"Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind."
Philippians 2: 1-2 (NIV)
Every year churches across the Christian Reformed Church celebrate the multicultural church of Christ during All Nations Heritage Week. Join us in the celebration! Visit Race Relations' page to find worship resources and a link to order free bulletin inserts and covers for your church.
This year's theme is "Imitating Christ's Humility" and the materials feature artwork from John August Swanson. His serigraph Celebration is a joyful portrayal of people uniting in praise and worship. Celebration is inspired by the ethnic dances of the Middle East, Russia, Mexico, Africa, India and the sacred dances of the Native Americans. It reflects John Swanson's love of communal gatherings the world over. The colorful style and complex composition create a beautiful image that commemorates the joy of the human spirit. As the musicians play, the people unite, holding candles up in a festive dance of jubilant celebration.