Healing Communities Training

The Rev. Doug Walker, National Coordinator for Criminal Justice Reform with the United Methodist Church General Board of Church and Society, will be in Montana the first week of November. He will be leading introductory gatherings to introduce the Healing Communities framework for ministry with people impacted by the criminal justice system and offering training in two communities. Healing Communities challenges congregations and organizations to become Stations of Hope by mobilizing existing resources. It identifies the formal and informal networks characteristic of community life, based on the ideas of forgiving, healing, redemption and reconciliation.

Attend a training with a team from your church or organization to plan and initiate your own ministry.

For information about the meetings and training, contact Pastor Melanie Martin-Dent, 406-560-6371. For directions to the church and local details, contact the people listed below.


Missoula: Monday, November 2 & Tuesday, November 3, 5:30-8:30 pm
First United Methodist Church, 300 E. Main St., 406.549.6118
Light supper will be served each night. Donation of $25 requested to cover costs.

Butte: Sunday, November 8, 1:30-7:30pm
Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1621 Thornton Ave., 406.782.2425
Light supper will be served.

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