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Calvin University

Nature Challenge - One of the best ways to know our Creator better is to know the creation better. On April 28, 2:00-4:00pm, join with neighbors from around west Michigan to discover and record native plants and wildlife, in the City Nature Challenge at the Calvin Ecosystem Preserve and Native Gardens. No expertise required! Refreshments provided. This is free event.

Summer Camps at Calvin - Make the most of summer! Calvin University offers a variety of camps for kids and youth, ages 4-18, designed to help bridge the gap between school years -- while learning and having fun! Choose from camps themed on chemistry, health, music, nature, and sports. Learn more and register at

Knollcrest Music Camp - Knollcrest Music Camps, designed for students in grades 7-8 or 9-12, inspire personalized artistic development through formative, practical opportunities within an enriching, inclusive community. Students will refine their musicianship and enjoy the opportunity to play great music together. Find more information at

Calvin Academy for Lifelong Learning (CALL) - Calvin Academy for Lifelong Learning (CALL) offers a wide variety of intellectually stimulating, non-credit courses and learning opportunities designed for adults of all ages. Since there are no exams or homework, CALL members participate in courses solely for the joy of learning. Learn more and check out what's currently offered at

Calvin Speech & Hearing Clinic - The Calvin Speech & Hearing Clinic is accepting applications for new clients for the summer semester (both virtual and on-campus available). This service is donations based—no need for referrals or insurance. Services include: Aural rehabilitation groups for adult and pediatric hearing aid or cochlear implant users; Feeding therapy for pediatric clients with food aversions, difficulty swallowing, etc.; Speech services for all ages (stuttering, articulation, Parkinson’s, aphasia, concussion therapy, and more). For more information:

ReFrame Ministries

Kids Corner: Earth Day - Check out this week’s kids’ devotion at When God created the earth, he made sure to make everything right. After every day of creation, he looked at what he had made and called it good. And then—at the end of creation—God gave it all to us and put us in charge. That is an incredible blessing and a huge task! Check out all the great content at, like KC’s Earth Day Collection.

Pastor Darrell Delaney Answers Your Questions - Pastor Darrell Delaney, co-host of Groundwork and author of the Today devotions for April 2024, will be answering your questions about how God's word addresses life's practical challenges in a live webinar on May 2, 2024 at 12:30 EDT. Post your question and sign up for the webinar at

Kids Corner: Push Pause - Check out this week’s kids’ devotion at Rest can take many forms. As long as we slow down, pay attention, and enjoy God’s blessings, we receive the benefits of rest. Try it! Check out all the great content at, like The Spring Scavenger Hunt, and go for a hike!

Kids Corner: The Unhurried Jesus - Check out this week’s kids’ devotion at Jesus knew that quiet time with God is special in a busy world. Sometimes, when all the activity stops and our bodies slow down, we feel bored. Instead of searching for a way to fill the quiet with extra activities, try this: Talk to God! Check out all the great content at, like the KC Bible Story Podcasts.

Kids Corner: A Mom's Love: Mother's Day - Check out this week’s kids’ devotion at Pay attention to your mom’s love for you. Maybe it’s your grandmother, a female family member, or perhaps a teacher. Know that her love for you reflects God’s love for you: always watching and caring for you while you find your place in this world. Check out all the great content at, like the KC Bible Story Podcasts.

Family Fire - is an online community exploring Spirit-led family, marriage, parenting, in-laws, blended families, and intimacy. Find encouraging articles and devotions at Subscribe for regular email updates and connect with our Family Fire community on Facebook.

Family Fire - is an online community exploring Spirit-led family, marriage, parenting, in-laws, blended families, and intimacy. Find encouraging articles and devotions at Subscribe for regular email updates and connect with our Family Fire community on Facebook.

Groundwork: God's Judgment and Hope in Micah - A contemporary of Isaiah, the prophet Micah is most well-known for the famous verse “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Join Groundwork as we study Micah 1-7 to discuss God’s judgment and hope woven throughout Micah’s prophecies. Listen now at and subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes.

Resonate Global Mission

There's Still Time to Double Your Impact - You can help join God's mission and spread the gospel by supporting Resonate Global Mission. From now through April 30, a generous donor will match your gift dollar for dollar—visit to find out more! Give while your gift will go twice as far!

Full -Time Job Opening: Mid-Level Development Officer (Grand Rapids, MI) - As a Mid-Level Development Officer, your purpose is to increase donation revenue for Resonate Global Mission by initiating, developing, and sustaining positive and mutually beneficial relationships with a designated group of assigned Mid-Level Donors. Learn more and apply at


Libertas Male Choir Concerts - Join us for upcoming concerts at Elora Knox Presbyterian Church (51 Church St E, Elora, ON) on Thursday, May 30 at 7.30 PM; Knox Presbyterian Church (59 Riddell St, Woodstock, ON) on Friday, May 31 at 7.30 PM; or Mountainview CRC (290 Main St East, Grimsby, ON) on Saturday, June 1 at 7.30 PM. Tickets: Adult $25, Youth (10-14) $10. Child under 10: Free. E transfer: [email protected]. Email info: [email protected]. or Call: 905 522 0001 or 905 745 5609. Tickets at the door: Cash only. Learn more at Libertas Male Choir is directed by Martin Mans and accompanied by organist Martin Zonnenberg and pianist Joyce Postmus.

The Diary of Anne Frank - TDChristian High School presents "The Diary of Anne Frank." This is a poignant stage play adapted from Anne Frank's diary, depicting her family's life in hiding during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Join us for a performance from May 22-25. Get full details and tickets at

Diaconal Ministries Canada

Spark 2024 Event - Spark! 2024, formerly know as the Maritime Day of Encouragement, is happening April 26-27, 2024, in Truro, Nova Scotia. This event is for all pastors and ministry leaders in your church, especially deacons! Come and connect as a Christian community and hear some excellent speakers from a variety of CRCNA ministries. You'll receive valuable insights and practical training. Register today and/or find out more: If you have any questions, please email one of the event organizers OR Mark, Regional Ministry Developer at Diaconal Ministries Canada ([email protected]).

World Renew

Your opinion matters! Please complete the World Renew Supporter Survey. - Thank you for walking alongside World Renew to share Christ’s hope with communities facing hunger, poverty, and injustice. World Renew is always seeking out ways to improve, whether in our programming around the world or in our communications with you. To that end, we invite you to complete a donor survey. As a thank you for completing the survey, we’d love to send you a copy of our 60th anniversary book, Your Story is Our Story, about ordinary people following God’s call to do extraordinary things. We welcome your input:

Celebrate Women Worldwide on Mother's Day - Next week, we celebrate women in our communities of faith near and far. Women who are supported physically, mentally, and spiritually are better equipped to support their own families and communities. On Mother’s Day, please consider giving a gift to celebrate a special woman in your life through World Renew. Your gift will honor your loved one – and support other women to flourish fully as well, as God intends for them. For more information or to give online, go to

Happy Mother's Day! - Today we celebrate the special women in our lives. Women who are healthy – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually – become Women of Hope. Your gifts to World Renew today can help shape capable, confident women who help to build strong families and communities that flourish and have hope for the future. For more information or to give online, go to


Including Thrive in Your Estate Plans - Have you considered leaving an estate gift to Thrive in your will? Visit To learn more.

Thriving Essentials Overview Webinar - April 30 - Thriving Essentials is a training course for elders, deacons, church staff, and any volunteer ministry leader. This one-hour webinar will give you an overview of what the full 4-hour course involves, including discussions on key concepts of Mission, Discipleship, Discernment, and Leadership. Attend this preview on April 30 (11am EDT) to see if the full course is right for your church. Get more info at

Thrive Faith Formation Tip - Family traditions create unforgettable memories—and they can form faith! Choose one night of the week (or one day of the month) to be Family Celebration Night. To see how one family does this, check out the video at Learn more at

Thrive Faith Formation Tip - Pastor Rich Villodas observed, “Prayer is not about throwing holy words at God to see what sticks; it is, rather, entrance to a new way of seeing reality, the opening of ourselves to God’s presence, and an act that trains us in love.” Learn more at

Thrive Faith Formation Tip - In Whistling in the Dark, Frederick Buechner writes, “‘Thy kingdom come . . . on earth’ is what we are saying. . . . To speak those words is to invite the tiger out of the cage, to unleash a power that makes atomic power look like a warm breeze.” What are we asking when we pray for God’s kingdom to come on earth? Learn more at

Thrive Faith Formation Tip - The Lord’s Prayer: An Intergenerational Event and Worship Experience is a downloadable free resource with which children, teens, and adults can gather to learn about and/or deepen their understanding of the Lord’s Prayer. Try it in your church! Find it at Learn more at