University Chapels

Student Recognition Chapel

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

University Chapel Gathering emphasizes the university’s vision of being a Learning Community as faculty and staff in several departments celebrate significant achievements of students during the Spring semester.

“Parable of the Ten Bridesmaides” – Jennifer Davis Sensenig

& Parables, University Chapels.

Parables – everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview, sense of self and God, without providing easy answers. Join Jennifer Davis Sensenig, pastor for Community Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA, for a closer look at the parable of the ten bridesmaids. Parables is the campus ministry theme for the year.

“Living Love Out Loud” – Jessica Crawford

& University Chapels.

Jessica Crawford is on a mission to Love Out Loud. As a multifaceted minister of the gospel, she aims to express the passionate love of Jesus Christ through missions, ministry and music. Originally from Bridgewater, VA she now resides in Nashville, TN where she recently recorded a new five song EP. Join her in… Read more »

A King, A Colt and April Fools -Dr. Michael King ’76

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Seminary, University Chapels.

April Fool’s Day! Drawing from the common lectionary texts for Palm Sunday (Mark 11:1-11 and Philippians 2:5-11) which include the “foolishness” of Jesus riding into Jerusalem on the colt of a donkey, Michael King reflects on the foolishness of the Holy Week narratives. Dr. Michael King serves as Vice President and Seminary Dean. King… Read more »

Chapel: Washington Community Scholars’ Center

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

Hear reflections from the WCSC interns on what’s been happening in D.C. this semester.

“Augsburger Lecture: An Alternative Narrative” – Nelson Okanya ’02

& Augsburger Lecture Series, University Chapels.

Nelson Okanya, EMS Alum, opens the annual Augsburger Lectureship in University Chapel. Okanya serves as President of Eastern Mennonite Missions and speaks on An Embodied Witness. He begins his talk with a short video clip. Nelson Okanya is president of Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM). He was born and raised in the Mennonite community in… Read more »

“Spring Hymn Sing” – Matthew Hunsberger

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

On this first day of Spring, 2015, Matthew Hunsberger leads a hymn sing with a Spring theme.

Reflections from Spring Break Y-Trips

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Spring Break Y-Trips build friendships as students serve others in various locations across the East Coast and in southern locations. Hear reflections from the service-learning trips with Jubilee Partners, Habitat for Humanity, the Alterna Community, and Sharing With Appalachian People (SWAP).

“Writing Moral Fiction” – Vic Sizemore

& University Chapels.

Vic Sizemore, novelist and shortfiction writer, speaks in chapel on the interesting dilemma that Christians face in writing “moral fiction.” Sizemore is on campus for the Writers Read program. Vic Sizemore is a writer of short fiction and novels in which characters wrestle with what it means for them to be Christians in all… Read more »

“Parable of the Talents (Money)” – Spencer Cowles

& Parables, University Chapels.

Parables – everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview, sense of self and God, without providing easy answers. Join Spencer Cowles, Director and Professor of Business and Economics, for a close look at the parable of the talents (money) from Matthew 25:14-30. Parables is the campus ministry theme for the year.