Student Speakers

“Ministry Inquiry Program” – Elizabeth Witmer, Maddie List, Caleb Schrock-Hurst

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Hear reflections from Elizabeth Witmer, Maddie List, and Caleb Schrock-Hurst, about exploring ministry this past summer with the Ministry Inquiry Program. What might exploring ministry look like for you? Elizabeth Witmer, a junior social work major, was at Faith Mennonite Church in Minneapolis. In addition to leading worship, visiting a terminally ill church member, preaching, planning and attending actions and… Read more »

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).

“What is your ministry?” – Hannah Shultz and Perry Blosser

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Hear reflections from Hannah Shultz and Perry Blosser about the Ministry Inquiry Program this past summer. How does ministry inquiry look for you? Hannah Shultz served with Manantial de Vida in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Her responsibilities included sharing her testimony, praying, helping children learn about gardening and Earth care, leading children’s worship, translating documents from Spanish to English, choreographing worship songs for… Read more »

Praise Worship – Celebration

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Gather with Celebration for praise worship featuring singing and exploring what is our true and proper worship (Romans 12:1-2). Romans 12:1-2 – New International Version (NIV) 12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true… 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 »