Steve Coupland

DWCC: What’s Next

What do you do when half of your funding comes to conclusion? At the end of March, our five year relationship with United Way and the Ontario Trillium Foundation comes to its formal conclusion. We are grateful for the financial support they provided in running numerous programs that brought neighbours out of isolation and into …

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Finding Freedom

It was during our halftime cigarette and coffee break. I was shooting the breeze with a new participant in our Friday evening finding freedom. They said to me “I’ve been through several different programs dealing with my addiction but this makes so much sense.’ What they were referring to was the engine of trauma experienced …

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Tim’s Baptism

At Christmas we told the story of Tim re-entering the DWCC community after a few years of being away. It felt like coming home. It felt like family. Since then Tim’s been at the office most days, helping out here and there, but mostly helping with the renovation of the emergency shelter in the basement …

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DECEMBER 2 – JOHN 1:5-8

Welcome to the DWCC’s Advent Companion that we’re calling Hopeful Imagination! Read John 1:5-8. For eight years we’ve been part of the fabric of our neighbourhoods. We’ve moved in, invested in downtown neighbourhoods, and we have used the language of “lighthouses” to describe ourselves. The image is that of light shining in the darkness. This …

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Faithful Presence

When the Downtown Windsor Community Collaborative was birthed seven-plus years ago, it came into existence with a different set of questions. Against the backdrop of the church in decline and a multitude of church-growth strategies, those early members of the DWCC didn’t spend time asking about filling pews, church attendance, or about how to be …

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