Parables Worship Ensemble

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 2019-2020 is developed by the seven student members, with direction and leadership from Marcia Yost.  The administrative support and scheduling of the group is handled by Marcia Yost (574-535-7793)

2019-20 Parables Members – Photo coming soon!

    • Nithya Abraham:  music and information technology major from Bangalore, India
    • Nathan Berkey: music education major from Goshen, Indiana
    • Alex Miller: environmental science and theater major from Middlebury, Indiana
    • Benjamin Reichenbach:  English secondary education major from North Manchester, Indiana
    • Anna Smucker: graphic design major from Goshen, Indiana
    • Katy Thornthwaite:  music education major from Black River, New York
    • Ainslee Zou: music and biochemistry major from Bristol, Indiana

2019-20 Theme:

Here is a link to the 2018-19 Parables’ service bulletin
Here is a link to the 2018-19 Parables’ promotional poster

2019-20 Schedule (coming soon)

Aug. 26, 11:00 a.m. – New Student Service of Blessing, Schrock Plaza, Goshen College, Goshen, IN.

Aug.29, 10:00 a.m. – Goshen College Opening Convocation, College Mennonite Church Sanctuary, Goshen, IN

Sep. 19, 7:30 p.m. – Preview Program, Rieth Recital Hall, Goshen College Music Center, Goshen, IN

Sep. 22, 10 a.m. – Performance stage at the Michiana Mennonite Relief Sale, Elkhart County Fairgrounds, Goshen, IN

Sep. 23, 7 p.m. – Michiana MCC Relief Sale Choir Concert (singing offertory during intermission), Sauder Concert Hall, Goshen College Music Center, Goshen, IN

Sep. 30, 9:00 a.m. – First Mennonite Church, Middlebury, IN

Oct. 6, 8:30 a.m. – Homecoming Alumni Breakfast, College Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall, Goshen, IN

Fall Break Tour (October 13-19):

Oct. 14,  Morning Worship  Lombard Mennonite Church, Lombard, IL

Oct. 14, Evening – Madison Mennonite Church, Madison, WI

Oct. 15, 7:00 p.m.  Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman, SD

Oct. 16, Morning Chapel – Freeman Academy, Freeman SD

Oct. 16, 7:00 PM –First Mennonite Church, Lincoln, NE

Oct. 17, 7:00 p.m. – First Mennonite Church, Iowa City, IA

Oct. 18, Morning – Iowa Mennonite School, Kalona, IA

        Oct. 19, Morning – Bethany Christian High School, Goshen, IN

Oct 28, 10:00 a.m. – Middlebury Church of the Brethren, Middlebury, IN

        Nov. 4, 9:30 a.m. – Sunnyside Mennonite Church, Dunlap, IN

Nov. 11, 9:30 a.m. – Benton Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN

Nov. 18, 10:00 a.m. – West Goshen Church of the Brethren, Goshen, IN


Jan. 11-13  Junior High Winter Camp, Camp Friedenswald, Cassopolis, MI

Jan. 26, 5:00 p.m. – Celebrate Scholars Talent Showcase, Goshen College Umble Center, Goshen, IN

         Jan 27, 8:00 am & 10:45 a.m. – Waterford Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN

 Feb. 6, 6:00 p.m. – Pizza & Parables with area youth groups, Rieth Recital Hall, Goshen College Music Center, Goshen, IN

         Feb. 10, 9:30 a.m. – Eighth Street Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN

 Feb. 17, 9:30 a.m. – Assembly Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN

         Mar. 10, 9:30 a.m. – College Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN

         Mar. 17, 10:20 a.m. – First Presbyterian Church, Goshen, IN

 Mar. 24, 9:30 a.m. – Goshen College, worship for Admitted Student Weekend, Goshen, IN

 Apr. 14, 7:30 p.m. – Goshen College Home Program, Rieth Recital Hall, Goshen College Music Center, Goshen, IN

Schedule a Performance

The Parables still have some availability for additional church services and events. For more information about Parables or to inquire about the 2018-19 season, contact Marcia Yost at or call 574-535-7793.

Parables at Iowa Mennonite School
Parables at Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman SD
Parables 2018-19 on Tour