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Rev Beth Jarrett

EMS alum named first female pastor of local church

Soon, a picture of the Rev. Beth Jarrett’s smiling face will be added to the collection of portraits hanging at Harrisonburg First Church of the Brethren, but it will be markedly different from the others. Jarrett, who started leading the congregation tucked adjacently to Westover Park in August, is the first female head pastor of the church. ...More

Unique preaching and challenging message from LSA

By Samantha Cole, Weathervane student newspaper ¡Bienvenido a capilla! The Latino Student Association presented chapel on Oct. 7. Students clapped along with praise and worship songs in Spanish, including “Bueno Es” and “Te adoro a ti.” As everyone settled in, Camila Pandolfi spoke about the importance of knowing your goals. Past ...More

Orchestra, Children’s Choir to Perform

Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir participants (L. to r.) Grace Lyman Barner, Lizzie Doughty, and Alexander Doughty The Shenandoah Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir will present a joint concert 7 ...More

Former EMU Music Prof Dies

Roy D. Roth Former Eastern Mennonite University faculty member Roy D. Roth, of Eugene, Ore., died Dec. 15, 2005 at age 84. In 1972, after receiving a master of church music degree from the University of Oregon, Roth joined the music dep ...More

University Chorale Plans Christmas Concert

The Eastern Mennonite University Chorale will present a sacred music program on the theme, "Carols for a King," 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at EMU. The 27-member choir, directed by Janet Hostetter, will sing Benjamin Britten’s "Ceremony of Carols" with harpist, Ya Ting Lee. They will also perform Malcolm Dalglish’s ...More