Hear students speaking for peace in preparation for the C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest to be held Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m.
Hannah Chappell-Dick – “Beyond Fight or Flight: Becoming Mennonite in an Adrenaline-soaked World”
Bethany Chupp – “Standing at the Door”
Ethan Herman – “Active Pacifism and Using Conflict as a Tool”
Katrina Poplett – “To be at war with yourself.”
Grantley Showalter – “The Wisdom of Doubt”
Stephanie Toth – “Humans and Technology”
Elisabeth Wilder – “Make Change, Not Hashtags”
Ayhubrhan Yifru – “Fighting Injustice with Love”
“Time Travel: Heading Home the Long Way Around”
Ecclesiastes 3: 1-14
Charles Tinsley, seminary student
What does it mean to serve others in faith? The Y-Serve student organization and campus ministries will reflect on this and hear from each group departing campus to serve and learn with others.
Y-Trip Locations for 2016
Civil Rights Learning Tour with Multicultural and International Student Services, the Gospel Choir, Y-Serve and the Black Student Union. – Coordinators: Celeste Thomas, Tae Dews, Oksana Kittrell, Christian Parks
Alterna Community – a bilingual and international community of Christ-followers devoted to faithful acts of hospitality, mercy, and justice – LaGrange, Georgia. – Leaders: Amanda Helfrich &Teresa Garcia Bautista
Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) – responding in Christian love to those affected by disasters) in Detroit, Michigan. – Leaders: Robert Propst & Harrison Horst
Serving with Appalachian People (SWAP) – addressing sub-standard housing, sharing the message of God’s love and building relationships in eastern Kentucky and West Virginia – Elkhorn, West Virginia. – Leaders: Grayson Mast & Abe Hartzler
Candy Tharpe, EMS Student
Re“placing” ourselves and modern day realities: where do we go from here? – Erica Littlewolf
For more than five centuries, the Doctrine of Discovery and the laws based upon it have legalized the theft of land, labor and resources from Indigenous Peoples across the world and systematically denied their human rights. This Doctrine originated with the Christian church in the 15th century. It is now the church’s responsibility to undo it.
“Not surprisingly, we can see in our present situation how the privileged are protected and rewarded, and the less fortunate are demonized and ignored. Too many churches support the status-quo.”
“A Turnaround at Three Taverns” Acts 28:1-15
EMS Preaching Class students, Sarah Bailey and Larry Aikens
As Spiritual Life Week comes to a close, the campus community gathers in Martin Chapel for music, drama, ritual and prayer on the theme blessed are those who haven’t seen and still believe. Christian Parks offers the monologue of Thomas, and all participants are invited to join in a prayer practice, a time of sharing and listening to each others stories. When have we seen Jesus? When didn’t we see Jesus, but wished we had?
“Grains of Sand” – A Worship experience planned by the Seminary Community Counsel Care Committee (and others), drawing from John 1:1-5; Matthew 14:22-23; Matthew 4:1-11
Homily – Charlie Tinsley
“You are invited” – Psalm 86:1-13
Preaching Class Students Matt Nyce and Emily Nyce
Lent, wilderness, and welcome – exploring the Christian theme of confession and assurance (there is room for our whole self in God’s presence)