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Faith and Spiritual Life at EMU

Worship Opportunities

Campus Worship (Wednesdays)

Campus Worship is an intentional space for worship nurturing personal and spiritual/faith formation informed by Anabaptist and ecumenical Christian theological perspectives and EMU core values and commitments. There will also be several simultaneous convo break-out groups meeting during the campus worship block in various locations. These will take place 7 times each semester typically occurring every other week.

Campus worship is held in Martin Chapel every other Wednesday 10:10-11 a.m. To help plan and lead chapel and other campus worship services, complete the “campus worship participation form”.

 See the worship schedule for a variety of worship opportunities on campus.

Campus worship services are available as podcasts. Contact University Chaplain Brian Martin Burkholder at brian.burkholder@emu.edu or (540)432-4115. 

Celebration: Praise Worship

Celebration is a student-led song, prayer and praise worship service held most Sunday evenings, 9-10 p.m. in Martin Chapel of the seminary building. The services are open to everyone. For more information or to volunteer to help, contact the Celebration student coordinator and advisor at celebration@emu.edu.

Hymn Sing

Student song leaders offer twice monthly hymn sings on Mondays at 9:30 p.m. in Martin Chapel. Whether it’s a large gathering or a small group huddled around the piano, these services are highlights for many. See the Facebook group.

 

Other Worship Opportunities

Alpha Omega Dancers for Christ

Students who choreograph and perform liturgical dance in chapel and for other events.

Chapel Gathering

Chapel Gathering is held in Martin Chapel on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. These experiences of worship are central to seminary community life and are offered for the broader campus community as well. All are welcome! A fellowship time follows chapel.

Gospel Choir

The Voices of Praise Gospel Choir and multicultural student services lead energetic gospel services in campus worship, local churches, and other venues!

Journey Conversation Groups and Small Groups

Journey Conversation Groups, made up of faculty, staff and students, meet each semester for encouraging spiritual reflection and practices. Other small groups are organized for accountability, support and Bible study. 

Taize Worship

Taize-style worship services are held occasionally. These quiet, reflective candlelight services are filled with scripture, singing, prayer and silence. A monthly Taize-style service is held at nearby Park View Mennonite Church and in Chapel Gathering a few times each semester.

Worship Calendar

EMU events will follow social distancing guidelines for in-person events. Harrisonburg community members and visitors may not attend in-person events on campus because the campus is closed. However, many EMU events will be livestreamed or available by Zoom. Information for Zoom links and livestreaming will be in the event listings below. 

EMU students, faculty and staff can access secure Zoom links for events by visiting the Calendar page after logging into my.emu.edu. Events opened to the public will be available via Facebook Live from our EMU Facebook page. 

Podcasts | expanded schedule

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