Rather than having “experts” address the questions, it is expected that gatherers will talk about what they see and experience as the new mission of the church.
The communal Advent practices of remembering, celebrating, mourning, and anticipating prompt me to consider how those themes have showed up over the last year in the work of racial justice and equity in Canada.
The Auditor General reports that 24% of Indigenous students graduate high school, as opposed to the national average of 90%. See how the Christian Reformed Centre for Public Dialogue is responding.
Every year, churches across the world mark a week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Find resources for the 2019 event in this post.
The season of Advent is often associated with giving. We give each other gifts at Christmas and often consider ways that we can give back to our communities. How do you choose to give back?
There is something special about getting together with CRC family from across the country, and the 2019 Canadian National Gathering provides the perfect opportunity.
On November 2, 2018, faith groups across Canada -- including the Christian Reformed Church in North America -- united their voices in an appeal to the people of Myanmar to "seek justice and reconciliation."
Our church policy (based on complying with Revenue Canada) requires that we charge people to use our facility. We would like to open our doors (free of charge) as a witness in the community. Any idea how to do this?
Apparently both this year and last, my niece has been teased by her classmates because of her beautiful skin tone.
The CRCNA wants to support the ecumenical ministry of Canadian congregations by offering small grants to be used for events, gatherings, community services and worship opportunities that bring together churches from a variety of backgrounds.
I am greatly encouraged, inspired and delighted by God’s people in the CRC and I believe that I should pass on that encouragement to you all as well. God is moving and it is amazing! Although the worshiping style of each community varies, as does the perspective on how to “do church,” I have found in the Catechism’s first Question and Answer a common thread that binds us all together.
Do you quilt? Does your congregation have a quilting group? If so, we have a project that we'd love for you to take part in.
Recently, the Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) adopted a Principles of Peace document that you might find useful. The CCC is an ecumenical body that represents 25 denominations of Anglican, Evangelical, Free Church, Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox, Protestant, and Catholic traditions, including the Christian Reformed Church in North America. Together the CCC represents more than 85% of the Christians in Canada.
We've made commitments throughout the years as a denomination to turn away from the sins of colonization and dehumanization and towards a better way of walking together, in respect of our treaties and Indigenous rights.
Looking for a way to celebrate the CRC's All Nation's Heritage Week? Why not sign up to be a host site for the 2nd Annual Racial Justice Film Week? We have suggested movies and a film kit for each one.
In 2016, Synod repudiated the Doctrine of Discovery and the concept of ‘terra nullius’ as heresies. What does this mean, why does it matter, and how can we live into this commitment to seek reconciled relationships built on respect between Indigenous peoples and other inhabitants of "Turtle Island"?
This past week a decision regarding Trinity Western's struggle to have a law school as part of their education was decided upon...
If churches aren’t creating and executing their ministries out of a place of genuine love and care, people will quickly become ‘problems to solve’ and our ministries will become solely needs-based.