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Profiles in Diakonia

Apr 10, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT

shell art of Phoebe the deacon

Join us for a celebration of some of our diaconal heroes!

Profiles in Diakonia is open to anyone. Please register. (We especially encourage current Diaconal Ministry students to attend.) It will be held online on Zoom on April 10, 2021 from 10am to 1pm Central Time. (That’s 9am in Alberta, 8am in BC, 11am in Ontario, etc.)

The students in their Integration Year are nearing the end of their Diaconal Ministries program. As part of their final year of studies they each prepared a profiles of two diaconal ministers – one living and one dead. Through research and interviews the students learned the stories of these committed individuals who walked the path before them.

The first half of the Profiles in Diakonia event will provide the opportunity for our students to share these stories and reflect on their own journeys in relation to them.

The second half of the session will be a time of conversation with this year’s Companion of the Centre, Anne Manikel. (Anne will be honoured with the Companion of the Centre Award, and the Integration Year students will be graduating, at the Annual Service of Celebration on April 17.)

The agenda for the Profiles in Diakonia event is below. You can come for the whole thing or just for half. (Parts of the session will take place in breakout rooms, so if you arrive late and there aren’t many people around, that’s why.


Session Agenda

(Agenda times are CDT/Winnipeg time)

10:00   Worship Opening & Welcome – led by IY student Rebecca

10:10   Creative Journaling

10:20   Introductions (likely in small groups)

10:30   Overview of the morning, Explanation of the process of our “Historical and Living Diaconal Library” and Introductions to the characters and the students (Rebecca Pike, Alana Martin, Bri-anne Swan, Karlene Kimber)

10:45   Deceased Diaconal Minister / Deacon / Deaconess’ Perspectives – Students share profiles of diaconal heroes past

11:00   Live’n’kickin’ Diaconal Perspectives – Students share profiles of diaconal heroes still with us

11:15   On-the-cusp-of-graduation Diaconal Perspectives – Students share their own perspectives

11:30   Break

11:45   Introduction of the Companion: Anne Manikel

11:55   Companion Interview

12:25   Small Group Discussion

12:35   Q&A with the Companion

12:50   Evaluation & Announcements, Closing Song or Prayer

1:00     End


Apr 10, 2021
10:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT
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