A Time to Laugh And a Time to Cry

By Andrea Wenger, Director of Advancement

(l)Sarah Nahar (introduced by her cousin Naomi Diener ’23) shared about her research in sanitation justice and who gets to have access to facilities with dignity. (r) Chamber Choir sings “Lift Every Voice and Sing” for an MLK Jr. Day service.

Three times a week, students grades 6-12 join chapel either in person (always masked) or by live stream.

With teen anxiety and stress at an all-time nationwide high, we added mental and emotional well being to our theme of “Faith at Work” for the year. We have also made a point to laugh more together.

“The most important thing we can teach our students right now, is to love life,” says Justin King, high school principal. “Coming together for chapel reminds us that we are part of a caring community, and that we are loved unconditionally by God.”

Student leaders meet twice a month in the Chapel Planning Committee. Visit the “Eastern Mennonite School Chapel’’ channel on YouTube. People who are open to speaking in chapel should email chapel@easternmennonite.org.

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