about Amanda Miller Garber
Amanda Miller Garber was born and raised in the beautiful Roanoke Valley of Virginia. She holds degrees from the University of Virginia, James Madison University, and Duke Divinity School. She currently serves as the pastor of RISE, a new faith community in the Harrisonburg area that launched in September, 2010. (Find out more about RISE at riseharrisonburg.com). Amanda has been married to Jack, a Cardiology Physician Assistant and an all-around-great-guy, for almost 17 years. They have two children, Abigail, age 7 and Robert, age 4. Amanda loves to laugh, drink lots of coffee, ask questions (especially about faith), and start new things. She is passionate about following Jesus and planting churches that are innovative, creative and alive. She also likes to play in the dirt and gets super excited when her plants actually bloom. She enjoys occasionally sleeping past 7 am and spends a disproportionate amount of her time and energy attempting to train the family puppy, Stewart.
For an interview with Amanda, see: http://riseharrisonburg.com/amanda/
Spiritual Life Week
February 11 – 15
Each semester, campus ministries leads Spiritual Life Week, an engaging series of events aimed at deepening faith in Jesus Christ. All programs are open to the public. Call 540-432-4115.
The Spring 2013 events feature Amanda Miller Garber, pastor of RISE.
Abundant Life for All
Monday: February 11
Campfire Worship on Thomas Plaza, 9 p.m.
Tuesday: February 12
Amanda Miller Garber shares her spiritual journey & vision for ministry in Common Grounds Coffeehouse, 8 p.m.
Wednesday: February 13
Ash Wednesday Service in Martin Chapel, 7:30 a.m.
Chapel: Unpacking Abundant Life with Amanda Miller Garber in Lehman Auditorium, 10 a.m.
After chapel fellowship with cookies and coffee in the Campus Center Greeting Hall from 10:40-11:30 a.m.
Ash Wednesday Service with RISE at The Gathering Place (Common Good Plaza), 5:30 p.m.
Ash Wednesday Oasis Prayer in Martin Chapel, 9 p.m.
Thursday: February 14
Chapel gathering with Amanda Miller Garber in Martin Chapel (Seminary), 11 a.m.
Lunch Conversation with Amanda in Northlawn East Dining Room, Noon-1 p.m.
Service Project prep in the University Commons, afternoon
RISE Love Packs & MCC Relief Kit projects in the University Commons, 5:30 p.m.
Funded with contributions from Everence, Park View Credit Union, A Bowl of Good, Campus Ministries.
Practicing God’s Dream: Abundant Life for All with Amanda Miller Garber in Common Grounds Coffeehouse, 9 p.m.
Friday: February 15
Chapel: Abundant Life – for Real? with Amanda Miller Garber in Lehman Auditorium, 10 a.m.
After chapel fellowship with hot chocolate in the Campus Center Greeting Hall from 10:40-11:30 a.m.
Showing of Blue Like Jazz: the movie in SC 106, 8 p.m. (free popcorn provided)
Sunday, Feb. 17
Worship with the Rise faith community – Court Square Theater, downtown Harrisonburg, exactly 10 a.m. ish