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- Hamilton DUCC annual overnight winter retreat February 23, 2018By Linda Clark Each winter, the diaconal folk of Hamilton Conference gather for an overnight retreat, held at Crieff Hills Retreat Centre in the House of the Prophet. We have been doing this for several years now; I have records going back to 2009 in my computer, but I suspect it was even before that. … Continue reading "Hamilton DUCC annual overnight w […]
- Anarchist Priest – Living in the tension February 23, 2018By Gwen McAllister Not long ago at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church where I am priest, a friend and parishioner good-naturedly called me out as a hypocrite: “You preach against hierarchy, but you’re an Anglican priest.” It’s a tension in which I have found a rather comfortable vocational home, living in the messy “now” of Christianity … Continue reading "A […]
- Learning on Purpose focusses purpose February 19, 2018There is no actual typical. That is as true for CCS students as it is for the rest of the world. CCS’s signature leadership program, Learning on Purpose, attracts a wide-range of students ~ diaconal, lay, ordained, Anglican, United. There are often students from the Sandy Saulteaux Spiritual Centre and other theological schools, various denominations … Cont […]
- Join the Circle January 25, 2018"Since graduation I have searched for con-ed that offers the depth and breadth of content as well as the educational style CCS gave me."
- Viewing healing ministry through diaconal eyes December 22, 2017By Ross White “When we are present, we see that there really is a Holy Plan, and that it is happening right now. Consciously participating in the miraculous unfolding of reality is Holy Work and it is the greatest source of satisfaction that we have.” (Understanding the Enneagram, 56) I am a confirmed eclectic. … Continue reading "Viewing healing mini […]
- Courage – worshiping with the Tragically Hip December 22, 2017On 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 and pray along with songs by Gord Downie and The Tragically Hip. Our theme was Courage, and the many forms it takes in our daily … Continue reading "Courage – worshiping with the T […]
- Two weeks to transform your life! December 19, 2017Intense. Spiritually enriching. Faithfilled. Expanding. World-opening. Learning on Purpose: Changing Leadership for a Changing World is two weeks of focussed leadership training, in community, intended to help leaders to dig deep and expand outward. The next Learning on Purpose will be offered June 11 – 23, 2018 in Victoria, B.C., at Christ Church Cathedral, […]
- Of cookie crumbs and singing! December 12, 2017What is more joyful than cookies and music? Gathering with friends to sing together, eat the cookies, enjoy a glass of hot cider and a whole lot of conversation! Twenty friends of the Centre came together on Friday, December 8 to sing Christmas hymns and carols, interspersed with breaks for chatting, drinking hot cider, and … Continue reading "Of cooki […]
- Connections November 24, 2017Diaconal ministers seem to love to connect. And November was a month for gathering. Lori Stewart (not pictured), CCS Development Coordinator, stopped in Kitchener for coffee with Ellen Baynton-Walker, Margaret Collard, Meghan Gilholm, Marilyn Burnard, and Katharine Edmonstone . She also visited Margarete Emminghaus in Orilla. Margarete is now 94. A graduat […]
- On coaching and the Enneagram November 24, 2017The Enneagram is a system which identifies nine different personality types as a map for personal development. CCS grad Roland Legge reflects on using the Enneagram in his coaching practice. Recently I took nine-months of intensive training through the Deep Coaching Institute to learn a coaching model that uses the Enneagram. It is all about … Continue readi […]
- Hamilton DUCC annual overnight winter retreat February 23, 2018
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