NEWSLETTER

A Joint Publication of

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


ARCHIVED Articles by Subject

Current Newsletter - January 2017

Click below for individual articles in January 2017 newsletter.

FAITH MATTERS

Boomers Not in Church
Why are the Boomers staying away from church?  What do they mean when they call themselves “spiritual but not religious (SBNR)” …?

Judas (written by Amos Oz)
In preparation for Lent, a fascinating read …
Commentary by Joyce Sasse

Religion and Ethics Newsweekly (PBS)
Viewing the Religion and Ethics Newsweekly is a good way to start the week …

RURAL LIFE ISSUES

Reconciliation: Actions Must Follow Words

Phil Fontaine points to specific actions that might be taken by those who talk about reconciliation …

Farm Women, Faced by Loss, Reach Out to Others

Because farm family businesses are super complicated, a farm accident can be more than devastating.  But one group of widows speaks out …

Websites for Rural Churches

Church websites:  do we see them to be an obligation or an opportunity for communication …?

Suggestions of Some Positive Things So as to Not Unravel

Based on material shared by others who have faced extreme rural distress…


DEVOTIONAL THOUGHTS

Prayer of Thanksgiving

By Reverend Vienna Cobb Anderson

Remembering Those Affected by Bovine TB – A Prayer of Lament

Thinking of the many who have been affected by issues around Bovine TB …

 

RURAL MINISTRY STORIES

Finding Peace Amid Suffering

As we work our way through Lent, we look at how we might cope with the heaviness in life …

Daddy Sherry’s Hunt

Every rural community has at least one outstanding character …

An Appeal for Funding

 ‘What is Rural?’  The following may suggest an approach by which other appeals for funding can be approached.

 

CiRCLe M NEWS

DMin Program – A Synopsis for January 2017


DMin Program Strengthens Rural Ministry

Rural ministry is an integral part of the church and there is need for us to get focused and reach out to where the people are…

Small is the Right Size

Rural communities are the “right size” for many things…

 

LINKS

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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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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