Jesus answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself. Do this and you will live.”
Luke 10:27, 28b
YPCA (Y-Serve) – a student org offering opportunities for serving others in the name of Jesus.
YPCA (Y-Serve) Leadership Team:
President: Katherine Graber
Leadership Team: Jacob Lester, Anna Messer, Sammy Kauffman
Campus Pastor/Advisor: Brian Martin Burkholder
Campus Ministries Program Assistant: Suzy Hostetler
Coming service opportunities:
Kid’s Club (neighborhood children’s ministry)
Every Monday from 5:15-7:15 p.m. at Immanuel Mennonite Church
Every Thursday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Ridgeway Mennonite Church
March 1-8 – Spring Break Y-Trips
Spring Break Y-Trips build friendships while serving others in various locations across the East Coast and in southern locations.
Spring Service Days – (March 21, morning and afternoon, and March 28, morning)
(spring cleaning, lawn and garden care, and odd jobs for faculty, staff and neighbors)
→ Need help from a Y-Serve team? Fill out our service request form.
April 18 – Operation INASMUCH
(Join an EMU team of students, faculty and staff to meet the needs of our local community through this project coordinated by Harrisonburg Baptist Church.)
Want to get involved? email or call (540) 432-4115.
Other service opportunities include:
- Our Community Place
- Virginia Mennonite Retirement Center
- Salvation Army
- Patchwork Pantry
- Habitat for Humanity
- MLK Day of Service and Learning
- Volunteering with area churches
Limited scholarships are available to help students participate in workshops, seminars and conferences related to Christian service.
YPCA (Y-Serve) – Young People’s Christian Association (the longest running student organization at EMU)