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Over the course of 2024, a series of video stories will be created that demonstrate some of the renewal work that God is doing in and through our churches. These stories will form one part of the Gather agenda. 

While not everyone in the CRC can attend a Gather event, we can all be inspired by each other’s stories. Video stories will be posted below as they become available. If you have a story that you would like us to consider, please email [email protected].

In 2015, the Reformed Church in America and the Christian Reformed Church in North America collaborated to plant a new kind of church in a disinvested neighborhood in Detroit. This is their story.

Following God's lead, Pastor Marcelo Viana started Amber Church in Winnipeg and invited recent, Brazilian immigrants into his home for worship. As the church grew, he and his wife soon recognized they would need a larger facility. God led them to Covenant CRC in Winnipeg, and through a partnership of faith they were able to rent a chapel from a Christian school.