University Chapels

“Sending for Spring Break Service Groups” – Y-Serve

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

Gather with the Y-Serve Leadership Team for a prayerful sending for students going on service and learning opportunities over spring break. Y-Trip Locations for 2017 Civil Rights Tour (visiting historic sites and learning centers from the southern Civil Rights Movement) with Multicultural and International Student Services, Gospel Choir, Y-Serve and Black Student Union. –… Read more »

“Ash Wednesday Chapel: Kyrie Eleison” – Ken Nafziger & Chamber Singers

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Immerse in the practice of praying Kyrie Eleison (God have mercy) as a shared prayer practice this Ash Wednesday with music led by Chamber Singers and reflections gathered by Ken J. Nafziger, Professor of Music.

“Grounded in Grace” – Jolee Paden ’16

& Grounded, University Chapels.

Jolee Paden ’16, author of Spiritual Runner : A Runner After God’s Own Heart, returns to campus to teach on being grounded in grace. ___ Jolee Paden serves as Member Services Manager at Back on My Feet, Washington DC and Author at Spiritual Runner: A Runner After God’s Own Heart Inspired. Passionate. Seeking the… Read more »

“Hotep” – Black Student Union & Alpha Omega Dancers

& University Chapels.

Black Student Union leads the community gathered in a litany and prose on Hotep (peace).

“Grounded: Jesus on the Margins” – Celeste Thomas, Christi Hoover Seidel, and Matthew Hunsberger

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

Spiritual Renewal Chapel – Grounded: Jesus on the Margins, prophetic voices – Celeste Thomas,  Christi Hoover Seidel, and Matthew Hunsberger

“Grounded: Jesus on the Margins” – Deborah Jian Lee

& Spiritual Life Week, University Chapels.

Deborah Jian Lee is an award-winning journalist, radio producer and co-founder of One Book, One Church. She is the author of Rescuing Jesus: How People of Color, Women and Queer Christians are Reclaiming Evangelicalism. Her book reporting has taken her to secret societies of LGBT Christians within conservative enclaves, social justice Christian communes and… Read more »

“How My Faith Helps Keep Me Grounded” – Physical Education and Recreation

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

How does faith inform your area of study (major/minor) or chosen profession? Students were encouraged to gather during the chapel time for focused conversations/interactions with faculty members of their major or minor. This Physical Education and Recreation departmental chapel features reflections from Brittany Williams, Zach Roberts and Kristen Kirby.

“A Lifetime for Civil Rights” – Bob Zellner

& University Chapels.

Receive challenge and inspiration from a civil rights mentor and lifelong activist calling us to faithfully confront racism and injustice – drawing from the wisdom of those who have gone before us. Even fifty years after the civil rights movement, the transition from son and grandson of Klansmen to field secretary of SNCC seems… Read more »

“Standing Rock Climate Justice”

& Creation Care, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Gather to shine the light of service to humanity through the lens of climate justice such was seen last year at Standing Rock. Join the forming EMU student Coalition for Climate Justice, for Native American prayers, singing, reflections and a call to action.

Grounded in Faith at Camp

& Grounded, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Students Nathaniel Nissley and Abigail Shelly, and a staff member from a visiting Christian camp or retreat center, offer reflections on being “grounded in faith at camp.”