“Camp Day Chapel” – Lester Zook

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Lester Zook spoke for a special “Camp Day” chapel held in the greeting hall of the Campus Center, surrounded by booths featuring several church camps and outdoor adventure programs.

“Called to Ministry?” – Hanna Heishman and Nathanael Ressler

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Do you have a call to ministry? Carmen Schrock-Hurst, Bible and Religion Instructor, hosts Hanna Heishman and Nathanael Ressler, students who participated in the Ministry Inquiry Program (MIP) over the summer months, as they share reflections from their experiences of exploring a sense of call to ministry.

Students who participated in the Ministry Inquiry Program (MIP) over the summer months share reflections from their experiences of exploring a sense of call to ministry.

Departmental Chapels

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

How does faith inform your area of study or chosen profession? Students, faculty, and staff gathered during the chapel time on Wednesday, January 28 for focused conversations/interactions within majors/minors.

Applied Social Sciences: Faith and Vocation: Reflections from faculty and Alumni.

Business: Two students who attended the Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) annual conference shared what they learned about the integration of faith and business, and how business ventures can help alleviate poverty.

Sciences: (biology, chemistry, mathematical sciences and psychology) – Gathered for a time of singing led by Daniel King (physics) followed by personal reflections on faith and vocation by Greg Koop (psychology) and Dee Weikle (computer science).

Bible & Religion: Practiced lectio divina (Divine reading) on the theme of fear.

Education: Table groups discussed Does my faith really matter in the classroom?

History: Faculty gathered with students for a beverage-snack and conversation about History and Vocation in Common Grounds

Language & Literature: “Love, Language, and God: Psalms in English and Spanish”– informal conversations inspired by Ranier Maria Rilke’s Book of Hours.

Music:  The department gathered for a Hymn Sing in Lehman Auditorium Recital Hall.

Nursing: The department gathered for a time of singing and informal sharing with a focus on Grace.

VaCA-Theater – Paulette Moore presented on her recent experience in Japan where she interacted with student filmmakers and storytellers on issues related to the environment and social justice

Departmental Chapels: Applied Social Sciences

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

On Wednesday, January 28, 2015, instead of gathering in Lehman Auditorium for University Chapel, various academic departments held their own smaller gatherings in their own spaces scattered across campus.

The Department of Applied Social Sciences gathered in Roselawn room 306 to hear reflections and view symbols of the intersection of faith and work from various faculty and alumni: Kaitlin Heatwole, Jane Wenger Clemens, Carol Hurst, Ben Bailey, Jenni Holsinger, and Sarah Bergum.

Departmental Chapels: Business and Economics

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

On Wednesday, January 28, 2015, instead of gathering in Lehman Auditorium for University Chapel, various academic departments held their own smaller gatherings in their own spaces scattered across campus.

The Department of Business and Economics gathered in Campus Center’s Strite conference room  to hear a brief devotional by Walt Surratt and then reflections from two students who attended the MEDA annual conference.  Andrew Yoder (via video) and Alex Miller shared what they learned about the integration of faith and business and how business ventures can help alleviate poverty.

Departmental Chapels: Sciences

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

On Wednesday, January 28, 2015, instead of gathering in Lehman Auditorium for University Chapel, various academic departments held their own smaller gatherings in their own spaces scattered across campus.

The Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, and Psychology gathered in Science Center classroom 104 for some singing and personal reflections by Greg Koop and Dee Weikle.

Prayer for Christian Unity

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

Chapel Gathering in the Seminary incorporates an order of worship jointly prepared by a group of representatives from different parts of Brazil for The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and The Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches.  This service joins the annual celebration in the Northern Hemisphere of the recent week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

“Running with Shackles” – Jolee Paden

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Chapel opens with a video and then Jolee Paden, undergraduate junior and pastoral assistant, teaches on Running with Shackles. Jolee also spoke in chapel on November 1, 2013.

Her book Spiritual Runner, a devotional guide, can be purchased online.

“The Morality of Socially Responsible Investing” – Jared Peifer

& University Colloquium Series.

Dr. Jared Peifer offers the monthly University Colloquium presentation on “The Morality of Socially Responsible Investing.” Peifer is Assistant
Professor of Management at the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch
College in New York.  He is an economic sociologist who has done
significant research on the economics and sociology of socially
responsible investing.

(Please note that his slides can be downloaded by clicking on the “download” link following “eBook” above)

“Parable of Workers in the Vineyard” – Duane Yoder

& Parables, University Chapels.

Parables – everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview, sense of self and God, without providing easy answers. Join Duane Yoder, Pastor at Lindale Mennonite Church, as he teaches the Parable of Workers in the Vineyard, from Matthew 20. Parables is the campus ministry theme for the year.