Young People’s Christian Association (YPCA)
YPCA is the longest-running student organization at EMU! We are a collection of students eager to offer service to our community and beyond. We serve others in the name of Jesus and recognize the opportunities that he grants us.
Here is our guiding scripture:
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) Leadership Team:
Co-Presidents: Katherine Graber & Amanda Helfrich
Leadership Team: Anna Messer, Sammy Kauffman, Robert Propst, Madalynn Payne, Bekah Mongold
Campus Pastor/Advisor: Brian Martin Burkholder
Campus Ministries Program Assistant: Carmen Miller
Upcoming Service Opportunities
Kid’s Club (neighborhood children’s ministry)
Every Monday from 5:15-7:15 p.m. at Immanuel Mennonite Church
Every Tuesday from 5:15-7:30 p.m. at Brown Memorial Community Church
Every Wednesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Waynesboro Mennonite Church
VA Mennonite Relief Sale – October 2-3, 2015
Making fresh glazed donuts at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds
Collecting funds for the My Coins Count project
OPERATION INASMUCH – Sat., Oct. 17
Join with the greater Harrisonburg Christian community in offering acts of service across the community. “Truly I say to you, in as much (inasmuch) as you did it to one of these my brethren, you did it to me.” Matthew 25:40 Register on-line here.
It’s time for Urbana 2015 student missions conference!!!
Dec. 27-31, 2015 at St. Louis, Missouri
2016 Spring Break Y-Trips
Spring Break Y-Trips build friendships while serving others in various locations across the East Coast and in southern locations. Plan for March 5-13, 2016.
Limited scholarships are available to help students participate in workshops, seminars and conferences related to Christian service.
Local Service Opportunities
- Our Community Place
- Virginia Mennonite Retirement Center
- Salvation Army
- Patchwork Pantry
- Habitat for Humanity
- MLK Day of Service and Learning
- Volunteering with area churches
Get in Touch!
Need help from a Y-Serve team? Fill out our service request form.
Want to get involved? email or call 540-432-4115.