“Leaning into the Dark” – Brian Martin Burkholder

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

Brian Martin Burkholder, Campus Ministries Director, University Campus Pastor, and Spiritual Director, speaks in Seminary Chapel Gathering

“Leaning into the Dark” (Exodus 14:5-12, Mark 15:16-34)

Homecoming Worship Service 2016

& Homecoming.

Ken J. Nafziger and the EMU Chamber Singers lead this service of worship during Homecoming 2016 in which this year’s Alumni Award recipients reflect on Micah 6:8.

He has told you, O mortal, what is good;
    and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
    and to walk humbly with your God?

“A capella Voices Unite” – Homecoming 2016

& Homecoming.

Enjoy the rich sounds of alumni vocal groups Shekinah, Good Company, Bellaccord, and current student group, Emulate, under the direction of Dr. Ryan Keebaugh, assistant professor of music.

Homecoming Chapel: “Incarnational Presence: being with those in need” – 2016 Alumni Award Recipients

& Homecoming, University Chapels.

2016 EMU Distinguished Service Award recipients share from their service and leadership roles engaging therapy work with distressed families and individuals at Gould Farm for the past 35 years. 2016 Young Alum of the Year recipient, shares about her work in through video. Emulate offers several musical selections.

“How Embracing a New Culture Influences and Shapes Your Life” – Aaron Kauffman

& University Chapels.

Latino Student Alliance guides the campus community in celebrating Latino Heritage Month.

Aaron Kauffman, president of Virginia Mennonite Missions, speaks on the theme: How Embracing a New Culture Influences and Shapes your Life. Carol Snell-Feikema leads in singing.

“Gathering in Prayer and Communion” – United Methodist Church Students

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

“Gathering in Prayer and Communion” Led by UMC students with

reflections on Prayer — Sarah Payne

reflections on Communion – Charlie Tinsley

“The Next Right Thing” – Laura Lehman

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

A Seminary Chapel Gathering worship experience with Laura Lehman, EMS Director of Admissions and Seminary Marketing and Communications.

“Sex & Millennials: #NewScripts” – Carolyn Stauffer

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

The Sexuality Series begins with Dr. Carolyn Stauffer offering a spiritual (primarily Christian spirituality) and relational framing for our sexuality.

“The Transformational Work of Clinical Pastoral Education”

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

Seminary Chapel Gathering presented by Summer CPE Students: Belinda Mortensen, Jason Wagner, Steve Giddens, Kathleen Cooper, Candy Tharpe, Jacob Kave and Penny Driediger, Assistant Director of Mentored Ministry.

“Forging Peace one gun at a time” – Mike Martin

& University Chapels.

Hear stories of forging peace with RAWtools – repurposing weapons into hand tools to be used in the creation of something new. Singing is led by Les Gustafson-Zook, Mennonite Central Committee North American Relief Sale & My Coins Count Coordinator. The My Coins Count collection will be gathered for the Virginia Relief Sale held tonight and Saturday morning through 3 p.m.

“He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore. Everyone will sit under their own vine and under their own fig tree. No one shall make them afraid.” Micah 4:3-4a