Centre for Rural Community Leadership and Ministry
Rural Issues: Social Concerns
- Churches Can Help During a Time of Community Crisis
It seems that more and more, communities are undergoing crises of various types and severities, ranging from weather-related disasters to severe economic downturns. Such crises often bring hardship, trauma, change and struggle.
Most rural communities (or regions) have an emergency measures organization and plan (EMO). Town and country churches can contribute to these efforts by employing their own particular gifts to help communities prepare for and recover resiliently from such crises and disaster.
In 2012, CiRCLe M offered its first training program on rural crisis intervention for rural congregations in their communities . These training webinars are not intended to provide certified disaster relief training but simply to stimulate thinking about ways in which churches can contribute to plans and EMOs in their town or region. click here for more information
We are open to holding another series of training webinars. If your church/ministerial and community are interested, please contact us at email@example.com
“The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it.” (Psalm 24:1)
- To Live with Respect in Creation - by Angie Bugg
(Angie manages energy conservation projects for the Saskatchewan Environmental Society and is a Board member and Trustee at McClure United Church. Selections from her column (below) offer thoughts, facts and practical suggestions for living sustainably)
- Blind Spots and Excuses
- Air Conditioning
- Driving Ourselves to Disaster
- Electronics Recycling in Saskatchewan
- Energy Conservation in Churches
- Energy Star Light Fixtures
- Here's Winter
- Land of Consumia
- Phasing Out Incandescent Lighting
- Systemic Changes
- Phantom Load
You can contact Angie at firstname.lastname@example.org.