Archive for tag: ecumenical centre

Archive pour tag : ecumenical centre

PCE 21st Birthday Open House

The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism‘s 21st birthday party will be celebrated with an open house on November 17 at 4 p.m. Come and join us for tea and cake. In addition we will be dedicating our new photocopier!

Posted: November 17, 2005 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=173
Categories: NewsIn this article: Canada, Christian unity, ecumenical centre
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New office hours – effective immediately

The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism has traditionally had open office hours five mornings per week. Starting the first week of 2006, the office hours will be: Monday — 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday — 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday — 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday — 8:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday to
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Posted: January 3, 2006 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=190
Categories: NewsIn this article: Canada, ecumenical centre
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Sunday preaching

Our director, Rev. Dr. Jan Bigland-Pritchard, is available about once a month to preach in various churches. She will bring a message on Christian unity and reconciliation that will be of great benefit to all. If you wish to have her speak in your church, give us a call to arrange a date. Dates are
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Posted: February 2, 2006 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=202 In this article: ecumenical centre, preaching Transmis : 2 février 2006 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=202 Dans cet article : ecumenical centre, preaching


PCE library re-catalogued

We have had volunteer help in getting our library re-catalogued from the Dewey Decimal system to the Library of Congress (LC) system. There are about 2,000 books, most of which are available for borrowing for 1 month, on a number of ecumenical and interfaith topics. Besides some videos, we also have a vertical file on
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Posted: February 2, 2006 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=203
Categories: ResourcesIn this article: books, ecumenical centre, library
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Help us record the history of ecumenism

Help us record the history of ecumenism in our community!

You are invited to share your stories about local ecumenical events or activities that have improved relationships between Christians in Saskatchewan over the years.

Stories will be collected and included in an anniversary history book being prepared by The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism to mark its 25th anniversary in 2009. Please take some time to write up an event or activity, past or present, which brought you closer to other Christians in your area. Photographs are also welcome.

Send submissions to:
The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism,
600 – 45 St. West, Saskatoon, SK. S7L 5W9
E-mail: pce [at] ecumenism [dot] net

We look forward to hearing from you!
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Posted: December 2, 2008 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=528
Categories: NewsIn this article: ecumenical centre, Prairie Centre for Ecumenism
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Saskatoon churches enter into Covenant during Unity Week

The leaders of seven Saskatoon churches entered into covenant with each other on Sunday, January 25. The Covenant commits the churches to work and pray together for Christian unity, and expresses a continuing commitment to support for the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism.

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Posted: January 26, 2009 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=545
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Ecumenical Shared Ministries: an idea whose time has come?

Ecumenical Shared Ministries: an idea whose time has come?

by Rev. Dr. Jan Bigland-Pritchard
(Executive Director, Prairie Centre for Ecumenism & Coordinator, Shared Ministries Bureau)

In Winnipeg, a Catholic parish and an Anglican parish share a large building on a busy city street. In Shell Lake Saskatchewan, Anglican, Lutheran and United Church Christians have joined buildings and hearts together to form one worshipping community with joint staff and programming. In Montreal, downtown clergy of two denominations start talks about sharing a worship space: one has a big church with a small congregation, while the other has a congregation with no suitable place to meet. In Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, three existing congregations are about to break ground for a new church facility which will serve them as one congregation and help them serve the needs of their town. In Biggar, Saskatchewan, the Anglican and Lutheran pastors run a ‘Monday School’ kids club for the children of the whole town. What are all these Christians doing? They are exploring ecumenical shared ministry.

An Ecumenical Shared Ministry (ESM) exists where Christians of more than one denomination worship and serve God in a united way while still maintaining their denominational identities and connections. ESMs take many forms, from sharing a building, to sharing programs, staff and worship. There are an estimated 80-150 ESMs in Canada. Some are found in tiny rural communities. Some are in major cities. Most ESMs are located in Western Canada and the Maritimes, and new ones are forming all the time.

Ecumenical Shared Ministries are showing themselves to be part of the solution to the problem our churches face in the rural areas, and in new urban areas. In places where numbers are diminishing due to rural depopulation, ESMs offer a way for rural Christians of several denominations to work together in ministry to their communities without losing their denominational allegiances. In the new city suburbs in Western Canada, denominations are stretched to finance the planting of new churches, and some are creating new urban ESMs, like the Living Spirit Centre in Regina. These ESMs not only maximize limited financial resources, but also give ‘flesh’ to Christians’ spiritual commitment to seek Christian unity and reconciliation.

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Posted: March 27, 2009 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=567
Categories: ResourcesIn this article: Canada, ecumenical centre, shared ministry
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God’s Reconciling Grace: The PCE History Book

God's Reconciling Grace: Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, 25 Years of Ecumenical LeadershipA history of the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism (PCE), a book entitled God’s Reconciling Grace, is a story of ecumenism over 25 years.

The editorial committee consists of Vern Ratzlaff, Ursula Wigg, Carol Pek, and Colin Clay with contributions from Fr. Bernard de Margerie and a cast of thousands, says Rev. Jan Bigland-Pritchard, director of the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism.

“The book is filled with stories of ecumenical co-operation in Saskatchewan, focusing on the Prairie Centre, but not exclusively,” she says.

God’s Reconciling Grace ($10) will be launched at a banquet on June 4 that is part of the Summer Ecumenical Institute, a conference being held from June 2-5 at Queen’s House of Retreats.
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Posted: May 30, 2009 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=572
Categories: NewsIn this article: books, Canada, ecumenical centre, Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
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