Click below for individual articles in January 2015 newsletter.
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 …”
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
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
Church and Community Crisis Response Training
Rural churches helping to strengthen community emergency plans...
- Agrarianism and the Bible
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
CiRCLe M links to rural community resources
Tips on how to live with respect in creation
Interview with Justice Murray Sinclair - Truth and Reconciliation