“Gathering in Prayer and Communion” – United Methodist Church Students

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

“Gathering in Prayer and Communion” Led by UMC students with

reflections on Prayer — Sarah Payne

reflections on Communion – Charlie Tinsley

“The Next Right Thing” – Laura Lehman

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

A Seminary Chapel Gathering worship experience with Laura Lehman, EMS Director of Admissions and Seminary Marketing and Communications.

“Sex & Millennials: #NewScripts” – Carolyn Stauffer

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

The Sexuality Series begins with Dr. Carolyn Stauffer offering a spiritual (primarily Christian spirituality) and relational framing for our sexuality.

“The Transformational Work of Clinical Pastoral Education”

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

Seminary Chapel Gathering presented by Summer CPE Students: Belinda Mortensen, Jason Wagner, Steve Giddens, Kathleen Cooper, Candy Tharpe, Jacob Kave and Penny Driediger, Assistant Director of Mentored Ministry.

“Forging Peace one gun at a time” – Mike Martin

& University Chapels.

Hear stories of forging peace with RAWtools – repurposing weapons into hand tools to be used in the creation of something new. Singing is led by Les Gustafson-Zook, Mennonite Central Committee North American Relief Sale & My Coins Count Coordinator. The My Coins Count collection will be gathered for the Virginia Relief Sale held tonight and Saturday morning through 3 p.m.

“He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore. Everyone will sit under their own vine and under their own fig tree. No one shall make them afraid.” Micah 4:3-4a

“Tell the Story of Jesus” – Dr. Scot McKnight (Augsburger Lecture)

& Augsburger Lecture Series, Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

Dr. Scot McKnight speaks on “Tell the Story of Jesus” as part of a Kingdom Vision as a Way of Life emphasis for the 2016 Augsburger Lecture Series and the Missional Church Partnership with Virginia Mennonite Missions, Virginia Mennonite Conference, Park View Mennonite Church, Eastern Mennonite University and Eastern Mennonite Seminary.

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Rev. Canon Dr. Scot McKnight is an American New Testament scholar, historian of early Christianity, theologian, speaker, author and blogger who has written widely on the historical Jesus, early Christianity, the emerging church and missional church movements, spiritual formation and Christian living. He currently serves as the Julius R. Mantey Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary, Lombard, IL. McKnight is an ordained Anglican with Anabaptist leanings, and has also written frequently on issues in modern Anabaptism.

“Love as Commitment” – Dr. Scot McKnight (Augsburger Lecture)

& Augsburger Lecture Series, University Chapels.

Dr. Scot McKnight speaks on Love as Commitment (Mark 12:28-34) as part of a Kingdom Vision as a Way of Life emphasis for the 2016 Augsburger Lecture Series and the Missional Church Partnership with Virginia Mennonite Missions, Virginia Mennonite Conference, Park View Mennonite Church, Eastern Mennonite University and Eastern Mennonite Seminary.

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Rev. Canon Dr. Scot McKnight is an American New Testament scholar, historian of early Christianity, theologian, speaker, author and blogger who has written widely on the historical Jesus, early Christianity, the emerging church and missional church movements, spiritual formation and Christian living. He currently serves as the Julius R. Mantey Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary, Lombard, IL. McKnight is an ordained Anglican with Anabaptist leanings, and has also written frequently on issues in modern Anabaptism.

“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 interests in early Christianity, shape her reading and research into approaches to biblical interpretation. She enjoys singing, listening to birds, and long slow walks.

“Lynyrd, Loretta, and Handel Lead Heavenward: Music in Ron Rash’s World Made Straight.” – Marti Eads

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Colloquium Series.


Dr. Marti Eads, professor of literature, kicks off this year’s University Colloquium series an intriguing lecture: “Lynyrd, Loretta, and Handel LeadHeavenward: Music in Ron Rash’s World Made Straight.”

“Grounded in Christ?” – Michele Hershberger

& Grounded, University Chapels.

Grounded in Christ? In today’s world? Michele Hershberger helps us explore what is so compelling and timely about being Grounded in Christ. This chapel contributes to the Grounded in Christ chapel series inspired by Ephesians 3:14-21.

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Michele Hershberger teaches Bible and ministry at Hesston College, Hesston, KS. She was a keynote speaker for the 2015 Mennonite Church USA Convention and is a frequent resource person for other church conferences and events.