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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.

2009 – Called to Order

Called to Order Ordained? Commissioned? Neither? All?to Diaconal Ministry.How shall we be true to our call and our preparation to that call? Ecumenical Guests Lisa Polito, DOTAC President, Executive director Lutheran Deaconess Association Marg Robertson, Presbyterian...

Alyson Huntly

Alyson Huntly

Profiles  Alyson HuntlyCommissioned 1982, Toronto Conference Program of Formation Centre for Christian Studies What called you to Diaconal Ministry? I met diaconal ministry students in the final year of their program; they became important role models for me as...

Sacred Circle of Learning

By Ted Dodd, 2008 Sacred Circle of Learning: A Model of Transformative Theological Education, DMin Vancouver School of Theology 2008.  This project examines the nature of transformative learning by following a 17 day intensive module on ministry leadership, offered by...

Betty (Bowman) Syer

Betty (Bowman) Syer

In Memorium  Betty (Bowman) SyerBetty Bowman Syer, first a deaconess in 1952, was disjoined a year later in 1953.  Thirty years later, after the age of retirement, Betty sought reinstatement.  Her identity as a Deaconess, in her opinion, remained with her...

2007 – Shift Work

Shift Work Authentic living is about doing shift work. Initiating, responding and living with shifts is faithful work because we all know that in real life shift happens. Come for: Sabbath time theological reflection spiritual renewal deepening connections with the...

Gaylene Jacobs

Profiles  Gaylene JacobsGaylene was commissioned in 1995 by All Native Circle Conference Program of Formation  She studied for five years at the Francis Sandy Theological Centre (FSTC). What called you to Diaconal Ministry? Before attending FSTC, she became...

Adelyne Harvey

Adelyne Harvey

Profiles  Adelyne HarveyAdelyne was commissioned on June 19, 2005. Program of Formation Adelyne attended the Dr Jessie Saulteaux Centre for 5 1⁄2 years. She was settled at the Family Wellness Centre, located south of Hobbema, Alberta. What called you to Diaconal...

2005 – Wisdom Arising

Wisdom Arising April 5-8, 2005Tatamagouche, NSRegistration is open until Jan 2018.Documents Barbara Elliot Trust Fund Budget Communications Cluster Coordinating Cluster Diaconal Ministries Model DOTAC Report and Proposal Kaufman Fund MEPS Letter Newsletter Proposal...