Deb, Kimiko, Mary, Vicky, and Mary Elizabeth are halfway through their fall Integrating Year Learning Circle. Reports are that it is going well.
Stan McKay will be the guest for CCS’s “Mindful Munchin'” lunchtime discussion on Wednesday, Oct. 13.
The Very Reverend Dr. Stan McKay was the United Church of Canada’s first Aboriginal moderator. He is a well-respected educator, advocate, and spiritual leader. He attended residential school in Birtle, Manitoba. He will be leading a conversation about next steps in the path toward healing and reconciliation, for residential school survivors and for the church. What must be done now so that we all can live as “treaty people”?
Mindful Munchin’ will take place at Westminster United Church, 745 Westminster Avenue (corner of Westminster and Maryland, just up the street from CCS), Winnipeg MB, on October 13 from 11:45 – 1:00. Bring your lunch.
Beginning September 22nd CCS will have five students in Winnipeg preparing for their “Integrating Year”. The Integrating Year is a time when students have the opportunity to incorporate their learning’s – theory and practice, faith and action.
We are preparing for a full house this October when 22 students will be coming to Winnipeg for the Educational Ministry Learning Circle beginning on the 14th.
Our friends in the Winnipeg area are very fortunate because The Very Reverend Stan McKay is coming to CCS to share his thoughts on, “What happens now? Life after the Truth and Reconciliation Process”. This event will be taking place on October 13th. Stay tuned for more details.
Throughout this month Ted and Ann will be traveling to various sites across Canada doing “field placement orientation” with students in the Educational Ministry year and their Learning Facilitators, Diaconal Mentors, and Local Committees. Students in the Ed Year are doing field placements in congregations and Christian educational settings, and the field placement orientation is a chance to make sure everyone involved is on the same page, knows what the student is hoping to learn from the experience, and what CCS is and how its program works.
The two-week Leadership Development Module held in Calgary finished up on Saturday.
The second LDM of the year is currently underway in Calgary. Ted Dodd is leading a group of 16 who are meeting at Parkdale United Church from August 8 to August 21.