After an EF-1 tornado traveled 6.5 miles through communities south of Grand Rapids, Mich., on Sunday July 6th, Roscoe and Deb Gist did not know how they would recover.
The anticipation mounts on Saturday afternoon. A flock of green-shirted teenagers and young adults hover around the main doors. Vans roll into the parking lot. Sliding doors are pulled back.
A year ago, Rev. Syd Hielema attended a presentation by a young woman describing the place of young adults in the life of the church.
At the end of her talk, says Hielema, she touched on her hopes for the church itself. Given his interest in creating genuine communities of faith in the church, he listened intently.
The Office of Social Justice, Christian Reformed World Missions, and World Renew are partnering to organize a creation care learning tour to Bangladesh Nov. 1-15, 2014.
World Renew's Farmer Field Schools in South Cambodia have become a model for teaching sustainable and more productive agriculture practices.
The Christian Reformed Church is spearheading a state-wide Day of Prayer for Kids at the Border to be held in churches across Michigan this Sunday, July 27.
The Acts of Synod 2014 are now available in an electronic version on the Christian Reformed Church website on the Synod Resources page as well as on the Synod 2014 web page.