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Week of January 20, 2019

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The January Series Thursday, January 3, 2019 (All day) to Wednesday, January 23, 2019 (All day) The January Series cultivates deep thought and conversations about important issues of the day in order to inspire cultural renewal and make us better global citizens in God's world. We invite you to join us at this FREE 15-day lecture series that takes place each January on the campus of Calvin College. Our 2019 series will take place on weekdays from January 3-23, 2019 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. EST. Save the dates and we hope you can join us onsite, at any one of our 50+ remote sites, or online for LIVE audio streaming! Find out more at https://calvin.edu/january-series/
 
 
Young Adult Winter Retreat Friday, January 25, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, January 27, 2019 (All day) Young Adults! Join other wonderful folks aged 18-30ish from across Ontario for the 2019 Young Adult Winter Retreat on January 25-27th, at Maranatha CRC in Woodstock! 

This year the theme is “Something more Profound: Standing in Awe of God” and we will look at the balance of intellect and emotion in our faith and how this can influence our feelings of awe. We look forward to what Rev. Darren Roorda has to teach us, and as always we can’t wait to see what God has in store! It will be a weekend full of spiritual encouragement, faith-based discussions, service, workshops, worship, fellowship, and funtivities!  


Be sure to register by January 10th to receive the Early Bird rate of just $60 for the entire weekend (after that it goes up to $70). For more info and to register, visit our Facebook page “Young Adult Winter Retreat” or email ya.retreat.team@gmail.com

 We hope to see you there!! Maranatha Christian Reformed Church, 735 Frontenac Crescent, Woodstock, ON N4V 0B1, Canada
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Haiti Reforestation Team Saturday, January 26, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, February 3, 2019 (All day) Would you like to see first-hand how World Renew does community development in Haiti? Join us January 26th to February 3rd, 2019 as we bring together a group of people from the US and Canada to serve alongside Haiti community members on a reforestation project. Through this opportunity people have grown in their faith as they build relationships with local communities. They have learned from, served, and been served by people from a different culture. They have developed a personal perspective on poverty, missions and community development. They have learned about the history and culture of Haiti. To learn more, visit worldrenew.net/volunteer/haiti-reforestation-team or contact globalvolunteer@worldrenew.net #WRglobalvolunteer Pignon, Haiti
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Sanctity of Human Life Sunday Sunday, January 20, 2019 (All day) “We believe...that God’s life-giving Word and Spirit will enable the church to live in a new obedience which can open new possibilities of life for society and the world.”
These words from the Belhar Confession along with Isaiah 65:23 are the focus of the CRC Office of Social Justice’s worship materials to help your church honor Sanctity of Human Life Sunday on January 20.
As Christians, we seek the restoration of all things so that every life created in the image of God is honored out of obedience to God. Visit www.crcna.org/life for worship resources including a prayer and a responsive reading.
 
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (US) Monday, January 21, 2019 (All day)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sanctity of Human Life Sunday Sunday, January 20, 2019 (All day) “We believe...that God’s life-giving Word and Spirit will enable the church to live in a new obedience which can open new possibilities of life for society and the world.” These words from the Belhar Confession along with the verse from Isaiah 65:23 are the focus of our worship materials to help you or your church honor Sanctity of Human Life Sunday today. Visit crcna.org/life for worship resources including a prayer and a responsive reading.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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01/21/2019 - 6:30pm
Monday, January 21, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
MLK Day 2019: A Stone of Hope -


On January 21, join the Offices of Race Relations and Social Justice at Madison Church to celebrate the work and words of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and be encouraged to continue in our work for racial justice.

The evening will include spoken word, dance by Dr. Michelle Loyd-Paige, performances by a mass choir, and a message from Dr. Christina Edmondson.

Learn more: www.facebook.com/events/2528487613858208/
Madison Church: Square Campus, 1441 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49507
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01/23/2019 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Join us on January 23, 2019, as Dr. Heath Carter delivers the latest World and Our Calling lecture at Redeemer University College. Dr. Carter is a world-recognized religious historian, a widely published academic and an activist scholar who practices the social Christianity that he preaches. Heath Carter is the winner of Redeemer’s 2018 Emerging Public Intellectual Award. The World and Our Calling lecture series explores the facets of Christian calling to be engaged with our culture. Admission is free. https://www.redeemer.ca/events/which-side-are-you-on-christianity-and-labour-in-an-age-of-inequality/
Redeemer University College, 777 Garner Road East, Ancaster, ON L9K 1J4, Canada
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01/24/2019 - 7:00pm
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Cooler/Smarter is a 7-session workshop series designed to help individuals and families that want to get serious about reducing their carbon footprints. Each workshop will take place at a different congregation throughout Grand Rapids and will be facilitated by a Climate Witness Partner. Session 2: Transportation is the biggest area, and the vast majority comes from cars and trucks. For almost all of us, our cars are the single biggest personal contribution to climate change. That means when it comes time to buy your next car, choosing one with the best possible gas mileage that meets your family’s needs offers one of your biggest opportunities to cut emissions. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coolersmarter-living-your-climate-witness-registration-53267262817
Monroe Community Church, 800 Monroe Ave NW #140, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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