Chapel and Forum Schedule

December

2 Words alive! – campus writing awards forum
5 Christmas symbols and traditions – students from around the world chapel
7 Christmas candlelight chapel – a service of scripture and Christmas songs that tell the story of Christmas chapel
9 A very CSC Christmas – Campus Stewardship Council introduces students to some environmentally sustainable alternatives to gift-giving forum

November

2 To vote or not to vote – John Sharp, professor of Bible and history chapel
4 U.S. economics – Clinton vs. Trump – Michael Ceramella, professor of economics forum
7 Candidate’s address – Dr. Joseph Manickam, candidate of choice for Hesston College president chapel
9 Fill me up – Glen Guyton, Mennonite Church USA chapel
11 The thoughts of one black man about racial issues and stuff – Aaron Austin, Bethel College vp of student life forum
14 Music department chapel – music students chapel
16 James Krabill, Mennonite Mission Network chapel
18 Supporting survivors of sexual abuse in churches and religious colleges – Stephanie Krehbiel will speak about the Mennonite chapter of Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP) forum
21 i6eight – Scott and Shannon Swartzentruber, Puerto Penasco, Mexico chapel
23 Sadie and the Prowlers – freshman Sadie Prowell and family (Scott, Cynthia and Emma) chapel
28 How to be community through differences chapel
30 Reflective practices chapel

October

3 Brent Yoder’s to-do list – Brent Yoder, v.p. of academics chapel
5 Singing our praise – a service of worship through music chapel
7 We’re all scientists – Joel Krehbiel, physics prof forum
10 Mission/service day chapel chapel
12 Rest for your soul – a time to be refreshed in the Spirit chapel
19 Are you thirsty? – Todd Lehman, campus pastor chapel
21 Start Here, then what? – transfer workshops forum
24 Worship as we sing – sing requested contemporary songs, hymns and choruses chapel
26 Looking for a big god through little windows: Restorative justice and politics – Dr. Rudi Kauffman, Bluffton (Ohio) University associate professor of restorative justice chapel
28 NATS showcase – voice students perform forum
31 Reflections on love and grace – past and recent – sophomore Rachel Brown and Sister Care participants chapel

September

2 State of the campus – President Ben Sprunger, vice presidents Rachel Swartzendruber Miller, Rob Ramseyer, Mark Landes and Brent Yoder forum
5 A Christian Palestinian pastor’s experiences in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict – Rev. Alex Awad chapel
7 Service and learning: Eight weeks in Detroit – Disaster Management students chapel
9 Understanding Title IX at Hesston College – Rob Ramseyer, vice president of student development, and Juli Winter, dean of students forum
12 Where do you see the face of Christ? – Jeff Jacobs, women’s head basketball coach chapel
14 Time for a reboot – Rachel Swartzendruber Miller, vice president of admissions and financial aid chapel
16 Emergency preparedness – Hesston Police Chief Doug Schroeder and Hesston Fire/EMS Chief Russ Buller forum
19 Reflections on non-resistance – Paul Unruh, mental health worker, MDS coordinator chapel
21 Preparing for a meeting – Todd Lehman and experiential opportunity chapel
23 A discussion on U.S. politics – Students in Hesston’s Political Science course will present the platforms of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump forum
26 On being knit together: How you’re wired to meet with God chapel
28 Common humanity – Mel Lehman, international humanitarian worker chapel
30 Homecoming forum – John Paul Lederach, international conflict mediator and University of Notre Dame professor of international peacebuilding forum

August

22 Opening chapel chapel
24 For I know the plans I have for you – installation service for Interim President Ben Sprunger chapel
26 Be our guest: Academic services at Hesston – Heidi Hochstetler and Deb Roth, Student Success Team forum
29 I surrender. Do you? – Dustin Galyon, head men’s basketball coach chapel
31 Loving others through service – representatives of local service organizations chapel

 

Chapel
Chapels are planned by the Campus Pastor to accomplish one or more of the following: build Christ-centered community, provide worship opportunities, inform students about Christian mission, and assist with the integration of faith and life.
Forum
Forums are planned by faculty and staff to create dialogue about a specific topic or idea.

All chapels and forums begin at 11 a.m. unless otherwise noted. Chapel takes place in the Hesston Mennonite Church Worship Center. Audio of past chapels is available by clicking on linked chapel titles.

DVD recordings of most chapel services are available for purchase ($5 for campus delivery, $7 for shipped copies) from Gary Oyer, director of Media and Instructional Technology Services.