NEWSLETTER

A Joint Publication of

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


ARCHIVED Articles by Subject

Current Newsletter - October 2016 (355 KB)

Click below for individual articles in April 2016 newsletter.

FAITH MATTERS

A Journey Toward Good Relationships
In response to Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Committee calling Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities to make changes …

A Heritage Reflection on Father Albert Lacombe
Re-membering stories from our community can bring new understandings.

Talking Climate Change
Opening a dialogue with conservatives and evangelicals about climate change is possible …

 

RURAL LIFE ISSUES

Telling it Like it is

Can values reflected in the National Film Board’s “Grasslands Project” help us understand the mission of the church in rural communities?...

The Value of Prison Farms

Farm groups, social action networks, churches and the John Howard Society continue appealing for the re-opening of Canada’s Prison Farms…


DEVOTIONAL THOUGHTS

About Peter’s Awakening (Acts 10:9-16; 30-36)
(Read during the Service “A Journey Toward Good Relationships”)

Tell the Children (Joshua 4: 1-7, 19-24)
(Read during the Service “A Journey Toward Good Relationships”)

Centering Prayer

In-spirited
What is the Original Blessing all God’s creatures have received?

 

RURAL MINISTRY STORIES

Strong Roots, Great Shoots

Instead of blaming others because there aren’t a lot of jobs for young people, look at ways we can affirm their spiritual values…

Seeking God

Each of us have our own experiences when it comes to finding God …

First Time Away
Helping students make the transition as they leave home …

Flowers Leave Their Fragrance

After a community faces disaster, healing gestures are important

 

CiRCLe M NEWS

Update: Doctor of Ministry Program in Rural Ministry and Community Development (DMin)

Church and Community Crisis Response Training

Rural Ministry Resource Centre (Relocation)

 

LINKS

An Extensive Listing of Links to rural community and rural ministry sites


Country Preacher's Notes:  Reflections on the deep spiritual hunger and rich spiritual heritage that surrounds us in our rural communities 

 

Tips on How to Live with Respect in Creation
A column on thoughts, facts and practical suggestions for living sustainably

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