Posts by Marcia Mantel

Urban Ministry Lectures

CRC Campus Ministries (U of T) is partnering with Trinity College Faculty of Divinity, Wycliffe College, Young Street Mission and St. James Cathedral Centre to sponsor a lecture series led by Dr. Mark Gornik in Toronto on March 13 and 14, 2017. Gornik is the author of a number of books including “To Live in…

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Sea to Sea: Cycling to End Poverty

Have you considered the ride? Diaconal Ministries Canada (DMC) is a partner in the Sea to Sea tour this coming summer 2017 and we hope you will be riding with us! Because of DMC’s partnership, you can, by riding, support the Operation Manna program.  Interested? Click here to learn more or contact us at dmc@crcna.org

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DMC and World Renew Collaborate on “Helping Without Hurting” Workshops

Diaconal Ministries Canada and World Renew have collaborated a number of times to lead an interactive “Helping without Hurting” workshop, most recently in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. At that event, DMC’s Diaconal Ministry Developer (DMD) in that region, Jean deBeer felt that participants “left the workshop enriched and challenged to ask themselves if [the ministry] they were…

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Christmas Reflection from DMC’s National Director

I heard a voice thunder from the Throne: “Look! Look! God has moved into the neighborhood, making His home with men and women! They’re His people, He’s their God. He’ll wipe every tear from their eyes. Death is gone for good—tears gone, crying gone, pain gone—all the first order of things gone.” The Enthroned continued,…

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Willoughby CRC Hosts Play for Restorative Justice Week

About 60 people gathered at Willoughby CRC (Langley, B.C.) on Nov 19 to see a dramatic presentation of “Forgiven/Forgotten” that set the tone for Restorative Justice Week.  The event was facilitated by Willoughby’s Just-Faith Forum, sponsored by Mennonite Central Committee and Trinity Western University’s school of the Arts, Media and Culture. After the CRC in…

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Blyth Deacons partner for the good of the community

Blyth, Ontario CRC deacons wanted to get to know the food banks which serviced their small community:  The Salvation Army (SA) and the North Huron Foodshare.  When they initiated conversations with the SA food bank, they learned of another church in Blyth, Living Water Christian Fellowship, that also wanted to know more about how they could work…

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“Caring for our Community”: an Operation Manna update from Chilliwack, BC

Last May, Canadian CRC congregations were blessed, through the Operation Manna (OM) campaign, to hear the story of how Heartland Fellowship CRC in Chilliwack, BC was getting to know its neighbours and blessing its community through trailbuilding. By giving to OM through the offering, churches across Canada became partners in this exciting project.  Recently, Diaconal Ministries Canada…

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