Homecoming Chapel 2015

Spiritual Life Week
November 8-14, 2015

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 540-432-4273 for more information.

Jesus & Justice

Saturday: November 7

1 p.m. Love in Action: Service & Outreach Project funded by Y-Serve
University Commons Lounge in front of Student Life Suite
Come meet to see what it’s all about and for an opportunity to bless the surrounding community in an action of love that doesn’t have to be significant, just heart-felt and led by the spirit! We will meet again for lunch on Thursday during Spiritual Life Week to gather and tell our stories.

5 p.m. #Jestice: Connecting with God’s Heart for Justice: Conversation and potluck style dinner
Northlawn West Dining Room
What is our role in the work of justice? Can we actually DO anything? Is there a connection between the work of justice and faith in Jesus? If so, what does that look like? Is justice even possible in a world plagued by injustice? These questions, and many more, will be foundational to our discussion as we go through the book: God of Justice. Join Wesley Wilder & Bekah York to better understand God’s heart for justice in the world and what role we have to play in bringing about His kingdom on earth. After the study, feel free to join us in a potluck style dinner.

Sunday: November 8

9-10 p.m. Celebration: Praise Worship
in Martin Chapel
Help kick off Spiritual Life Week with a Celebration on the theme Jesus & Justice.
Celebration is a student-led song, prayer and praise worship service held Sunday evenings in Martin Chapel (Seminary Building).

Monday: November 9

10-11 a.m. Kick-off Celebration
University Commons Student Life Lounge
Gather for fellowship featuring Strites DONUTS, coffee, tea and cocoa to launch into Spiritual Life Week.

8-9:30 p.m. Movie Monday Nefarious: Merchant of Souls preview
Suter Science Center 106
Come view this hard hitting documentary that exposes the disturbing trends of modern day sex slavery. How is Jesus inviting us to engage in this injustice? Free candy from campus ministries. Discussion will be facilitated following the viewing.

Tuesday: November 10

Noon-1 p.m. Workshop: Discerning Your Purpose
Northlawn West Dining Room
Free Lunch provided for all who participate (students, faculty, & staff)
Am I called? Well, here I am. Linford & Janet Stutzman will be unpacking what it means to be called through biblical reflection and personal experience. There will be opportunities to listen as you eat and then time to ponder what this idea of “calling” looks like in your life. You can trust this time will be intriguing, engaging, and encouraging to your personal journey, faith, and processes of discerning whether you feel like you have a call, you have no idea or perhaps you are somewhere in between.

Wednesday: November 11

10-10:40 a.m. SLW Chapel: "Justice and Jesus? Why Should I Care?
Lehman Auditorium
Sabrina Dorman, Director & Co-Founder of New Creation
Sabrina hails from the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Her passion for fighting human trafficking quickly developed after volunteering with The Zion Project, and she made it her mission to learn about this issue on a local and global scale. In 2010, she and her husband, Steven had the vision of New Creation. Armed with the belief that prayer and education are the solution to the problem, she continues to develop concepts that will make an impact. When not working you will find her spending time with her husband & their children, thrifting with friends, or snuggling with one of her beloved cats…Nehemiah, Willow, and Oliver.

10:45 a.m. After Chapel Conversation with Sabrina Dorman
Lehman Auditorium
All are welcome to join an after chapel conversation with Sabrina Dorman in Lehman immediately following chapel.

Coffee and Conversation Common Grounds Coffeehouse or Den, ALL DAY
Invite faculty or staff, beverage provided

Lunch and Conversation Dining Hall, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Invite faculty or staff, meal provided for those without meal plans

Thursday: November 12

Noon-1 p.m. Sharing Stories from Love in Action Project
University Commons 211/212
Free Lunch provided for all who participated in the Love in Action Service and Outreach Project

8-9:30 p.m. SLW Coffeehouse: Why is Jesus so important to the “Justice” conversation… and what happens when Jesus is left out?
Common Grounds Coffeehouse
Conversation with C. Norman Kraus, author of The Jesus Factor in Justice and Peacebuilding

Friday: November 13

10-10:40 a.m. SLW Chapel: "Justice and Jesus? How do I make sense of this?
Lehman Auditorium
How do Johonna Turner, Nancy Heisey, Ben Bailey, and several student leaders, make sense of justice and Jesus? Come find out. Johanna Turner is Assistant Professor with the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding. Nancy Heisey is Professor of Bible and Religion. Ben Bailey is Office Coordinator for the Department of Applied Social Sciences.

Coffee and Conversation Common Grounds Coffeehouse or Den, ALL DAY
Invite faculty or staff, beverage provided

Lunch and Conversation Dining Hall, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Invite faculty or staff, meal provided for those without meal plans

Saturday: November 14

5 p.m. #Jestice: Connecting with God’s Heart for Justice: Conversation and potluck style dinner
Northlawn West Dining Room
What is our role in the work of justice? Can we actually DO anything? Is there a connection between the work of justice and faith in Jesus? If so, what does that look like? Is justice even possible in a world plagued by injustice? These questions, and many more, will be foundational to our discussion as we go through the book: God of Justice. Join Wesley Wilder & Bekah York to better understand God’s heart for justice in the world and what role we have to play in bringing about His kingdom on earth. After the study, feel free to join us in a potluck style dinner.