“Movements of Faith, Geography of Hope” – Lindford Stutzman & Eric Trinka

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

Movements of Faith, Geography of Hope (Genesis 4:12-16, Hebrews. 11:8-10, 13-16) Linford Stutzman, Director of John Coffman Center and BLESS program Eric Trinka, EMS Alum, Catholic University PhD student and collaborator with the BLESS program Human history is a story of movements – migrations, invasions, escapes, captivities and trade.The biblical story is no exception… Read more »

DACAmented Stories and Prayer

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

How can we best support DACAmented people on campus and in our communities? Might better understanding the DREAM Act and DACA be a start? How about hearing a personal narrative from a DACAmented student and those who resource immigrants from a posture of faithfulness? What about prayer? How do we follow Jesus on this… Read more »

“Hope in the World of Herod and His Clan” – Dorothy Jean Weaver

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

Dorothy Jean Weaver, Professor of New Testament, Eastern Mennonite Seminary shares “Hope in the World of Herod and His Clan: Matthew 2:1-23 for the Real World”

“Between Paul, Church, Coates, Me” – Brian Martin Burkholder

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Many Parts One Body, University Chapels.

Between the Apostle Paul, the Early Church, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Me – Campus Pastor Brian Martin Burkholder One white man’s attempt with confronting “the dream” as expressed by Coates in the EMU Common Read – Between the World and Me and noted in the admonitions of the Apostle Paul in the Christian scriptures informing the Student Life theme – Many Parts,… Read more »

“A Terrible Thing to Waste” – Lindsey Baynham

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

Meredith L. McNabb, Director and Lindsey M. Baynham, Associate Director for Call, Candidacy and Discernment of the Virginia United Methodist Conference-Center for Clergy Excellence share in Word and Table: “A Terrible Thing to Waste” (Philippians 2 – having the same mind as Christ)

“#GivingIsReceiving” – Carolyn Stauffer

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

Join the International Student Organization (ISO) in hosting Dr. Carolyn Stauffer presenting #GivingIsReceiving for an international education emphasis on Bringing Wholeness to Sexual Violence Victims in Central Africa.

“With Weeping they shall Come” – Nathan Hershberger and Kaitlin Heatwole

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

Nathan Hershberger and Kaitlin Heatwole completed three years of service with MCC in Iraq in July.  They share in this Seminary Chapel Gathering out of their experiences in Iraq. Kaitlin was MCC Iraq program coordinator, and Nathan taught English at three church institutions in Erbil, Iraq, including St. Peter’s Seminary.  Both are graduates of… Read more »

International Hymn Sing Chapel: Matthew Hunsberger

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Matthew Hunsberger leads an International-themed hymn sing in University Chapel with David Berry, Katie Derstine,  and students Perry Blosser and Joseph Harder.

“Hope in Ruins” – Adam King

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Cross-Cultural Groups, Seminary, Student Speakers.

“Hope in Ruins: Reflections and Poems from Palestine/Israel ” Psalm 74, Matthew 24:1-14 Adam King, EMS student and Rise Church Pastor, shares out of his experience with the May 2017 seminary cross-culture “Places, People and Prayers, A cross-cultural encounter with the Holy Land”

“Me and My Messy Humanness” – Moriah Hurst

& University Chapels.

Moriah Hurst, Nurture and Faith Development Pastor of Park View Mennonite Church., speaks on Me and My Messy Humanness (Isaiah 43:1-5) continuing the emphasis on Faith on a Human Scale introduced on Wednesday by Mandy Smith. Moriah Hurst joined the Park View Mennonite pastoral team in May 2016 after finishing an 8-year term with Mennonite… Read more »