Join us in Vancouver!

Join CCS principal Michelle Owens for an evening with ecumenical and international partners in diaconal ministry.

The Central Committee of Diakonia of the Americas and the Caribbean, DOTAC, will be meeting in Vancouver. Along with CCS, they will host an evening gathering on November 9 to celebrate the many and diverse expressions of international and ecumenical diakonia. Continue reading “Join us in Vancouver!”

A time of covenanting

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”

Welcome to the New Principal

The Centre for Christian Studies invites you to attend a Covenanting Service and Reception for Michelle Owens as she begins her role as the new Principal at The Centre for Christian Studies

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Westminster United Church
745 Westminster Ave at Maryland Street, Winnipeg
Please enter by the Westminster Avenue door. Lift available.

Refreshments will be served
Service of Installation at 8:00 pm.

RSVP to Cheryl Thiessen by Sept 5
204-783-4490 or office@ccsonline.ca

If you are not able to attend, you are invited to offer your welcome and greetings by phone, e-mail, or mail.

Wishing Maylanne Well

The Centre for Christian Studies invites you to a celebration of Maylanne Maybee and her time as Principal.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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 office@ccsonline.ca

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 info@ccsonline.ca, or send it to the Centre for Christian Studies, 60 Maryland St, Winnipeg, MB R3G 1K7

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.