Fall Spiritual Renewal Week - September 18-22

Fall Spiritual Renewal Week - This fall's SRW theme will be "Following Jesus: The Big Picture." EMS invites parents, pastors, and friends to attend these special extended Chapels. Just sign in at the Front Office for a Visitor's badge.

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:27-9:57 a.m.
  • Tuesday at 9:47-10:17 a.m.
  • Thursday will be a regular schedule with a special Neighbor Group meeting

Up with People - September 29 & 30, 7 p.m., EMS Auditorium

Up with People is coming to Harrisonburg and they are looking for people to host their international cast members for the week of Sept. 25th to Oct. 2nd. It's very easy and FUN - all you need to do is provide the cast member with a place to sleep, breakfast and dinner, and drop them off in the mornings around 8 a.m. and pick them up in the evenings around 6 p.m. most days.

The group of 100 students from 20 countries is coming into town to volunteer with many local non-profits and perform a benefit concert for Explore More Children’s Museum as well as our school, Eastern Mennonite School. The shows will take place on Friday, Sept. 29th and Saturday the 30th at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Eastern Mennonite School. You will even receive 2 complimentary tickets to the show for hosting! The local promotions team is still looking for homes for about 80 of their cast members (ages 17 - 29) and are hoping that your family would like to be a part of this! You can contact Allison Pickens at or (815)713-9678 for more information about the cast's schedule OR to sign up to host! You can also learn more at!


Touring Choir Reunion! - October 13-14, 2017

Message from Jay Hartzler: In the past 40 years there have been so many wonderful songs that it was most difficult to select a few to sing together. I chose these because of the texts, and I truly love the music. I know your favorite probably isn't listed but that would take a much longer program! I hope you are able to join us in celebrating the life of Eastern Mennonite School.

  • I Have Felt the Hand of God (Courtney)
  • Were You There? (Makaroff)
  • Lord, I know I been changed (More)
  • I Can Tell the World (Hogan)
  • When I Can Read My Title Clear (Parker)
  • I Will Not Leave You Comfortless (Titcomb)
  • The Glory of the Father (Hovland)

Did you sing in the EMHS Touring Choir at some time in the past? If you did, you are heartily invited to join in a Touring Choir reunion choir performing during this year's Centennial Homecoming celebration! Mr. Jay Hartzler will be leading the choir. Rehearsals will be held at EMS on Friday, October 13th, 4:30-6:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 14th, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The choir will perform at the EMS Centennial Concert on Saturday evening at 8 p.m. in the EMS Auditorium. Attendance at both rehearsals is not required. Please fill out this online survey to RSVP your plans: (copy and paste into a browser window)