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Staff Reflections – Students

Staff reflections from November, 2011: Since last spring the staff team have taken up the challenge of reflecting on a variety of themes that affect our work in these reports …

Staff Reflections – Vision

Staff reflections from October, 2011: Last month’s report reflected on the theme of staff teaming.  We shared our excitement about the staff team development day held on August 30.  Emerging …

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 …

Staff Reflections – CCS Culture

Staff reflection from June, 2011: Culture refers to a group or community with whom we share common experiences.  The concept of culture can indicate broad categories such as ethnicity, economics, …

Staff Reflections – “Change”

January and February are report-writing season at CCS, as the various committees get ready for the Annual Meeting.  As the Ted was preparing the staff report he went back to …

Being Friends

Maylanne writes: My mother has been sorting family documents and came across something among the papers of my great grandmother Margaret Black: it was a typed resolution, dated circa 1905, …

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, …

CCS Annual General Meeting – “Celebrations and Challenges”

The Annual Meeting of Friends of the Centre for Christian Studies will be held on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 from 6-8 PM CST By conference call for Friends across Canada …

New Dates for CCS Homecoming Weekend

After much thoughtful and prayerful reflection and discussion, please note that the DATES HAVE BEEN CHANGED for the 120th Anniversary Homecoming Weekend in order to accommodate CCS’s presence at an …

Results of the Fall 2011 Annual Appeal

Development staffperson, Marc Desrosiers, and the Finance Committee are pleased with the results of the fall fundraising campaign.  In Marc’s words: The results have been nothing short of a God-send …

All About You – Mary Ann McFarlane

A profile of diaconal minister Mary Ann McFarlane.  In Mary Ann’s words: “ I have been a diaconal minister for over 37 years, having been commissioned by Toronto conference on …

The Work of Christmas Is Begun

When the song of the angel is stilled when the star in the sky is gone when the kings and princes are home when the shepherds are back with their …

Tie or No Tie

It’s fall, and we’re gearing up for a new year of learning and preparation for ministry.  As we enter into the new school year, we’re aware that we’re doing so …

Fall Programs at Calling Lakes

Students and friends of CCS may be interested in some of the programs this fall at Calling Lakes Centre in Fort Qu’Apelle, Saskatchewan, including Building Bridges: Treaty Days, including teaching …

Finding Remarkable History in the Files

Gwenna Moss is a CCS volunteer who has been helping to clean up and organize the files of our former students and graduates.  Here is a story from her about …