Diaconal ministers seem to love to connect. And November was a month for gathering.

Lori Stewart (not pictured), CCS Development Coordinator, stopped in Kitchener for coffee with Ellen Baynton-Walker, Margaret Collard, Meghan Gilholm, Marilyn Burnard, and Katharine Edmonstone .


She also visited Margarete Emminghaus in Orilla. Margarete is now 94. A graduate from the United Church Training School in 1952, she was the CCS administrator from 1970 – 1988.





And in Alberta, ten DUCCs (Diakonia of the United Church of Canada) braved the snow to gather in  Olds.

Sharon McRann, Margaret Lange, Yoon Ok Shin, Barbara Lieurance, Beatrix Schirner, Allison Brooks-Starks, Tammy Allan, Sitting: Leila Currie, Helen Reed, and Jan Richardson