The Episcopal Church Welcomes you!
Episcopal Campus Ministry is an inclusive community within the academy of Indiana University. It is a nesting place for students,
faculty, and staff to embrace and explore their spirituality in an accepting environment where inquiry is deemed a natural and healthy part of faith.
Anglican theology is built upon a three-legged stool of scripture, tradition, and reason - recognizing that you don't have to turn off
your brain when you step into church!
Holy Week Services
Please consult our Holy Week services page for a schedule and further information.
- 5:30pm, Evening Prayer
- 7:30pm, Tenebrae
- 5:30pm, Evening Prayer
- 7:30pm, Passover Diversity Seder at the Hillel Center
- 5:30pm, Maundy Thursday: Community Dinner, Footwashing, Mass, and Stripping of the Altar
- 7:30pm, Passover Diversity Seder at Hillel Center
- Good Friday
- 12:15pm, Solemn Liturgy
- 9:00pm, The Great Vigil of Easter
Ash Wednesday Services
Two campus services are planned for Ash Wednesday:
- The ecumenical Ash Wednesday service will be held at 12:15 p.m. in the Whittenberger Auditorium in the IMU. Ashes will be distributed. A special monetary collection will be taken for Mother Hubbard's Cupboard. This service is coordinated by Episcopal Campus Ministry, Lutheran Campus Ministry, and St. Paul's Catholic Center. The service will last 25 minutes.
- At 5:30 p.m. at the Canterbury House, we will pray the solemn liturgy for Ash Wednesday. Ashes will be distributed. Following the service, we will begin our Lenten Wednesday evening gatherings with soup and substance. These gatherings will feature a simple meal accompanied by theological conversation.
Rass Royalty Dance Competition
Rass Royalty, a student-led dance competition, will present one of the largest cultural shows of South Asia dance forms this Saturday, Feb. 9th. The IU Auditorium doors open at 6:00 p.m., and Canterbury will gather in the foyer when the doors open. Bring a friend, or two, with you.
The competition begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. The event raises money for its partnering organization, Timothy Global Health -- so if possible, please bring some money to make a contribution.
Eric Love, the IU staff officer for Diversity, Ethnicity and Multi-Cultural Affairs said this event is a "once-in-a-lifetime experience" for us in Indiana. The dancing is extraordinary and energetic; the costumes are brilliant; and the music is powerful. Eric said, "Think Bollywood and the movie, "Slum Dog Millionaire."
This Saturday, the competition will be among eight teams from across the nation. The collegiate teams are competing for the opportunity to represent theirs schools in May at the National Championship, Raas All-Stars, in Dallas, Texas.
The evening is one of only 16 official Raas competitions in the country. At the conclusion of the event, we'll return to Canterbury House for hot cider and snacks.
Martin Luther King Interfaith Service and Unity Summit
The Martin Luther King Interfaith Service and Unity Summit will be held on Monday, January 21, from noon to 3:00 p.m. at the Wilkie Residence Hall Auditorium on Rose Street. The day begins with a free lunch.
The Interfaith Service will feature a reading from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and prayers and music from the Buddhist, Native American, Jewish and Christian traditions. The African-American choir, Voices of Hope, will sing following the prayers.
The Unity Summit is one of the largest student and community gatherings on campus during the MLK day. The theme of the Unity Summit is "Making a Career of Humanity." Participants will share thoughts, reflections and conversations while seated in small groups around tables in Wilkie.
There are two guiding questions for the day: What will you not stand for? And, What will you stand up for? All the Write My Mind Posters that have been placed around campus will be brought into Wilkie on Monday, and participants will have an opportunity to add their thoughts to the posters. The results of the poster campaign will be shared later.
Sat, Sept 15, 10:30am-2:30pm
Join ECM and major sponsors FARM Bloomington, Berg Bows, and Horn Properties IU
for an all-you-can eat pancake breakfast in Dunn Meadow on Saturday of Freshman Family Weekend,
September 15th. There will be all-you-can eat pancakes by FARM,
along with unlimited sausage, toppings, coffee, and juice. There
will also be a raffle, games, and Model T and Model A car rides.
Tickets are $10 with student ID or in advance, $12 for non-students,
and $6 for children.
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A Chapel Mission
Episcopal Campus Ministry is a mission of the Diocese of Indianapolis. It operates through the Canterbury Fellowship to provide a nesting place
specifically for the students, faculty, and staff at Indiana University as they pass through the academy. Our primary life is expressed through worship
and fellowship on Thursday nights and Sunday mornings, through active participation with members of the campus inter-faith community, and through the
pursuit of academic studies and the quest for knowledge. Episcopal Campus Ministry stands door to door with Trinity Episcopal Church, offering
two thriving, complementary Episcopal presences for the Bloomington community.
Our chaplain, Mother Linda+, serves to provide guidance, mentorship, and care for those in Bloomington. Canterbury is governed by the Episcopal Campus Ministry (ECM) Board.
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