Category: News

Pandemic Wedding

CCS student Rachel got married earlier this month. It was a covid affair.

Guaranteed Livable Income

Today we lit candles and said a prayer in support of the idea of a #guaranteedlivableincome


It’s not a replacement for Learning on Purpose, but hopefully these workshops provide a tantalizing taste.

Con Ed in 20/21

Looking for opportunities to deepen your understanding, sharpen your skills, or just connect in meaningful conversation about things that matter? Maybe Continuing Studies at the Centre for Christian Studies is for you. Here’s what we’ve got coming up: SC01 Ministry as Listening – Sept 30 – Oct 7, 2020. In times of uncertainty and isolation, …

David on Parental Leave

CCS Program Staff member David Lappano will be on parental leave from the end of August until the new year. His student and committee responsibilities have been divvied up among other staff. We wish him well as he spends some focused time with young Elio. All the best to David, Elio, and Leslie!

Turning on the Charm

Have you visited our Facebook page lately? You should. Go check it out now. We’ll be here when you get back… Hey, welcome back! If you’ve been following the Centre for Christian Studies the last few weeks, you may have noticed an uptick in our posting; an occasional picture or meme to remind you of …

Rendez-vous 2020

Rendez-vous, the United Church’s national youth and young adult conference, was held earlier this month, August 10-14. Originally planned as an in-person gathering to be held in Calgary, when the threat of COVID-19 applied for registration the event was re-imagined as a 4-day online gathering, filled with worship, workshops, keynote presentations, and social activities, hosted …

Coming This Fall – Word & Example

Mark your calendars. The Centre for Christian Studies will be offering “Ministering by Word & Example” online this fall from October 31 to December 7, 2020 (Mondays and Saturdays). “Word and Example” is our course on the diaconate in the Anglican tradition. It would be a great course for anyone discern a call to deacon …

Images from Relationships 2020

The final learning circle of the 2019-2020 CCS school year ended last week. Relationships was an online spiritual care circle focused on ministry skills to understand and support people in various kinds of relationships. Seven participants (plus program staff) spent six weeks exploring ideas, theologies, and practical issues relating to sexuality and intimate relationships, families, …

Normal Was Not Actually Great

Daniel Hayward shares his perspective on church and COVID-19 through a disability lens.

Pastoral Care: Reframing Adversity

Joan Zaretsky reflects on March’s online pastoral care in the midst of coronavirus workshops.

Spiritual Practice During the Pandemic

Dyanne Marlok was a student in last fall’s Spiritual Practice learning circle. We asked her if that circle has proven useful in the past few months.

Online Tea Party

Update: This was a successful tea party!

Announcing the 20/21 School Year

Fall learning circles available online

Bursary and Scholarship Deadlines Extended

We’ve all been too busy to get our ducks in a row. You can now apply for a scholarship before June 15, 2020, and submit a bursary application by June 30, 2020.