ressler, students who participated in the Ministry Inquiry Program (MIP) over the summer months, as they share reflections from their experiences of exploring a sense of call to ministry. Students who participated in the Ministry Inquiry… Read more »

Departmental Chapels

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

How does faith inform your area of study or chosen profession? Students, faculty, and staff gathered during the chapel time on Wednesday, January 28 for focused conversations/interactions within majors/minors. Applied Social Sciences: Faith and Vocation: Reflections from faculty and Alumni. Business: Two students who attended the Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) annual conference shared what… Read more »

Departmental Chapels: Business and Economics

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

On Wednesday, January 28, 2015, instead of gathering in Lehman Auditorium for University Chapel, various academic departments held their own smaller gatherings in their own spaces scattered across campus. The Department of Business and Economics gathered in Campus Center’s Strite conference room  to hear a brief devotional by Walt Surratt and then reflections from… Read more »

“Running with Shackles” – Jolee Paden

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Chapel opens with a video and then Jolee Paden, undergraduate junior and pastoral assistant, teaches on Running with Shackles. Jolee also spoke in chapel on November 1, 2013. Her book Spiritual Runner, a devotional guide, can be purchased online.

Cross-cultural Chapel: SE Balkans

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

Students from the SE Balkans cross-cultural seminar share experiences and reflections from their recent learning adventure.

Christmas Chapel: “Wake us to see a new world!”

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

Join us for an all-campus and community Advent-Christmas worship service. Enjoy special music, congregational singing, Scripture and readings featuring the EMU Chamber Singers, Men’s Choir, Women’s Choir,  and Theater program.

“Advent Peace” – Jacob Landis, senior

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Senior Jacob Landis preaches on the Advent theme of peace – “Comfort, comfort O my people” – but not too much or displaced comfort! Readings for this second week of Advent include Isaiah 40:1-11 (God comforting the people in exile) and Mark 1:1-8 (John calling people in the wilderness). Jacob is a congregational ministry… Read more »

Student Recognition Chapel

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

Faculty and Staff in several departments recognize important achievements of students during the fall semester.