Here is a list of all the resources available to your church for special dates throughout the year. The exact materials vary from week to week, but can include bulletin covers, inserts, children's resources, devotionals, worship planning tools, prayers, projection graphics and more.

Emails will be sent twice a year to every Christian Reformed Church in North America with a unique order form link that will allow you to order materials for six months of special dates at a time. The most recent order form included materials for July 1 - December 31, 2018. If you missed the deadline or forgot to order something, you can use the form below to request additional copies. You will also find additional information and many free downloadable resources.  

The resources are organized below by their suggested date on the CRCNA Offering Calendar. Printed copies of the 2018 Offering Calendar and 2018 Deacons' Helper Worksheet were sent to all churches in the fall. For your convenience, the calendar is also available in Google Calendar and iCal formats. Note that while each of these causes has been given a suggested offering date, materials are designed in such a way that they may be used on any date that works best for your congregation.

 

July

Information about how to order materials was sent to your church in March 2018. Look for an email marked "Important: New Way to Request Free CRC Materials" or contact communications@crcna.org for more information

July 1 (Canada Day) - World Renew

World Renew

Your congregation can use this bulletin insert to celebrate Canada Day (July 1) and acknowledge the Government of Canada’s work of helping God’s children around the world overcome hunger, in partnership with World Renew and Canadians like you. Ideal for member mailboxes or use during your service to promote your World Renew offering.

Also see: Downloadable Resources; Special Orders

August

Information about how to order materials was sent to your church in March 2018. Look for an email marked "Important: New Way to Request Free CRC Materials" or contact communications@crcna.org for more information

August 12 - Pastor Church Resources

Pastor Church Resources

Learn about and support Pastor Church Resources, which serves pastors, churches, and classes as they seek to promote healthy relationships, encourage one another in ministry, and discern next steps in seasons of growth, transition, or challenge.

Also see: Downloadable Resources; Special Orders

 

August 19 - CRC Annual Day of Justice

Day of Justice

This August, help your congregation experience a unity of response to God’s call for Biblical justice. This day will serve as a designated time for congregations across North America to consider the meaning of Biblical justice, to lament injustices in the world, and to commit themselves to the transforming work of standing alongside people whom society oppresses and pushes to the margins.

No print resources. See: Downloadable Resources

 

August 26 - Faith Formation Ministries

Pastor Church Resources

Learn about and support Faith Formation Ministries, which can make an impact on the faith life of every church member, young and old.

Also see: Downloadable Resources; Special Orders

September

Information about how to order materials was sent to your church in March 2018. Look for an email marked "Important: New Way to Request Free CRC Materials" or contact communications@crcna.org for more information

September 9 - Calvin Theological Seminary (Distance Education)

Learn about and support Calvin Theological Seminary. Calvin Theological Seminary is about preparing faithful, creative and compassionate leaders who will nurture disciples, renew churches and be bearers of shalom to a world in turmoil. Its Reformed approach to theological education uniquely equips students to face the complexities of ministry in this rapidly changing world. All of this happens through an experience that joins head, heart and hands together in joyful response to God’s sovereign claim over all creation.

Learn more at: Website

 

September 16 - Resonate Global Mission

Resonate Global Mission

Mission emphasis events provide a special opportunity to praise and thank God for the ways he is advancing his kingdom. This year's theme—All Will Know, All Will Go—focuses on the role we get to play in God's plan. One day, every tongue will confess and every knee will bow, but what about today? How will we join God on mission right now?

Also see: Downloadable Resources; Special Orders

 

September 23 - Abuse Awareness Sunday (Safe Church Ministry)

Safe Church

Abuse thrives in silence and secrecy; it must not thrive in church. The #MeToo movement has revealed how many people have been impacted by abuse. Often those with power have misused it in harmful ways. Learn about and support Safe Church Ministry, which equips congregations in abuse awareness, prevention, and response, beginning with awareness. If you prefer a different bulletin insert, see the full list at the link below.

Also see: Other Resources; Special Orders

 

September 30 - All Nations Heritage Sunday (Race Relations)

Race Relations

All Nations Heritage Week is a synodically approved celebration of the expanding and enriching ethnic diversity that more and more encompasses the CRCNA. This annual celebration provides opportunity for our congregations and classes to embrace, celebrate, and promote our God-given ethnic and racial diversity. The All Nations Heritage offering will be used to award scholarships to Christian Reformed students in our colleges and the seminary to support their development as multicultural leaders in the Christian Reformed Church.

Also see: Downloadable Resources; Special Orders

October

Information about how to order materials was sent to your church in March 2018. Look for an email marked "Important: New Way to Request Free CRC Materials" or contact communications@crcna.org for more information

October 8 - Canadian Thanksgiving (World Renew - Canada)

World Renew

This Thanksgiving, give thanks to God for working through World Renew's Free A Family® program. Celebrate with Loyce and Moses, two parents who are being equipped to overcome poverty.

Also see: Downloadable Resources; Special Orders

 

October 21 - Disability Concerns

Disability Concerns

Learn about and support the ministry of Disability Concerns. Many small groups place demands on participants that many adults cannot meet, yet we know that churches become healthier when they welcome all people. Your church can learn to practice hospitality in new and exciting ways in your small group ministry. Disability Concerns can help.

Also see: Downloadable Resources; Special Orders

 

October 28 - Reformation Sunday (Resonate Global Mission)

Reformation Day is a suggested offering date for Resonate Global Mission. For offering support materials, please see Mission Emphasis Week (Sept. 16) above.

November

Information about how to order materials was sent to your church in March 2018. Look for an email marked "Important: New Way to Request Free CRC Materials" or contact communications@crcna.org for more information

November 4 - World Hunger Sunday (World Renew)

World Renew

World Renew invites your congregation to participate in this year’s World Hunger Campaign, Uzima. Join World Renew in equipping those in need with the skills and knowledge required to move beyond barriers created by poverty, hunger, and injustice, so they can experience Uzima: a sense of wholeness in their lives. Additional information is also available at worldrenew.net/worldhunger

Also see: Downloadable Resources; Special Orders

 

November 4 or 11 - International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

This year’s International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, marked by churches on November 4 or 11, will focus on the persecutionDay of Prayer
and witness of the church in North Korea. Mark this day with the Office of Social Justice by using this bulletin insert (and the litany on the backside), along with other resources which will be available at crcna.org/DayOfPrayer closer to the date.

Also see: Downloadable Resources; Special Orders

 

November 11 - Back to God Ministries International

Learn about and support Back to God Ministries International, the worldwide media ministry of the Christian Reformed Church. Through BTGMIpartnerships with churches and individuals, we share the Gospel in ten languages through indigenous ministry teams using the technology and media that best serves the cultures and needs of each area we reach.

Also see: Downloadable Resources; Special Orders

 

November 18 - Chaplain Sunday (Chaplaincy & Care Ministry)

Chaplains are ministers and pastors with specialized training who serve in institutional settings and minister to the whole person, addressing World Renewnot only a person's spiritual needs, but also their physical and emotional needs. Learn about and support this essential and exciting ministry by asking chaplains to share their stories, pray for them, and consider taking an offering for our ministry. A liturgy and videos are also available for download.

Also see: Downloadable Resources; Special Orders

November 22 - American Thanksgiving (World Renew - US)

Thanksgiving is a great time to praise God for all of the blessings in our lives and to consider sharing some of those blessings with others. Why not use this Thanksgiving as a time to kick-off a World Renew gift catalog campaign in your congregation? See Gift Catalog promotion under "Christmas".

December

Information about how to order materials was sent to your church in March 2018. Look for an email marked "Important: New Way to Request Free CRC Materials" or contact communications@crcna.org for more information

December 2 - Calvin College

Learn about and support Calvin College. Calvin is committed to shaping the hearts and minds of young people, creating skilled and visionary leaders. As one of the largest Christian colleges in North America, Calvin has been highly recognized as a center for liberal arts teaching and scholarship since 1876. Calvin is committed to academic excellence while remaining distinctively Christian, equipping students with knowledge, skills, and virtues to help them impact culture in a relevant, ever-reforming way.

Learn more at: Website

 

December 25 - Christmas (World Renew)

World Renew - Christmas

The items your church selects from World Renew’s 2018-2019 Gift Catalog matter deeply: Your gift is powerful, fun, and meaningful. Your support for World Renew through the gift catalog helps people who live in poverty. This year’s catalog has new items as well as many favorites, with even more choices for churches, classes, families, and Sunday schools. If your church, school, or group needs an easy, attractive way to spread the word about this alternative giving opportunity during Advent, you can order free materials to use and display in your church or classroom. Videos, Powerpoints, bulletin announcements, and many more downloadable resources are available at worldrenew.net/gifts.

Also see: Downloadable Resources; Special Orders

January

January 13 - Youth Unlimited

January 20 - Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

January 27 - Cadet Sunday (Calvinist Cadet Corps)

February

February 3 - Race Relations 

February 24 - Office of Social Justice

March

March 3 - DRS Sunday (World Renew - US)

March 3 - Canadian Foodgrains Bank Sunday (World Renew - Canada)

March 10 - Centre for Public Dialogue - Justice and Hope Sunday (Canada)

March 17 - Calvin Seminary (DIG program)

April

April 7 - Foods Resource Bank Sunday (World Renew - US)

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April 7 - Refugee Sunday (World Renew - Canada)

Find out more about our worship resources
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April 21 - Easter (Resonate Global Mission)

See church resources

April 28 - GEMS Sunday (GEMS Girls’ Clubs)

See church resources
 

May

May 5 - Operation Manna (Diaconal Ministries Canada)

May 12 - Mother's Day (World Renew)

May 19 - Candidacy Committee

May 30 - Ascension Day (Back to God Ministries International)

 

    June

    June 2 - Ascension Sunday (Back to God Ministries International)

    June 9 - Pentecost (Resonate Global Mission)

    June 16 - Trinity Sunday

    June 16 - Aboriginal Ministries (Canada)