“One Light Still Shines” – Marie Monville

& University Chapels.

Marie Monville shares from her book, One Light Still Shines: My Life Beyond the Shadow of the Amish Schoolhouse Shooting.

“No matter how tragic your circumstances, your life is not a tragedy. It is a love story. And in your love story, when you think all the lights have gone out, one light still shines.” – Marie Monville

This became the anthem to Marie’s life when on October 2, 2006, her then husband made a decision to hold an Amish school house hostage, forever changing life as she knew it. This is Marie’s testimony. On her darkest day, Marie simply chose to believe that HE IS. Marie ministers the truth of God’s love: it is deep enough to heal any wound, strong enough to break all bondage, and it brings life to the broken and light to those in darkness. She will inspire you to dive deep into a passionate, transformative love relationship with God.

“So you want to be a neighbor?” – Ron Byler

& University Chapels.

Ron Byler helps to launch the Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale with a presentation on Jesus’ interchange with the lawyer in Luke 10 and the Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37).

Ron Byler serves as Executive Director of Mennonite Central Committee US (MCC). MCC is a global, nonprofit organization that strives to share God’s love and compassion for all through relief, development and peace.

“Christianity without consequence: Called to a ministry of reconciliation” – J. Ron Byler

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

“Christianity without consequence: Called to a ministry of reconciliation,”
II Corinthians 5:16-20. J. Ron Byler, Mennonite Central Committee US Executive Director.

April 2014 marked 20 years since the genocide in Rwanda and Burundi.  Two of the most Christianized countries in Africa became the place where Christians killed other Christians.  What can we learn from this experience about the ministry of reconciliation we are called to, in Africa and in the United States?

“Hymn Sing Inspired by the Parables” – Anne Waltner

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Parables, University Chapels.

Parables – everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview, sense of self and God, without providing easy answers. Join Anne Waltner, Assistant Professor of Music, and friends for a hymn sing inspired by the Parables of Jesus. Parables is the campus ministry theme for the year.

“Exploring Ministry” – Chris Parks and Evan Knappenberger

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Have you considered exploring ministry? Carmen Schrock-Hurst, Bible and Religion Instructor, hosts Chris Parks and Evan Knappenberger as they share reflections from their experiences in ministry over the summer.

“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”.

“Parable of the Yeast” – Dayna Olson-Getty

& Parables, University Chapels.

Parables – everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview, sense of self and God, without providing easy answers. Join Dayna Olson-Getty, Associate Pastor of Community Mennonite Church, in diving into the Parable of the Yeast in search of meaning for us and our context. Parables is the campus ministry theme for the year.

“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”.

“Marcando Nuestra Huella (Leaving our Footprint)” – Boris Ozuna ’11

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Join the Latino Student Alliance in exploring Marcando Nuestra Huella (Leaving our Footprint) featuring reflections from alum and current graduate student Boris Ozuna.

Boris Ozuna, originally from Sincelejo, Colombia, holds a B.A. in Peacebuilding and Development from EMU. He has worked with several non-profit organizations in the areas of popular education, nonprofit management, and community organizing. After finishing his studies at EMU, he went to Washington D.C where he worked at a family literacy program for immigrant families and, more recently, worked as program coordinator at Thrive DC, a support center for people experiencing homelessness. Boris is also a student in the Master in Conflict Transformation Program at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding here at EMU.

“The Lord’s Grace to Paul” – Rev. Dr. Shekhar Singh

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

I Tim. 1:12-17

Rev. Dr. Shekhar Singh, Principal – Union Biblical Seminary Bibvewadi, Pune, India

The entire campus community is invited to every chapel worship service on campus. Eastern Mennonite Seminary hosts chapel gatherings in Martin Chapel every Tuesday and Thursday at 11:00am.