Category: News

Theme Year Fall Learning Circle wraps up

The fall Learning Circle for students in the Educational Ministry Year finishes today.  CCS will seem quiet tomorrow, after having 20 students in and around for the past two weeks.  We wish them well as they head home to continue their learning.

1Hope Winnipeg flash mob

On Tuesday, at the Portage Place mall in Winnipeg, there was a flash mob to raise awareness of 1Hope Winnipeg, a group of five outreach ministries in Winnipeg Presbytery.

Stan McKay podcast

Last Wednesday, the Very Rev. Dr. Stan McKay spoke to around 70 people as part of CCS’s Mindful Munching lunchtime discussion.  The topic was “Truth and Reconciliation: Where Do We Go From Here?”. The audio podcast of this presentation is now available.  Just right-click on the link below (ctrl-click if you’re on Mac without a …

Mardi Tindal visits the Learning Circle

Mardi Tindal, Moderator of the United Church, dropped by the Educational Ministry Year Learning Circle today on her way through Winnipeg.  She brought greetings from the United Church of Canada (“Because I can,” she said) and expressed support and encouragement for the work the students are doing in preparing for ministry.

Location Change – Stan McKay

Please note, the location of the lunchhour Mindful Munchin’ talk with Stan McKay on Wednesday, October 13th has been changed to Westminster United Church because of the number of people who wanted to attend.  If you want to come, contact Glenda at and plan to bring a lunch.

Fall Tapestry – Life and Death

The latest edition of Tapestry, CCS’s newsletter, is out.  This edition is on the theme of “Life and Death”.  Check it out.

IY wraps up / Melanie’s last day

The fall Integrating Year Learning Circle wrapped up today.  The students brought in Indian food from Charisma for lunch to share with the staff, in honour of Melanie Borondia’s last day at the Centre as Administrative Assistant. Among the many gifts that Melanie brought to CCS, the most appreciated were here organizational skills.  In the …

Events with Friends of CCS

There are 2 upcoming events – not CCS events, but led by friends of CCS. Carolyn McDade, who was named as a Companion of the Centre in 2002, will be leading a singing circle in Winnipeg, on October 22/23.  More information … Ray McGinnis, a CCS grad, will be leading a workshop entitled “Writing the Sacred” …

A New CCS Baby

After exactly nine months of morning (and afternoon, and evening) sickness, baby Ridd was born on August 26th, 2010 at 4:13a.m. Although his full name is Peter Ridd McKenzie, he will go by Ridd. He is named after Jeremy’s (Megan’s partner) wonderful granddad Peter Doerksen and the three Ridd’s who have so profoundly influenced Megan’s …

Annual Campaign

The Annual Campaign will be launched immediately with a new planned giving program called the Songs of Life legacy book.  This offers participants an opportunity to leave both a financial and historical legacy to the Centre for Christian Studies. Contributors make a promise to leave a bequest to CCS and have their life stories inscribed …

Companion of the Centre

“Companion of the Centre” is an honour we bestow on people who have made significant contributions to diaconal ministry and/or the Centre for Christian Studies.   We are looking for nominations, so if you have a thought or idea for the perfect person, please let us know.

The Video

We had a lot of fun earlier this year putting together a promotional video to be shown at various Conference annual meetings.