University Chapels

“So you want to be a neighbor?” – Ron Byler

& University Chapels.

Ron Byler helps to launch the Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale with a presentation on Jesus’ interchange with the lawyer in Luke 10 and the Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37). Ron Byler serves as Executive Director of Mennonite Central Committee US (MCC). MCC is a global, nonprofit organization that strives to share God’s… Read more »

“Hymn Sing Inspired by the Parables” – Anne Waltner

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Parables, University Chapels.

Parables – everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview, sense of self and God, without providing easy answers. Join Anne Waltner, Assistant Professor of Music, and friends for a hymn sing inspired by the Parables of Jesus. Parables is the campus ministry theme for the year.

“Exploring Ministry” – Chris Parks and Evan Knappenberger

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Have you considered exploring ministry? Carmen Schrock-Hurst, Bible and Religion Instructor, hosts Chris Parks and Evan Knappenberger as they share reflections from their experiences in ministry over the summer.

“Parable of the Yeast” – Dayna Olson-Getty

& Parables, University Chapels.

Parables – everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview, sense of self and God, without providing easy answers. Join Dayna Olson-Getty, Associate Pastor of Community Mennonite Church, in diving into the Parable of the Yeast in search of meaning for us and our context. Parables is the campus ministry theme for the… Read more »

“Marcando Nuestra Huella (Leaving our Footprint)” – Boris Ozuna ’11

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Join the Latino Student Alliance in exploring Marcando Nuestra Huella (Leaving our Footprint) featuring reflections from alum and current graduate student Boris Ozuna. Boris Ozuna, originally from Sincelejo, Colombia, holds a B.A. in Peacebuilding and Development from EMU. He has worked with several non-profit organizations in the areas of popular education, nonprofit management, and… Read more »

“Sexuality and Following Jesus” – Cherith Fee Nordling

& University Chapels.

Sexuality and Following Jesus–Chapel and Talkback Is our embodied humanity a temporary curse or permanent, glorious reality? Does salvation seem to imply getting out of our bodies, or is it about finally being at home in our bodies and getting to be truly human forever? Too often, Christians are deeply ambivalent, or silent, about… Read more »

“Parable of the Prodigal Son” – Don Clymer

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Parables, University Chapels.

Parables – everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview, sense of self and God, without providing easy answers. Join Don Clymer, Assistant Professor of Language and Literature, in diving into the Parable of the Prodigal Son in search of meaning for us and our context. Parables is the campus ministry theme for… Read more »

Summer Cross-culturals – Kenya, Local Context, and Iran

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

Hear brief reflections from the summer cross-cultural groups to Kenya, in the Local Context, and to Iran

“Parables – everyday stories …” – Pastoral Assistants

& Parables, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Parables – everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview, sense of self and God, without providing easy answers. Campus Ministries and the Pastoral Assistants launch a focus on the parables of Jesus for the campus community. Parables is the campus ministry theme for the year.

Summer Cross-culturals – Spain and Lithuania

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

Hear brief reflections from the summer cross-cultural groups to Spain and Lithuania.