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Everything we post on a regular basis in our website in different categories, appears in this index by chronological order, newest entries at the top.

Geraldine Dearing Bould

In Memorium  Geraldine Dearing BouldGeraldine Bould was a bright, capable woman, who brought skill and wisdom to the ministries she conducted in her long career serving congregations and church institutions as a lay person and as a Deaconesses. Geraldine Gladys...

Betty Chisholm Cade

In Memorium  Betty Chisholm CadeBetty Ann Chisholm Cade was a spirited woman, deeply committed to the ministry of hospitality. Her home was frequently the location of parties for her family and friends. She was faithful in connecting her classmates to one another...

Averil Cropp Banks

In Memorium  Averil Cropp BanksAveril Cropp was born July 18, 1920, at Gerald, Saskatchewan. She had a variety of careers, from hairdresser, to farmer, to World War 2 era factory worker manufacturing radar, to teacher. In 1951, she received her Bachelor of...

Jean Tough Day

In Memorium  Jean Tough DayJean Marilyn Tough was born on August 4, 1935.  She began professional life as a nurse. With her BScN,she pursued a theological education in the interest of equipping her to serve overseas as a missionary nurse. After two years at...

Marion Current

In Memorium  Marion CurrentMarion Current was born in 1932 in Cobalt, Ontario and grew up active in the United Church. After high school she entered the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and graduated in Physio and Occupational Therapy. Two years...

Heather Robbins

Profiles  Heather RobbinsCommissioning to Diaconal Ministry June 2003, Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario Conference meeting in Thunder Bay Program of Formation I began the program at the Centre for Christian Studies in June 1999, just as the Centre was making its...

Evelyn Beveridge

In Memorium  Evelyn BeveridgeEvelyn Celestia Denton was born to Isabel and James Denton, at their home, a small apartment on Whyte Avenue in Edmonton, November 13, 1920. She was the first of 10 children. In 1924, her parents, then with 3 children, bought a farm...

Ken DeLisle

Profiles  Ken DeLisleCommissioning to Diaconal ministry 1994, Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario Conference Program of Formation The Western Field-Based Program, 1st intake. It was offered from St. Stephen’s College on the campus of the University of Alberta.  It...

2013 – Diaconal Ministry: The Lens of Hope

Diaconal Ministry: The Lens of Hope Hope as verb … an intention to live in a way that heals and satisfies. Storytelling ♦ the arts ♦ ecological education ♦ Ceilidh From the Statement of Vision, Diakonia of The United Church of Canada, 2009Tuesday, April 30 – Friday,...

Debbie Voss Coss

Profiles  Debbie Voss CossCommissioning   2000, at Portage la Prairie in Conference of Manitoba Northwestern Ontario Program of Formation   Five-year program at the Centre for Christian Studies, which I began when CCS was in Toronto, and completed after the move...

Jen Dresser

Profiles  Jen DresserCommissioned to Diaconal Ministry  in 2009, at Sherwood Park, Alberta and Northwest Conference Program of Formation The four year program at CCS. Field placements included a Lutheran-United Shared Ministry in Spiritwood, Sask and a Women’s...

Bessie Julien Dayfoot

In Memorium Bessie Julien DayfootBessie Julien was born in Wheatley, in southwestern Ontario in 1918, the second of 4 children, into an active Methodist family. Her mother was in the Woman’s Missionary Society (WMS) and hosted visiting missionaries upon occasion....

Elinor Cox

In Memorium  Elinor CoxElinor Cox served the United Church as a Deaconess/Diaconal minister from 1956 until her retirement in 1991.  She continued to a provide ministry as a volunteer at St. Andrew’s, Moose Jaw. At her funeral it was said of her, “In a way,...

Debra Kigar

Profiles  Debra KigarCommissioning    I was commissioned in 2011, Hamilton Conference Program of Formation   4 year program at CCS in Winnipeg Many experiences had a role in my diaconal formation: Field placements at Five Oaks, Bethel Stone UC, Lowville-Nelson...