WELCOME TO ECM
If you’re looking for a campus ministry at K-State where you can come together with other young adults to deepen your spirituality, think about important issues, develop healthy relationships and make a difference in the world by serving others, you’ve come to the right place! ECM is a place and a people where engaging in these things—spirituality, study, sociality and service—are part of everything we do.
ECM stands for Ecumenical Campus Ministry. “Ek-you-men-i-kuhl” is an ancient Greek word that describes efforts to bring together diverse elements in a way that celebrates their unity. More specifically, it usually refers to the efforts of Christians to seek and to celebrate the things that unite people of faith, rather than dwell on the things that divide us. “Ecumenical” is a still great word, even if it is hard to pronounce. It aptly describes what ECM—and two thousand years of Christian practice at its best—is all about. To find out more about what that looks like at K-State, read on.
NEWS ABOUT ECM
If you’re free this semester on Fridays between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., come to the ECM Campus Center and enjoy a “Real Food Lunch” with friends, old and new. The idea for a “Real Food Lunch” grew out of conversations last spring among several ECM student leaders, who wanted to combine their love of spending time with friends with their growing commitment to eating healthier and more diverse foods. So they came up with this idea to offer a no-fee-donation-only meal each week in the auditorium at ECM where everyone is welcome, featuring as much locally grown, fresh produce as possible. Participants will take turns sharing the chores of setting up beforehand, preparing the meals with food purchased via donations and cleaning up afterwards. “Real Food Lunch”—be the change you wish to see!—each Friday at 11:30 a.m. this semester at ECM.