This Advent, World Renew and the Office of Social Justice invite you, through our email devotions, to reflect on the incarnation of Christ — its meaning then and its meaning now. Go to crcna.org/advent to sign up today!
Likely your mind is focused on Advent, but Lent will follow soon afterwards. You can order a bulletin insert for the first Sunday of Lent (February 18) now, which includes a Lent Advocacy Challenge for your congregation.
Advent is a celebration of the light of Jesus entering the world, and is especially important during this refugee crisis. Here are activities that individuals and churches can do to embody that light to refugees during the Advent Season.
Scripture reminds us over and over that God uses “strangers” and immigrants to bring a blessing. Use this litany in your Sunday worship as a way to remember our many brothers and sisters whose immigration status puts them in need of prayers and to remember stories of immigrants in the Bible.
About a year ago, as Venezuela was beginning to deteriorate into violent chaos, I prayed for God to expand my borders. A short time later, he brought refugees Alejandro and Sandra into my life.
As part of our efforts to serve you, dear citizen, here are some things we at the Christian Reformed Centre for Public Dialogue, with our grassroots CRC and RCA committee members from across the country, are thinking about and watching as Parliament opens for the season.
As Christians who believe that sexuality is a sacred gift and who want to seek justice with the marginalized people who are most harmed by the sex industry, we need to address the problem of easily accessible online porn.
Will your church remember the persecuted Church in Egypt in your worship service on Nov. 5 or 12, the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church? Free bulletin inserts are available.
One of the frustrations expressed at Synod 2017 was that calls for the church to serve the poor and the oppressed and to advocate for justice are too often expressed without reference to the church’s gospel mission.
In making a decision about taking a trip to Israel/Palestine, in addition to the natural questions about costs and dates, there are several questions that should be answered before making a decision regarding which trip to choose.
In choosing to take a trip to Israel/Palestine, persons need to reflect carefully on what type of tour they wish to join. Read about the different types of tours that we have come across in our years of leading groups on pilgrimages there.