Centre for Rural Community Leadership and Ministry
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Disaster Preparedness Training Summit
Neighbours helping Neighbours!
January 16 - 17, 2015 --- Calgary, Alberta
This community emergency response basic training provides individuals
with skills to respond to their community's immediate needs in the aftermath of a disaster.
Church AND Community - Crisis Response Training
CiRCLe M's training engages rural churches in crisis preparedness planning and action.
In May 2014, emergency measures organizations and local churches from nine rural communities participated in CiRCLe M's on-line training for crisis preparedness. In Fall 2014, the communities began taking what they learned into their communities.
CiRCLe M is currently conducting follow-up visits to the communities.
Our hope is...
....the communities will strengthen their emergency plans... so that the gifts of the church will be part of those plans... and be put to good use during times of great need. more
Is your community interest in this training? Contact us by email or phone (306-966-7864)
CiRCLe M is grateful to the following donors for financially supporting this project:
The Lutheran Triune Educational and Benevolent Society of Calgary
Earth Care Cooking
Recipes, eating and choices that have consequences...
A recipe book that combines the key ingredients of good living:
healthy food --- love of others --- ecological care --- political justice
Practices of a Thriving Rural Church
Developing Common Language and Understanding
A workshop hosted by the Rural Church Pastors Network (RCPN)
May 2015 --- Rural Alberta and Saskatchewan
More information coming...
Bishop Mark MacDonald's Keynote Addresses
2014 Rural Ministry Conference, St Albert, AB
Bishop MacDonald discusses histories and ministries of North American Indigenous Peoples. More...
Building Bridges to Reconciliation
First Nation and settler communities working together to raise awareness and understanding about the past...
A New On-Line Library for Rural Churches
Nurture & Discipleship in Rural Churches is an online library of good practice and potential resources for both ordained & lay rural church practitioners, and training or resource providers more generally. More.
First Nations-Rural Neighbours Friendship Initiative
Purpose: To help close the gap between First Nations and their neighbouring communities, using churches as bridges for conversation and friendship building. More...
Davidson and Area Rural Spirit Research Project
CiRCLe M and Davidson United Church are looking at how rural people and communities experience fulfillment, deep connection, peace and spiritual growth outside of traditional church programs. More
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