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.

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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

Y-Serve at Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia

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

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


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.

Y-Serve recommendations for local service opportunities

Need help from a Y-Serve team? Fill out our service request form.

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Want to get involved? email or call 540-432-4115.