C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest

& Student Speakers.

Six students participated in the 2010  C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest on March 26. Each speaker applied the Christian peace position to a contemporary concern in 1,500 or less words (8-10 min):

Jess Sarriot, a junior Peacebuilding and Development major, won first place with her speech, Peace Churches and War Profits: A Moment for Courage.

Sarah Roth, a senior History major from Harrisonburg, VA, was second runner-up with her speech, Respect the Powers to Affect the Powers.

Michael Harnish, senior Biblical Studies major from Manheim, PA: The Rebellious Children: Reclaiming our Heritage

Kate Nussbaum, a senior Peacebuilding and Development major from Grant, MN was first runner-up with her speech, Pursuing Peace From the Inside Out.

Zach Hurst, senior Congregational and Youth Ministries major from Glenmore, PA: Divide and Conquer: an unlikely slogan for a peace church

Grace Hercyk, senior Justice, Peace and Conflict Studies major who has lived in 15 countries: The Christians of the World

Seminary Chapel – Public presentation by Michael King, Ph.D.

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

“Two Congregations and a Temple:  Toward an EMS Setting Souls and Minds Ablaze”

Michael King is the Search Committee for EMU’s next Vice President and Dean of the Seminary candidate of choice.

Cascadia Publishing House

Doubt, Faith, Stress and Other Relaxing Topics – Acts of Renewal

& Spiritual Life Week, University Chapels.

Professional actors Jim and Carol Anderson Shores use theatre to look at real questions of sorting out where God fits in during the midst of our struggles and the struggles of those around us. How do we minister to others in their spiritual quandaries? How do we move through our own? Come enjoy some laughter while wrestling through some of these issues with this entertaining, thought-provoking chapel.

Acts of Renewal
is on campus for Spiritual Life Week.

Stress and Sabbath: Finding Balance in the Chaos

& Seminary, Spiritual Life Week, University Chapels.

Professional actors Jim and Carol Anderson Shores use theatre to explore the reality of stress in ministry and the need for sabbath.

Acts of Renewal
is on campus for Spiritual Life Week.

Kingdom-Correct in a Politically Driven World

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

As part of EMU’s MLK celebration events, guest speaker at School for Leadership Training, Chris Johnson, speaks on “Being Kingdom-Correct in a Politically Driven World”.

Opening convocation: Don’t Stop Asking Questions

& University Chapels.

Loren Swartzendruber speaks on “Don’t Stop Asking Questions” for opening convocation to kick off the Faith and Doubt: Finding Our Way chapel series. There is also a time of sending for the Guatemala Cross-cultural seminar group.
Luke 20:1-8.

Seminary Spring Convocation: “Like an endless falling”

& University Chapels.

Interim Dean of the Seminary, Dr. Sara Wenger Shenk, Delivers the Seminary Spring Convocation address, “Like an endless falling.”

Opening Convocation: Called to Serve and Lead

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

The Campus Community gathers to hear President Loren Swartzendruber open spring semester with the convocation address, “Called to Serve and Lead.”  The scripture reference is Matthew 20:25-28. The gathered community also commissions and sends the India and Guatemala/U.S.-Mexico Border cross-cultural seminar groups at the close of the service.

Cross-cultural Chapel: South Africa & Lesotho

& University Chapels.

Students from the South Africa and Lesotho cross-cultural seminar share experiences and reflections from their recent adventure.

New Possibilities for Life after EMU – Tom & Christine Sine

& Spiritual Life Week, University Chapels.

As part of Spiritual Life Week, Tom & Christine Sine, founders of Mustard Seed Associates in Seattle, Washington, offer possibilities for faithful living. Several Students and Staff also share their own creative ideas.

Each year, the campus ministries department presents Spiritual Life Week, an engaging series of events that facilitate deepening faith in Jesus Christ. This Fall, Tom and Christine Sine lead this special week with the theme “Following Jesus with Our Lives”

The Sines have worked together for years to help individuals and organizations, both Christian and secular, face change and make creative responses to the challenges of the 21st century. They also help persons and organizations develop a more holistic theology of mission.