University Chapel Schedule

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A community gathering place for worship and forum, chapel reflects an Anabaptist/Mennonite perspective alongside the gifts, traditions and cultures of the broader Christian faith. Faith, hope and love are nurtured in the way of Jesus.

Friday, Feb. 12 – 10-10:30 a.m.

Chapel Forum: Exploring a Call to Ministry? – Ministry Inquiry Program (MIP)

Wednesday, Feb. 17 – 10-10:30 a.m.

Chapel Worship: Academic Department Gatherings

How does faith inform your area of study (major/minor) or chosen profession? Students are encouraged to gather during the chapel time for focused conversations/interactions with faculty members of their major or minor. Staff members are encouraged to join one of the open to all sessions marked by * or take a break together for self-guided conversations on how faith informs your work, vocation or avocation.

Applied Social Sciences – Come to a mini-soul and self care workshop with the professors of the Department of Applied Social Sciences. Learn about the importance of self-care in the field as well as techniques that your department’s professors utilize. Participate in four self care stations with a DAAS professor. All PXD, SOWK, ESS students welcome. – Common Grounds Coffee House, 177, Common Grounds

Bible & Religion* – UC201

Business & Economics* – Integrating Faith and Business: four students report on their experience at the MEDA Convention in November – CC226

Education – “Engaging our faith as teachers.” – CC 203

History –

Language & Literature* –

Music* – Ryan Keebaugh and Anne Waltner will lead a music chapel. – Lehman Auditorium Recital Hall (lower level)

Nursing* –

Physical Education and Recreation Department* – We will be having 4 students speak on their favorite parable and how it has impacted their life. – UC124

Sciences*(biology, chemistry, mathematical sciences and psychology) –

VaCA-Theater* –

*Open to all.

Friday, Feb. 19 – 10-10:30 a.m.

Chapel Forum: Learning to Love Black People – Drew Hart

Hart will speak on Learning to Love Black People centered around Hebrews 11:23-28.

Drew Hart is a writer, speaker, and PhD candidate in theology and ethics with ten years of pastoral ministry experience. His undergraduate work was in biblical studies at Messiah College in Grantham, PA, upon which he immediately joined the pastoral team of Harrisburg Brethren in Christ Church, a racially diverse and urban Anabaptist community committed to racial reconciliation. After almost 4 years of pastoral ministry Drew returned to Philadelphia in pursuit of a Masters of Divinity degree with an urban concentration at Biblical Seminary. He served as an elder on the pastoral team at Montco Bible Fellowship, a predominantly African American multi-ethnic congregation, for seven years until transitioning towards more academic teaching and writing as a PhD candidate at Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.

University chapel is held Wednesday (worship) and Fridays (forum) at 10 a.m. in Lehman Auditorium. All offices and departments, other than essential services, are to close in order to allow the community to attend and support chapel.

All undergraduate students, faculty and staff of the university are expected to attend at least one chapel each week. (Chapel Attendance Policy, p. 69 of the Student Handbook and Faculty/Staff handbook section 7.1, p. 166)

In addition to University Chapel, Chapel Gatherings are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m., Celebration: Praise Worship is held weekly at 9 p.m. on Sunday nights and Hymn Sings are at 9 p.m. on the first Monday of the month. All three services are held in Martin Chapel (Seminary building). You can also join the Gospel Choir or Alpha Omega Dancers for Christ for worship opportunities advised from Multicultural and International Student Services (MISS).

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