Convo-Election: Looking Forward Together

This election process has already been hard for many of us. Very hard. What will election day bring? What about post-election? How do we show up and hold this space that feels charged, tense and unsafe for many?  Dean of Students Shannon Dycus and EMU student leaders call for “Facing the Election: Looking Forward Together” and President Susan Schultz....

Chapel Gathering: Seminary

Join us for the service of ministerial ordination in Virginia Mennonite Conference for Sarah Bixler, Instructor in Formation and Practical Theology. Rev. Clyde Kratz and Dr.Nancy Heisey will be officiating, with a meditation by Rev. Dr. Darrell Guder, Professor of Missional and Ecumenical Theology Emeritus, Princeton Theological Seminary.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day: VeRONAka film

Screening of VeRONAka with a response from filmmaker Kahstoserakwathe Paulette Moore of The Aunties Dandelion Project and a panel of EMU faculty and staff members.Panelists: Kahstoserakwathe Paulette Moore, Celeste Thomas, Jerry Holsopple, Katie Mansfield, and Tala Alngag Bautista with Kirsten Beachy as host. From Kahstoserakwathe Paulette Moore:The VeRONAka movie is a 10-minute comedy/drama with a documentary twist. The film is....

Campus Worship: -the very messy middle-

Are you weary of conflict? Disagreements in the public square? Disharmony in meetings? Lean in to listen, learn and love …Join Rev. Michael Gulker, of The Colossian Forum, for his presentation, “Leaves of the Tree of Life: Remembering Our End During the Very Messy Middle.” Reading Revelation 22 (especially, vv1-5) could be helpful preparation. We are....

Chapel Gathering: Seminary

Mennonite pastor Rev. Michael Gulker, President, Colossian Forum will be preaching on Revelations 22:1-5 in a sermon entitled: “Leaves of the Tree of Life: Witnessing to Our End During a Very Messy Middle,” In the face of complex cultural issues, the Colossian Forum equips Christians to transform these conflicts into opportunities for spiritual growth and witness. Striving to....

Campus Worship: Where are we in God’s story?

Given layered dynamics of the COVID-19 health pandemic, racial injustice/systemic white supremacy, class oppression, climate change and a global economic crisis, where are we in God’s story? Several area Christian pastors respond. Stephanie Sorge, Trinity Presbyterian ChurchMoriah Hurst, Park View Mennonite ChurchScott Harris, Greenmount Church of the BrethrenAmanda Miller Garber, Rise Faith CommunityChris Johnson, Divine Unity Community....

Writers Read: Pádraig Ó Tuama

Pádraig Ó Tuama is a poet, theologian and conflict mediator from Ireland. His work centres around themes of language, justice, story and religion. In this hour, Pádraig will explore stories of the past — of the garden of Eden, of Ireland, of gayness — and consider strange vantage points to narrate strange corners of those....