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 2015-16 is developed by the eight student members, with direction and leadership from Eliza Stoltzfus, Kristin Kauffman and Dr. Debra Brubaker.
2015-16 Parables Members
- Clara Beck, a music education major from Archbold, OH
- Ellen Conrad, an environmental science major from Denver, CO
- Isaac Godshalk, an environmental science and music double major from Plymouth, IN
- Lucas Harnish, a mathematics and pre-physical therapy major from Bluffton, OH
- Katie Shank, a music education major from Goshen, IN
- Emily Vogt, a TESOL major from Akron, PA
- Simon Weaver, a biochemistry major from Madison, WI
- Jacob Zehr, a music education major from Carthage, NY
2015-16 Theme: Finding Hope in Christ, Community & Creation
In what seems to be a more and more chaotic world in which we live it is sometimes hard to find hope. This year Parables explores Biblical stories and scripture that help us find this hope in Christ, community and creation. One of the songs we sing this year is entitled I Dreamed of Rain. Rains come amidst both trials and blessings. They both soak and drench, yet refresh and renew. Rains bring hope, and hope brings us closer to creation, closer to community, and closer to God. As Christians, may we hold on to that hope, to that dream, with the blessed assurance that, yes, indeed, these rains will come. Parables explores these themes through scripture, drama 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.
Here is a link to the program for this year.
Oct. 3, 9 a.m. – Homecoming Alumni Breakfast, College Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall, Goshen, IN
Fall Break Tour (October 18-21):
October 18, 10:30 a.m. – First Mennonite Church, Morton, IL
Oct. 19, 7:00 p.m. – Hesston Mennonite Church, Hesston, KS
October 20, 10:30 a.m. – Showalter Villa Retirement Community, Hesston, KS
October 20, 2:30 & 3:30 p.m. – Kidron Bethel Village Retirement Community, North Newton, KS
October 21, 11:00 a.m. – Hesston College, chapel, Hesston, KS
October 21, 7:00 p.m. – Rainbow Mennonite Church, Kansas City, KS
Nov. 1, 8:00 a.m & 10:45 a.m. – Waterford Mennonite Church, Goshen. IN
Jan. 8-10 – Camp Friedenswald Sr. High Winter Retreat, Cassopolis, MI
Jan. 17, 6p.m. – Madison Mennonite Church, Madison, WI
Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m. – Waterford Crossing Vesper Service, Goshen, IN
Jan. 30, morning (TBD) – Celebrate Scholars Day, (location TBD), Goshen, IN
Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m. – First Mennonite Church, Bluffton, OH
Jan. 31, 9:30 a.m. – Central Mennonite Church, Archbold, OH
Feb. 3, 6:00 p.m. – Pizza & Parables with area youth groups, Rieth Recital Hall, Goshen College Music Center, Goshen, IN
Feb. 7, 9:30 a.m. – Kern Road Mennonite Church, South Bend, IN
Feb. 19. (time – TBD). – Performance for the Goshen College Board of Directors’ devotions.
Mar. 6, 9:30 a.m. – Belmont Mennonite Church, Elkhart, IN
Mar. 13, 9:30 a.m. – Goshen College, worship for Admitted Student Weekend, Goshen, IN
Mar. 16, 6:00 p.m. – Reba Place Church, Evanston, IL (Youth may meet with a GC Admission counselor for dinner from 5 – 6 p.m.)
Apr. 3, 10:30 a.m. – East Goshen Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN
Apr. 6, 7 p.m. – Goshen College Home Program, Rieth Recital Hall, Goshen College Music Center, Goshen, IN
Apr. 17, 9:30 a.m. – Goshen City Church of the Brethren, Goshen, IN
More programs are being added. Check back soon!