A conference minister reflecting on a congregation’s search committee process where a number of potentially good pastors were passed over blurted out to me, “I would like to tell them ‘pastors don’t grow on trees!’” I laughed, but later it got me to thinking of where pastors do grow.
Emily Rodgers studied English at Goshen College. Other than a show on campus and a few solo gigs performing cover songs at The Electric Brew in Goshen and The Daily Grind in Elkhart, there is scant evidence of the musical career path Rodgers would embark on.
In addition to finding a path back to God in Goshen, Hedrick also developed a fondness for the American Midwest. So after the 25-year-old Pennsylvania native finished her graduate work at the Wake Forest University School of Divinity, walking away with a Master’s of Divinity degree and a calling to the ministry, she decided that she wanted to return to the Midwest.
Beginning Nov. 21 (the Monday prior to the first Sunday in Advent) and culminating on Christmas Day, Goshen College students, faculty and staff will provide weekday reflections based on lectionary Scripture passages and the Advent theme: “The Holy Way: Walking in the Way of God’s Heart.”
Goshen College’s All-Campus Band and Lavender Jazz ensemble will perform in a joint concert on Friday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m in Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall.
Perhaps the greatest gift we can hope to give to all future graduates is the profound experience of belonging to each other, no matter our color, class, creed or culture. Together, we are Goshen College, past, present and future.
Young alumni are coding, strategizing and analyzing streams of data in the expansive technology field.
Ellah Wakatama Allfrey and Jan Bender Shetler will share an interview-conversation titled “The Development of Sustainable Creative Economies: Telling Stories and Making Culture” on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Goshen College Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall.
Hannah Heinzekehr interviews Mark Schloneger, pastor of North Goshen Mennonite Church in Indiana and one of the co-founders of the Election Day Communion movement.
Concert: A Festival of Carols Date and time: Dec. 2 (live-streamed) and 3 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. Location: Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall Cost: $15, reserved seating. Call the Goshen College Welcome Center at (574) 535-7566 or visit www.goshen.edu/tickets. Patrons are strongly encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance. … Keep reading »