Category: Reflections

Courage - a Tragically Hip liturgy

Courage – worshiping with the Tragically Hip

On a cold November night in East Gwillimbury, armed with a live band, two projectors and about 100 glowsticks, 40 people gathered at Sharon Hope United Church to sing, dance …

Listening brings healing

Racism is not an easy thing to talk about with white people, or so I’ve found. When I was bullied all through grade 7, shoved up against lockers and called …

“Café del Soul” serves change and purpose

Meet Pinegrove UC, a medium-sized church in Rosslyn, NW Ontario. Rosslyn used to be a community of farmers, but with Thunder Bay nearby it’s taking on some characteristics of a …

Living Stones

Recently retired diaconal minister Allison Halstead shares  her May 2017 reflection to the Manitoba North West Ontario Conference. I recently hiked Hadrian’s Wall in northern England. A stone wall made of …

Highlights of World Diakonia

Reflections on the gathering of the Diakonia World Federation gathering in Chicago this summer.

An Invented Life

CCS grad Terrie Chedore reflects on her calling as a diaconal artist… “What are you doing these days?” That was the question everyone was asking at World DIAKONIA 2017. What …

Happy Aboriginal Day

Some of our favourite videos to challenge and inspire.

I Was A Witness

CCS student Lynn McGrath reflects on her global perspectives trip to Israel and Palestine.

In the Beginning was the Logo – Continued

Del Sexsmith explores the meaning and purpose of logos.

The Only Point Is To Be Together

CCS student Meghan shares her reflections on a youth trip to Colombia


Anglican student Shelagh Balfour reflects on right relationships and land

Pi Day 2017

Time for some pie charts!

Ann Teaches Us To Stand

A tribute to Ann Naylor.

Canada 150


David Lappano ponders how to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary without whitewashing history.

Dream Job

CCS principal Maylanne Maybee writes… As the search gets underway for a new principal, I’ve heard from some, “Oh, I could never do that job!”     I remember when I thought …