Student Speakers

“John 9: Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind” – Melissa Fretwell and Matt Weaver

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

EMS Preaching Class students Melissa Fretwell and Matt Weaver dramatize the story of Jesus healing the man born blind in John 9.  They invite the congregation to participate and imagine themselves as characters in the story.

Emulate & Y-Trip Sending

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

Listen in on the launch of Emulate* as they bring some of their music and reflections to chapel. There is also a time of sending for this musical ensemble and the Spring Break Y-Trip groups. *Emulate is a fresh and elite vocal ensemble from Eastern Mennonite University under the direction of Ryan Keebaugh. The… Read more »

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Pete Geoffrion

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.

Pete Geoffrion, Our Lips & the Lord’s Word: Looking at 1 Kings 2:1-3 as Covenanting Hope 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… Read more »

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Nick Meyer

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.

Nick Meyer, Hatred or Forgiveness: Must We Choose? 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 complete their projects… Read more »

“Chapel – Ash Wednesday: Song and Prayer” – Chamber Singers

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

The EMU Chamber Singers and Campus Pastors lead in a service of songs, scripture and readings for Ash Wednesday.

Reflections on “Becoming. . .” – personal faith stories

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

Hear students, faculty and staff share personal life and faith reflections on Becoming. . ., the Spiritual Life Week theme, followed by a song performed by Giulio Garner. Storytellers: Gloria Rhodes, Eldon Kurtz, and Erin Hershey (inspired by Ephesians 3:14-21)

“Songs of the Church: My Musical Journey through Seminary” – Seth Thomas Crissman

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

Graduating Senior Seth Thomas Crissman shares some of the original songs that have emerged out of his coursework at EMS.

Reflections on “Becoming. . .” – personal faith stories

& Spiritual Life Week, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Hear undergraduate students share personal life and faith reflections on Becoming. . ., the Spiritual Life Week theme, followed by a vocal solo by Alicia Ygarza. Storytellers: Philip Watson, Makora Nyagwegwe, and Daniel Barnhart (inspired by Ephesians 3:14-21)

“Love and Leadership: Hand in Hand Towards A Healthy Community”

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

“Love and Leadership: Hand in Hand Towards a Healthy Community” led by Seminary Community Council members about what it means to be engaged in the EMS community and beyond. Seminary student Charlie Tinsley preaches.

“Called to Ministry?” – Hanna Heishman and Nathanael Ressler

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Do you have a call to ministry? Carmen Schrock-Hurst, Bible and Religion Instructor, hosts Hanna Heishman and Nathanael Ressler, students who participated in the Ministry Inquiry Program (MIP) over the summer months, as they share reflections from their experiences of exploring a sense of call to ministry. Students who participated in the Ministry Inquiry… Read more »