Category: News

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 …

Mindful Munching – World Parliament of Religions

Lynda Trono will speak about her recent participation at the World Parliament of Religions in Australia on Friday, May 6, 11:45 AM – 1 PM at the CCS House, 60 Maryland Street in Winnipeg.  Bring a lunch, and RSVP to Marc if you’d like to come. Lynda will share her experience of the Parliament of the …

New Principal Announced

The Centre for Christian Studies is pleased to announce the appointment of Maylanne Maybee as its new Principal.  “The Centre for Christian Studies is an exceptional school of experiential learning for people dedicated to the Church’s ministry of service, mission and justice. I look forward to the adventurous days ahead – days of exploration, collaboration …

Annual Service of Celebration

This Sunday (April 3rd) at 3pm at St. George’s Anglican Church Crescentwood, 168 Wilton Street, Winnipeg, the Centre for Christian Studies holds its annual Service of Celebration to acknowledge the students who are graduating from the Diploma in Diaconal Ministries program this year, and to honour Mary Ellen Moore who is being named a Companion …

Leave a Message for our Grads and Companion

This upcoming weekend is a big one for the Centre for Christian Studies.  This is the weekend when we celebrate the graduation of five students who have completed their training in diaconal ministry – Vicky Aldersley, Mary Elliott, Kimiko Karpoff, Debra Kigar, and Mary Elizabeth Piercy.  It’s also the weekend when we celebrate Mary Ellen …

Arts & Hospitality Podcast

The podcast from last month’s Mindful Munchin’ presentation by barb janes on The Arts and Hospitality is now available.  Barb spent her sabbatical researching various ways that churches have formed hospitable relationships with the arts and artists.  She is working on a book (maybe) which will be called (maybe) “Inviting Wonder” (maybe).  She accompanied her …

Marc Desrosiers – Development and Community Relations

The Centre for Christian Studies is pleased to announce that Marc Desrosiers will be joining our staff on March 15 as the Development and Community Relations Coordinator.  Marc has many years of development experience.  Most recently he has served as Director of Development and Alumni, The Salvation Army Booth University College in Winnipeg.  Previously he …