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Build Communities of Hope on World Renew DRS Sunday - Today’s offering for World Renew Disaster Response Services builds hope in communities across the U.S. and Canada. World Renew DRS helps homeowners like Mrs. Brown who may not be able to recover from a flood, tornado, or hurricane on their own. Please give generously in today’s offering for World Renew DRS. You can also give online at worldrenew.net/drs or call 800-848-5818 to donate.
Thank you for participating in World Renew DRS Sunday - Your generous gifts and prayers last Sunday for World Renew DRS support the physical and spiritual needs of disaster survivors. Through your involvement, World Renew DRS offers volunteer services, clean up, home repair, community organizing, cost estimating, and reconstruction to homeowners who are without resources to recover on their own. Thank you for participating! If you missed Sunday’s offering, go to worldrenew.net/drs or call 800-848-5818 to give today.
Please join World Renew for Canadian Foodgrains Bank Sunday - Conflict and changing climate are driving forces behind world hunger. But for a mother watching her child struggle with malnutrition and the pains of hunger, why is not as important as how she will feed her child. You can share Christ’s hope with that mother. Today is Canadian Foodgrains Bank Sunday and your offering will help support World Renew’s food security programs focused on addressing the emergency food needs of vulnerable families and providing communities with the training they need to sustainably overcome hunger. Your gifts will be matched up to 4X by Canadian Foodgrains Bank. To donate, call 1-888-WRLD-RNW or go online to: worldrenew.ca/food
Thank you for Walking Alongside World Renew - Thank you for joining World Renew and Canadian Foodgrains Bank’s mission to end global hunger. Through your gifts, you extend Christ’s hope and love to vulnerable families in food crisis in countries where World Renew works around the world. If you would like to learn more about how World Renew is answering God’s call for justice and mercy, please visit: worldrenew.ca
Kids Corner: Names of God: The Righteous God - Check out this week’s kids’ devotion at www.kidscorner.net. Psalm 145:17 says, “The Lord is righteous in all his ways and faithful in all he does.” So, what is it like to be righteous? Is it like being right? Check out all the great content at kidscorner.net, like KC’s Lent and Easter Collection.
Kids Corner: Living a Holy Life - Check out this week’s kids’ devotion at www.kidscorner.net. Have you ever wanted to do something that you knew wasn’t right? We all wrestle with sin, but we need to take personal responsibility. We can’t blame Satan for our poor behavior (Ephesians 6:11-17). Check out all the great content at kidscorner.net, like KC’s Lent and Easter Collection.
Family Fire - is an online community exploring Spirit-led family, marriage, parenting, in-laws, blended families, and intimacy. Find encouraging articles and devotions at familyfire.com. Subscribe for regular email updates and connect with our Family Fire community on Facebook.
Groundwork: The Curse Of The Cross - We were rightly cursed by God for our failure to keep his covenant. Join our Groundwork conversation as we study Deuteronomy 28:1-19, Deuteronomy 21:22-23, Galatians 3:10-14, 2 Corinthians 5:21, and Isaiah 53:4-11 to better understand the cursed nature of the cross and discuss the implications of this curse and Jesus’ death under it for our lives of faith today. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes.
Groundwork: The Shame Of The Cross - As we seek to comprehend the fullness of Jesus’ sacrifice, we need to revisit the shame of the cross. Join Groundwork as we study Isaiah 53:1-3, Philippians 2:5-8, Genesis 2:25, Genesis 3:7-10, Hebrews 12:1-3, and 1 Peter 2:4-6 to examine the relationship between sin and shame and unpack why Jesus’ experience of shame was necessary for our salvation. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes.
Groundwork: The Paradox Of The Cross - In the Roman empire, the cross brought death in a brutal, humiliating way. But believers of Jesus Christ find life in the cross. Join Groundwork as we study 1 Corinthians 1:18-31, Romans 5:1-11, and Ephesians 2:8-10 to study the paradox of the cross, remember the profound love of God, and learn how we should live in light of this paradox. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes.
Groundwork: The Complete Sufficiency Of The Cross - Christ’s sacrifice is completely sufficient to satisfy God’s wrath, and yet, sometimes we forget. Join Groundwork as we study Isaiah 53:6; Galatians 2:20-21, 3:1-3, 3:24-27, & 6:14-15; and Romans 5:9-11 & 6:1-4 to discuss the source of this truth, how we can keep our fears at bay, and how we can keep a right perspective about our salvation and our deeds. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes.
Thrive Faith Formation Tip - Cornel West said, “Justice is what love looks like in public.” How might you share the love of Jesus by practicing justice in public this week in your workplace, your neighborhood, or your city? Learn more at crcna.org/FaithPracticesProject
Thrive Faith Formation Tip - Most of us are not naturally good listeners, and that can affect our relationship with God. Practice “listening prayer” this week. Find a quiet spot, calm your mind, and invite God to speak to your heart. Learn more at crcna.org/FaithPracticesProject
Thrive Faith Formation Tip - Listening to God often involves listening for God’s still, small voice (see 1 Kings 19). How might you quiet other voices so you can be attentive to God’s voice this week? Learn more at crcna.org/FaithPracticesProject
Legacy giving to the CRCNA - Did you know cash isn’t always the best way to give to CRCNA ministries like Thrive? You may be able to increase your potential impact— and experience significant tax benefits by giving stock, real estate or other non-cash assets. Write to [email protected] to learn more.
Festival of Faith And Writing - The Calvin Center for Faith and Writing invites you to attend the Festival of Faith & Writing, April 11-13, on the campus of Calvin University. The Festival features over 70 speakers, including plenary speakers Anthony Doerr, Yaa Gyasi, and Tracy K. Smith. Visit our website to see our full roster of fabulous speakers, purchase tickets, or to learn more. Questions? Reach out to [email protected].
Crossroads Prison Ministry - Crossroads Prison Ministries connects people in prisons with mentors from churches to develop Christ-centered relationships as they study God’s Word together. Learn how, with your help, we will double the size of our ministry over the next five years to reach 70,000 incarcerated students with the hope of the Gospel, by joining one of the free luncheons on: April 24 in Holland, MI; April 25 in Grand Rapids, MI; or May 9 near Chicago, IL. Go to cpministries.org/events for more information and to register for an event.
Camp Shalom - This summer at Camp Shalom our theme is going to be "Something New" based on Isaiah 43. Campers and staff will learn about how God wants to give them something that they'll never have without Him. If you're interested in learning more about this new thing, and you're excited about sharing that great news with kids and adults who have special needs, then we have a position for you! We're hiring 50 young adults for a variety of positions including counselors, maintenance staff, kitchen staff, lifeguards, and more. For more information or to apply please visit www.countrysidecamp.com/apply.
Annual Inter-Classis Safe Church Conference - The Annual Inter-Classis Safe Church conference is coming up soon! Join us on Saturday, March 2, 2024, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm at Waterloo CRC in Waterloo, Ontario. Peter Schuurman will present a workshop on “Turning on All the Lights: A Case Study of Clergy Sexual Abuse.” Angela Reitsma Bick will present a workshop on “We Can Do Better.” Hannah Fordice will present a workshop on “Godly Response to Intimate Partner Violence: A Faith-Based Approach to Advocacy.” Dr. Amanda Benckhuysen, Safe Church Consultant for Thrive, will give an update on Safe Church. For more information and registration go to https://www.wmott.ca/scc
EduDeo Ministries: We’re Hiring Two Positions! - We want you to join our team! Whether you have a passion for relationships, or detail-oriented skills, you could be the right fit! We are hiring a School Relationship Manager, and an Executive Assistant for Development. One of the positions can be remote anywhere across Canada. Learn more: www.edudeo.com/careers. Application deadline: March 22, 2024.
EduDeo Ministries: We’re Hiring a School Relationship Manager - Are you a passionate educator who loves connecting students in a Canadian classroom to students around the world? Do you get excited about broadening students’ knowledge about global education? Are you equally comfortable in front of an auditorium of students and clearing through your email inbox? If so, then EduDeo Ministries wants you on our team! Visit www.edudeo.com/careers for more information. Applications due March 22, 2024. About us: EduDeo Ministries believes education rooted in the Gospel is the best way to bring about whole-life transformation for children and their communities. We exist to advance Christ-centred education for children in the majority world.
EduDeo Ministries: We’re Hiring an Executive Assistant for Development - Are you ready to make a meaningful impact on the world of global Christ-centered education? Do you have the ability to organize and clearly communicate goals? Do you like seeing a team operate to its full potential? If so, then EduDeo Ministries wants you on our team! As the Executive Assistant for Development, you will play a pivotal role in supporting our Key Relations Team and Executive Director as we engage, invite and inspire our passionate support community. This is an incredible opportunity to be part of a mission-driven organization dedicated to the advancement of Christ-centered education across the majority world. Visit www.edudeo.com/careers for more information. Applications due March 22, 2024. About us: EduDeo Ministries believes education rooted in the Gospel is the best way to bring about whole-life transformation for children and their communities. We exist to advance Christ-centred education for children in the majority world.