ECUT Chaplain Announcement

The Ecumenical Chaplaincy at the University of Toronto (ECUT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Rev. Timothy Paul Kennedy as Ecumenical Chaplain.

Tim was born in Roswell, New Mexico and raised in the beautiful desert southwestern region of the United States. He received a B.A. in Religion and a B.A. in Communication Studies from McMurry University in 1999 and an M. Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary in 2003. Prior to moving to Canada, Tim was ordained by the New Mexico Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and served as University Chaplain and Director of Religious Life at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas. Tim currently serves in Hamilton, Ontario as minister to a new interdenominational faith community created from the joining together in shared ministry of Pioneer Memorial United Church and St. Columba Presbyterian Church. One of Tim’s passions is working with people and he believes deeply in the intersection of spirituality and higher education. He is delighted by the opportunity to return to the stimulating environment of the university setting and looks forward to working with the existing chaplaincy team to continue the good work that is currently taking place. In his spare time, Tim enjoys traveling, hiking, running, reading, eating good food, and meeting new people.

Tim will officially begin as Ecumenical Chaplain the beginning of September 2018.

Meditation

Meditation at Noon in June!

Would you like to be more calm, confident and connected? Check-out Thursdays at noon in June at the Multi-Faith Centre to practice mindful meditation techniques that will increase your relaxation, resiliency and focus. Open to U of T students. Come for all 4 sessions, or just drop-in any time to check one out. Suitable for meditation beginners and seasoned practitioners. 12 noon Thurs June 7, 14, 21, 28, Multi-Faith Centre, Rm 207.

Facilitated by Dr. Susitna Banerjee, Health and Wellness  https://www.facebook.com/events/253204608584358/

ECUT AGM

ECUT Annual General Meeting
You are invited! Please join us for our meeting and hear about ECUT’s activities and events in 2017 – 2018.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018   
4:00 – 5:30 pm 
Emmanuel College, Room 108
75 Queen’s Park Cres.  
ECUT is a Canada Customs and Revue Agency recognized charity and is required by its constitution to hold an annual meeting for stakeholders and individual members of its constituency. All those in attendance will be accorded a vote. RSVP to student.minister@utoronto.ca or 416.978.2785.

Yonge Street Tragedy

The Ecumenical Chaplaincy at U of T is deeply saddened by the horrific tragedy on north Yonge Street on April 23, 2018. We lament the loss of life and injuries and mourn with all those who are affected. Our chaplains are available for conversation and consolation for anyone who needs to talk or pray at this time.

In the St. George Campus environs there is a prayer vigil this evening (April 24) at Church of The Redeemer at Avenue Road and Bloor. https://www.facebook.com/events/526058837787928/

Celebrate Ralph Carl Wushke’s Retirement

Join with the Ecumenical Chaplaincy at the University of Toronto (ECUT) as we celebrate Chaplain Ralph Carl Wushke’s 14 years of trail-blazing chaplaincy work on campus.

Thursday, 24 May 2018
Multi-Faith Centre at U of T  (569 Spadina Ave)

The retirement celebration for Ralph Carl Wushke has two distinct parts. You are welcome to attend either one or both:

 

1. Free reception, 4-6 pm, at the Multi-Faith Centre Main Activity Hall. Speeches to begin at 4:45 pm. To RSVP, please select the free reception ticket.

2. Paid fundraising dinner. Join us for an intimate dinner with Ralph, 6:30 pm, next door at the Faculty Club (41 Wilcocks Street). Tickets are $100. Seating is limited to 35 people. Drinks will be available for purchase at the Club with credit/debit cards. A portion of the ticket is tax-receiptable. Please let us know any dietary requirements.

To RSVP and to purchase tickets, go to Retirement Celebration for Ralph Carl Wushke event page on Canada Helps.

In honour of Ralph’s work, ECUT is welcoming donations to our general fund and/or to The Fund for Gender, Sexuality and Faith in Campus Ministry through Canada Helps. Your financial support will keep this ministry vibrant and alive long into the future.