Parables Worship Team

Parables, a worship ensemble from Goshen College, combines music, original drama and personal stories to create an engaging worship experience designed to inspire, comfort and challenge.  The program for 2014-15 is developed by the eight student members, with direction and leadership from Professor of Music Dr. Deb Brubaker.


2014-15 Parables members:

Miranda Earnhart, junior music education major from Milford, Indiana

Ben Ganger, junior music performance major from Goshen, Indiana

Karsten Hess, senior interdisciplinary major from Goshen, Indiana

Alisa Murray, senior music education major from Orrville, Ohio

Cara Paden, senior music major, psychology minor from Elkhart, Indiana

Andrew Pauls, sophomore, music education major, from Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Morgan Short, sophomore environmental science major, music minor from Goshen, Indiana

Matt Wimmer, junior music education major from Telford, Pennsylvania 

2014-15 Theme: The big commandment — loving God, neighbor and self

Jesus told his followers that loving God was the supreme commandment, followed closely by loving one’s neighbor as oneself. How can we do a better job at self-love and self-care so that loving our neighbors becomes an even more natural flow of love from our God-centered hearts? Parables explores these questions through Biblical parables and personal stories, augmented by songs that cover a range of styles from classical to world music and gospel. Their words and their witness will inspire you.

2014-15 Schedule for Parables:

Sept. 28, 9:30 a.m. – Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship, Goshen, IN

Oct. 4, 9 a.m. – Homecoming Alumni Breakfast, College Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall, Goshen, IN

Fall Break Tour:

Oct. 12, 9:30 a.m. – Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Minneapolis, MN

Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m. – Bethel Mennonite Church, Mountain Lake, MN

Oct. 13, 10:10 a.m. – Freeman Academy, Freeman, SD

Oct. 14, 9:40 a.m. – Iowa Mennonite School, Kalona, IA

Oct. 14, 7 p.m. – First Mennonite Church, Iowa City, IA

Nov. 5, 7:55 a.m. – Bethany Christian Schools, middle school chapel, Goshen, IN

Nov. 7, 10 a.m. – Goshen College Grandparents Day chapel, College Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN

Nov. 16, 10:30 a.m. – Sunnyside Mennonite Church, Elkhart, IN

Jan. 16-18 – Camp Friedenswald Jr. High Winter Retreat, Cassopolis, MI

Feb. 1, 9:30 a.m. – Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold, OH (to be rescheduled due to weather)

Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m. – Pizza & Parables with area youth groups, Rieth Recital Hall, Goshen College Music Center, Goshen, IN

Feb. 15, 9:30 a.m. – Belmont Mennonite Church, Elkhart, IN

Mar. 2, 9:30 a.m. – Bethany Christian Schools, high school chapel, Goshen, IN

Mar. 8, 6 p.m. – Berlin Mennonite Church, Berlin, OH

Mar. 9, 9:30 a.m. – Central Christian School, chapel, Kidron, OH

Mar. 15, 9:30 a.m. – Goshen College, worship for (high school) senior weekend, Goshen, IN

April 8, 7 p.m. – Goshen College Home Program, Rieth Recital Hall, Goshen College Music Center, Goshen, IN

April 19, 9:30 a.m. – Bremen United Church of Christ. Bremen, IN

More programs are being added. Check back soon!

Schedule a performance:

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