Second Fridays is back! CCS’s monthly noon-hour presentation and discussion series returns, with a focus on Faith and the Arts this fall. Special guest speakers will reflect on humour, hospitality, social justice, and art. Bring your lunch and your curiosity. (If you let us know you’re coming by calling 204-783-4490, we’ll know how many chairs to put out.) 12 noon, on the second Friday of each month, at 60 Maryland Street.
Here’s what we’ve got planned:
Friday Sept 13, 2013 – Humour and Faith
Guests: Scott Douglas and Lesley Harrison
Scott Douglas is an award-winning playwright. His plays include The Touring Test, Treading Water, Undiscover’d Country, Strange Angels, and Maybe One?: A Theatrical History of the United Church of Canada. He is also an actor, animator, co-editor of The Un-official Handbook of the United Church of Canada, and staff member at the Centre for Christian Studies.
Lesley Harrison is Program Staff with EDGE: A Network for Ministry Development of the General Council Office where she spends time coordinating a network of consultants for new ministry development and ministry renewal. Prior to this Lesley served as Presbytery Minister for Winnipeg Presbytery working with congregations exploring their mission and ministry in a changing context. Lesley has also served on Presbytery Staff in Winnipeg, congregational ministry in Saskatchewan, and as overseas personnel with the Moravian Church in Nicaragua.
Friday Oct 11, 2013 – Hospitality and the Arts
Jamie Howison is a priest of the Anglican Church of Canada, and the founding pastoral leader of saint benedict’s table in Winnipeg. He is the author of “God’s Mind in That Music,” a book exploring theological themes and ideas through the music of jazz legend John Coltrane.
barb janes currently ministers with the good people of Crescent-Fort Rouge United Church in Winnipeg. Ordained in 1984, barb’s ministry has given her rich experiences in the aboriginal setting, in the inner cities of Vancouver and Toronto, and with congregations in northern Ontario, Saskatoon, Selkirk (Manitoba). An adult-onset runner, barb is also an avid reader of fiction, a movie-goer, Winnipeg Folk Festival fan, and theatre buff.
Friday Nov 8, 2013 – The Arts and Social Justice
Karen Schlichting, local artist and activist, is blending her passion for food security, local food and slow food and the crafts of masonry, glass mosaic and artisan baking with her creation of Gretel’s Oven. She created the four thousand pound oven on wheels so she could take her experiential food activism on the road. Using the tactics of the clever witch, Gretel (Karen) is hoping her glittery glass mosaic oven will capture the attention of shoppers and encourage them to stop by for a taste of a different rising economy.
Bob Haverluck is an established award-winning artist and educator who has long combined art and education for social transformation. His work includes a project in ecological advocacy, artist in residence and adjunct professor of art and theology at the University of Winnipeg engaging urban issues, the use of the arts in conflict and peace education. Bob’s artwork has appeared in numerous publications including ‘Harpers’, ‘New Statesman’,‘Border Crossings’.. He has had solo exhibitions of his work in many places including Chicago , Toronto , Vancouver , Kenora , Winnipeg, and Riding Mountain National Park.
Friday Dec 13, 2013 – Songs of the Season
Join us for cookies, carols, and maybe some special guests.
Please download the Second Fridays fall 2013 poster and put it up somewhere.
Just in time for Christmas comes this reflection from Lynda Trono as part of CCS’s monthly Second Fridays series. Lynda and Jennifer deGroot presented on Friday, December 14th, 2012 at CCS, followed by an engaging discussion on the challenges of living simply. Continue reading “Theology of Simplicity – Second Fridays”