Helping Without Harming Workshop - Join World Renew and Diaconal Ministries Canada for a "Helping Without Harming" workshop to learn how to help alleviate poverty and injustice through effective engagement in your global and local communities. Collaborate with others and discover how food banks, deacon funds, short-term service trips and other benevolent activities can be more impactful and meaningful. The workshop will take place at Hamilton District Christian High School (92 Glancaster Rd, Ancaster, ON L9G 3K9) on Saturday, October 13 from 9am to 12pm (refreshments available at 8:30 am). Registration is free - seating is limited; please register today at www.worldrenew.net/hwhworkshop. For more information please contact Sonya Wonder at the Meadowlands CRC office at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you there!
From Back to God Ministries International
THE KINGDOM OF GOD - What is life in God’s kingdom like? When will it finally be reality? Let’s study Matthew 5:3-10, Luke 17:20-21, and Revelation 4:1-6 to discover what life looks like in God’s kingdom, why Christians believe it’s both already here and not yet fully realized, and how we live as kingdom citizens now. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes.
WHERE’S YOUR MANNERS? PART 2 - When Miss Manners comes to town for a reality show about manners the kids all try to win the contest. But the winner is a surprise for everyone. Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com. Free Giveaway: Kids Corner’s “Know Your Bible Activity Book, Part 3!” Can you figure out all Kids Corner Bible puzzles? www.kidscorner.net.
From Calvin College
Calvin + Community Worship Service - Calvin College welcomes its neighbors to participate in a community worship service on Sunday, September 30 at 10 a.m. The service will be held in the Covenant Fine Arts Center on Calvin’s campus and seeks to unite those both with and without ties to Calvin through our common identity in Christ. Please join us as we worship together as neighbors and friends!
HEARING AID STUDY PARTICIPANTS NEEDED - The Calvin Audiology Research Lab (CARL) located in the DeVos Communication Center is seeking both new and experienced hearing aid users to participate in hearing aid studies. Participants can purchase premium hearing aids at a reduced price. A recent hearing test is required and is available through the Calvin Speech & Hearing Clinic (phone 526-7928). The Speech Pathology and Audiology Clinic and research study participation are open to the public.
From CRC Communications
It’s happening again! - What? The Canadian National Gathering for the CRCNA. When? May 24-26, 2019. Where? The King’s University in Edmonton. Participants from local churches across Canada will gather for a weekend to strategically celebrate, discern, and envision bold next steps for the CRC in Canada locally, regionally, and nationally. If you feel led to participate, connect with your council for more information.
From Faith Formation Ministries
Family Faith Formation Tip: - Research shows that children are more likely to grow in faith if they have the support of at least five involved adults, in addition to family members. Who are (or who could be) your child’s “faithful five”? For more on this concept, check out The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family (Zondervan 2014). (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)
2019 CRC DIRECTORY - "Business Directory" Section – Preparation of the 2019 Directory for Hamilton Area Christian Reformed Churches is underway. If you own or manage a business, please consider placing an ad in the "Business Directory" section of the book. Call Beginnings at 905-528-6665 or email email@example.com for more information on placing an ad. Proceeds from the publishing of the CRC Directory go to support Beginnings Family Services.
Campus Chaplain - Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario - Brock Campus Ministry is currently accepting applications for a full-time campus chaplain. This is an opportunity to serve within the Niagara Region as part of a chaplaincy team at a thriving Canadian university. The successful candidate will work with local Christian Reformed churches to bring God's love alive in an academic setting, working to develop leaders and foster ministry opportunities within the student community. Brock campus ministry is part of Classis Niagara's growing missional vision. Put your training to practice and stretch yourself to the fullest potential as your theology is challenged, your faith is expressed and as you join God in what He is doing on this campus. To find out more, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and request the full job description. The deadline for applications is Friday, October 5, 2018 at 5pm.
JOB OPPORTUNITY - Do you have a passion for working with people from other cultures? Have a passion for seeing international ministry done well? If so, come join the EduDeo Ministries team! We are passionate about impacting children, teachers and communities around the world through Christ-centered education. We are looking for a new International Partnerships Director: someone to lead, guide and grow our relationships with our international partners. Visit edudeo.com/jobs for the official posting - applications due October 29.
Run for Camp 5K Trail Run/Walk - Join Camp Roger, Camp Geneva, and Camp Henry on October 13 as they partner to raise scholarship money for kids to attend camp. Held onsite at Camp Henry, the schedule includes Fall Activities for kids: 9:00 AM-Noon; Race: 10:00 AM; Awards: 11:00 AM. Race participants of all ages are welcome! To volunteer, join a team, or find out more information, go to runsignup.com/runforcamp.
From Resonate Global Mission
Global Prayer Safari - In Swahili, the word "safari" means "journey." Join a team of North Americans who appreciate the power of prayer as you journey hand-in-hand with teams from Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda. You'll learn about prayer from other Christian traditions as you visit schools, hospitals, jails, government buildings, markets, and more. Dates: January 31 - February 11, 2019. For more information, visit www.resonateglobalmission.org/safari.
Special Training Opportunity for Short-Term Mission Teams - Bring your team together and experience the course that has profoundly impacted countless leaders! The Executive Course in Volunteer Ministry Development, sponsored by Resonate Global Mission and World Renew, engages teams in developing a high-impact volunteer ministry. Whether you're a senior executive, short-term mission trip leader, or volunteer director—whether you're an experienced volunteer leader or just getting started—you will gain immediate takeaways for making a lasting impact! Join us in Grand Rapids, Michigan, October 8 -10! To learn more and register, visit bit.ly/executivecourse or contact Mary Dykstra (email@example.com) or Lisa Sochacki (firstname.lastname@example.org).
From World Renew
Career Opportunity - Direct Marketing Program Manager - Are you passionate about marketing and using your skills to help people living in poverty? If so, World Renew, an agency of the CRCNA, has an opportunity for you! World Renew has a full-time opening for a Program Manager, Direct Marketing within our Constituency Relations (CORE) team; this position will be based in the Burlington, Ontario, office. Put your direct marketing skills to work developing, implementing, evaluating, and improving cross channel direct marketing campaigns for World Renew's general donor fundraising strategy. In this way you'll help grow the loyal and recurring donor base, welcome and engage new donors, and reacquire lapsed donors for increased financial support and lives changed for the better worldwide. For more information, or to apply, please visit www.worldrenew.net/careers!
Career Opportunity - Donor Reporting and Communications Project Assistant - World Renew, an agency of the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA), has a full time, time-bound opportunity for a Project Assistant based in Arua, Uganda. This position will draft and/or write various reports in a timely manner and ensure that the impact of interventions is effectively communicated to World Renew’s constituents and donors. You will work closely with local partners and the World Renew project teams ensuring effective and inclusive processes are put in place to develop reports. Please visit our website at www.worldrenew.net/careers for more information, or to apply for the position!
Help East Coast Residents after Hurricane Florence: - World Renew Disaster Response Services (DRS) is responding to Hurricane Florence after it hit the U.S. East Coast last week. DRS regional managers are working with local officials and organizations to start initial planning to send early assessment and clean-up volunteers. Nearly 50 inches of rain fell in some locations. Please give to Hurricane Florence response at worldrenew.net/florence, by calling 800-552-7972 or mailing your check, made out to World Renew with "DRS Hurricane Florence" in the memo line, to: World Renew, 1700 28th St., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508. Thank you.
Help in the Philippines after Typhoon Mangkhut - Category 5 Typhoon Mangkhut affected nearly 6 million people in the Philippines last weekend, with 267 km/hr winds and heavy rain that caused mudslides and major flooding. More than 80 people were killed and many are still missing. World Renew is in touch with the Christian Reformed Church in the Philippines so that we can respond quickly to families affected by Mangkhut. Please consider giving generously to World Renew's "International Rapid Reponse Fund" for this response. Give online at worldrenew.net/donate, call 800-730-3490 or send your cheque for World Renew, marked "International Rapid Response Fund" in the memo line, to: 3475 Mainway, STN LCD 1, Burlington, ON L7R 3Y8.
Thank you, Manitoba - World Renew would like to thank you and the government of Manitoba for helping to make our ministry possible. Between 2011 and 2018, the people of Manitoba together with the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) have given more than $1.1M in support of World Renew’s disaster response and long-term development work! Most recently, your support has enabled World Renew to improve food security in vulnerable communities in Bangladesh through training on sustainable agriculture practices. Your support has also enabled World Renew to provide trauma healing and conflict resolution for individuals, including South Sudanese women living in the Bidibidi refugee camp in Uganda. The more you give to World Renew, the more MCIC will match those contributions. Thank you for your continued generosity.
From Worship Ministries
Needs and Opportunities in Worship Ministries - Join us October 15 at Covenant CRC in Winnipeg for a conversation with Dr. John D. Witvliet, director of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and professor at Calvin College and Calvin Seminary. Titled "Surveying Current Needs and Opportunities in Worship Ministries", this evening is an opportunity to engage with Dr. Witvliet and those gathered, as you share questions, insights, and celebrations related to congregational worship. Monday, October 15 at 7:30pm in Covenant Christian Reformed Church on Knowles Avenue. There is no cost and no registration required. We hope to see you there!