Covenanting with New Program Staff

The CCS Open House last weekend was a warm gathering on a cold January day.  Many friends of the Centre came and went through the afternoon – volunteers and board members, colleagues from other educational institutions and denominations, prospective students, alumni, and others.

David chatting with Arthur Walker-Jones from the United Centre for Theological Studies
David chatting with Arthur Walker-Jones from the United Centre for Theological Studies

As part of the gathering we took time to formally welcome David Lappano and Janet Ross to the CCS staff and to covenant with them for mutual support and encouragement.  People were invited to offer words of welcome, and many spoke of grounding – in the diaconal tradition, in Winnipeg’s rich social history, and in the responsibilities of living on Treaty One territory.

A great way to start the year.


8 Replies to “Covenanting with New Program Staff”

  1. Thank you for sharing this time of covenanting with us.
    As I listened in, I offered my “I Will” as part of the support offered to this new program team.
    May the adventures begin 🙂

  2. Blessings & officially welcome. I look forward to continuing to learn and share with you both!

  3. Thank you for sharing this time of welcome with your extended community. Yes, Janet, I know that feeling when you know something is “just right.” Watching this covenanting service has been a time of celebrating and savouring it.

  4. Thank you for sharing these special moments with the broader community. Seeing the faces, some familiar– some new, and hearing the heartfelt words of welcome and hospitality, was touching.

  5. What a joy to be able to share this way. My spirit was lifted by seeing new and old friends and new possibilities sprinting from firm roots. Welcome.

  6. Yes, it is a joy to see new and familiar faces. Adding my gratitude for being a part of this welcome (albeit a bit late). Warmest wishes to Janet and David as you “live a theology of justice”.

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