With the Covid-19 outbreak sweeping the world, many things are changing. At ECM we've been embracing the change while also striving to maintain some semblance of our usual programing.
One staple during the school year here at ECM is Real Food Lunch. Every Thursdays a group of ECM'ers come together to cook the week's meal that is later shared Friday with the larger crowd. Though meeting in person to cook and share food is not a current possible reality, we've still found ways to share both the cooking and the food as a community. Through live videos, Mary and Christian have led tutorials weekly on various vegan meals while additionally providing an opportunity for much missed group discussion through the online chat feature that accompanies the stream.
To share the food, meals are delivered, or people can sign up for a batch of ingredients and cook their own batch of vegan deliciousness.
To learn more, or hop in on the fun check out our 'Get Involved' tab.
Last weekend, Pastor Christian and three ECM students attended the Our Whole Lives Facilitator Training in Lawrence. This weekend-long training focused on the OWL curriculum, a comprehensive sexual education curriculum, and how to host classes on topics ranging from social justice issues, like gender and sexuality identity, to personal health workshops. All in attendance successfully passed the course after demoing an activity! With this new knowledge and credentials in hand, ECM is looking forward to the possibility of providing OWL workshops in the future both to students and to local churches, should they be interested. Look out for workshops Fall 2020!
To learn more about OWL, check out their website: https://www.uua.org/re/owl