Deb Brubaker, professor of music, will carry on a GC chapel tradition by leading us in a hymn sing
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Speakers will be Robert Reyes, Liliana Garcia and Ross Peterson-Veatch. Odelet Nance, director of the Multicultural Affairs Office, and Anita Stalter, Academic Dean, will introduce them.
Let’s welcome Tamara Shantz, new assistant campus minister, as she shares a bit of her faith journey with us.
planned by student leaders
Members of the 07-08 Campus Ministries Team will lead this chapel worship service of “In Stillness…God,” the 07-08 Campus Ministries theme. Join the campus pastors, Bob Yoder and Tamara Shantz, and the five campus ministry student assistants, Jessica Buller, Sam Gordon, Hope Langeland, Elena Nussbaum, and Phil Schmidt, for our opening chapel of the year.
Goshen College President James E. Brenneman called on students, faculty and staff Wednesday to embrace the college’s core values and to work for the common good. Brenneman, speaking at the first campus convocation of the 2007-2008 academic year, proclaimed that the college’s values have stood the test of time and been refined during its 113-year history in his speech “This we believe” Before Brenneman’s remarks, Professor of Music Debra Brubaker led the audience in the singing of the college’s alma mater as well as “Teach me thy truth,” a hymn written more than 70 years ago by two Goshen College faculty members. The audience also enjoyed a slide and audio presentation in which members of the Class of 2007 shared their beliefs and described how they were influenced by Goshen College.
Seniors Esi Cudjoe, Danielle Haney, and Jesse Johnson share thoughts, experiences, and advice from their time at Goshen College.
Led by students in the “Preparation for Inquiry Program” class. These students will be spending their summers in various ministry, service, and camp opportunities. This chapel is a blessing service for students as they leave for the summer, as well as a farewell to those graduating.
Goshen mayor Allan Kauffman speaks about his vocation in local politics. The mayor is an alumnus of Goshen College and an active member of the Goshen City Church of the Brethren.
Joel Gonzalez, Eduardo Vargas, Hugo de Luna and others lead students and faculty in a bilingual chapel of song, prayer, scripture and sharing.
Mosaic is a way for people across campus to channel their energy and creativity for ethnic diversity into action. Ethnic and racial issues on campus are the main point of discussion at this convocation.
Susie Lambright, resident director, will be sharing part of her faith story titled “One doesn’t have to be the loneliest number.” She will share of her life experience as a single adult and how this has impacted her faith. Several students will also be leading us throughout the worship service.
Students, staff, and faculty gather for chapel and energetically call out the numbers of their favorite hymns. Led by Brian Wiebe, Music Center Exective Director. Features the musical talents of students Kaleem Khesghi and Jonathan Mast.
“Good for the Soul: Why Mennonites Should Read Catholic Literature” Lamar Nisly, Professor of English at Bluffton University. This is a C. Henry Smith Peace Lecture.
The violence of this pandemic has devastated peoples lives, communities, and degraded the quality of life. Unless there is cooperation among the world’s community, Africa is not able to overcome this pandemic. Tefsa Dalellew, co-director of Mennonite Central Committee-Africa is a compelling storyteller and ordained Mennonite pastor. He first met Mennonites as a high school student and joined Meserete Kristos Church in 1961, of which he became the Executive Secretary in 1974. He served with World Vision for 21 years in Ethiopia, New Zealand, Kenya, California, and Seattle. Tefsa is married to Amsale and they have three adult children.
President Jim Brenneman delivers a message to campus in this convocation.
Doug Caskey, professor of theater and communication, and his “The Power of Story” class will lead us in worship through dramatic scripture presentations.
English professor Bobby Meyer-Lee will base his convocation remarks on his book published in February 2007 by Cambridge University Press titled Poets and Power from Chaucer to Wyatt.
Luke Gascho, executive director of Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center, leads this chapel entitled “Regenerative Stewardship of God’s Earth”
Brad Graber and others will lead us in a time of singing, prayer, and reflection as part of our chapel worship service.