Spiritual Life Week
October 25 – November 1

Each semester, campus ministries leads Spiritual Life Week, an engaging series of events aimed at deepening faith in Jesus Christ. All programs are open to the public. Call 540-432-4115 for more information.

“Living in the Valley: Wondering and Wandering”

Saturday: October 25

“Spiritual” Hiking Adventure, Led by Curtis Handy (Earthkeepers) and Phil Yoder (Campus Ministries). Meet in Front of the University Commons – 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
We will be doing a hike in Hone Quarry. Meet up in front of the University Commons at 1 p.m. and be prepared to hike and experience a lot of fun. This hike is intended to prepare you for Spiritual Life Week and help you to begin thinking about how you pay attention to God in your daily life.

Email or text Phil J. Yoder if interested, but if you don’t get a chance to RSVP, show up Saturday at 1 p.m. anyway!
yoder.philip@gmail.com
Phil’s phone number is: 540-908-7714

Sunday: October 26

Celebration – Living in the Valley in Martin Chapel – 9 p.m.-10 p.m.

Monday: October 27

Morning Worship – led by Jacob Landis on Thomas Plaza – 7:30 a.m.-8 a.m.

Tuesday: October 28

Campfire Worship (with s’mores!) led by a student group on Thomas Plaza – 8 p.m.-9 p.m.

Wednesday: October 29

SLW Chapel: Wondering and Wandering… Questions, Doubts, Fears, Living in Unsettledness in Lehman Auditorium – 10 a.m.-10:40 a.m.
The focus of Spiritual Life Week is “Living in the Valley: Wondering and Wandering.” We are planning to have two chapels, one on Wednesday and one on Friday. For each of these chapels we will hear from Ron Shultz (professor in Education Department), Kristina Showalter (Custodian with physical plant and student), Maddie List (sophomore), and Vanessa Sandoval (senior). These speakers will share on Friday as well. On Wednesday, each person will share about a time in their life when they had a lot of questions, doubts, fears, unsettled feelings or were going through a major life transition. Then, on Friday, they will share again, but this time about what they learned from this time of questioning, doubting, unsettledness, or transition…what they learned or how they grew/changed AND what they learned about God or how their views about God changed or took a new perspective. There will be a variety of students involved through singing, dramatic presentations and drumming.

The Prayer Corner: Life with God in the Everyday in Lounge outside the Student Life Suite (University Commons) – ALL DAY!
Stations for practicing different ways of praying will be set up and available for your use.

Coffee (or tea) and Conversation – invite faculty or staff (or faculty or staff invite student) for coffee (or tea) and conversation (coffee and tea provided by Campus Ministries!) in Common Grounds – ALL DAY!

Lunch and Conversation – invite faculty or staff (or faculty or staff invite student) for lunch and conversation (meal provided by Campus Ministries for those without meal plans)in Dining Hall – 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Thursday: October 30

The Prayer Corner: Life with God in the Everyday in Lounge outside the Student Life Suite (University Commons) – ALL DAY!
Stations for practicing different ways of praying will be set up and available for your use.

Coffee (and tea) and Conversation (see description above) in Common Grounds – ALL DAY!

Lunch Date: No Commitment Required – Meet with a representative from a visiting Mission and Service Organization for lunch and conversation about the SLW theme (meal provided by Career Services for those without meal plans) in Dining Hall – 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Coffee House: When Mission gets Messy (and Faith is Fuzzy) in Common Grounds – 8 p.m.-9 p.m.

Friday: October 31

SLW Chapel: Wondering and Wandering… How the Times of Unsettledness Impact and Shape us in Lehman Auditorium – 10 a.m.-10:40 a.m.
The focus of Spiritual Life Week is “Living in the Valley: Wondering and Wandering.” The students, faculty and staff from Wednesday’s chapel will share about what they learned from times of questioning, doubting, unsettledness, or transition…what they learned or how they grew/changed AND what they learned about God or how their views about God changed or took a new perspective. There will be a variety of students involved through singing, dramatic presentations and drumming.

Coffee (and tea) and Conversation (see description above) in Common Grounds – ALL DAY!

Lunch and Conversation (see description above) in Dining Hall, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Saturday: November 1

“Spiritual” Hiking Adventure, Led by Amanda Helfrich (EMU Explore) and Phil Yoder (Campus Ministries). Meet in front of University Commons – 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
We will be going on another hike to Hidden Rocks. Bring a big smile and an extra pair of grins. This hike is intended to bring closure to Spiritual Life Week and help you to think about how you pay attention to God in the “valley” or your “everyday” life. Let’s meet in front of University Commons in the parking lot at 1 p.m.