God calls us to diaconal ministry. The gospel of Jesus invites all to this ministry: to offer compassion and accompaniment, to work for liberation and justice, to act as advocates of creative transformation. *
Colleagues, friends, students and graduates gathered on September 13 to covenant with Michelle Owens as she steps into the roll of principal at the Centre for Christian Studies. Michelle takes on this position as CCS enters its 125th year while rolling out a new program design. Continue reading “A time of covenanting”
St. Luke’s Anglican Church
130 Nassau St. N., Winnipeg
(corner of Nassau and Stradbrook)
Entrance at rear of church. Lift and wheelchair parking available.
Refreshments will be served.
Presentations at 6:30 pm.
RSVP to Cheryl Thiessen by August 30
204-783-4490 or email@example.com
In recognition of Maylanne’s commitment to Anglican diaconal studies, you are invited to make a gift in her honour to the Marion Niven Bursary Fund through the Centre for Christian Studies. This fund was established to support Anglican students at the Centre for Christian Studies.
You are invited to create an 8.5 X 11 page with greetings, memories, stories, or pictures to be part of a book to be presented to Maylanne. Bring it with you, e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or send it to the Centre for Christian Studies, 60 Maryland St, Winnipeg, MB R3G 1K7
UPDATE: The June Learning on Purpose course in Saskatoon has been cancelled due to low registration. Sorry for any inconvenience. The August Learning on Purpose is still a go, though, and there’s still time to apply!
The students in the CCS Integrating Year are one month away from graduating! Plan to be part of the celebration. Festivities start on the evening of March 25th with a banquet at St. George’s Anglican Church Crescentwood (168 Wilton Street, Winnipeg). Tickets are $45 ($20 for CCS students). You can get an individual ticket just for yourself, or buy tickets for all your friends and family. (Heck, even if you’re not coming you could buy a ticket to donate to a student, if you were so inclined.) Contact Cheryl at the CCS office to purchase your ticket.
The next day, March 26, is the Annual Service of Celebration. Come worship with the graduates and honour this year’s Companion of the Centre, Linda Ervin.
Sing for Justice is a chance to get together with people in your community to sing songs of justice and right relationship and at the same time raise funds to support student learning at the Centre for Christian Studies!
Dianne Baker is hosting a gathering at the Centre for Christian Studies, 60 Maryland St. Winnipeg, in the KP room on November 21 from 7-9. Everyone in the Winnipeg area on that date is invited.
Knox United Church, 200 MEMORIAL AVE N in Russell, Manitoba has decided to host a Sing for Justice event on Sunday, November 20th (evening) with the offering coming to CCS.
Thank you to David Kai, Jennifer Lidstone, Meghan Witzel, Ken DeLisle, Ted Dodd, Dianne Baker, and Tim Sale for helping us with this lovely video to help invite people to host a “Sing for Justice” event this fall.
The Centre for Christian Studies has a long tradition of living a theology of justice. The CCS Development Working Group would like you to raise your voice, raise some spirits, raise awareness of CCS, and raise some funds to support transformative education. For more information on how you can get involved, check out the Sing for Justice page, or contact Lori at email@example.com .
Sing for Justice is an event in your community that engages people in singing for justice and at the same time raises funds to support student learning at the Centre for Christian Studies. Continue reading “Sing for Justice”
The day before, on Saturday, April 9th, at 9:30am, you are invited to join the CCS community for a conversation with Stan and Jim about various things, including the implications for the church of the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the calls to action arising from the Truth and Reconciliation Report.
The Companions in Conversation gathering will take place at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on the corner of Wolseley and Walnut. All are welcome.
CCS’s big weekend of the year is less than a month away! Pretty soon the Integrating Year students will be coming for their final learning circle, followed by their graduation from the Diaconal Ministries program. Continue reading “2016 Grad Banquet tickets”
“Wilderness, Weeping, and Wiping” was the title for a daylong retreat held on Saturday, February 27, 2016 for about fifteen deacons and associates in the diocese of Rupert’s Land. The words referred to some key themes in the Lenten lectionary– Jesus struggling in the desert, lamenting over Jerusalem, being anointed by Mary with costly perfume.