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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.

Competency Based Theological Education

In early November Michelle Owens presented at the Competency Based Theological Education Conference.

Spiralling with Sandy-Saulteaux

CCS staff shared the Action-Reflection Spiral with students in Sandy-Saulteaux’s Educational Methods learning circle.

Word of Hope, Example of Ingenuity

We are about two thirds of the way through Ministering by Word and Example and so far everyone is engaged, eager, and enthusiastic about learning together.

VIDEO – CCS Friday: Queer Biblical Interpretation

Ways of reading the Bible that acknowledge the diversity of sexual orientations and gender identities

Take Us To Church

Nov. 1 is CCS Sunday. Please celebrate diaconal education.

Images from Eco-Justice 2020

We have just wrapped up the social justice learning circle on Eco-Justice. CCS students from Prince George, British Columbia to Quispamsis, New Brunswick (and various places in between) are gathering online to explore their relationship to the Earth. As part of community-building on the first day we charted an imaginary canoe route from Prince George …