Ecumenical Campus Ministry
The Ecumenical Campus Ministry (ECM) is the home of the Anglican, Presbyterian, and United Church on campus.
We offer learning and discipleship programs that reflect a mainline Protestant faith that is questioning, diverse, justice-seeking, and engaged in our community. Students who engage with ECM will see their sense of faith widen, deepen, develop, and mature - and find a community of people walking the Way of Jesus, in a wide variety of disciplines and life callings. We have a lot of fun too, and eat good food!
ECM also provides support and pastoral care to students, faculty, and staff - as well as links to Anglican, Presbyterian, and United Church congregations in the Guelph area.
Andrew Hyde is the full-time Ecumenical Campus Minister. Andrew is a Designated Lay Minister in the United Church of Canada, with many years experience ministering with youth and young adults. You can find him in the ECM Office (206 Raithby House), or contact him via email (email@example.com) or phone (519.824.4120 ext. 52390). Andrew loves meeting people over for coffee, so make sure to pop in sometime.
Everyone is welcome at ECM, regardless of your faith background or understandings. As part of our commitment to the Way of Jesus, ECM acknowledges the Attawandaron territory on which UofG stands, and affirms the full participation and leadership of GLBTQ individuals.
What is Ecumenism?
Ecumenism is a movement within the Christian church to seek common ground, build unity, and work collaboratively across traditions for the service of others.
In a world where differences are often seen as reasons for division and strife, Ecumenism celebrates difference and affirms the strengths that come from our togetherness. If Ecumenism had a report card, one of the comments would be, "Plays well with others."
The three Christian traditions that support ECM are the Anglican Church in Canada (through the Diocese of Niagara), the Presbyterian Church in Canada (through the Presbytery of Waterloo-Wellington), and the United Church of Canada (through Waterloo Presbytery and Hamilton Conference). Each tradition has a unique story and offers unique gifts to our campus community. Their coming together behind the ministry of ECM is tremendous blessing to our community and to each other.
This same spirit of collaboration, when extended beyond the Christian tradition, is expressed through ECM's enthusiastic participation in the Multi-Faith Resource Team.
To get up-to-date info about ECM programs, news, and opportunities, check out ECM's various online homes...
ECM on Gryphlife... https://uoguelph.collegiatelink.net/organization/ecm
ECM on Facebook... www.facebook.com/ECMguelph
ECM on Twitter... @ECMguelph