University Chapels

Glimpses of Conversion: The immigrants’ rights movement in Georgia – Anton Flores-Maisonet

& University Chapels.

A goal of Gospel nonviolence is not just to secure justice but to also convert the “enemy” of those who suffer injustice. Through captivating story-telling, Anton Flores-Maisonet shares glimpses of when loving nonviolence has brought about glimpses of conversion in the immigrants’ rights movement in Georgia.

Hymn Sing Chapel – Matt Carlson, Campus Pastor Intern

& Cross-Cultural Groups, University Chapels.

Matt Carlson leads a Welcome Back Hymn Sing drawing from favorite hymns of the various Christian denominations and traditions represented in our student body. There will be a time of sending for the Middle East Cross-Cultural group.

“Diversity and Belonging: Love and the Liberal Arts” – Provost Fred Kniss

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

Provost Fred Kniss launches the semester with a focus on “Diversity and Belonging: Love and the Liberal Arts.” John 15:10-17 Chapel closes with a time of sending for the Guatemala-Cuba Cross-Cultural group at the close of the service.

Cross-cultural Chapel: SE Balkans

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

Students from the SE Balkans cross-cultural seminar share experiences and reflections from their recent learning adventure.

Christmas Chapel: “Wake us to see a new world!”

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

Join us for an all-campus and community Advent-Christmas worship service. Enjoy special music, congregational singing, Scripture and readings featuring the EMU Chamber Singers, Men’s Choir, Women’s Choir,  and Theater program.

“Advent Peace” – Jacob Landis, senior

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Senior Jacob Landis preaches on the Advent theme of peace – “Comfort, comfort O my people” – but not too much or displaced comfort! Readings for this second week of Advent include Isaiah 40:1-11 (God comforting the people in exile) and Mark 1:1-8 (John calling people in the wilderness). Jacob is a congregational ministry… Read more »

Student Recognition Chapel

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

Faculty and Staff in several departments recognize important achievements of students during the fall semester.

“Parables Hymn Sing” – Matthew Hunsberger

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Parables, University Chapels.

Listen to a  hymn sing of songs suggested by students, faculty and staff that are inspired by the theme of Parables. (Parables: everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview, sense of self and God, without providing easy answers.) The selected songs will be based on parables or stories from scripture or from… Read more »

“Parable of the Great Banquet” – Matt Schwartz ’06

& Parables, University Chapels.

Parables – everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview, sense of self and God, without providing easy answers. Join Matt Schwartz, Pastor at Eastside Church, as he shares about the Parable of the Great Banquet, from Matthew 22:1-14. Parables is the campus ministry theme for the year.

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. The EMU Wind Ensemble opens chapel with the song Parable by Elliot Del Borgo.