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Images from Power and Privilege 2024

CCS students are wrestling with power in their social justice learning circle.

Happy Lunar New Year

Alan Lai and Hyerim Park introduce some festive dishes.

Fostering Theological Leadership

The UCC Foundation is hosting an online event on theological leadership, with guests Alan Lai of CCS and Hyeran Kim-Cragg from Emmanuel College.

Diaconal Open House for DLMs

We are hosting an online conversation on Feb 12 for Designated Lay Ministers about what it would mean to be Diaconal.

January CCS Friday – Artificial Intelligence and Pastoral Care

On Jan 26 we hosted an online discussion about how social robots and therapeutic chatbots are already being used in mental health care and the implications this has for the future of pastoral and spiritual care.

Continue Learning in 2024

Ages & Stages, Oppression & Resistance, Relationships, Learning on Purpose – This is the year for you!

Cuba – A Country of Contradictions

Lisa Byer-de Wever reflects on her GPE trip to Cuba.

Diaconal Educators’ Conversation

DOTAC is hosting an online conversation for diaconal educators on January 29

Partnership as Mission

A new book of essays, edited by Maylanne Maybee and Ken Gray, explores mission in the ACC.

The Call of the Deaconess

Caryn recounted the history of deaconesses in the United Church and reflected on her own call.

Announcing the 2024 Companion of the Centre – Marlene Britton

We are pleased to announce that Marlene Britton will be the recipient of the 2024 Companion of the Centre award.

Merry Christmas

CCS offices will be closed Dec 21 to Jan 4.

An Edgey Conversation about Innovation

Last month Marcie and Scott had an EDGEy conversation about innovative ministry.

December CCS Friday – Youth, Climate Action, and Mental Health

On Friday, Dec 8 we hosted an online discussion of youth, climate, and mental health with our special guest Amy Crawford.

Peace is not built of easy answers and dichotomous truths

Program Staff member Marcie Gibson, a mother to five Jewish children, shares some reflections and resources on violence in Israel and Palestine.