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 is a gathering with time for both structured and informal conversations, worship, education, play, prayer, and table fellowship. We’d like to share our stories and to hear yours; what is working well and what you lament or long for, what brings you joy and who is your neighbour. We’d like to imagine together ways in which members of small, rural congregations might remain grounded in and able to share the Gospel despite sometimes challenging circumstances. These resources may also help
When: Thursday, June 15th at 10:00 to Saturday, June 17th at 2:00
Where: Camp Abegweit, (Camp Abby) PEI Right on the Northumberland Strait.
Main Presenter & World Café facilitator: Dr. Marvin Lee Anderson
Tasters: Thirty-minute presentations given by a variety of people on a variety of things so good we may want to go home and cook them up in our own communities. Pop Up Church, Community Garden Partnering, and Faithful Footprints, are just a few of the offerings, each given by someone who loves them well.
Registration Fee: $50 You can register here. Don’t delay; accommodations are moving quickly.
Accommodation: Attendees are responsible for making their own accommodation arrangements. To help with this we’ve prepared a list of some local accommodations. All meals except breakfast are provided as part of the gathering. Coffee, tea, and muffins are available at 9:30 am at the gathering each morning.
Prayer Stations A labyrinth and a variety of prayer stations will be set up in quiet corners for moments of individual pause and reflection. Gratitude or lament, intercession, or deep stillness, here you’ll find ways of being prayer.
Healing Pathway Last year we learned about the Healing Pathway ministry through a taster. This year the Healing Pathway team is back and offering a limited number of actual sessions. You can sign up on the Registration Form.
We have been able to keep registration costs low through the support received from grants and generous donors.