Trauma, Grief and Recovery

Report on Trauma WorkshopOctober 13, 2022UCRMN offered a fall workshop on Trauma, Grief and Recovery, called Ministry in the Midst, and offered by Rev. Michele Rowe of Maple Creek, Sask. Michele is Certified as a Community and Workplace Traumatologist and happens to hold a Social Work degree as well as being a minister to aContinue reading “Trauma, Grief and Recovery”

WORSHIP FOR RURAL LIFE SUNDAY

Submitted by Catherine Christie (service found in Mandate, 2010, prepared by Miles Russell) Greeting and Announcements Call to Worship: After the dormancy of winter,    new growth springs to life.   The birds return from their southern home.   Buds emerge on the trees as they discover again the warmth of the earth.   Crocuses and other early springContinue reading “WORSHIP FOR RURAL LIFE SUNDAY”

Saying What’s In Your Heart

By Joyce SasseSubmitted by Catherine Christie Editors note: this is an Easter memory from Joyce Sasse, reproduced from her ebook, Gleanings from a Prairie Pastor (available for downloading from Centre for Rural Community Leadership and Ministry, www.circle-m.ca)(Apologies are never easy.  t takes time to unload the baggage. That’s what I learned when I was helping ourContinue reading “Saying What’s In Your Heart”

Proposal GCE 06 Summary: Thoughts from Zoom Workshop

Re: GS 128 and GCE 06 Thursday April 28, 2022 @ 4 pm EDT 25 participants from Victoria Island in British Columbia to Newfoundland. Opened and closed with “One More Step Along the World, I Go”. Clarification: GS 128 was the original document and has been withdrawn and replaced by GCE 06. The General CouncilContinue reading “Proposal GCE 06 Summary: Thoughts from Zoom Workshop”

Easter Postlude

By Joyce SasseSubmitted by Catherine Christie Editors note: this is an Easter memory from Joyce Sasse, reproduced from her ebook, Gleanings from a Prairie Pastor (available for downloading from Centre for Rural Community Leadership and Ministry, www.circle-m.ca) One Easter Sunday I spoke about how Beethoven, at the darkest point in his life, wrote the magnificent musicContinue reading “Easter Postlude”

Rural Routes Through the Holy:  Thrive Where You Are

Submitted by Catherine Smith From June 16 – 18, 2022 the second Rural Routes Through the Holy gathering will be held at Camp Ta Wa Si, Johnston Point, NB.  We’d like to invite you to a space of nurture for those in rural congregations and for the communities in which they live.  Rural Routes isContinue reading Rural Routes Through the Holy:  Thrive Where You Are

Starting A Podcast For Your Church

By Martin Dawson (Retired Minister in Cornwall, PEI)Submitted by Martin Dawson As many of the people connected to UCRMN know, I am an enthusiast of old-time radio programs, which makes me very interested in the use for audio for church purposes. Recently, I have been working with a rural minister in the recording and editingContinue reading “Starting A Podcast For Your Church”