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
We are pleased to announce that ECM will be installing several solar panels on its new campus center at 904 Sunset Avenue in Manhattan this coming Sunday, Oct. 11, as part of the Creation Care initiative of Change the World Sunday in our community! Our students are super-excited about the prospect of investing in the future, their future! If you're in the neighborhood this Sunday afternoon, beginning at 1:00 p.m., come on out to help with the installation and learn more about the benefits and affordability of solar energy.
After fifty-two years at 1021 Denison Ave, the ECM Board of Directors elected to relocate the ministry to 904 Sunset, just two blocks away from our previous location, where we built a new, more versatile and energy-efficient building that will serve as our campus center for future generations of K-State students and the Manhattan community. Now that the building is finished, we're excited for the next fifty years of ministry at K-State.
Up to the minute information about upcoming ECM events can be found on the calendar below.
"Answering the Call" Series starts October 26
In this short, four week group, we will be exploring a variety of Biblical call stories as a model for answering our own callings. How did the individuals respond? And what can those stories teach us about finding our purpose?
Each week we will welcome a minister from one of our four local supporting congregations to co-facilitate the discussion. Light refreshments included!
Dates (all times 7:00-8:30 PM at ECM):
10/26 - Rev. Caela Simmons Wood (First Congregational UCC)
11/2 - Rev. Helen Hutchison (Trinity Presbyterian Church)
11/9 - Rev. Kati Collins (First Presbyterian Church)
11/16 - Rev. Paul Allen (First Christian Church)
Children and Youth Ministry Internship Available
As part of an ECM initiative to encourage students to engage in a theological exploration of vocation, the Riley and Fairview Presbyterian Churches (PCUSA) are offering a $1,000/per semester scholarship for an internship in the area of children and youth ministry and programming. More information can be found here.
For more information about ECM vocations, email David Wood,firstname.lastname@example.org