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Program Coordinator for Worship Ministries of the CRC
What worship songs have been inspiring you lately? Would you be willing to share one or two of your current favorites?
Suggestions to help young children experience other cultures and stretch their experience of the world they live in.
Women gathered at Synod 2018 to celebrate their opportunities to lead in the past, present, and future. God has been faithful to all who have participated in this journey.
In this new webinar, worship leader and musician Ruth Ann Schuringa lists important goals and skills for the worship leader who is preparing and leading worship.
Kathy took great care in telling her Story Hour children that Bible stories are true. She wasn't sure, however, what impression she was making. But one day a mother of one of Kathy's three-year-olds shared a story from home.
Children are not inhibited when it comes to moving with music, and those who study child development tell us that moving with music is good for them!
I had the opportunity to take my youngest grandson, Connor, to and from Story Hour. Connor talked fondly of what his teachers told him and developed a “matter of fact attitude” about God. It is a blessing!
Anja Noordam has been involved in Coffee Break and Story Hour for 27 years; that’s a lot of experience! Here are a few things she has learned about crafts, clean-up, and making Bible stories stick.
I highly recommend this course to any of you who perhaps, like me, love worship, love to plan worship, and love to learn, but do not have a theology or worship degree.
Jesus Draw Me Ever Nearer, by Margaret Becker, Keith Getty
Peace Like a River (It Is Well With My Soul), the hymn
Is He Worthy, by Andrew Peterson
Hallelujah, Salvation, and...
Incorporate the scripture with the flow of the singing. There are many ways to weave music and the Word, depending on the scripture passage, of course. But here are some possibilities:
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Yes! Former worship planner, current musician, worship committee member, and participant. I'm also an encourager to all who lead, plan, and participate in worship in the CRC. It is a worthy (but...posted on: Any Past or Present Worship Planners?
Worship-full, connecting, fun!posted on: Inspire 2019 in Three Words
You have spoken so clearly on something so important, Sarah Joy. Thank you!posted on: Life, Life, and More Life
As Kingfishers Catch Fire: A Conversation on the Ways of God Formed by the Words of God, by Eugene Peterson. This is a collection of sermons by one of my favorite Christian preachers/authors (who...posted on: What Books Are You Reading in 2019?
Thank you, Michele. This is good information. Thank God for supportive families. I'm grateful that you've shared this so that our church families can also know how to be more supportive.
This was just posted this week - check out this new approach to dinner and church. https://www.crcna.org/news-and-views/getting-know-your-neighborsposted on: Dinner Church or Meal Church?
The CRC people are very mission-minded and compassionate and I believe we truly want to help in tangible ways. I can imagine my church being able to even sponsor or adopt several families because...posted on: Immigration Justice Requires Border Security
I agree with most everything said here. And yes, Kristen, this whole thing must look so ridiculous and sad from your perspective there in Canada. I think you're right that we are for immigration...posted on: Immigration Justice Requires Border Security