Category: News

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 …

Marion Pope is Alive!

OK, this is not news to anybody, least of all to Marion herself, but an error in an early draft of the CCS annual report had her included among the list of CCS alumni and friends who had passed away in 2010.  We corrected this mistake fairly quickly, but not before a couple of people …

Banquet tickets

Final year students at CCS are eagerly awaiting the weekend of April 2-3.  We anticipate a great celebration that weekend to give thanks for the completion of the program by final year students and to recognize Mary Ellen Moore as a Companion of CCS.  The Annual Service of Celebration will take place at St. George’s …

United Church Ministry Statement

Our diaconal colleague Denise Davis-Taylor who sits on the Theology Inter Church Interfaith Committee of General Council of the UCC asks that the updated Statement of Ministry report be sent to the wide CCS community for response.  The draft statement is available at http://www.unitedchurch.ca/communications/news/general/110131  Denise notes: You will see that this paper continues to focus on functions …

Staff Changes

Last month we said goodbye to CCS Community Resource Coordinator Glenda Knoll.  As you may know, Glenda has moved on from CCS to work with the Mosaic Newcomer Resource Centre.  We certainly appreciate her warmth and commitment, and we wish her well. The Human Resources has hired a new staffperson for that position – which is …

Annual Report

The Annual Meeting is next Wednesday.  If you’re interested in the Centre for Christian Studies, you might want to think about attending.  It starts at 6:00 pm (Manitoba time), with friends of the Centre gathered in Winnipeg and many more joining in by conference call from all over Canada.  And this just in: Anglicans attend …

Principal Search

CCS is looking for a Principal.  Know anybody with deep commitments to justice, to the empowering of others through transformative learning, and to a collaborative, collegial and non-hierarchical work-style?  Check out the job posting on the CCS website for more info.

Winter Tapestry

The latest edition of Tapestry, CCS’s newsletter, is out.

Tap on the Shoulder

Do you know someone you could approach about preparation for ministry at the Centre for Christian Studies?  Why not give them a tap on the shoulder?

CCS Annual General Meeting

 The Centre for Christian Studies’ AGM will be held Wednesday, March 2, 2011 from 6-8 pm CST.  The meeting will be held by conference call (unless you live in Winnipeg, in which case you are invited to the CCS offices at 60 Maryland St.). The gathering will include worship, business (receipt of reports, and election of …

Donalda Jardine (1908-2011)

The oldest living graduate of the Centre for Christian Studies (United Church Training School at the time of her graduation) has died at the age of 103 years. Born in Centre Napan, New Brunswick, Donalda Jardine became a teacher and principal of New Brunswick Schools until 1936 when she entered the United Church Training School with …