A huge thanks to CCS students Bri-anne Swan, Charmain Bailey, Alana Martin, and others for organizing an online New Year’s Concert in support of the Centre for Christian Studies!
Between cost-cutting and COVID, this has been a financially difficult year for CCS:⠀⠀⠀
A large grant from the United Church has been cut by $26,000⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Cancellation of the 2020 Learning on Purpose circle due to COVID-19 meant a loss of $25,000 in tuition income
The concert was available for streaming on the CCS Facebook page and the Resistance Church Facebook and Youtube pages (no social media account needed). People from all over Canada tuned in to listen to music from CCS students Charmain Bailey and Bri-anne Swan, and learn about the innovative and important ministries of the school’s students and graduates.
Their fundraising goal for the evening was $2000, which they reached before the concert even started, so they upped it to $5000! Throughout the concert Alana popped in with updates, like a PBS pledge drive. As of midnight on the 31st they had raised almost $4700!
Thank you to everyone who participated and everyone who donated. If you were not able to join us but would still like to make a donation, you can do so here: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/57988
The Centre for Christian Studies is a national theological school grounded in the tradition of diakonia. We prepare people for ministries in the United Church of Canada and the Anglican Church of Canada, and offer lifelong learning for anyone who wants to deepen their faith-in-action.
The CCS offices are situated, with gratitude, humility, and respect, on Treaty One land, the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.