What Deacons Need to Know about Reopening; Part 2: Ministry in a Post-Covid World

By Erin Knight | August 26, 2020 | Comments Off on What Deacons Need to Know about Reopening; Part 2: Ministry in a Post-Covid World

One thing we’ve hopefully learned these past months is that you can’t plan for everything. Or can you? As deacons begin planning for another ministry year, what are some things they should be talking about?

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What Deacons Need to Know about Reopening; Part 1: Sunday Worship During a Pandemic

By Erin Knight | August 5, 2020 | Comments Off on What Deacons Need to Know about Reopening; Part 1: Sunday Worship During a Pandemic

For Deacons, what will (and should) ministry look like moving forward as we begin to open up and exist in a post-Covid world?

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Leaving a Legacy of Leadership and Love

By Erin Knight | July 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Leaving a Legacy of Leadership and Love

After 13 years of ministry, Tammy Heidbuurt is moving on to pursue her passion of community development in a local non-profit bike shop.

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Ten Questions For Coping with Covid

By admin | July 21, 2020 | Comments Off on Ten Questions For Coping with Covid

How have you been coping with the changes brought about by COVID? Early on I came across a facebook post with 6 questions to ask yourself in quarantine. I altered the questions to meet my particular situation and needs and each night before bed I write the answers in my beautiful stationary.

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Small Town Church with Big Heart for their Community

By Dan Galenkamp | July 17, 2020 | Comments Off on Small Town Church with Big Heart for their Community

Bethany Christian Reformed Church in Fenwick, Ontario is learning a new way of reaching out through a Community Opportunity Scan. Bethany Christian Reformed Church is a small church among the greenhouses, farms and orchards of Fenwick, Ont. Like many churches in the small towns of Ontario, Bethany has a congregation that faithfully attends each Sunday.…

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New Faces Around the Table

By Erin Knight | July 9, 2020 | Comments Off on New Faces Around the Table

Diaconal Ministries Canada is excited to share about some new faces around our board room table! The Board of Directors of Diaconal Ministries Canada is responsible for directing, protecting and promoting its work on behalf of the diaconates of the Christian Reformed Church of Canada. The Board exists to act as the informed voice and…

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Meet our First Youth Justice Project Partner!

By Erin Knight | July 2, 2020 | Comments Off on Meet our First Youth Justice Project Partner!

The students at Unity Christian School in Chilliwack, BC are committed to being good stewards of God’s creation. Over the course of three years, the grade 7 class has created a recycling and composting program at their school. Yet they knew they could do better. In their class discussions, they found that most of the…

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Being Good Neighbours During Covid-19

By Erin Knight | June 16, 2020 | Comments Off on Being Good Neighbours During Covid-19

How can a church show and share Christ’s love during a global pandemic, when communities are mandated to social distance and sometimes quarantine? Maranatha’s Neighbour-to-Neighbour Kits have been one way they reached out in love. Maranatha; ‘Come, Lord Jesus!’  To the members of Maranatha CRC in Lethbridge, this means that they are a community of…

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A Message from the National Director

By admin | June 8, 2020 | Comments Off on A Message from the National Director

Racism. Recent events in the United States have once again raised our awareness of its existence there, but make no mistake about it: racism exists in Canada as well. Pausing to listen and pray… Racism. Recent events in the United States have once again raised our awareness of its existence in such a way that…

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Learning to Pivot

By Erin Knight | May 20, 2020 | Comments Off on Learning to Pivot

The word “pivot” has come up many times over the last two months due to the current Covid-19 pandemic. How has your church ‘pivoted’ during these last few weeks in order to love and serve your community in these challenging times? This post is in response to our “Top 10 Ways Deacons Can Help During…

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