The Gospel Lived Out Through Fire & Flood

By admin | May 20, 2022 | Comments Off on The Gospel Lived Out Through Fire & Flood

Through the ongoing challenges of natural disasters in their community, Evergreen CRC near Edmonton, AB, has been able to develop new relationships with people in their city as well as with other non-profits and organizations, all because they were able to use the gifts they were entrusted with to show people the love of God.

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Survey Says…!

By Erin Knight | March 31, 2022 | Comments Off on Survey Says…!

This past January, Diaconal Ministries Canada, along with World Renew Canada, launched our own National Survey that was sent to all Canadian deacons. By sharing their experiences and feedback through this survey, Diaconal Ministries would be able to measure its effectiveness and better support the work of Deacons. Here are some of the preliminary results!

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New Year… New Approaches(?), Part II

By admin | March 14, 2022 |

A food bank that doesn’t give out any cans??

What if food banks are making people dependent on short-term solutions, focusing only on symptoms while dismissing long-term answers and/or underlying problems?

Watch this interview with John Klein Geltink about a different way to help!

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Brampton Church Discovers New Ways to Steward Creation

By admin | March 1, 2022 | Comments Off on Brampton Church Discovers New Ways to Steward Creation

Crosspoint Church found creative ways to equip and encourage their congregation to live stewardly by embarking on a variety of creation care activities!

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Reflections from a Diaconal Coach

By Erin Knight | February 16, 2022 | Comments Off on Reflections from a Diaconal Coach

JoLyn Bolderheij worked as a Diaconal Coach in Classis Alberta South/Saskatchewan in the greater Calgary area. Last year she ‘retired’ from this position. Here is what she shared about her time as a Diaconal Coach with Diaconal Ministries Canada.

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Addressing the “Other Pandemic”

By admin | February 11, 2022 |

Faith leaders are in a unique position in that they may be approached for support before anyone else. How can deacons live out their mandate to “be compassionate to those in need and treat them with dignity and respect” in regards to the opioid crisis?

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Kitchener Church Serves Up Hope Through Community Meals

By admin | February 7, 2022 | Comments Off on Kitchener Church Serves Up Hope Through Community Meals

Community CRC in Kitchener has had the pleasure of being involved with serving meals at their city’s Ray of Hope Centre.

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New Year… New Approaches(?) -Part I

By admin | January 27, 2022 | Comments Off on New Year… New Approaches(?) -Part I

What if food banks and community fridges and a lot of our well-meaning efforts are actually making people dependent on short-term solutions, focusing only on symptoms while dismissing long-term answers and/or underlying problems? What is a church to do?

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Community Connections During Christmas!

By Erin Knight | December 16, 2021 | Comments Off on Community Connections During Christmas!

Christmas may be one of the last holidays that crosses most religious and cultural lines; there aren’t too many individuals and families who don’t celebrate it in some way, shape or form. For many, it’s a time to come together no matter who we are or what we believe. Because of this, Christmas could just be the most perfect time of year to reach out and get to know your neighbours. Here are some great ideas we’ve compiled!

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Ontario Church Cooks Up Ways to Help Refugees

By admin | December 14, 2021 | Comments Off on Ontario Church Cooks Up Ways to Help Refugees

The Refugee Committee of Meadowlands Fellowship CRC (“MFCRC”) has been very active for the last 7 years. During that time, the committee has helped eight (8) families – a total of 39 people – move from places of desperation to settlement away from conflict and into a place of peace and hope for their futures. In order to support another refugee family that the church is working hard to bring to Canada, the committee held a unique fundraiser on Saturday, November 6th: an online Arabic cooking class!

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