Praise Worship – Celebration

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Gather with Celebration for praise worship featuring singing and exploring what is our true and proper worship (Romans 12:1-2).

Romans 12:1-2 – New International Version (NIV)

12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

“Radical Anabaptist Womanism: Daring Daughters from Margin to Center” – Melody Pannell

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

Melody M. Pannell, Assistant Professor of Social Work and Chairperson for the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, speaks in Chapel Gathering at Eastern Mennonite Seminary on the topic of, “Radical Anabaptist Womanism: Daring Daughters from Margin to Center.”

“Love from the center of who you are” – Anton Flores-Maisonet

& Spiritual Life Week.

 

Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. (Romans 12:9 MSG)

Most of us spend most our lives hiding behind masks of fear and shame. But that’s not who we are, and definitely not who we were created to be. We can love from the center of who we are because love is at the center of who we are.

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Anton Flores-Maisonet is co-founder of Casa Alterna, a hospitality house in Georgia devoted to faithful acts of mercy and justice alongside its Latinx neighbors. Casa Alterna serves as a hub for connecting and empowering neighbors via tutoring, community organizing, and popular education.

Because of Anton’s prophetic advocacy and tireless solidarity, he has been honored by two Spanish-language Atlanta-based newspapers as their respective “Person of the Year”. Additionally, Alterna was named “Organization of the Year” by Mundo Hispánico, the largest Spanish-language newspaper in Atlanta.

Anton Flores-Maisonet holds degrees in social work from Georgia State University and the University of Georgia.

“Love Crosses Borders” – Anton Flores-Maisonet

& Many Parts One Body, Spiritual Life Week, University Chapels.

Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers. (Romans 12:11-13 NRSV)

When fear seeks to erect walls in our hearts, laws, and borders, the call of the Church is to an even fiercer love. For over 15 years, Casa Alterna co-founder, Anton Flores-Maisonet, has extended hopeful, patient, and persevering hospitality to Latinx immigrants. Via stories that inspire, Anton will remind us all that love crosses borders.

Anton Flores-Maisonet is co-founder of Casa Alterna, a hospitality house in Georgia devoted to faithful acts of mercy and justice alongside its Latinx neighbors. Casa Alterna serves as a hub for connecting and empowering neighbors via tutoring, community organizing, and popular education.

Because of Anton’s prophetic advocacy and tireless solidarity, he has been honored by two Spanish-language Atlanta-based newspapers as their respective “Person of the Year”. Additionally, Alterna was named “Organization of the Year” by Mundo Hispánico, the largest Spanish-language newspaper in Atlanta.

Anton Flores-Maisonet holds degrees in social work from Georgia State University and the University of Georgia.

“Contagious Resilience: God With Us” – Trina Trotter Nussbaum

& Center for Interfaith Engagement, Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Seminary, Student Speakers.

Trina Trotter Nussbaum is currently on research leave from the Center for InterFaith Engagement in order to finish work for her master’s degree in Conflict Transformation from the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at EMU.  She is writing a thesis and conducting a research study which is entitled: Self-Care May Not Be Enough: Secondary Traumatic Stress and Organizations: A Mixed-Methods Study. She will defend her thesis in December of this year.