From Aboriginal Ministry
Lent Prayer Campaign for Indigenous Justice - The Christian Reformed Church has affirmed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. But what does that mean? This Lent, the CRC’s Canadian Aboriginal Ministry Committee invites you to enter into the themes of the Declaration through prayer. This is our prayer this week: For Indigenous people exercising their rights to be peacemakers and builders of healthy communities, even and especially, in those times when those calls disrupt our complacency, we give thanks.
Join with us this Lenten season to pray: crcna.org/DeclarationPrayers
From Back to God Ministries International
"Focus on the Cross" with Today - Lent is a season to focus on the hope we have in Jesus Christ. Receive a free Today devotional series to help you refresh, refocus, and renew your faith during Lent. Subscribe at todaydevotional.com/lent.
JESUS CLEARS THE TEMPLE COURTS - Shortly after Jesus arrives in Jerusalem, he visits the temple. The reality he encounters incites his anger. Join Groundwork as we study Matthew 21 and John 2 to see how and why Jesus clears the Temple courts and the implications it has for how we regard our churches today. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes.
SHARE AND SHARE ALIKE - Liz has a plan to get a good grade without doing any work. And Lucille avoids an opportunity to tell Chamy about her faith. Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com. As you and your family prepare for Easter, download The Family Lent devotional available at www.kidscorner.net.
From Calvin College
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER: The New Developmental Melting Pot or Distinct Disorder? - Join us as we hear from Dr. Erin Seif, PhD, Psychologist, Helen DeVos Children's Hospital. Dr. Seif will discuss the prevalence of autism in the U.S.; diagnostic criteria, referrals and types of ASD evaluations; and educational and health care services for individuals with ASD. Thursday, February 22, 7-8 PM at Calvin College Chapel Sanctuary (1795 Knollcrest Circle SE, Grand Rapids). RSVP for this free community event: www.MSUYourHealthLecture.com or 616.234.2694
HENRY LECTURE - The annual Henry Lecture will feature Melissa Rogers, President Obama’s executive director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and special assistant. Rogers has worked to forge consensus among diverse religious and secular groups on key public policy issues and is currently a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Calvin College Covenant Fine Arts Center Recital Hall on February 21 at 7:30 pm.
From Office of Social Justice
Mobilizing and Advocacy Fellowship Opportunity - The Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA) has an opening for a 1-year full-time (40 hrs/wk) Mobilizing and Advocacy Fellowship with the Office of Social Justice (OSJ). This opportunity is being offered to recent college or university graduates interested and qualified in the field of public justice and faith. The successful applicant will have an undergraduate degree or higher and be able to live and work in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Visit www.crcna.org/jobs for a detail description or for consideration, complete an online application, with a resume and cover letter, by March 19, 2018.
"WHEN HELPING HARMS" WORKSHOP - Join World Renew and Diaconal Ministries Canada for a "When Helping Harms" workshop to learn how to help alleviate poverty and injustice through effective engagement in your global and local communities. 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 Emmanuel CRC (3020 51 Street SW, Calgary) on Saturday, March 10 from 9am to 12pm (refreshments available at 8:30 am). Registration is free, seating is limited; please register today at www.worldrenew.net/whhworkshop. For more info, contact Yvonne Bosgra at 403-246-0795 or email@example.com.
Community Lecture Series: Truth and Reconciliation - The Truth and Reconciliation Commission, led by Justice Murray Sinclair, issued 94 calls to action that all people - Indigenous and non-Indigenous - work together to heal the wounds created through Canada's relationship with our First Nations People. Join us Wednesday, February 28 at 7 pm for a lecture by Mike Cachagee, and Wednesday, March 28 at 7 pm for a lecture by Dr. Lynn Gehl, at Laurier's Brantford Campus (150 Dalhousie St., Brantford - Research & Academic Centre, East Wing). Questions? Find us on Facebook at Friends & Neighbours of Save the Evidence.
EDUDEO GO: Walk, Bike, Run or Swim for Christ-centred education. - EduDeo GO is a GO! Over 30 people have already signed up to either run, walk, bike or swim to help build 4 urgently needed classrooms in the Dominican Republic. Join on your own, or as a group. Set a distance goal for April 1 – June 30. Compete with and challenge your friends. Sign up now at edudeo.com/GO
Huntley Brown & Big Band of Praise - Join us at Christ Memorial Church (595 Graafschap Rd., Holland, Mich.) on Sunday, March 18 at 6 pm for a concert of powerful and inspirational music, presenting the love of God through song and testimony. No ticket is required; a free-will offering will be taken. Need more information? Call 616-796-3370.
Position Opening: Partners Worldwide - Partners Worldwide Canada is seeking to fill the position of Director. This role is responsible for embracing our vision to end poverty so that all may have life and have it abundantly, in the Canadian context. The primary focus of this role is to contribute to the mission and vision of Partners Worldwide Canada by increasing the number of individuals, businesses, churches and foundations who invest their hearts, minds, time, talents, and resources in the fight against global poverty. For those interested in this role, the position description can be found at www.partnersworldwide.org/get-involved. Application deadline is February 28, 2018.
PRAYER EQUIPPING DAY - Join us Saturday, February 24 from 9 am to 4 pm at Hope Fellowship Church (1685 Bloor St. Courtice, Ont.) for a Prayer Equipping Day led by Dunamis Fellowship. We will focus on growing in the power of the Holy Spirit through prayer. The $15 cost covers lunch and training notes. Register by February 19 at www.hopefellowship.ca.
REGISTRATION FOR AOYC 2018 HAS STARTED! - Join 900+ teens and leaders for a high-energy weekend focused on God's presence with us, in the real stuff of life. Register online at allontario.com/register before March 1 for the best rate. Know someone who wants to come but can't afford registration? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Safe Church Ministry
Safe Church Training -
Church Leader Misconduct and the Advisory Panel Process
Date: Friday, March 16 – 17
Location: First Christian Reformed Church; 701 W. Blackburn Rd; Mt. Vernon
Whether you’re a church leader or a safe church team member, whether you are new to safe church ministry, or have been involved for a long time, this training is for YOU!
For more information and to register for this FREE event go to: http://bit.ly/SC-PNW-Misconduct
From World Renew
Canadian Foodgrains Bank Sunday is in two weeks! - On March 4, churches across Canada will be sharing stories of how God is moving to end hunger around the world. In 2017, World Renew was able to feed hungry families, and equip farmers with the knowledge to help their communities break free from cycles of hunger. This important work will continue for another year because of your prayers, and the gifts you make on Canadian Foodgrains Bank Sunday. Any donation you make is eligible for a match of up to 4:1 from the Canadian Government!
HR Assistant Position Opening - Do you thrive on details and have strong organizational skills? Do you enjoy coordinating logistics and planning events? If so, we have an opportunity for you! World Renew, an agency of the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA), has an opening for a full time Human Resources Assistant on the Systems team, based in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. This position will provide administrative support to the Human Resources (HR) team, the World Renew Director in Canada and other teams as needed. Please visit our website at www.worldrenew.net/careers for more information or to apply. Application deadline is March 4.
Short-Term Volunteers: - 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.