University Chapels

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.

Emulate & Y-Trip Sending

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

Listen in on the launch of Emulate* as they bring some of their music and reflections to chapel. There is also a time of sending for this musical ensemble and the Spring Break Y-Trip groups. *Emulate is a fresh and elite vocal ensemble from Eastern Mennonite University under the direction of Ryan Keebaugh. The… Read more »

“A History Forgotten” – Reverend Basil Marin

& University Chapels.

As part of Black History Month, Basil Marin from New Song Anabaptist Church in Harrisonburg speaks in chapel on “A History Forgotten.”

Parable of the Mustard Seed – Pastor John Murray

& Parables, University Chapels.

Parables – everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview, sense of self and God, without providing easy answers. Join John Murray, Pastor of Hesston Mennonite Church, as he teaches on the parable of the mustard seed. Parables is the campus ministry theme for the year. John Murray is participating in the Visiting… Read more »

“Chapel – Ash Wednesday: Song and Prayer” – Chamber Singers

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

The EMU Chamber Singers and Campus Pastors lead in a service of songs, scripture and readings for Ash Wednesday.

Reflections on “Becoming. . .” – personal faith stories

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Spiritual Life Week, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Hear students, faculty and staff share personal life and faith reflections on Becoming. . ., the Spiritual Life Week theme, followed by a song performed by Giulio Garner. Storytellers: Gloria Rhodes, Eldon Kurtz, and Erin Hershey (inspired by Ephesians 3:14-21)

Reflections on “Becoming. . .” – personal faith stories

& Spiritual Life Week, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Hear undergraduate students share personal life and faith reflections on Becoming. . ., the Spiritual Life Week theme, followed by a vocal solo by Alicia Ygarza. Storytellers: Philip Watson, Makora Nyagwegwe, and Daniel Barnhart (inspired by Ephesians 3:14-21)

“Atheism to Catholicism: a faith journey” – Dr. Mark Bauerlein

& University Chapels.

Drawing on the story of his own spiritual journey, Mark Bauerlein talks about the significance of atheism as a compelling mode of adolescent rebellion and what pulled him out of that. Dr. Mark Bauerlein, of Emory University in Atlanta, is featured on campus by Writers Read. He is well versed on the value and… Read more »