Spiritual

Pastor Jonathan Burnett to speak for Week of Prayer

When Union students Tyler Morrison and Ricky Melendez first heard Pastor Jonathan Burnett speak, it was love at first sermon. “We were doing worship for the North Dakota youth conference meeting over the summer when we first heard him speak,” said Morrison. “After hearing him speak and being moved by his message we knew we had to get him to Union.”

Jose Rojas to speak for Family Worship on March 21

Pastor Jose Rojas will be speaking for Union College’s Family Worship vespers this Friday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. Known for his leadership with teens and young adult ministries, Rojas has spent his career helping young people have an experience with Christ through service.

JOB Ministries: more than a job

At the Campus Ministries office in the Ad Building, there is a constant buzz of activity. Workers and their teams sit around tables and computers planning the next worship activity. Students hang out on the comfy couches and a rocking chair with a massaging seat cover.

The telephone rings. “Good-Morning-this-is-Campus-Ministries-how-may-we-help-you?” A student worker, fitting it all in one breath.

She reaches for a purple form and a pen as she Aha, Mhms with the person on the other line.

Are you more spiritual than a fifth grader?

Tough question, with arguably an even tougher answer. Karl Haffner, senior pastor at Kettering Adventist Church in Kettering, Ohio, will pose this question—inspired the Jeff Foxworthy television show of a similar name—to students and church members during Power Pac Weekend,  February 27 through March 1.

Selah to perform for "Family Worship" Friday at 7:30

Christian vocal trio, Selah, will perform at the College View Church on Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m.

Known for their revival of hymns in Christian music, the trio formed in 1999 with brother and sister Todd and Nicol Smith, and friend Allan Hall. In 2007, Amy Perry replaced Nicol, who left the band to pursue a solo career.

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Maria Long to perform for "Family Worship" on Jan. 31

Singer-songwriter Maria Long will perform at the College View Church on Jan. 31 at 7:30.

Known for heartfelt lyrics and full musical sound, Long will perform songs from both her albums alongside a full band and Union’s own Tyler Morrison and Azriel Peckham.  “I met her when she was still recruiting for Andrews Aniversity,” said Morrison, who will be providing keyboard and vocals.  “She had just released her first album.”

Michael English to perform for "Family Worship" on Friday, Jan. 17

Award winning christian musician Michael English will perform live in concert at Union College this Friday, Jan. 17, at 7:30 p.m. for Family Worship vespers.  The concert is open to the public and free of charge.

English is currently on a solo tour of the U.S. promoting his latest album, Some People Change. According to his website, English’s own life story enables him to share music that ministers to others “as a living testimony of God’s promises to work all things for good.”

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More than practice: pastoring practicum builds real-world connections

“Even in the first week, I’ve seen God work in so many ways this semester, and it has been such a blessing,” said Hector Melendez, student pastor for Maplewood Academy and the Hutchinson church in Minnesota. “We had a spiritual retreat with the academy, and God poured Himself out. For five hours these students just studied the Bible. We gave them the opportunity to leave, but they wanted to stay, and we were all just bombarded with Jesus. That’s the kind of event that has had a year-long effect on these kids.”

Dick Duerksen to speak for Power Pac

“He’s gone everywhere and tells stories like nobody’s business,” said Kelli Vigil, vespers coordinator. By multiple students’ request, Dick Duerksen, photographer and storyteller for Maranatha Volunteers International, will speak for Power Pac this weekend from Oct. 31-Nov. 2, beginning on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

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Elden Ramirez to speak for October Power Pac

For Elden Ramirez, mission work isn’t just his job, it's in his name. “My mom named me after Edlen Ford, an Adventist missionary,” he chuckled. Now as the director of volunteer ministries for the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, he helps students find ways to experience mission service for themselves.

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