ECSS 2016 -2017

Folks we are still looking for a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year rep as well as a worship rep to be part of the exec team! If you are interested feel free to contact us here or on our Facebook page! All are welcome! Those we hear from first will likely be asked to take on the role for the school year, please consider your commitments and we hope you can join us!




Happy Summer Folks!

To all the graduates of Emmanuel from May 2016.  Congratulations, you have survived and you have achieved so much!  We wish you all the best as you move forward! We will all miss you. For the rest of you, here is a reminder of what you have to come back to in the fall. We are also looking forward to meeting any new students! #ecssuoft

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Updates for Fall 2015: First Year students!

Just for your information, students, the fall calendar is up for you on the Emmanuel Website.

Here is a link to the fall calendar: << Click here to go to the Fall 2015 course calendar!

Visit Emmanuel College website now to view rest of the courses and the Spring 2016 calendar

Also if you need to make sure that you are taking the right courses, take a look at your program by following this link. You can also print off or download the suggested pages from your browser and keep it on file. If you have any questions of what courses we liked as student body feel free  to send us a message on the contact us page!

Emmanuel College Updates 2016

First off! Here’s a link to “Tears for Fears Parody Video”!  Our students put together this hilarious re-make of the video which was originally filmed in Emmanuel.  Here it is! (Big thanks to all who were involved)
Second Announcement!
The 2016 Emmanuel College Student Society for next hear has been agreed on! we are still looking for people to join us! Please feel free to!

Emmanuel College Student Society 2015/2016 Council

Chair- Roberta Howey

Vice-Chair-Andrew Macpherson
Treasurer-Tom MacNeil
Secretary-Scott Beckett (temporary until filled in the fall)
Community Life-Deborah McGinnis
Anti-oppression-Scott Beckett and prorogued
Communications-Emma Pipes
Emmanuel Annual-Prorogued
Ecumenical Chaplaincy-George George
Board of Regents-David Hughes
1st Year Rep-Prorogued
2nd Year Rep-Prorogued
3rd Year Rep-Deb Fisher
Lay Certificate Rep-Marilyn Byers
Cousland Chair-Greg Daly
General Senate Rep-Greg Daly
M. Sacred Music Rep-Prorogued
Muslim Studies Rep-Andrew MacPherson and Esther Reiser
Buddhist Studies Rep-Andrew MacPherson and Chris Eng
Advanced Degree Rep-Ren Ito
Worship Rep-Prorogued

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014

On behalf of the Emmanuel College Students Society, Chair Greg Daly shares his thoughts on Transgender Day of Remembrance.

November 20 is International Transgender Day of Remembrance. Commemoration of this day began in the late 1990s in response to the murder of a trans woman named Rita Hester from Boston. While her death came just weeks after the murder of Matthew Shepard and the outrage it raised, Rita’s murder garnered no similar response. Her murder and the lack of media attention to her death sparked a candlelight vigil in San Francisco in 1999.

While the Emmanuel College Student Society acknowledges unjust violence arising for many reasons, we take time today to honour the lives of those who were victims of violence simply because of their gender identity and gender expression. We must bear witness to the hardship faced daily by trans people. And so on this International Transgender Day of Remembrance we grieve and we remember all trans people who have been victims of abuse, violence, and homicide and we honour them. They are not forgotten. We pray for the restoration of dignity to those who have suffered extreme and humiliating violence. It is our responsibility to make ourselves aware of the circumstances within which the most vulnerable in our communities find themselves each day.

We are all created in the image of God. We take a moment today to reflect and honour the humanity of trans people with love and with prayers. We acknowledge the gift of the lives that were ended too soon and the lives that continue to struggle for justice in the midst of hate, fear, and ignorance. We strive to live in solidarity with trans people in this struggle.

Thank you for thinking about the Transgender Day of Remembrance with us.


ECSS News: Start of the Year!


Yesterday we welcomed new students to Emmanuel College, we are so excited to have had a great start to the year! There are 27 new students joining us! 🙂

Reminder classes start next week! (the week of the 8th) Don’t forget to check out your email for first week readings or announcements in case classes are cancelled.


Also, new students especially remember to apply for Bursaries for Basic degree students.  This is for upper years as well. Follow the link below to find out more information  or go to the Emmanuel Website and see the left menu under Awards and Financial Information.  The final deadline for consideration is Sept. 11, 2014.  There is information for Advanced Degree students as well here.


You can check your Portal Login account to find a course syllabus with required course texts. If it is not there you can try checking the Toronto School of Theology website under the course code, or title. Use the left hand menu to navigate.

TST Library Tour 

This is a reminder that the TST Library tour is Sept 8th.  Here is a link to give more information about the tour.

Good luck preparing for school all! 🙂





Memorial Announcement: Kenneth J. Williamson

Hello all,

I am sorry to announce that our fellow student and friend Fraser Williamson’s father Kenneth J. Williamson has passed away today August, 23, 2014.

We send prayers and thoughts of love at this difficult time for Fraser, his family friends, and loved ones.

When one is hurting in our community we all remember them and send them our support in any way we can.  Cancer has touched each of our lives in a different way and we remember the struggles of those who find themselves walking the valley of the shadow.

Please see the obituary below, (To send expressions of sympathy visit

 Williamson, J. Kenneth – Peacefully on Saturday August 23, 2014 after a short battle with cancer. Ken, in his 67th year, loved husband of Joyce (nee Fraser). Loving father of Fraser (Sandra), Jeff (Lynn) and Amy St. Jean (Trevor). Proud Pappa to Matthew and Zachary Williamson, Lacey and Kenneth St. Jean. Predeceased by his brother Murray (Elaine) Williamson. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Ave., Georgetown, (905) 877-3631(905) 877-3631 on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday August 28th at 11:00 am. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery, Norval. In memory contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society, Huttonville United Church or a charity of choice would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit

“In our end is our beginning,
in our time, infinity;
in our doubt there is believing,
in our life, eternity,
in our death, a resurrection,
at the last, a victory,
unrevealed until its season,
something God alone can see.” 


We are so pleased to announce the birth of Jitae Jeon early on July 16 at St. Michael’s Hospital. Both the mother and the baby are healthy!! Congratulations to Daehyuk Jeon (homiletics doctoral student) and his family.

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