I volunteer as mail person, responsible to open and distribute incoming e-mail or snail mail. I also manage the membership data, in conjunction with the pastoral committee.
I like playing chess, collecting stamps and doing geneology. I have little time for any of these great activities.
A also prepared for distribution 52 Catechism sermons prepared by my father 1960-1972
Confessio Augustana (Canada) Ltd is distributing nine tracts on comparing Islam and Christianity. I find them well written and thought out. Is there any attempt to provide CRC churches with similar material?
CRC news had an article on iGPS — the Inter-agency Global Partnership Strategy which I found interesting and possibly helpful.
The article explains it well.posted on: A Closer Look at Corporate Worship
"People aren’t looking to the church for political commentary".
Interesting thought. The Jews that wanted to kill Jesus went to Pilate, a political leader.
Wonderful picture!!posted on: Witness for Women Gathering in Edmonton, AB
I have received a lot of issues and questions from many Christian organizations. In our riding there are only three candidates. Conservative - a sitting member who does not bother to answer any of...
Once I decide that an organization is worthy, I put it in a list. I edit it from time to time, in case I get bad news or good news. To choose from such a large list of worthy causes, I let a...
Personally, I try and avoid being influenced by appeals for my gifts by cleverly worded appeals. I keep a list of worthy causes and when I open the document, the software chooses one in the list...posted on: A CRCNA Guide to #GivingTuesday
My parents worked hard to keep things together. That was a blessing to our family. My mom was a stay at home mom and every Monday they took the day off to spend time together. When all the kids...
We are a church without paid staff. Hence a system has been set up so people can volunteer electronically with occasional appeals via email and announcements at church.posted on: Recruiting Volunteers: What's Your Best Tip?
When I visit another congregation I like to scan the bulletin to see what is going on. Yes, many bulletins get discarded, How many members actually look at the church's web site or other...posted on: Church Bulletins Are Awful
There are various ways to be ordained in the CRC. See https://www.crcna.org/candidacy/journey-toward-ordination
It does take some time since the church and local Classis will...