Malone University announces chapel services for the new year


The Malone University Office of Spiritual Formation has announced its chapel series for spring semester, 2013. Malone Chapels are held Tuesdays, 10:30-11:10 a.m., Wednesdays, 10:05-10:45 a.m. and most Fridays 10:05-10:45 a.m., in the sanctuary of the Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts. Malone University chapel events are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Jan. 15: University Chaplain Randy Heckert

Wednesday, Jan. 16: Suzanne Nicholson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biblical Studies, "Who is Jesus?"

Friday, Jan. 18: Pastor Stan Hinshaw, lead pastor of Canton First Friends Church, "Why do spiritual disciplines matter?"

Tuesday, Jan. 22: Jeff Leon, Malone Life Coach, sharing the Gospel and kicking off the Signpost Series

Wednesday, Jan. 23: Jeff Leon, Signpost Series

Friday, Jan. 25: Celia King, Director of Service Learning; Discipline: to be announced.

Tuesday, Jan. 29: University Chaplain Randy Heckert

Tuesday, Jan. 29, 7-9 p.m. in Silk Auditorium (MH): Terry Thomas, Ph.D., Professor of Biblical Studies at Geneva College, "How to Read the Bible" workshop.

Wednesday, Jan. 30: The Quaker Testimonies - understanding peace-making, simplicity, integrity and equality.

Friday, Feb. 1: Director of Spiritual Formation Linda Leon; Discipline: Slowing - a spiritual discipline which helps us to savor the moment and curbs our addiction to busyness, hurry and workaholism.

Tuesday, Feb. 5: Rev. Saleem Ghubril, Executive Director of The Pittsburgh Promise, "Loving and Serving Our Neighbor," Signpost Series.

Wednesday, Feb. 6: Rev. Saleem Ghubril, Signpost Series

Friday, Feb. 8: Resident Directors Stacy Utecht and Mike Hansen; Discipline: Pilgrimage - walking while keenly aware of God's presence.

Tuesday, Feb. 12: University Chaplain Randy Heckert

Wednesday, Feb. 13: Ash Wednesday Service

Friday, Feb. 15: University Chaplain Randy Heckert; Discipline: Silence and Solitude - freeing oneself from addiction to noise and entering into time alone with God.

Tuesday, Feb. 19: Rev. Diana Swoope, Ph.D., Arlington Church of God, "Faith and Civility in Culture," Signpost

Wednesday, Feb. 20: Singer and speaker Justin McRoberts,

Friday, Feb. 22 Student Director of Spiritual Formation Avery Linn; Discipline: Fasting - to let go of an appetite in order to seek God on matters of deep concern for ourselves and others.

Tuesday, Feb. 26: Annual Senior Preacher chapel featuring students Bob Book and James Talbert

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 7-8 p.m. in JC Memorial Chapel: Tom Willett, musician, author and entertainment industry executive speaking on "Faith and Creativity," Signpost Series.

Wednesday, Feb. 27: Departmental Convocation

Friday, March 1: Chapel Worship Coordinator Tim Longbrake; Discipline: Music - understanding music as a way to worship God.

Tuesday, March 12: University Chaplain Randy Heckert

Wednesday, March 13: Theological panel with guests Steve Moroney, Ph.D., Bryan Hollon, Ph.D., and Woolman Lecturer Eleanore Stump, Ph.D.

Friday, March 15: Celia King, Director of Service Learning: Discipline: Writing as Soul Care - writing and reflecting on God's presence and activity in, around and through me.

Tuesday, March 19: Annual Excellence Chapel, including staff/faculty awards

Tuesday, March 19, 7-8 p.m., JC Memorial Chapel: evening chapel with Spiritual Formation staff Tim Longbrake and Linda Leon

Wednesday, March 20: Faith and Expression - panel of guests representing literature, music, theatre and the visual arts; featuring poet and author Julia Kasdorf, Signpost Series.

Tuesday, March 26: Exploring Worship chapels focused on Passion Week. What is Passion Week? See

Wednesday, March 27: Exploring Worship chapels focused on Passion Week

Tuesday, April 2: Football head coach Eric Hehman, "Faith and Sport," Signpost Series

Wednesday, April 3: Rev. Alistair Begg, Senior Pastor of Parkside Church,

Friday, April 5: Director of Spiritual Formation Linda Leon; Discipline: Meditating on the Names of God - contemplating names and titles for God which express His character, presence and authority.

Tuesday, April 9: University Chaplain Randy Heckert

Wednesday, April 10: Alumni Career Chapel

Friday, April 12: Resident Director Kat Gritter; Discipline: Prayer of Examen - to notice both God and our God-given desires throughout the day.

Tuesday, April 16: Musician JJ Heller,

Tuesday, April 16, 7-8 p.m., Stewart Room (BCC): evening chapel with Spiritual Formation staff Tim Longbrake and Linda Leon

Final Chapel: Wednesday, April 17: Senior Chapel, an annual tradition organized by the senior class representatives.

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