Learning on Purpose 2017 – Apply Now

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!

Learning on Purpose: Changing Leadership for a Changing World is back!  This summer our two-week leadership development course will be held in  Winnipeg in August.  The application for the August LoP is June 1st, so apply today.

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2017 Annual General Meeting – March 2

Calling all friends of CCS!  Please join us for our Annual General Meeting on March 2, 2017 at 6:00pm CST.

If you’re in the Winnipeg area, feel free to come by Woodsworth House at 60 Maryland.  If you’re from further afield (the CCS community stretches all across Canada) you can join us by conference call.  Just call or email Cheryl at the CCS office ( office@ccsonline.ca ) and she’ll send you the appropriate numbers. Continue reading “2017 Annual General Meeting – March 2”

Book Your Table at the Banquet

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 Events

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.

Sing for Justice – Micah’s Song

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 stewart@ccsonline.ca .

Becoming the Story We Tell

openarmsCCS and St. John’s College are co-sponsoring a day-long workshop based on Becoming the Story we Tell: Renewing our engagement with Christ crucified and risen, an Anglican resource developed by the Primate’s Task Force, on Saturday, November 19th, from 9am to 4pm.  The day will be facilitated by the Rev. Canon John W.B. Hill of the diocese of Toronto and the Rev. Gregor Sneddon of the diocese of Ottawa, and will include worship, experience and reflection, teaching (scripture, background, context) and one-on-one spiritual conversations.   Continue reading “Becoming the Story We Tell”

Companions in Conversation

On April 10, 2016 CCS will honour Jim Boyles and Stan McKay with the Companion of the Centre Award.

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.

Wilderness, Weeping, and Wiping

anointing“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.

Participants in the Diocese of Rupert's Land deacons' retreat
Participants in the Diocese of Rupert’s Land deacons’ retreat

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