• April 13, 2016

    This year's Backyard Mission Project is looking for submissions for a summer project to assist a homeowner in need. First Presbyterian and First Christian Reformed churches have undertaken the joint mission project for the last seven years in Chatham. For the project, which will take place Friday and Saturday, Aug. 12-13, a group of volunteers will work on the selected house...

  • April 13, 2016

    Hope Christian Reformed Church is celebrating 100 years with services featuring former and current pastors. The church, at 3110 Barrett Ave. SW, is celebrating its centennial during its morning and evening services April 24 and May 1. On April 24, former pastor Rev. Curtis Walters is leading the morning worship service with former youth leader Rev. Michael Hoogeboom providing the message at the evening service. May 1 features Pastor Howard Vugteveen, who grew up in the church, during the morning service.

  • April 13, 2016

    It’s a special anniversary for a group that’s spent two decades helping the world’s hungry. The Admaston and Area Foodgrains project will plant its 20th crop this year. The project is a partnership between local churches and agribusinesses that raise crops that, when harvested, provide funds for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank to prevent hunger in countries around the world. The celebrations begin at the Hebron Christian Reformed Church in Renfrew on April 24 from 2 to 3 p.m. when everyone is invited to Spring into Song to celebrate Earth Day and the successes of the Foodgrains Bank...

  • April 13, 2016

    The Gothic revival-style church has been home to the congregation of the Rehoboth Faith Fellowship Christian Reformed Church since 1958. But, its history goes back much farther. The Jepson Street church, built in 1916 at a cost of $16,000, was originally the First Baptist Church of Niagara Falls. As the congregation grew, the decision was made to build a new church rather than make any significant changes to the building and the Christian Reformed Church purchased the property for $40,000. The church marked its 100 anniversary Saturday with an open house.

  • April 13, 2016

    Members of a local church group are doing their part to help Syrian refugees feel more at home in their new community. Hebron Christian Reformed Church in Whitby currently has sponsorship applications in process for two families fleeing from the war-torn country. “One is a family of four, and the other is a family of five,” says Nancy McGee, a member of the church’s refugee committee...

  • April 11, 2016

    The president of Calvin Seminary believes American Christians are being called away from their core beliefs by a political leaders and media who are "directly challenging our most fundamental Christian convictions." Jul Medenblik is a leading signer of an online petition in which thousands of pastors, theologians and lay leaders are criticizing the "easy blasphemy" of today's political climate.