On Eagles’ Wings Ecumenical Ministries is best known for holding year-round ecumenical children’s bible schools in remote northern communities. Headquartered in Edmonton, with a U.S. office in Lansdale, Pa., the organization’s ambitious 2012 summer calendar includes 24 five-day Bible school sessions, held from June 28 to August 31.
With craft, games and singing, the school “is an exciting place to be,” says AnnE Zimmerman, executive director. “Children are given loving attention by our volunteers and hear that, even as children, they are welcomed and loved by Jesus. That simple message makes a difference to a child.”
Summer venues range across western and northern Canada from the most northerly, Grise Ford in Nunavut, to the southernmost, Ocean Man in Saskatchewan. Zimmerman notes that as invitations from far-northern communities increase, so do the costs of flying in volunteers since the more remote villages can be accessed only by plane. The ministry is asking for donations to keep On Eagle’s Wings flying.
Three fall and winter Bible schools are scheduled for Alberta and the Northwest Territories.
To get more information or to donate, call 1-866-441-6595 or go to oneagleswings.org.