Homecoming Chapel 2015

Spiritual Life Week
February 19-27, 2016

Each semester, campus ministries leads Spiritual Life Week, an engaging series of events aimed at deepening faith in Jesus Christ. All programs are open to the public. Call 540-432-4273 for more information.

Why Jesus?


Men’s Retreat
Man Makes Myth Makes Man


9-10 p.m. Celebration: Praise Worship in Martin Chapel
Help kick off Spiritual Life Week with a Celebration on the theme Why Jesus?.
Celebration is a student-led song, prayer and praise worship service held Sunday evenings in Martin Chapel (Seminary Building).


Faculty/Staff Sharing: Why do I continue to “choose” Jesus?
Chad and Cyndi Gusler, Parkwoods Apt.Lounge 8-9 p.m.


Faculty/Staff Sharing: Why do I continue to “choose” Jesus?
Ben Spotts and Adam Posey, Cedarwood, 2nd floor lounge, 8-9 p.m.
Hosted by Jolee Paden and Grayson Mast, Pastoral Assistants


Chapel: I Want to See
Lehman Auditorium, 10-10:40 a.m.

Come immerse in blindness and embrace the joy of seeing as student drama and music groups and a faculty member guide our experience of wanting to see.

Christian Parks, Ezrionna Prioleau, Jeremiah Hines and Elisabeth Wilder offer a dramatic reading. Grayson Mast and Perry Blosser lead music. Carmen Schrock-Hurst shares a personal reflection.

Carmen Schrock-Hurst (Bible and religion department) has spent most of her adult life managing declining eye sight due to pigmentary glaucoma. Repeated invasive surgeries and long-term management challenges, along with the loss of peripheral and night vision has meant significant lifestyle changes. While Carmen remains grateful for her remaining sight, her limitations help her think about the questions: When are we blind to Jesus? When do we not see clearly?

Come hear the stories offered and consider your own lives and what makes you blind to Jesus or unable to see clearly.

This is a 40-minute chapel. Third period classes begin at 10:50 a.m. today and Friday.

Faculty/Staff Sharing: Why do I continue to “choose” Jesus?
Roger Mast and Sandy Brownscombe, Maplewood, 2nd floor lounge, 8-9 p.m.
Hosted by Amanda Helfrich and Wesley Wilder, Pastoral Assistants


Why is Jesus Different? Lunch and Conversation with Carl and Carolyn Stauffer (Meal tickets provided—eating starts at 11:30) West Dining Hall, 12:05-12:50 p.m.

Women’s Gathering: Carl & Carolyn Stauffer, Pres. Reception Rm, 7 p.m.

Faculty/Staff Sharing: Why do I continue to “choose” Jesus?
Ben Bailey and Deirdre Smeltzer, Northlawn Great Lounge 8-9 p.m.
Hosted by Lydia Tissue and Courtney Unruh, Pastoral Assistants


Chapel: Blessed Are Those Who Haven’t Seen and Still Believe
Seminary Building-Martin Chapel, 10-10:40 a.m.

As Spiritual Life Week comes to a close, gather in Martin Chapel for music, dramatic monologues, ritual and prayer on the theme blessed are those who haven’t seen and still believe. Matthew Hunsberger leads music and singing and Christian Parks offers monologues in themes.

This is a 40-minute chapel. Third period classes begin at 10:50 a.m. today.

Men’s Lunch Gathering: Come join Jeron Baker for conversation in the West Dining Room, 12-1 p.m.

Friday – Saturday

Women’s Retreat: One Who Knows Her God: Embracing What Matters Most
Depart at 5 pm in front of UC for Lakehouse on Lake Anna

Throughout the week, students will be gathering at faculty/staff homes for meals together, fellowship & sharing on who Jesus is for them.

For more information, contact Lana Miller, Undergraduate Campus Pastor