Chapel Gathering in the Seminary

“Mary’s Way” – Nancy Heisey

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

“Mary’s Way” Dr. Nancy Heisey–Eastern Mennonite Seminary Associate Dean, EMU Professor of Biblical Studies and Church History. Nancy has worked as a teacher and an administrator first at Mennonite Central Committee and since 1999 at EMU. Her lifelong professional and churchly involvement with Mennonites and Brethren in Christ around the world, and her research… Read more »

“Plastic Jesus – the comfortable Jesus”- Cyneatha Millsaps

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

“Plastic Jesus – the comfortable Jesus” Luke 4:16-30 Theme: The Plastic Jesus, ways in which we try and make Jesus and the gospel into what works for us. Cyneatha Millsaps, Lead Pastor of Community Mennonite Church in Markham, IL. and Multicultural Liaison and Consultant for Multicultural Affairs for the Illinois Mennonite Conference

“Communion in Chaos” — Jessamyn Tobin

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

Jessamyn Tobin, ’16 graduate of Eastern Mennonite University where she studied Social Work, Pre-Law and Political Studies. Artist Statement: “I believe that we are profoundly connected to one another, to the universe around us, and to our Creator. My artwork has been a way for me to encounter light and unity in times of… Read more »

Seminary Convocation: “After the boxes are packed” – Dr. Michael King

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

Fall Convocation 2016 “After the boxes are packed” Lamentations 3:1-26. Dr. Michael A. King, Eastern Mennonite Seminary Dean Theme: Clinging to the Lord’s steadfast love and mercies when nothing else seems available and even the assurances that our hope is in God seem insubstantial.

2016 Seminary Baccalaureate

& 2016 Commencement, Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Commencement, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Seminary.

Eastern Mennonite Seminary’s 2016 Baccalaureate service includes reflections by Linda Alley on the theme, “Call & Dwelling for Tenuous Times.”

Seminary Chapel Gathering – “Celebration”

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

“Celebration” To honor Linda Alley as she transitions into the fullness of retirement To thank Lonnie Yoder for time served (as Associate Dean)

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Matt Carlson

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.

Matt Carlson “Singing our Stories: Building Community through Shared Experience and Shared Expression” Students in the seminary’s Master of Divinity program complete Capstone Integration Projects across the two semesters of their senior year. During the fall semester, they negotiate with the professors in the Formation in Missional Leadership class the design of their projects. They then… Read more »

“Unity (All for one and one for all)” – Steve Wilcox

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Student Speakers.

Seminary Preaching class student Steve Wilcox brings a message about unity based on 1 Corinthians 12:14-27.

“Maintaining Right Relationships” – Rev. Clyde Kratz

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

Clyde Kratz,  Conference Minister, Virginia Mennonite Conference, Mennonite Church USA. “Maintaining Right Relationships” (James 3:13-18) This is the second of two special Eastern Mennonite Seminary chapel presentations to help us discern our way through complexities related to denominational divisions rooted in different understandings of LGBTQ relationships. Meredith McNabb, the March 29 presenter is Director… Read more »

“Wrestling Up” – Rev. Meredith McNabb

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Discernment, Seminary.

Rev. Meredith McNabb, Director of Clergy Excellence, Board of Ordained Ministries, Virginia United Methodist Conference, United Methodist Church. “Wrestling Up” (Genesis 32:22-32 Romans 12:1-3, 9-21) This is the first of two special Eastern Mennonite Seminary chapel presentations to help us discern our way through complexities related to denominational divisions rooted in different understandings of… Read more »