Ruby Sales, guest campus speaker, will challenge us to explore how we can be active in this world because of our faith commitments.
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Join us for a SPECIAL Wednesday chapel. Ruby Sales, campus guest speaker, will share share the first of two chapels on this day sharing from her own personal faith story.
Dolores Huerta was a co-founder of the United Farm Workers organization, based in California. She is a long-time and highly respected community activist. Her visit to GC is sponsored by the Multicultural Affairs Office and the Center for Intercultural Teaching and Learning (CITL).
We will focus on this week’s Lenten theme of “Into New Life,” based from John 11:1-45, which is the story of the raising of Lazarus. Student Nathan Graber will preach and we will be led in worship by Jeremy Kempf and Neil Reicher from Mennonite Mission Network.
Guest speakers are two young men who serve in Germany with the Military Counseling Network, counseling U.S. service personnel who decide that their conscience can no longer allow them to participate in war.
Black History Month invites us to celebrate and learn more about the contributions of African Americans to our culture, society, and faith. In that spirit, this Chapel service will be a time of worship reflecting on the inspiring sights and sounds of the Civil Rights Movement.
Students from the spring 2007 Study Service Term in Cambodia share their stories.
Members of the Latino Student Union lead Goshen College students and faculty in a service of spoken word and song.
Bible professor Paul Keim and PJCS professor Joe Liechty were chosen to present this year’s C. Henry Smith peace lecture on the Goshen and Bluffton campuses. This convocation will be extended to 10:45.
Hear stories of summer service experiences and be led in worship by several GC students who participated in Camping Inquiry Program this past summer. The 6 CIPers and the service site locations include: Charity Grimes – Amigo Centre, MI; Hannah Miller – Laurelville Mennonite Church Center, PA; Libby Smith – Menno Haven Camp & Retreat Center, IL; Mercy Oyana – Spruce Lake Retreat, PA; Paul Boers – Silver Lake Mennonite Camp, ON; Tony Janzen – Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp, CO
The Christian church contains many different denominational traditions, which emphasize different aspects of Christian life and different portions of the Bible. However, an increasing number of Christians find denominational divisions irrelevant at best and negative at worst. History professor John D. Roth has been involved in numerous interdenominational conversations. In this convocation he will reflect on what he has learned in those conversations.
Using Psalm 30 as a theme Scripture, Pamela will share about her journey to find recovery and hope from anorexia and depression that she experienced for several years in her twenties. She will share of God’s healing presence and power in her physical, emotional and spiritual struggle to find her voice and new health.
David Cortright is an international expert on using sanctions and other diplomatic tools as alternatives to war. Fourth Freedom Forum is headquartered here in Goshen. Its name originates from the fourth freedom that U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt proposed for all people everywhere: freedom from fear. Cortright also teaches at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. After the convocation, Cortright’s latest book, Gandhi and Beyond: Nonviolence in an Age of Terrorism, will be for sale at the discounted price of in the west lobby of the church-chapel building.
The music of a hymn grows out of a specific time and place and speaks best for those people who created and use it. But a group of worshipers can move beyond its own “sound pool” of favorites to embrace the treasures of other cultures. The result can deepen and enrich its understanding of worship at home and abroad. Join us for chapel today as retired faculty member Mary Oyer leads us in worship of God by engaging us in a variety of hymns.
Voices-n-Harmony & AfriCaribe Song and Dance
Dwight N. Hopkins, Univ. of Chicago Theology Prof. on “Martin Luther King and the Future of Multicultural America”
Together, eight Goshen College students will use their musical, theatrical and spiritual talents to present worship services this year rich with a blend of music and drama reaching back from 16th century Britain and moving forward to current day Africa. With a program titled “God is Here Among Us,” the 2007-2008 Goshen College worship team, Parables, will offer a circuit of performances at churches and schools around the country to share not only their experiences in faith but also the impact these stories and songs have. This year’s Parables team is directed by Debra Brubaker, professor of music at Goshen College, and includes junior music majors Nathan Swartzendruber (Kalona, Iowa), Josh Tyson (Harrisonburg, Va.) and Greg Yoder (Perkasie, Pa.). Other juniors include Dara Joy Jaworowicz (Kenwood, Mich.), a music and Bible and religion double major, Jesse Landis-Eigsti (Lakewood, Colo.), a music major, and Emily Swora (Shoreview, Minn.), a theater and music double major. Sophomores include Vanessa Hershberger (Cedar Falls, Iowa), a peace, justice and conflict studies major, and Anna Showalter (Waynesboro, Pa.), a music and history double major.
The Germany 2007 SST unit and leaders Prof. Jo-Ann Brant and Mennonite Historical Library curator Joe Springer will plan and present this convocation.
Welcome to our first chapel of the second semester! Join us as we begin our semester in worship. President Jim Brenneman will share on “Choice Points” from Deuteronomy 30:15-20. There are those critical choices we all face, some of which are mundane without much consequence, others that seem routine, but are of great consequence. Let us learn to “listen to our lives” in the “quiet places” via our conscience, God’s discernable voice, and other places as well.