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Here are the resources available to your church for special dates and offerings throughout the year. Materials vary from week to week, but can include bulletin covers and inserts, children's resources, devotionals, worship planning tools, prayers, projection graphics and more. The resources are organized below by their suggested date on the CRCNA Deacons' Offering Calendar; however, most materials are designed in such a way that they may be used on any date that works best for your congregation.

Emails are sent twice a year (in March and September) to every Christian Reformed congregation in North America with a unique order form link that allows you to order materials for six months at a time. The March order form includes materials for July to December, and the September order form covers January to June. To place a special order, call 800-333-8300.

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Information about how to order materials was sent to your church in March 2022. Look for an email marked "Action Needed: Special Sunday Resources For <Your Church Name>" or contact [email protected] for more information

December 4, 2022 - Calvin University

Calvin University equips students to think deeply, to act justly, and to live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal in the world. Our goal is to equip students to be agents of renewal, ready to step into the public square and renew all things for the glory of Christ. We believe that every student has something to offer the world; every student has something that God is calling him or her to do. Calvin’s job is to partner with each student to discover what that is and then help them develop the skills they’ll need to gain that success.

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December 25, 2022 (Christmas Day) - World Renew

Give the joy of Christmas with a gift for a person in need through the World Renew Gift Catalog. A goat or rabbit, rice seeds, or clean water may be the powerful opportunity someone needs to take the next step out of poverty. This year’s catalog has new items as well as many favorites, including great choices for families, congregations, schools, and groups. Celebrate the season by creating an Advent "giving tree" with ornaments from the coordinating Giving Tree Project. (Order one packet of 32 ornaments per church or group, please.) Select gifts from the catalog and hold a special Christmas offering! Choose from the collection of free-to-order resources below and download videos, bulletin announcements, and more digital resources from World Renew's website for Christmas 2022.

Also available: Downloadables - USDownloadables - Canada

Information about how to order materials was sent to your church in September 2022. Look for an email marked "Action Needed: Special Sunday Resources For <Your Church Name>" or contact [email protected] for more information

January 8, 2023 - ThereforeGo Ministries (formerly Youth Unlimited)

ThereforeGo Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational Christian organization that focuses on assisting local congregations in their ministry to youth and emerging adults. We strongly believe that the local church is the tool God created to use to reveal himself to the world. We know that taking the call of ministering to today’s youth is not for the faint of heart. Therefore, we are blessed by encouraging, supporting, equipping, and partnering with congregations across North America to reach this generation for Jesus Christ! www.ThereforeGo.com.

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Also Available: Downloadable Resources

January 15, 2023 (Sanctity of Human Life Sunday) - Social Justice

The third Sunday in January is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, and Social Justice is pleased to offer resources for your church to honor the day. Synod has encouraged Christian Reformed churches to commemorate the day’s significance (Synod 1981 and Synod 1995). Social Justice would like to help churches commemorate the sanctity of human life in ways that are sensitive and mindful of the impact abortion has on society, our churches, and members of our congregations.

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Also Available: Downloadable Resources

January 29, 2023 (Cadet Sunday) - Calvinist Cadet Corps

The goal of the Calvinist Cadet Corps is to provide Christian men with a structure, program, and materials that are uniquely designed to help boys grow spiritually in all areas of life – devotional, mental, physical, and social. These bulletin covers, bulletin inserts and other resources feature our "Amazing" theme for 2022-2023 and are ideal for use on Cadet Sunday.

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Also available: Downloadables and Print Materials from Cadets

Information about how to order materials was sent to your church in September 2022. Look for an email marked "Action Needed: Special Sunday Resources For <Your Church Name>" or contact [email protected] for more information

February 5, 2023 - Race Relations

On this special Sunday, your dedicated prayers and offerings enable and empower Race Relations. We resource congregations and members of the Christian Reformed Church as we dismantle the causes and effects of racism within the body of believers and throughout the world.

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February 12, 2023 - Social Justice

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The CRCNA's work in social justice helps CRC members love our neighbors in tangible ways. We provide resources to learn about the root causes of poverty, hunger, and oppression, and we empower the church to call on those in power to improve systems and enact just public policy. With this bulletin insert, we invite you to take next steps with us as we continue to "do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God" together. Read more about the CRCNA's work in social justice and find printable PDFs at crcna.org/SocialJustice/about-us

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February 19, 2023 - Pastor Church Resources

Pastor Church Resources (PCR) 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. Each year, PCR engages with almost every CRC congregation and many pastors. We're here to help in any way we can. We have a bulletin insert, a powerpoint slide (to be used during the offering) and a handout that details what our ministry offers churches, pastors, and ministry leaders.

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Also available: Information about PCR

February 26, 2023 (Justice and Hope Sunday) - Centre for Public Dialogue - Canada

The Centre for Public Dialogue invites you to mark Justice and Hope Sunday on the first Sunday of Lent. Featuring text from Jeremiah 27, this insert encourages us to think about the flourishing of all people. Additional worship resources are also available.

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Also available: Downloadable Resources

Information about how to order materials was sent to your church in September 2022. Look for an email marked "Action Needed: Special Sunday Resources For <Your Church Name>" or contact [email protected] for more information

March 5, 2023 (Canadian Foodgrains Bank Sunday) - World Renew - Canada

With the restrictions put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 there was drastic rise in global hunger that worsened when the Russia-Ukraine conflict created disruptions in the supply of basic commodities, like wheat and oil. Changing weather patterns have also contributed to the global food crisis. Around the world, floods have washed away crops and droughts have left farmlands barren. Together we can end global hunger! As a founding member of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, World Renew's capacity to provide disaster response and food security programs on a global scale has grown over the years. Your gifts will be matched up to 4X! To learn more about the global food crisis, and what you can do to help, use our downloadable resources, available online in spring 2023 at worldrenew.ca/resources-cfgb

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Also available: Downloadable Resources

March 5, 2023 (Disaster Response Services Sunday) - World Renew - U.S.

For more than 50 years, World Renew Disaster Response Services (DRS) has responded to disasters in 8 Canadian provinces, nearly every state and 4 U.S. territories. Through organizing volunteers and connecting with local partners in the areas affected by disasters, DRS has helped over 180,000 hurricane, flood, tornado and wildfire survivors repair their homes and find hope again. Through the tangible work of pounding nails, hanging drywall, replacing shingles, mucking out basements and meaningful conversations with residents, we spread the good news of Jesus Christ. But we can’t do it alone. A gift from your church, as well as volunteers willing to serve, will help World Renew DRS continue to inspire people to find hope again. Visit worldrenew.net/DRS-Sunday

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Also available: Downloadable Resources

March 12, 2023 - Raise Up Global Ministries

The programs of Raise Up Global Ministries equip the global church by developing interactive, biblically-based resources and equipping leaders to facilitate learning and kingdom change. Visit RaiseUpGlobal.org

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Also Available: Downloadable Resources

March 19, 2023 - Calvin Theological Seminary

This is the recommended Sunday for offerings to Calvin Theological Seminary (CTS), specifically their Vocational Formation Office (VFO). The VFO is focused on the singular goal of partnering with students in the shaping of their character for Christ-likeness, overall heart and skills for ministry, and understanding of what it means for them to give their leadership in God's Kingdom. Their hope is three fold:
1. Students will learn to discern the work of the Holy Spirit in themselves and their context.
2. Students will grow in their capacity to effectively engage in their ongoing equipping for ministry.
3. Students will develop personally helpful ministry "postures" for lifelong learning and growth.
For more Information go to the Vocational Formation Office web page.

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Also available: Informational Video about VFO(4:15)

Information about how to order materials was sent to your church in September 2022. Look for an email marked "Action Needed: Special Sunday Resources For <Your Church Name>" or contact [email protected] for more information

April 2, 2023 (Palm Sunday) - Refugee Sunday - World Renew - Canada

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As of June 2022, the United Nations reported 1 in every 88 people on earth has been forced to flee. Globally, there are a staggering 27.1 million refugees—people who have fled human conflict, persecution, or natural disaster in search of safety. World Renew's Refugee Sponsorship and Resettlement team supports churches across Canada through the process of sponsorship. Through your gift you can join the story of welcoming refugees seeking to rebuild their lives in Canada. To download our Refugee Sunday resources, visit worldrenew.ca/RefugeeSunday

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Also available: Downloadable Resources

April 2, 2023 (Palm Sunday) - World Renew Sunday - World Renew - U.S.

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Over 1,100 churches in Canada and the United States partner with World Renew each year through prayer, volunteering, advocacy, and financial support. Their efforts empower us to minister to over 1.4 million people in 35 different countries through development, disaster, and justice programming to change the story of poverty. Your church can join in this transformative work by visiting PathwaysOutOfPoverty.com

Also available: Downloadable Resources

April 9, 2023 (Easter Sunday) - Resonate Global Mission

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Our Savior is the resurrection and the life that we celebrate today! Jesus tells us that he is both the resurrection and the life: he promises not only to bring rising, but also living. This is the joy of Easter—this is what makes us willing and ready to live for him. Resonate Global Mission is here to partner with you and your church as you live and share your faith. Whether you're supporting church planters, missionaries, and campus ministers, or working with Resonate's team to strengthen your own church's capacity for mission, we do more when we work together!

Also available: Downloadable Resources

April 30, 2023 (GEMS Sunday) - GEMS Girls' Clubs

GEMS is a ministry devoted to bringing the Good News of Jesus to girls around the world. The mission of GEMS Girls’ Clubs is to help bring girls into a living, dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ. Our vision is to see girls around the world actively and enthusiastically expressing love for God and others—girls equipped, motivated, and passionately engaged in living out their faith. Our goal for every club meeting is to create a welcoming, safe, and fun environment for girls to hear the truth that they are LOVED by God. Together, we learn how to love and care for one another, other people, ourselves, and our relationship with God. And we do this by learning about Jesus Christ, what He has done for us, and His plans for each of our lives. Visit GEMS website

Also available GEMS promo video (1:10).

Information about how to order materials was sent to your church in September 2022. Look for an email marked "Action Needed: Special Sunday Resources For <Your Church Name>" or contact [email protected] for more information

May 7, 2023 - Diaconal Ministries Canada - NewGround - Canada

God is always at work, calling churches to follow Him into their communities, to share Christ’s transformational love with each and every person. Cities and neighbourhoods should be impacted and blessed through the social action and thoughtful, cultural engagement of local Christians. NewGround partners with deacons and churches to break new missional ground, nurturing Spirit-led ideas that bear everlasting fruit. It’s time to roll up our sleeves and join God! NewGround is a program that helps churches start or grow ministries at the ground level, with discovering where God is at work in their community (Community Opportunity Scans & Deacon Scholarships) and then providing coaching and resources to help them get a new community ministry started (Community Ministry Grants & the Youth Justice Project). Learn more about the NewGround Campaign on our website.

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Also available: Downloadable Resources

May 14, 2023 (Mother's Day) - Women of Hope Sunday - World Renew

Women of Hope have overcome trauma and are confident in their abilities to contribute to the flourishing of their families. But for families to thrive they need to be healthy. In communities around the world many people do not know the best practices for protecting their health. This Mother’s Day, join World Renew to discover how you can help women in vulnerable communities learn about proper food and nutrition, the importance of sanitation for disease prevention, and more, so their families have a better chance to flourish. To learn more, visit worldrenew.ca/women-of-hope (Canada) or worldrenew.net/women-of-hope (US).

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Also available: Downloadable Resources (Canada)Downloadable Resources (U.S.)

May 21, 2023 (Ascension Sunday) - ReFrame Ministries

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Every day, your global media ministry partners at the CRC's media ministry, ReFrame Ministries, send out thousands of biblical messages, videos, and podcasts in 10 different languages.

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Also available: Downloadable Resources

May 28, 2023 (Pentecost) - Resonate Global Mission

At Pentecost and throughout the book of Acts, Peter and the disciples preached, prayed, healed, baptized, worshiped, shared with the needy, and sent people on mission. They showed us what it means to declare the wonders of God not just in different tongues but in our lives and communities. Resonate Global Mission is privileged to walk with you as you join with the Holy Spirit in living out your faith. Together with you, we proclaim the gospel and join God's mission in whatever way God has called us.

Also available: Downloadable Resources

Information about how to order materials was sent to your church in September 2022. Look for an email marked "Action Needed: Special Sunday Resources For <Your Church Name>" or contact [email protected] for more information

June 4, 2023 (Trinity Sunday) - Worship

September 29, 2019 - Worship Ministries

We desire that every worshiping community in the CRCNA experience Spirit-filled gospel proclamation and worship that is directed to God, is biblically based and theologically Reformed, and is characterized by creativity, discernment, spiritual vitality, the faith formation of all worshipers, and a call to serve others. We do that by creating networking opportunities for worship planners, leaders, and pastors; offering coaching for worship leaders and teams; providing free webinars and resources; the formation of online communities; and the publication of the Reformed Worship journal. For more information visit tinyurl.com/CRC-Trinity-Sunday.

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Also available: Downloadable Resources

June 11, 2023 - Candidacy Committee

Candidacy Sunday offers churches a great opportunity to thank God for the men and women who anticipate being approved as candidates each year at synod. Digital resources are available on the Network for a bulletin announcement, pulpit announcement, power point slide, and worship litany.

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Also available: Download the Candidate Booklet

June 18, 2023 (Father's Day) - Indigenous Ministries - Canada

Indigenous Ministry Sunday falls on the Sunday closest to National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. This year’s resources highlight worship music created by Indigenous peoples. Additional worship resources that celebrate the gifts and richness that Indigenous people bring to life in Canada are also available.

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Also available: Downloadable Resources

June 25, 2023 (Justice for All Sunday) - World Renew - Canada

In communities where World Renew works the fundamental rights to dignity and equality for women, girls, and other marginalized groups are significantly limited. As part of our justice work, World Renew shares God’s word, emphasizing that we are all God’s image bearers–hence, all have the right to live free from abuse, discrimination, and limitation of our unique gifts. Many of the world's most vulnerable are denied the right to education. This Justice for All Sunday join World Renew to learn how through your gifts you can make education more accessible and help change the story of poverty for families and for entire communities. Digital resources will be available for download in spring 2023 at worldrenew.ca/justiceforall.

Also available: Downloadable Resources

June 25, 2023 (Clean Water Sunday) - World Renew - U.S.

Clean water is essential to survival. But sadly, over 780 million people around the world do not have access to clean water. A gift from your church helps World Renew to make clean water a reality for communities around the world where access to clean water is limited or does not exist; that gift also extends the hope and love of Jesus–the source of living water–to these communities. A bulletin insert is available for order. To learn more about World Renew's clean water program visit worldrenew.net/cleanwater.

Also available: Downloadable Resources

Prior Year

Resources for past months are listed below for reference.

Information about how to order materials was sent to your church in March 2022. Look for an email marked "Action Needed: Special Sunday Resources For <Your Church Name>" or contact [email protected] for more information

July 10, 2022 - Raise Up Global Ministries

Raise Up Global Ministries

The programs of Raise Up Global Ministries equip the global church by developing interactive, biblically-based resources and equipping leaders to facilitate learning and kingdom change.

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July 17, 2022 (Clean Water Sunday) - World Renew

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Water is essential to survival. Our bodies need water to stay healthy. We need water for everyday activities like cooking, washing dishes and bathing. And, we need the water we use to be clean to ensure our health is not affected by waterborne diseases like cholera and dysentery. But sadly, over 780 million people around the world do not have access to clean water. A gift from your church helps World Renew to make clean water a reality for communities around the world where access to clean water is limited or does not exist; that gift also extends the hope and love of Jesus—the source of living water–to these communities. A bulletin insert is available to order. To learn more about World Renew's clean water program visit worldrenew.ca/cleanwater or worldrenew.net/cleanwater.

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Also available: Downloadable Resources - U.S. Downloadable Resources - Canada

Information about how to order materials was sent to your church in March 2022. Look for an email marked "Action Needed: Special Sunday Resources For <Your Church Name>" or contact [email protected] for more information

August 14, 2022 (Diversity Sunday) - Diversity

Many of our diaspora and globalized leaders feel misunderstood and invisible since the greater church doesn’t know their stories. Surprisingly, their ministries have been fueling the current growth in the Christian Reformed Church! Today, these leaders are doing cutting-edge missional work and many other leaders would do well to sit at their feet and learn. Is this where the Spirit of God is at work? You bet! Learn more at the Diversity website

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August 21, 2022 (Annual Day of Justice) - CRCNA

Individuals and congregations across the Christian Reformed Church in North America will mark a Day of Justice in August. This is a time for us to pause and reflect on God’s commands in the Bible, such as the one we read in James 1:27. If we truly love God and wish to follow him purely, our faith must go hand in hand with caring for those around us. This bulletin insert will help communicate that theme and direct people to where they can access additional resources.

Also available: Worship Resources

Information about how to order materials was sent to your church in March 2022. Look for an email marked "Action Needed: Special Sunday Resources For <Your Church Name>" or contact [email protected] for more information

September 11 or 18, 2022 (Mission Emphasis Week) - Resonate Global Mission

Mission Emphasis events provide a special opportunity to praise and thank God for the ways God is using the Christian Reformed Church to announce and live out the gospel. This year’s theme—For God So Loved The World—focuses on John 3:16 as we strive to be Christ’s witnesses in all we do as we work to share his love with the whole world. This bulletin will be an excellent resource for your Mission Emphasis service on September 11 or 18, 2022.

Also available: Downloadable Resources

September 25, 2022 (Abuse Awareness Sunday) - Safe Church

September 26, 2021 - Safe Church Ministry

Do you feel overwhelmed by the task of making your church safe and free from abuse? Are you struggling with identifying what more your church can do to prevent and respond to abuse? Safe Church can help. This year our Abuse Awareness theme is Safe Church Basics: 5 Steps to a Safe Church. On this bulletin insert you will find a step-by-step guide to making your congregation safe. Additional Abuse Awareness Sunday resources will point you to effective tools that can help church leaders with this important work.

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Also available: Worship Resources

Information about how to order materials was sent to your church in March 2022. Look for an email marked "Action Needed: Special Sunday Resources For <Your Church Name>" or contact [email protected] for more information

October 2, 2022 (All Nations Heritage Sunday) - Race Relations

October 2 is All Nations Heritage Sunday. Race Relations is dedicated to bringing more diversity into the future leadership of the denomination through the All Nations Heritage scholarship fund. Applicants are students of various ethnic minorities and members of CRCNA congregations who plan to, or who are currently pursuing their educational goals at higher learning institutions affiliated with the CRCNA. Your donations will grow this fund and help this endeavor.

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October 10, 2022 (Thanksgiving Day - Canada) - World Renew

This Thanksgiving, as we in Canada reflect on our blessings, please join World Renew—and the families around the world who have journeyed away from hunger and poverty—in giving thanks for the generosity of all those who have cheerfully given to the Free A Family® program. Through your gifts today, you make it possible for more vulnerable families in the areas where World Renew works to look to the future with hope and rejoice in the knowledge of God's love and abundance. A bulletin insert is available to order. To learn more about the Free A Family program, visit worldrenew.ca/free-a-family.

Also available: Downloadable Resources

October 16, 2022 (Disability Awareness Sunday) - Disability Concerns

Conversations about diversity and equity have become front and center in recent years, but our ableist practices have often been left out of the conversation. This insert describes what ableism is, plus some ways it shows up in churches and everyday life for people with disabilities. By shedding light on ableist practices, churches can improve their hospitality in ways that communicate each person’s worth, dignity, and value.

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Also available: Downloadable Resources

October 23, 2022 - Faith Formation

Faith Formation Ministries encourages and equips churches and individuals to shape lifelong faith formation in their work, home, school, church, or neighborhood, so that all generations have an intentional and resilient faith. For our designated offering Sunday, we're making available a bookmark-sized bulletin insert that shares ideas for exploring faith practices (spiritual disciplines) with people of all ages.

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October 30, 2022 (Reformation Sunday) - Calvin Theological Seminary

Since 1876, Calvin Theological Seminary has worked on your behalf to faithfully prepare leaders who can nurture disciples and serve the church. You can help keep tuition affordable for Calvin Seminary students by supporting the Covenant Scholarship Fund. By giving towards this scholarship, you make a Seminary education accessible to people from all walks of life.

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Information about how to order materials was sent to your church in March 2022. Look for an email marked "Action Needed: Special Sunday Resources For <Your Church Name>" or contact [email protected] for more information

November 6, 2022 (World Hunger Sunday) - World Renew

One in ten people do not have enough to eat—that's over 800 million people. World Renew invites your church to join us for the World Hunger Campaign: Hunger for Good. Through your church's gifts, families around the world will know God's compassion and find freedom from hunger. The bulletin insert will encourage your congregation members to give gifts in response to the profound food needs around the world. In addition, you can use our devotional to follow the story of families around the world who have struggled with hunger and found hope thanks to World Renew's work. Additional resources, including a Leader's Guide, will continue to be made available for download at worldrenew.net/worldhunger and worldrenew.ca/worldhunger as we draw closer to World Hunger Sunday 2022.

Also available: Downloadable Resources - U.S. Downloadable Resources - Canada

November 6 or 13, 2022 (International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church) - Social Justice

This year’s International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church insert will focus on the persecution and witness of the church in Afghanistan. Mark this day with Social Justice by using this bulletin insert (featuring a litany on the backside), along with other resources.

Also available: Downloadable Resources

November 13, 2022 - ReFrame Ministries

Burkina Faso is a majority-Muslim country, and Muslims and the minority Christian groups have historically lived together in tolerance. But the last few years have been marked by rising levels of violence from Muslim extremist groups. This violence has caused many people to flee to nearby countries or to camps for displaced people. To reach the displaced people, ReFrame began airing radio programs with a new station. Although the owner isn’t a Christian, he soon discovered that he had to air the programs more than he originally planned—there was an overwhelming number of requests for these programs.

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Also available: Downloadable Resources

November 20, 2022 - Chaplaincy

Chaplains are specialized ministers and pastors that serve in institutional settings. They minister to the whole person, addressing not only a person's spiritual needs, but also their physical and emotional needs. They are called to be a light in the darkness, to bring Christ’s grace, peace, and healing to those who need it the most. Chaplaincy endorses, trains, advocates and provides care for chaplains. Learn about and support this essential and exciting ministry by asking chaplains to share their stories and visit our website crcna.org/Chaplaincy.

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Also available: Downloadable Resources

November 24, 2022 (Thanksgiving Day - US) - World Renew

This Thanksgiving, as we in the US reflect on our blessings, please join World Renew—and the families around the world who have journeyed away from hunger and poverty—in giving thanks for the generosity of all those who have cheerfully given to the Free A Family® program. Through your gifts today, you make it possible for more vulnerable families in the areas where World Renew works to look to the future with hope and rejoice in the knowledge of God's love and abundance. A bulletin insert is available to order. To learn more about the Free A Family program, visit worldrenew.net/free-a-family.

Also available: Downloadable Resources