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Save the Dates – Celebrations 2021

There will be three online events in April recognizing our 2021 grads and Companion of the Centre.

Learning on Purpose 2021 will be Online!

This year you can take Learning on Purpose from wherever you are! August 16 – 27, 2021

Spring 2021 Continuing Studies Opportunities

Tired of making sourdough bread? Given up on learning the ukulele? Watched everything on Netflix?

Who Gets To Be A “Rev”?

CCS Principal Michelle Owens explores the question of whether deacons and diaconal ministers should call themselves (or let others call them) “Reverend.”

Practically Prophetic

The first two webinars in this series coming out of Living Skies will focus on Grief, Anxiety, and Depression.

Images from Worship 2021

The Worship learning circle ended last week. Five students (and three program staff) gathered online twice a week for six weeks to explore the theology and practice of worship.

Remembering Sue Taylor

Companion of the Centre Sue Taylor passed away last week at Bethell Hospice in Caledon, Ontario, just shy of her 84th birthday. Dorothy Naylor (another Companion of the Centre) recalled the excellent community chaplaincy that Sue did in Ottawa. “She is a great example of what diaconal ministry is about,” said Dorothy. According to her …

VIDEO – CCS Friday: Holding a Virtual AGM

Tips and advice for churches who are trying to figure out how to do their AGM online.

Queer Resistance and Religious Alliance

CCS student Hyerim Park and her mentor Ha Na Park attended the International Conference on Gender, Sexuality, and Queer Theology

A Cozy New Year’s Concert

CCS students organized an online New Year’s fundraiser concert.

Merry Christmas 2020

Blessings for a spirit-filled holiday.
The CCS offices will be closed from Dec 24 to Jan 3.

Betty Marlin – Order of St. Stephen’s

St. Stephen’s College honours our friend and Companion, Betty Marlin.

VIDEO – CCS Friday: Apocalyptic Christmas

Michelle and Nancy reflect on the images of apocalypse in Advent scripture readings and their connection to our contemporary world (in the midst of a pandemic, environmental crisis, the ongoing legacy of colonialism, etc).


Cookies and Carols 2020: the pandemic edition

Join us for some holiday snacks and music – from where you are and in your own time.

Spring 2021 Circles Moving Online

Living Scripture, Grief and Loss, and Integration circles will be online intensives.