ECM in Tucson

Episcopal Campus Ministry in Tucson, AZ

Episcopal Campus Ministry in Tucson, AZ

Welcome

The ECM at the University of Arizona gathers throughout the week for worship, fellowship, and spiritual growth. Every Sunday in term we meet at 6:00pm to celebrate the Eucharist and share a meal, graciously provided by local Episcopal parishes. On Wednesdays we meet at 7pm in front of Gentle Ben's for Thirsty (a)Theology, a time where the ECM picks up the appetizers and we gather, and bring possibly controversial friends, to have intentional conversation where we hope to learn to disagree better.

The Chaplain, Ben Garren, is available throughout the week for one on one discussion with students on issues of religion and life in general. We strive to be an inclusive community that is open to being transformed and transforming others towards a life with Christ. The journeys of individuals from every race, class, sexuality, gender expression, and (a)religious background are neccesary for our authentically growing in our own faith as a community.

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What do we do?

Sundays

6:00 PM
Service

Every Sunday during the school year we gather to spend time with God and one another. The worship service starts with readings from the Bible, after which we reflect and pray. The center of the service focuses on community as we share bread and wine in the custom handed down from Jesus of Nazareth.

The service starts at 6pm outdoors across from the Campus Christian Center (715 N Park Ave). In winter we meet earlier so that our worship concludes with the sunset. All are welcome.

7:00 PM
Community Dinner 
(Currently on Hiatus)

We hope to resume our community dinners in the near future. For the safety of ourselves and the greater Episcopal community of Tucson we are currently not hosting home made meals.

During the Week

We have a rolling set of programs meeting during the week to participate in. We create small groups based upon mutual interests. Swing by on Sundays or contact us to find out more. 

Retreats

Retreats give us some time and space to relax, play, and enjoy life. They are also a time to step outside our regular, busy schedules to reflect on our life, and connect more deeply with one another and God.

Read more about retreats here.

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Chaplain

Chaplain Ben Garren

Ben started his life in North Carolina and grew up believing he would follow his father and grandfather in the field of Agricultural Science... even going so far as to get a BS in Chemistry. When he was one lab class away from finishing his degree he found himself energized by a different set of questions, ones that focused not on the unknown but the unknowable. Thus he started a series of adventures, over several continents and countries, that brought him to ordained ministry in the Episcopal Church.

Ben is regularly around and about campus, though only occasionally in his office. One can often find him at The Scented Leaf, where he does most of his work. Feel free to Email him and set up a time to meet. If you do swing by his office and he is not there further contact information is on his door. He is always up to grab coffee, tea, or lunch for serious, or not so serious, conversation.

 

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Mission

A ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona, we nourish the souls of students and young adults by cultivating a community of wisdom, prayer, sacrament, and mindful action to support minds and hearts full of wonder.

Contact Us

  • Christian Campus Center at the UofA
  • 715 N. Park Ave
  • Tucson, Arizona 85719
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  • CCC Telephone: 520-623-7575
  • Chaplain Ben's Email
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