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.
The annual general meeting of the Centre for Christian Studies was held on Thursday, February 18th at 6:00 pm CST (4:00 in BC, 7:00 in Ontario, etc.). About 25 people from coast-to-coast took part through conference. Continue reading “Annual Meeting of the CCS Community”
The CCS Open House last weekend was a warm gathering on a cold January day. Many friends of the Centre came and went through the afternoon – volunteers and board members, colleagues from other educational institutions and denominations, prospective students, alumni, and others.
Join us at Woodsworth House (60 Maryland St, Winnipeg) on Saturday January 16th from 2pm to 4pm for a come-and-go tea/coffee/visit and an opportunity to meet our new CCS Program Team! Continue reading “January Open House”
O come all you faithful. Join us on Friday, December 18 from 3:30 to 5:00 for CCS’s annual Cookies & Carols open house. There’ll be hot cider and tasty snacks and a chance to hang out and sing some of your favourite Christmas hymns and carols.
Dec 18th, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Cookies and Carols at the Centre for Christian Studies
60 Maryland St, Winnipeg
You are invited to a cozy afternoon book launch on Saturday, Nov. 21st from 2-4pm at Immanuel United Church (corner of Golspie and Kimberley, off Henderson Hwy in Winnipeg). Bob Haverluck promises there will be “music, story theatre, coffee, tea, baked yum yums, and licorice cigars.”
You might remember about a year ago we announced the publication of three new storybooks by artist/poet/theologian Bob Haverluck. Bob has taken the three biblical-based stories, added a fourth, and a foreword by Ched Myers, and compiled them into When God Was Flesh and Wild: Stories in Defense of the Earth. Eco-theologian Sallie McFague calls the book “wise and wonderful!” Ched Myers calls it “insightful” and “delightful.” Ed Foley of the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago calls it “a first aid kit for the soul.”
When God was Flesh and Wild: Stories in Defense of the Earth is available for purchase from CCS ($28 + postage), as are the three storybooks ($10 each).
Or pick up a copy in person at the book launch. There will be entertainment from singer-songwriter Sam Baardman, fiddler Susan Israel, actor-writer Ellen Peterson, and Bob Haverluck himself.
What is a cinq à sept? It is not, as emcee Robbie Scott thought, a mispronunciation of “sunken ship.” Nor is it like a tea set but specifically for instant coffee. (That would be a Sanka set.)
A cinq à sept is a gathering that runs from 5pm to 7pm. Such a gathering was held on Wednesday to pay tribute to Ted Dodd who is retiring this summer. It was an entertaining, and occasionally zany, event, with snack, games, and speeches. Here are some video highlights to give you a sense of what it was like, but of course, for some parts “you kind of had to be there.” Continue reading “VIDEOS – Cinq à Sept”
Three of the CCS staff – Lori, Ted, and Ann – were at the national gathering of DUCC (Diakonia of the United Church of Canada) last week. Ted reports…
CCS will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at Woodsworth House in Winnipeg and across Canada via conference call. It’s open to all friends of the Centre.
So let’s say you live outside of Winnipeg, but you know CCS Friends in your area. Get yourself a speaker-phone, invite them over to phone in together! Have high tea or an evening snack (depending on the time where you are) and huddle around the phone to pray, learn, and discuss the Centre for Christian Studies – its present and its future. Continue reading “How to Host a CCS AGM Party”
There is a tradition of house blessing on Epiphany (January 6). This morning as we went into a Program Staff meeting we took time to bless Woodsworth House, the place where we work and play and where students come to learn. Continue reading “Chalk One Up for Epiphany”
Help us make the yuletide bright!
from 3pm to 6pm
at the Centre for Christians Studies (60 Maryland)
Please join us for our annual Christmas open house. Delicious snacks and warm beverages. Lusty singing. (Yeah, I said “lusty.” Bring it!) Special musical guests on the half hour.
Never been to CCS? Come take a tour. Want to let us know you’re coming? RSVP to Lori at email@example.com . Or just drop by. Stay for a few minutes or stay the whole time.
For the first time, CCS will be offering its Leadership Development Module in January.
January 12-24, 2015 at Bedford House (an EDGE ministry) in Peterborough, Ontario. The cost is $1400 and the deadline for registration
is December 1st has been extended to December 15th. (We still need a few more registrants to make it a go, so if you’re interested, please register now.) Continue reading “Peterborough LDM – Deadline Extended”
“I’m not here to make you comfortable. I’m here to tell you honestly who I am, and how you can be respectful of other indigenous people.”
Michael Champagne and Mary Lysecki brought challenge, humour, and insight to November’s Second Fridays presentation in partnership with the Sandy Saulteaux Spiritual Centre, on “Allies and Solidarity.” Mary exposed the “doctrine of discovery” and Michael pushed us to see people not as we’re comfortable seeing them, but as they really are.
Check out the videos. Share them widely. Continue reading “Allies and Solidarity – Videos from November’s Second Fridays”