White Cross Shipment on the Move
A large shipment of relief supplies for Africa has been picked up at the Taylor campus. More than ten tons of donated medical supplies -- mostly hand-made bandages and blankets from NAB churches across Canada -- were packed on a truck on December 16th with the help of almost 20 volunteers. The items will be shipped to Cameroon, where they will help meet some urgent, basic needs at six hospitals (including one in Nigeria) and 65 health centres.
Most of these supplies were created and sent to Taylor by hundreds of volunteers at dozens of Canadian churches, while some other specialty equipment (such as a dialysis unit) was donated to the cause.
The White Cross ministry is a long-standing effort of North American Baptist churches, with roots stretching back to the end of World War I. The NAB churches have long focused their efforts on medical missions in East Africa, and the items being shipped this week will be vitally important for the 5 Baptist hospitals and 65 health centres in Cameroon, as well as a hospital in Nigeria.
In 2011, the NAB denomination handed over the coordination of the White Cross ministry to two related agencies, one in the US and the other in Canada (that being Taylor). White Cross Canada is now officially part of Taylor’s E P Wahl Centre; hundreds of volunteers in dozens of Canadian churches cut and sew bandages, blankets and other supplies for Africa.
Photos from the first day of loading can be seen here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.266748863378695.67589.132478983472351&type=3&l=75b0a5bb83
Managing the Master's Money
The Wahl Centre at Taylor is pleased to present a three session course designed for adults between the ages of 40—64 who are interested in dealing with the challenges of their finances. The participants will be provided with practical information and tools to deal with such issues as debt management, reducing taxes, retirement planning and legal issues around Wills and Power of Attorney. We will take a close look at investment principles, products and strategies to reach one’s goals, and we will show how all of this fits within a Christian World view.
A discussion about the course is available as a 7-minute video, hosted on YouTube; click here to view the video.
The course will begin January 25, 2012 and run on three consecutive Wednesdays; it will be held on the Taylor campus (11525 -- 23 Avenue NW, Edmonton AB).
Register here; the cost is just $30 per person, and all participants receive a binder with relevant information.
Taylor Seeks Registrar
Taylor College and Seminary is seeking applications for the position of Registrar. The vacancy was created in the summer of 2011 by the departure of Craig Weston; Dr. Joost Pikkert has been acting as Registrar on an interim basis since that time, as he already very busy with his other duties as Academic Dean and Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies.
The Registrar position will be filled on a half-time basis. A job description is included with the employment posting available here.
Please use this Application Form when you contact us (PDF will open in a new window).
The Bridge, Fall 2011
The Fall 2011 edition of The Bridge is hitting the mail and will be delivered to Taylor alumni around the world in the days ahead. The magazine is also available online as a PDF, which you can access by clicking here.
In this edition of The Bridge you can read the dramatic story of Cheryl Shepherd, who is married to Old Testament professor Dr. Jerry Shepherd. Cheryl suffered a serious, life-threatening illness this summer, and the family celebrated her recovery with the Taylor community in November.
You can also read a first-hand report of helping tsunami victims in Japan, a report on the fall meetings of the Board of Trustees, and updates from alumni.