Category: News

Call for short-term programming (continuing education) proposals

The Centre for Christian Studies is extending its programming for theological education with short-term continuing education offerings. Goals: To expand the range of: – Geographic venues – Leadership – Subject matter To encourage those unfamiliar with CCS to pursue further theological studies To provide those familiar with CCS pedagogy an opportunity to learn with a …

120 in 2012!

2012 will mark the our 120th year of training deaconesses, deacons, and diaconal ministers in Canada. From its proud and historic roots since 1892, through seven institutions, the Centre for Christian Studies is proud to be planning a year to remember, marked by celebration, community, worship and growth for all in the United and Anglican …

Farewell to Charlotte

Charlotte Caron continues as acting principal of the Centre for Christian Studies until the end of July, but since many of the CCS staff are taking holidays in July it seemed like a good time for a celebration of the year that Charlotte spent with us, providing stability, wisdom, hard work, and gracious leadership.  One …

Emma Kaufman Scholarship

The CCS Awards Working Group has announced that it is accepting applications for the $10,000 Emma Kaufman Scholarship.  The scholarship is for study or a learning experience outside of Canada or The United States for an extended period of time. It will be awarded to someone with a university degree or demonstrated equivalency. Applicants must demonstrate …

DUCC tours CCS

Some participants from the national DUCC (Diakonia of the United Church of Canada) conference dropped by CCS this afternoon to take a tour.  Charlotte Caron acted as host, showing folks the library, offices, and meeting rooms/classrooms.  Liz Bachmann laid out coffee and treats and Marc Desrosiers had a selection of promotional materials for people to …

Sewing the Edges Together

Maylanne Maybee writes about the gathering of UCC Community and Social Justice Ministers – Sewing the Edges Together: It was a bit of a leap to go from that meeting to a gathering of community and social justice ministers of the United Church of Canada, June 8-11, 2011 at Canterbury Hills Conference Centre in Ancaster, just …

Anglican Heads of Theological Schools Meeting

Maylanne Maybee, CCS Principal-designate, writes about the meeting of the heads of the Anglican Theological Schools in Toronto, June 6&7, 2011:  What issues of governance are Anglican colleges for theological education facing?  How do they relate to the university with which they are affiliated?  What different tools and practices are they using for distance education?  …

Call for Nominations – Companion of the Centre

Companion of the Centre nominations are being accepted for the 2012 Companion.  The “Companion of the Centre” award was established in 2001 by the Central Council of the Centre. Through this award, CCS honors, at the Annual Service of Celebration, one or more persons: graduates who through their life and ministry, have brought distinction and …

Reception for Charlotte

You are invited to a “Real and Virtual” Reception for Charlotte! We are planning a “Real and Virtual Reception” at Woodsworth House to honor and thank our Acting Principal Charlotte Caron, CCS’72 … as she transitions into her departure from CCS and paves the way for the in-coming Principal – Maylanne Maybee – on August …

Tatamagouche LDM is a GO!

Registration for the August Leadership Development Module at the Tatamagouche Centre in Nova Scotia was lower than we were hoping, but we’re going to do it anyway!  The LDM runs from August 8-20, 2011.  The deadline for application has past, but if you’re desperate to attend, we can accommodate you.  Give us a call (204-783-4490) or …

PAR Challenge

We want YOU to help us grow the CCS Ministry in pastoral care, education and social transformation During the summer months, CCS staff and volunteers continue their program development, governance and planning for the Fall and Winter ’12 activities. As we gear-up for the exciting seasons ahead, we are mindful that your financial and prayerful …

DUCC National Gathering June 21-24 at the University of Winnipeg

“Courageous Engagement: Forging New Relationships” is the theme for the Diakonia of the United Church National Gathering being held at the University of Winnipeg. Conference participants will be exploring ways to build bridges and relationships with aboriginal brothers and sisters in community while deepening our understanding of Aboriginal and First Nation cultural understandings. For much …

June Leadership Development Module

Seven men and women from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Ontario, gathered for two weeks at Woodsworth House in Winnipeg for the Leadership Development Module. There was lots of learning, great singing, profound moments of worship, creative play, hard work, and LOTS of laughter. One interesting feature of this LDM group was that they ate communally for …

CCS at MNWO Conference

Charlotte Caron, Ted Dodd and Ann Naylor from CCS attended the United Church Conference of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario meetings in Kenora, ON during the last weekend in May. Ted chaired the Conference Visioning and Critical Reflection Committee which helps the Conference keep grounded in its theology. Charlotte participated in a presentation called “A Prairie …

Coming out the other side

The last couple of weeks at CCS has been Leadership Development Module time. An intense, profound, and BUSY time. As a result, I haven’t been able to get the updates up on the blog. Luckily Marc has still been keeping the constituency up to date through email, so if you get the bi-weekly emails, a …