“Body Life” — Seminary Community Council

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Student Speakers.

Chapel Gathering in the Seminary led by Seminary Community Council members – who they are and what it means to be engaged in the EMS community and beyond.

Summer Cross-culturals – Mexico and New Zealand

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

Hear brief reflections from the summer cross-cultural groups to  Mexico, and to New Zealand

“Dreams and Visions” – Loren Swartzendruber

& Cross-Cultural Groups, Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

President Swartzendruber addresses the campus community drawing from Acts 2:12-18 This service concludes with a  time of sending for the cross-cultural seminar group departing for China.

“Spellbound” –Dr. Michael King

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

Seminary Dean, Dr. Michael King, opens the EMS fall semester with his convocation address, “Spellbound: Present at the Big Bang.” King writes: In many ways, it seems to me, church is unraveling, whether at broad cultural or denominational levels or in the decline of our personal loyalties to faith communities or structures. Yet amazing… Read more »

“Storytelling”– Faculty/Staff Conference

& Faculty/Staff Conference, Faculty/Staff Speakers.

During the 2015 Faculty/Staff Fall Conference, several EMU Faculty and Staff share stories: Jennifer North Bauman Michael King Laura Yoder

“When There Is No Peace” – David Evans, SVBF Leipzig Service

& Faculty/Staff Speakers.

The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival comes to a rest each year with the “Leipzig Service.”   This year’s homily was offered by David Evans, Asst. Professor of History and Mission at Eastern Mennonite Seminary.  His message was titled, “When There Is No Peace,” and his remarks here were made more poignant by the shooting deaths… Read more »

2015 Commencement

& 2015 Commencement, Commencement, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers.

EMU celebrates the University’s 96th Annual Commencement. Dr. E.J Dionne, Jr. offers the Commencement address.  Graduate perspectives are shared by Emily Shenk, Jordan Luther, Kimberly Groff, and Najla El Mangoush.

2015 Baccalaureate

& 2015 Commencement, Commencement, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers.

EMU celebrates the University’s 97th Annual Commencement in this Baccalaureate Service.  Dr. Kevin Seidel,  assistant professor of language and literature, addresses the graduates with his speech titled “Leave Your Father’s House”.  Senior class co-presidents Carissa Harnish and Everett Brubaker offer Senior Class Salutations.

“Cords of Distinction” Ceremony 2015

& 2015 Commencement, Commencement, Faculty/Staff Conference.

The Cords of Distinction award honors the efforts of graduating students who have made outstanding contributions to the university, community or society. The Blue cord represents strength of conviction that one person can help to create a better institution; also willingness and openness to share thoughts and ideas. The Gold cord represents love of… Read more »

2015 Seminary Commencement

& 2015 Commencement, Commencement, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Seminary, Student Speakers.

Eastern Mennonite Seminary celebrates the 66th Annual Commencement with an address by Dr. L. Gregory Jones, the Ruth W. and A.  Morris Williams Jr. Professor of Theology and Christian Ministry, and Senior Strategist for Leadership Education at Duke Divinity School.