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Advent at EMU

A Centennial Christmas…

We celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace, with profound awareness of the joys and sorrows in our world. The birth of Christ brings us hope as a Christian community. 

This year we celebrate EMU's Centennial and our Christmas online greeting features the familiar "Carol of Bells" tune in an original arrangement by music major Earnest Kiah '21  of Portsmouth, Virginia.  Other performers are Matej Gligorevic '19,  lead guitar, Bruce Cypress '19, percussion.

Campus Christmas Events and Details

  • Nov. 29, 4:45 p.m.: Y-Serve Christmas Caroling, VMRC
  • Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m.: Jazz Ensemble Concert, Lehman Auditorium
  • Dec. 1, 7 p.m.: Bach Festival Christmas, Martin Chapel
  • Dec. 2, 4 p.m.: Historic Hymn Sing, Martin Chapel
  • Dec. 3, 4 p.m.: Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir Christmas Concert, Lehman Auditorium (SOLD OUT) See the SVCC Christmas video.
  • Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m.: Chamber Singers Concert, Martin Chapel
  • Dec. 6, 10 a.m.: Advent Hymn Sing, Lehman Auditorium
  • Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m.: DoveTale theater production, Lehman Auditorium
  • Dec. 11, 7 p.m.: Lessons and Carols, Lehman Auditorium
  • Dec. 15, 12:40 p.m.: University Final Exams End and Break Begins
  • Dec. 15, 3 p.m., EMU Faculty and Staff Christmas Tea, University Commons
  • Dec. 22-Jan. 1, 2018: EMU Offices closed (Harrisonburg campus)
  • Dec 23-Jan. 2 2018: EMU Offices closed (Lancaster extension)

Advent Reflections

In a season filled with words and activity we invite you to take a few moments to still your mind and soul and reflect on the advent themes of hope, peace, love and joy. 

Give the Gift of Peace

We invite you to support peace studies at EMU this season. Help us nurture and develop nurture future leaders as they prepare to be a peaceful presence among God’s people in all parts of the world.

Support peace studies at EMU  

Purchase the EMU Centennial History

Centennial Book

In this unique educational history, Donald B. Kraybill ‘67 traces the sociocultural transformation of EMU from a fledgling separatist school founded by white, rural, Germanic Mennonites into a world-engaged institution populated by many faith traditions, cultures and nationalities.

Kraybill was commissioned in 2011 to write the fresh history, a project he began in 2012 and completed after six years, working full time throughout 2015 and 2016.

Purchase your copy.

Past Advent Greetings

Reflect and enjoy our past EMU Advent videos: 2016 |2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2008