University Chapel Schedule

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A community gathering place for worship and forum, chapel reflects an Anabaptist/Mennonite perspective alongside the gifts, traditions and cultures of the broader Christian faith. Faith, hope and love are nurtured in the way of Jesus.

Wednesday, Nov. 18

Chapel Worship: Black Lives Matter: The Resocialization of Humanity, Dr. Rodney Waller, First African Baptist Church

Rev. Dr. Rodney D. Waller speaks on The Resocialization of Humanity inspired by John 11:1-37 for the
Dialogue on Race and Ethnicity University Chapel. Reverend Dr. Rodney D. Waller is Senior Pastor of the third oldest African American Church in the United States, First African Baptist Church of Richmond, VA. Dr. Waller earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy and Religious studies from Virginia Union University, a Master of Divinity from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University, and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Virginia Union University of Lynchburg. Dr. Waller is the author of Leadership Empowerment: A Paradigm in Administration and Leadership in the Urban Church in General and the Rural Church in Particular for the Twenty-First Century.

Friday, Nov. 20

Chapel Forum: Founding Multicultural Services – Honoring Dr. Abraham Davis

Honoring Dr. Abraham Davis, founder of multicultural services at EMU.

Wednesday, Dec. 2

Chapel Worship: Advent Hymn Sing led by Matthew Hunsberger

All are welcome to embrace the Advent season of the Christian church year with an Advent Hymn Sing led by Matthew Hunsberger. Advent is a season observed in many Western Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. The term is a version of the Latin word, meaning “coming”. More from Wikipedia.

Friday, Dec. 4

Chapel Forum: Remain on Route – Rev. Dr. Gregory M. Howard

Gather for another Dialogue on Race and Diversity chapel with the theme Remain on Route inspired by Luke 9:51-56 presented by Rev. Dr. Gregory Howard.

The Rev. Dr. Gregory M. Howard is a native of Lancaster, Virginia and currently resides in Williamsburg, Virginia. He is married to the former Margaret Edmond and is the proud father of two daughters, Destiny and Holli. Dr. Howard is Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church East End in Newport News, Virginia where he promotes kingdom-like living by unconditionally loving God and all of God’s people. Prior to leading the FBCEE congregation, Pastor Howard served as Pastor of Union Branch Baptist Church in Chesterfield, Virginia and Jerusalem Baptist Church in Sparta, Virginia.

University chapel is held Wednesday (worship) and Fridays (forum) at 10 a.m. in Lehman Auditorium. All offices and departments, other than essential services, are to close in order to allow the community to attend and support chapel.

All undergraduate students, faculty and staff of the university are expected to attend at least one chapel each week. (Chapel Attendance Policy, p. 69 of the Student Handbook and Faculty/Staff handbook section 7.1, p. 166)

In addition to University Chapel, Chapel Gatherings are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m., Celebration: Praise Worship is held weekly at 9 p.m. on Sunday nights and Hymn Sings are at 9 p.m. on the first Monday of the month. All three services are held in Martin Chapel (Seminary building). You can also join the Gospel Choir or Alpha Omega Dancers for Christ for worship opportunities advised from Multicultural and International Student Services (MISS).

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