“Sex, Seven, Sass: The Negotiation of Racial Identity in Fresh Air Rural Housing Programs, 1939-1979” – Tobin Miller Shearer

& University Colloquium Series.

Tobin Miller Shearer, Director of the African-American Studies Program at University of Montana, presents the monthly University Colloquium Lecture.   He is a historian who has done extensive research on the history of race relations in American Mennonite communities.  The title of his lecture is “Sex, Seven, Sass: The Negotiation of Racial Identity in… Read more »

“Kid’s Club: Jesus in the neighborhood?” – Seth Crissman

& University Chapels, Who do you say that I am?.

Several EMU students have gotten involved with Kid’s Club, a ministry of sharing God’s love in the neighborhood led by Seth & Theresa Crissman, currently through Virginia Mennonite Missions. Come find out what’s up in the neighborhood and consider joining the fun!

SLT opening worship and keynote: “Seasons of Longing” – Liz and Matt Myer Boulton

& School for Leadership Training, Seminary.

Liz and Matt Myer Boulton open the 2016 School for Leadership Training with their first keynote addressing the conference’s overall theme of Oasis. The ancient poetry of the Christian tradition in Ecclesiastes 3:1-4 understands and recognizes seasons of longing and fulfillment, repentance and mercy, violence and love, death and life, wilderness and oasis. Using… Read more »

MLK, Jr. Celebration Service – “Make This Day Count” – Rev. Derrick Parson

& University Chapels.

Join the celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through praise and worship featuring the Reverend Derrick Parson and the Eastern Mennonite University Gospel Choir. ——- Reverend Derrick Parson is presently the Pastor of Providence United Methodist Church in Richmond, Virginia. He is a full Elder in the United… Read more »

“Visual Theology” – Kathryn Fenton

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

Artist Kathryn Fenton is a 2015 Eastern Mennonite Seminary graduate in the Master of Arts in Religion with a concentration in Art. She studied studio art at Messiah College for two years, transferring to EMU to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art. Kathryn’s exhibit “Icons for the Mennonite Church” is currently on… Read more »

Opening Convocation: “For Just Such a Time as This” – President Loren Swartzendruber

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

President Loren Swartzendruber addresses the campus community for his final Opening Convocation service on the theme: For Just Such a Time as This. Chapel includes a time of prayerful sending for the Cross-Cultural Seminar groups departing for the Middle East and Guatemala-Cuba. Scripture: Esther 4:12-14 (The Message): When Hathach told Mordecai what Esther had… Read more »

“On The Way” – Dr. Lonnie Yoder

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Seminary.

In his Spring 2016 opening convocation address, Dr. Lonnie Yoder, EMS Associate Dean and Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling, engages our awareness of ministry that happens “On the Way” !

Cross-cultural Chapel: China 2015

& Cross-Cultural Groups, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Students from the China cross-cultural seminar share experiences and reflections from their recent learning adventure.  Chapel closes with a video slideshow

Christmas Chapel: “Who is this stranger here in our midst?” – Ken J. Nafziger & Heidi Winters Vogel

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Hear special music, congregational singing, Scripture and readings featuring the EMU Chamber Singers and students from the theater program coordinated by Ken J. Nafziger, Professor of Music & Heidi Winters Vogel, Professor of Theater.  Chapel opens with the annual advent greeting video. “Who is this stranger in our midst?” comes from the song, Helpless… Read more »