Faculty/Staff Speakers

Christmas Lessons & Carols

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers.

Eastern Mennonite University Music Department and Campus Ministries present a new annual tradition of Christmas Lessons & Carols: a classic service of lessons from Christian scriptures and music from the University Choir, Chamber Singers, Emulate Chamber Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra and congregational singing. This service features the premiere of a choral piece from American composer, Gwyneth Walker.

Advent Hymn Sing – Matthew Hunsberger

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

Matthew Hunsberger takes us on a musical journey through the weeks of advent and Christmas in a single University Chapel.  Other participants include Brian Martin Burkholder (candle lighter); Elizabeth Resto and Anali Martin (readers); David Berry (piano); Sara Halteman (violin); and Katie Derstine, Ranene Schrock, Selah Shenk, and Jessica Hostetler (women’s vocal quartet).

“The End of Lament” – Andrea Dalton Saner

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Seminary.

Dr. Andrea Dalton Saner, Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew Language at EMS, addresses Chapel Gathering around Psalm 88 and Romans 8:18-39. Context: Romans 8 is not an Advent text, but perhaps it could be. Advent is a season of waiting–perhaps of groaning–and repenting, preparing ourselves to be awake and ready for the coming… Read more »

“Contagious Resilience: God With Us” – Trina Trotter Nussbaum

& Center for Interfaith Engagement, Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Seminary, Student Speakers.

Trina Trotter Nussbaum is currently on research leave from the Center for InterFaith Engagement in order to finish work for her master’s degree in Conflict Transformation from the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at EMU.  She is writing a thesis and conducting a research study which is entitled: Self-Care May Not Be Enough: Secondary Traumatic… Read more »