Tag: social ministry

Patrolling with the Bear Clan & other moments from fall learning circles

The traditional “back to school” time means that students have been gathering this fall at Woodsworth House to explore, challenge and be challenged, laugh and cry and wonder together.

Incarcerated work crew transforms church

When men from the local correctional facility started volunteering at St. Andrews United in Yorkton, it tranformed everyone. Diaconal minister Jen Dresser shares this story. Three summers ago, the church people had gone to the lake and no one could mow the lawn. That’s when it started. Whitespruce Training Centre—a pilot project at a new …

Experience this for yourself! – a Deacon’s reflection

Sharon Dunlop is a Deacon at St. James’ Anglican Church in Kingston. She attended Learning on Purpose in 2016. My ministry area is in corrections, restorative justice and victims – an area I have been passionate about for most of my life. In the spring of 2016 I was encouraged to attend the June “Learning on …