Category: News

Springing Forward

CCS Principal Maylanne Maybee writes: Springing forward from a successful Annual General Meeting and year. Last week was a good week! On a personal level, the Human Resources Committee conducted my probation review and will be recommending that I be made “permanent”. The process was gracious, carefully done, and clear. I am grateful not only …

AGM 2012

The annual meeting of the friends of the Centre for Christian Studies ended about an hour ago.  It was a very successful AGM, full of good spirits. A group of about 20 gathered at the CSS offices in Winnipeg, and another 20 or 25 phoned in from across Canada – from places like Victoria, Montreal, …

2011 Annual Report

The Centre for Christian Studies annual report for 2011 is now available from the CCS website.  This web version does not currently include financial statements or budget for 2012.  These will be added later.

Remembering Betty Langille

We were all saddened to learn of the passing of Betty Langille (Anglican Women’s Training College, 1952) on February 2, 2012 in Hamilton, Ontario. Betty was 88 years of age. Edith Shore sent along her sentiments to share with the CCS community: “Betty was on the staff while I was a student and she worked …

Time Running Out for Kaufmann Scholarship

Applications are invited for the $10,000 Emma Kaufmann Scholarship, but time is running out.

CCS Gathering in Victoria

Beth Walker and Barbara Hansen in Victoria are excited! They will be co-hosting the CCS event and are eager to greet you: “You are welcome!” Yes, Friday, March 9th at 7 PM, Beth and all local Friends of CCS will gather and have a wonderful visit over coffee / tea / cookies with former Acting …

United Church of Canada Diaconal Ministry Survey

Did you receive a Diaconal Ministry Survey in your e-mail inbox from the UCC Permanent Committee for Ministry Employment Policies and Services? The deadline for sending in your responses is February 24, that’s TOMORROW. A Diaconal Ministry Working Group is gathering data from diaconal ministers and others to determine how best to support and encourage …

SMART Art

A little while ago, we called out to the many creative CCS Friends who might love to create a cover for our SMART boards, to prevent the accidental use of permanent markers on them. (They look like white boards, but their electronic.) Jo-Anne Muldrew from the Trinity United Church in Winnipeg dropped by CCS this …

Deadline for Kaufmann scholarship extended

Applications for $10,000 Scholarship are invited. The Emma Kaufman Scholarship for study outside Canada and US is awarded every 5 years The Kaufman Scholarship was established in 1945 by Emma R. Kaufman as an expression of her very deep concern that women have the opportunity of experiencing a different culture and come to know what …

Remembering Betty Langille

We at CCS were saddened to learn of the passing of Betty Langille (AnglicanWomen’s Training College, 1952) on February 2, 2012 in Hamilton, Ontario. Betty was 88 years of age. A service will be at 11:00 am on Friday, February 10, 2012 at the Church of the Ascension on Forest Avenue, Hamilton. We thank Rosemary …

Possible Meet-and-Greet in the Victoria/Sidney area

CCS is looking to organize a Meet and Greet opportunity in Victoria on or near March 8. Former Acting Principal Charlotte Caron will be in the area, and has kindly offered to help host such an event– if there is interest.  If there is interest?  Of COURSE there will be interest! We are guesstimating that …

All About You – Ken DeLisle

In our continue series featuring friends of CCS, we bring you Ken Delisle – diaconal minister, CCS volunteer, and Companion of the Centre. Ken writes: “There’s an old song whose chorus is, “I’ve been everywhere.” It then rattles off names of towns and cities throughout North America. I haven’t actually been everywhere but my ministry …

Endowments

At the CCS 120th Anniversary and Homecoming celebration in October, we will formally highlight the Endowment Campaign which was started back in 2005, under the capable hands and leadership of former Principal, Caryn Douglas. The Endowment figure will be unveiled at that time, and we trust that our faithful supporters will be awfully pleased and …

Staff Reflections – Teaming

Staff reflections from September, 2011: The big news, for staff and the institution, is the “change in guard” of the principal.  In the time period between this Central Council meeting and the last, we have said goodbye to Charlotte Caron who, in a trying time, offered steady and gracious leadership as Acting Principal, and we …

IY Students recommended for Commissioning

All of the students in the current Integrating Year at CCS have been recommended for commissioning as diaconal ministers in the United Church of Canada.  Congratulations Alice, Debbie, Ingrid, Tracy, and Vicki! The IY has its final learning circle from March 14-24, followed by CCS’s Annual Service of Celebration on March 25, 2012 at which …