“Parable of the Talents (Money)” – Spencer Cowles

& Parables, University Chapels.

Parables – everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview, sense of self and God, without providing easy answers. Join Spencer Cowles, Director and Professor of Business and Economics, for a close look at the parable of the talents (money) from Matthew 25:14-30. Parables is the campus ministry theme for the year.

“John 9: Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind” – Melissa Fretwell and Matt Weaver

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

EMS Preaching Class students Melissa Fretwell and Matt Weaver dramatize the story of Jesus healing the man born blind in John 9.  They invite the congregation to participate and imagine themselves as characters in the story.

Emulate & Y-Trip Sending

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Listen in on the launch of Emulate* as they bring some of their music and reflections to chapel. There is also a time of sending for this musical ensemble and the Spring Break Y-Trip groups.

*Emulate is a fresh and elite vocal ensemble from Eastern Mennonite University under the direction of Ryan Keebaugh. The group specializes in madrigals, jazz, modern, and contemporary concert literature, both secular and sacred. Their inaugural tour will feature the works of Duruflé, Tavener, and Nystedt amid additional selections that will uplift, touch, and reflect upon the human soul and condition.

“A History Forgotten” – Reverend Basil Marin

& University Chapels.

As part of Black History Month, Basil Marin from New Song Anabaptist Church in Harrisonburg speaks in chapel on “A History Forgotten.”

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Pete Geoffrion

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.

Pete Geoffrion,
Our Lips & the Lord’s Word:
Looking at 1 Kings 2:1-3 as Covenanting Hope

Students in the seminary’s Master of Divinity program complete Capstone Integration Projects across the two semesters of their senior year. During the fall semester, they negotiate with the professors in the Formation in Missional Leadership class the design of their projects. They then complete their projects in the spring, producing a final paper and making a public presentation

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Nick Meyer

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.

Nick Meyer,
Hatred or Forgiveness: Must We Choose?

Students in the seminary’s Master of Divinity program complete Capstone Integration Projects across the two semesters of their senior year. During the fall semester, they negotiate with the professors in the Formation in Missional Leadership class the design of their projects. They then complete their projects in the spring, producing a final paper and making a public presentation

 

“Ministry in Context” – Dr. Ervin Stutzman

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

Dr. Ervin Stutzman, Executive Director of Mennonite Church USA speaks in Chapel Gathering at Eastern Mennonite Seminary about navigating pastoral ministry in the present context.

Parable of the Mustard Seed – Pastor John Murray

& Parables, University Chapels.

Parables – everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview, sense of self and God, without providing easy answers. Join John Murray, Pastor of Hesston Mennonite Church, as he teaches on the parable of the mustard seed. Parables is the campus ministry theme for the year.

John Murray is participating in the Visiting Pastor program at EMU this week.

“Living the Resurrection with Scarlet Letters” – Amy Yoder McGloughlin

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

Amy Yoder McGloughlin, Pastor at Germantown Mennonite Church, Germantown, PA, reflects on the Emmaus story as she tells her own story about fellowship and pastoring in a church that was excommunicated from the denomination. Germantown Mennonite Church is the Oldest Mennonite Congregation In North America.

“Old Order Amish Women’s Literacy Practices” – Vi Dutcher

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Colloquium Series.

Dr. Vi Dutcher, professor of language and literature, presents on “’I bet this thing would really go!’: Old Order Amish Women’s Literacy Practices.”