Called by God: Wrestling with Who I Am – Leonard Dow ’87

& Spiritual Life Week, University Chapels.

Are you wrestling with who you are?  In this opening chapel of Spiritual Life Week, Pastor Leonard Dow speaks on this theme inspired from the biblical story of Jacob.

Each semester, campus ministries hosts Spiritual Life Week, an engaging series of events aimed at deepening faith in Jesus Christ. The February 2011 events are themed “Called by God.”

Leonard Dow, an ’87 alum of EMU, serves as pastor of Oxford Circle Mennonite Church, an urban, multi-ethnic community in Philadelphia, PA. He serves as bishop of the Lancaster Conference Philadelphia District, vice chair of the Mennonite Central Committee U. S. Board, board chair of the Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association and board member of Singing City, a non-profit music industry. Prior to being called into ministry, he was in banking for 10-12 years. Dow seeks to combine his business expertise along with his ethical and Christian values to ministry.

SLT Closing Celebration Worship

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, School for Leadership Training, Seminary.

Vice President and Seminary Dean Michael King preaches in the closing worship service for the 2011 School for Leadership Training at EMS.  This year’s theme is “Pentecost Remixed: The Work of the Holy Spirit.”

Seminary Convocation – “Sabbath: a freeing discipline”

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

In the Seminary Spring semester convocation address Lonnie Yoder invites students, faculty, staff, and guests to consider the discipline of sabbath amidst frenzied schedules.  Dr. Yoder serves as Associate Dean of Eastern Mennonite Seminary and Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling.  In this convocation, he draws on Matthew 11: 25-30.

Cross-cultural Chapel: Spain & Morocco

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

The cross-cultural group shares reflections on learning in Spain and Morocco.

From Greensboro to Gulai-Polye: Gospel Mission to Historically Violated

& Augsburger Lecture Series.

As part of the Augsburger Lecture Series Elaine Enns and Ched Myers present this lecture outlining the  Greensboro Truth and Community Reconciliation Project as an exercise in gospel-based healing of past injustice, as well as the legacy of Mennonite refugees from Ukraine in the early 20th century.  In these stories, they ask questions about how that painful history can be read and redeemed from a restorative justice perspective.

Their work is in the faith-based peace and justice movement. For information about their organization, check out Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries.

The 2010 Augsburger Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Augsburger Lectureship, Campus Ministries and the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding.

The Personal and Political Dimensions of Conversion: Restorative Justice

& Augsburger Lecture Series.

Elaine Enns and Ched Myers begin this lecture with a reading of Paul’s Damascus Road experience as a call to restorative justice. Then they look at mediation and nonviolent direct action as flip sides of the peacemaking coin.  They conclude with a story of the conversion of a U.S. Air Force nuclear weapons specialist to a gospel vocation of peace, justice and reconciliation.

Their work is in the faith-based peace and justice movement. For information about their organization, check out Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries.

The 2010 Augsburger Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Augsburger Lectureship, Campus Ministries and the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding.

Taking Root Downward: A Call to Bio-regional Discipleship

& Augsburger Lecture Series, Chapel Gathering in the Seminary.

Elaine Enns and Ched Myers speak for this third event in the annual Augsburger Lecture Series on “Taking Root Downward: A call to bio-regional Discipleship.”

Their work is in the faith-based peace and justice movement. For information about their organization, check out Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries.

The 2010 Augsburger Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Augsburger Lectureship, Campus Ministries and the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding.

Decisionism, Denominationalism or Discipleship? Call to the Way

& Augsburger Lecture Series, University Chapels.

Elaine Enns and Ched Myers speak for the annual Augsburger Lecture Series on “Decisionism, Denominationalism or Discipleship?  Call to the Way.”   In this International Education Week reflection, Elaine and Ched talk about their own conversion in college to the Way of Jesus, and profile the radical discipleship movement as “the best party in town.”

Their work is in the faith-based peace and justice movement. For information about their organization, check out Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries.

The 2010 Augsburger Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Augsburger Lectureship, Campus Ministries and the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding.

Homecoming Worship: Come Gather!

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Homecoming.

During Homecoming, 2010, in this Sunday morning service of worship, Alumni association award recipients Nadene Brunk ’75 and Dwight Gingerich ’81 share their stories as they reflect on Matthew 11:28-30 where Jesus calls his followers to rest.

Homecoming Chapel: Midwives for Haiti – Nadene Brunk ’75

& Homecoming, University Chapels.

EMU alumna Nadene Brunk, 1975, receives this year’s Distinguished Service Award during Homecoming.   In this Homecoming chapel, she reflects on years of work in Haiti.  Brunk is founder and manager of an organization called Midwives for Haiti.