CRCNA Position Opening - The Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA), has a full-time opening for an Associate Editor working in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This position will be responsible for planning, scheduling, and substantive editing of all Banner articles for publishing in print and online, as well as provide support for day-to-day Banner functions. Details at www.crcna.org/jobs for details. Apply by March 29, 2019.
Join the East Africa Climate Witness Project Trip! - Are you passionate about climate justice? Do you want to be at ground-zero with people on the front lines of climate justice? This trip is for you! The Climate Witness Project (from World Renew and the Office of Social Justice) will bring nine participants on a trip through Kenya and Uganda. Climate Change affects us all, but people who live in long-term poverty are experiencing it first and most. This ten-day journey will stretch you and your fellow travelers to learn, grow, and act on this issue. Learn more and sign up at bit.ly/EastAfricaCWP
Keep The Banner Going - The annual appeal for The Banner, the monthly magazine of the Christian Reformed Church, is coming to your mailbox this month. Although The Banner is delivered free of charge to every household in the CRC in print and online, our annual donation appeal makes this possible. To keep the conversation going look for the annual appeal in your mailbox or give online now at www.thebanner.org/donate
From Back to God Ministries International
GROUNDWORK: DEBORAH AND GOD’S UNLIKELY HEROES - Women did not commonly hold leadership positions in the Old Testament, yet here in Judges, we find Deborah. Explore Judges 4-5 with Groundwork to discover why her leadership was God’s answer to Israel’s cry for help and see how God continually makes heroes out of unlikely people. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork’s weekly emails for future episodes.
JUST TEASING - Is teasing harmless? Things go from bad to worse as Liz, Spike, Morrie, and Scooter all start teasing everyone and end up needing medical attention! Listen now at kidscorner.net and subscribe to KC’s weekly emails for future episodes. Download KC’s Lent 2019 devotionals to lead your family’s Bible study as you prepare for Easter.
From CRC Communications
Coffee Break and Small Group Workshop - Mon., March 25 - 9:30am-3:00pm, at Bethel CRC (Listowel). Marian Lensink of Global Coffee Break (CRCNA) will lead a workshop on engaging scripture, leading a small group, praying in and for our groups, and having an evangelistic perspective. If you're involved in a small group, you're invited. Register at listowelworkshop.eventbrite.com. Cost is $35. Lunch and refreshments provided. Questions? Contact Lindsey Hiemstra (firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-519-291-8126). Register by Wed. March 20, 2019.
Pray for Inspire 2019 - Inspire 2019 is a conference to connect people from across the 1000+ churches in the Christian Reformed Church for three days of worship, workshops, speakers, and conversation. As we plan and prepare for this event, happening August 1-3 in Windsor, Ont., please join us in praying for the event and all who will attend. This week, please pray for keynote speaker Ed Stetzer. Pray that God will inspire him as he plans his message and prepares for Inspire 2019, and for conversations he will be part of at the event.
From Faith Formation Ministries
Lent Family Faith Formation Tip - Lent is a time of self-examination. In your family time, ask some of these questions: Did I love people today like Jesus would love them? Did I do things I wish I hadn’t done, or were there things I should have done that I didn’t? Pray together about those things. (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)
BEGINNINGS FAMILY SERVICES - Beginnings Family Services presents Jacob Moon in concert on Friday, May 3rd with a silent auction, desserts, and refreshments. Doors open 6:30pm at Ancaster CRC (70 Garner Rd E, Ancaster). Tickets are $25 adults, $10 children, family of 4 $60. Tickets at beginnings.ca/special-events/ or call 905-528-6665. We look forward to seeing you there!
Conference: The Prodigal Love of God - Join us April 4-6, 2019, at Dordt College for The Prodigal Love of God Conference: Reencountering Dort at 400 and Beyond. Through invited plenaries and panel discussions, this conference will feature conversations about the historical legacy and the future of Protestantism as well as the opportunities facing the global church in the decades ahead. Confirmed speakers include Marilynne Robinson, Richard Mouw, James K.A. Smith, Timothy George, Paul Lim, Suzanne McDonald, Jemar Tisby, and Tish Harrison Warren. For info go to www.dordt.edu/plg. Register at prodigalloveofgodregistration.eventbrite.com/
EDUDEO MINISTRIES IS HIRING - Are you an inspiring leader who loves challenging a team to be its creative best? We are looking for a visionary MARKETING DIRECTOR to lead our Marketing Team, telling the story of EduDeo Ministries and its partners to our passionate and growing support community – showing them they are making a difference. For more information about this position, or to apply, go to edudeo.com/jobs/post/marketing-director/
Inspirational Women’s Conference - Join us Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Meeting House in Oakville, ON. With demands of work and family, women often juggle many responsibilities and struggle to be 'enough'. The good news is that Jesus is enough! All women are invited for a day of inspiration, worship, and fellowship, with the theme of In You. I Am. Enough. My grace is sufficient. 2 Cor. 12:9. Speaker: Megan Fate Marshman; Worship Leader: Brooke Nicholls; Storyteller: Sara Weber; Improv: Lea Wilkening and Natasha Bromfield. Come and be refreshed and renewed; bring your friends; invite someone who is seeking! For more information, and to register online, go to www.inspirationalwomen.ca or contact Marian at email@example.com.
LIBERTAS MALE CHOIR - in concert - featuring songs from their new CD recording (available June 2019). Directed by Martin Mans with special guests, Hendrik Van Veen - organ, Liselotte Rokyta - pan flute and Jaco Van Houselt - tenor. Join us THURSDAY, March 28 at Rehoboth United Reformed Church (77 Glancaster Rd., Ancaster, ON) at 7:30 pm or SATURDAY, March 30 at Knox Presbyterian Church (142 Ontario St., Stratford, ON) at 7:30 PM. For tickets: www.libertasvoices.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TEEN CHALLENGE ONTARIO WOMEN'S CENTRE GALA BANQUET 2019 - Join us Thursday April 11, 2019 for our gala banquet, featuring a very special performance of powerful singing and testimonies from the Teen Challenge Ontario Women’s Choir! Tickets are $65 each or $500 for a table of eight. Hors D’oeuvres 5:30pm, Dinner @ 6:30pm. Held at Bellvue Manor, 8083 Jane Street, Vaughan. Tickets: www.tcgta.ca
From Safe Church Ministry
Intelligent Love - An 8-week interactive course by REED (Resist Exploitation Embrace Dignity) to end sex trafficking by addressing root causes. Thursdays, April 4 - May 30; First CRC Vancouver (2670 Victoria Dr.); tuition $200/person, $300/couple - subsidy available for First CRC members.
From World Renew
Interested in being a Short-Term Volunteer with World Renew? - Are you 18 to 24 years old and interested in embarking on a short-term volunteer opportunity with life-long impact? World Renew’s Global Volunteer Program provides opportunities to live, work, eat, and play in an international community while exploring how God wants to use your talents and skills for His purpose. For more information, contact Andrew at email@example.com.
Opportunity for Young Adults with World Renew - Young adults (18-30), are you passionate about fighting injustice and ending global hunger? Participate in the Justice Leadership Trip (April 28-May 1, or April 30-May 3)! Travel to Ottawa to learn about global hunger and advocacy, meet with Canadian leaders, and let your voice be heard on Parliament Hill! All costs are covered. Contact Alyssa at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-730-3490 x4369 for more information or visit worldrenew.net/volunteer/justice-leadership-trip to apply! Application deadline is March 22.
Will Clinic hosted by Christian Stewardship Services - World Renew invites you to learn how to plan or update your will, give to causes you care about with both current and future gifts, minimize taxes, and protect your family. Refreshments will be served. There will be a chance to win one of two will certificates valued at $400 or $600. Join others at Grace Christian Reformed Church; 255 Tweedsmuir Ave. West, Chatham on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:00 PM. Reserve your seat with Annetta: email@example.com or 1 800 267 8890 Ext 217
Will Clinic hosted by Christian Stewardship Services - World Renew invites you to learn how to plan or update your will, give to causes you care about with both current and future gifts, minimize taxes, and protect your family. Refreshments will be served. There will be a chance to win one of two will certificates valued at $400 or $600. Join others at Trinity Christian Reformed Church; 13427 57 St, NW, Edmonton on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30 PM. Reserve your seat with Annetta: firstname.lastname@example.org or 1 800 267 8890 Ext 217
World Renew Position Opening - Do you strive to live justly and want to make a difference in the lives of people living in poverty? Do you thrive in an office setting where new people and varied responsibilities keep things interesting? Come join World Renew's Constituency Relations team as an Administrative Specialist. Successful candidates will have experience working in an office setting, managing varied tasks such as answering constituent calls, running reports, compiling data, and processing information. Detailed description at www.crcna.org/jobs. For consideration, complete an on-line application attaching a current cover letter and resume by March 27, 2019.