ECM is excited to welcome our new Chaplain and Young Adult Missioner, Rev. Adrienne Koch! We look forward to beginning this new semester and chapter of ECM with her. See the Diocesan announcement
I’m sure that many of you have all heard me talk about the year that I spent in Panama – but I don’t think that I have ever told the story about the beginning of my trip, and how I almost didn’t make it. So bear with me, I promise it will relate to today’s… [Read More]
I can say with 100% certainty that this mission was an experience I will not forget. Being able to go to a harsh environment with a backing of faith made this week an eye-opening time for myself (and for others I’m sure). I found joy in seeing others rejoice in the simple things in life,… [Read More]
Having a reasonable degree of comfort or confidence in my position as one with more means and wealth than some people I met was a challenge. I was sometimes challenged when attempting to see significant benefits from the work of certain Ministries, this could be because they perhaps were in some ways flawed, or perhaps… [Read More]
On our spring break trip to DC, I was challenged by the thought that the problem of homelessness seems so insurmountable at times, both at an individual level and at a national level. Gaining an understanding of social and institutional structures isn’t always easy – it feels a lot better to those of us with… [Read More]
On the trip to Washington, DC, I felt that I was challenged most when we visited Joseph’s House. The work that they are doing there, being with people as they live their last weeks, is a really foreign ministry to me, as I haven’t really experienced death, especially in the harsh manner of the ill… [Read More]
Three years ago, in the spring of 2011, I began attending services at the Raleigh Episcopal Campus Ministry. I had recently transferred from a university in Atlanta and was new to Raleigh. During the previous four years of high school I had hardly been active in Church life. Nonetheless, as a cradle Episcopalian, ECM was… [Read More]
These changes are detrimental to students, the elderly, the poor, women, and often minorities. Some affect me, some affect you, and most affect those whose voices are not heard enough.
But yet, here I sit, tapping away at a keyboard, and I cannot help but notice that I have undergone quite a spiritual and personal transformation over these years.
It is both humbling and motivating to know that a couple hours and a little bit of energy can make an impact.