NEWSLETTER

A Joint Publication of

CENTRE FOR RURAL COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP & MINISTRY
and the
CANADIAN RURAL CHURCH NETWORK


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Current Newsletter - Jan 2015 (350 KB)

Click below for individual articles in January 2015 newsletter.

FAITH MATTERS

Big Fish in a Small Pond
Appreciating unique opportunities offered by rural life and ministry …

Seniors:  An Undervalued Resource
Seniors are the fastest growing hidden resource in our society, and our leaders need to learn how to make use of this treasure…

Deepening Our Understanding of Lent
Learning about the Islamic practices associated with Ramadan can help us think more deeply about our own Lenten fasting…

RURAL LIFE ISSUES

Public Rituals Relating to Grief and Death in a Changing Culture
A one-day seminar/workshop invited support providers to discuss what families need and want during times of grief and death …

If a Disaster Should Happen: Ready or Not!
Volunteers could become part of a regional Emergency Services Organization in time of crisis if some were prepared ahead of time…

Agriculture A Vocation
“Agriculture is more than just a job …”

Non-State Actors
Important work being done by Churches and NGO’s is not given the respect it deserves …

Earth Care Cooking
Choices that  have consequences...

The Rural Ministry Symposium
Symposium held at Crieff Hills – Guelph Ontario, October 27 – 29, 2014

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHTS

Metamorphosis ( Prayer of Confession)
An Easter prayer...

When a Church is Closing (a prayer)
When a congregation closed, those from a near-by community sent the following prayerful message…
A Church Bulletin

Lent and Life’s Festival
In the Spirit of Lent …

RURAL MINISTRY STORIES

Germinate: Rural Churches Serving the Community
It is possible to have a close-up look at an exciting new rural church initiative coming out of the United Kingdom ...

Finding the Right Perspective
Instead of mourning what we don’t have, look at what God has given us.

The New Daughter-In-Law
There’s a steep learning curve when someone from the city comes as a bride to live in a rural community …

CiRCLe M NEWS

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Church and Community Crisis Response Training
Rural churches helping to strengthen community emergency plans...

Upcoming Courses

  • Capstone
  • Agrarianism and the Bible

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Disaster Preparedness Training Summit
January 16 and 17, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta

Practices of a Thriving Church: Developing Common Language and Understanding  
    May 2015.  Alberta and Saskatchewan   

 

JUST FOR FUN

Some one liners

LINKS

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CiRCLe M links to rural community resources

Tips on how to live with respect in creation

Interview with Justice Murray Sinclair - Truth and Reconciliation

 

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In future, we would love to hear some of your stories about how your rural or remote congregation has worked to make your community a better place.  How would your community be different if you weren't there?  As you share what you've done, it will spark ideas for others. Please contact us if you would like to share a story.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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