Updated Resources

By Marcia Mantel | May 20, 2014 | Comments Off on Updated Resources

Be sure to check out the following resources for deacons, updated and reformatted.   Guidelines for Benevolence: This resource offers suggestions to help deacons develop priorities and set boundaries as they reach out in love to their neighbours.       Growing as a Community of Deacons: This resource provides practical ideas to help deacons capitalize on…

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Drinking Downstream: The Church and Residential Schools

By Marcia Mantel | May 7, 2014 | Comments Off on Drinking Downstream: The Church and Residential Schools

We Drink Downstream from Christian Reformed Church on Vimeo. Danielle Rowaan, Justice Communications and Education Coordinator for CRC Canadian Ministries, writes the following about the video: “If there is one single area of Canadian life where Shalom and right relationships are most needed, the relationship between indigenous peoples and other Canadians is certainly in the…

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Too Busy to Pray? Not Necessarily…

By Marcia Mantel | May 1, 2014 | Comments Off on Too Busy to Pray? Not Necessarily…

A few years ago, Willow Creek Church pastor and author Bill Hybels released a cleverly-titled book: Too Busy Not to Pray.  In my mind I know it is true: so many things need to be prayed about, with so much happening in my life and so many needs in the church.  But, in my life,…

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Operation Manna Offering: May 4, 2014

By Marcia Mantel | April 25, 2014 | Comments Off on Operation Manna Offering: May 4, 2014

In many CRCs across Canada, the Operation Manna offering will be held on May 4, 2014. Operation Manna is a program of Diaconal Ministries Canada. The offering for this program provides an opportunity for CRCs across Canada to support each other as they love their neighbours and bless them through community ministry. It works like…

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World Renew’s Annual Refugee Sunday

By Marcia Mantel | April 4, 2014 | Comments Off on World Renew’s Annual Refugee Sunday

This Sunday, April 6, 2014, is World Renew’s annual Refugee Sunday. Together with World Renew (WR) and Diaconal Ministries Canada (DMC), CRCs across Canada celebrate the ministry of mercy and hospitality extended to people who have fled persecution and war.  Offerings received for Refugee Sunday support the World Renew program and refugee sponsorship in Canadian…

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Following Jesus in the Community: A COS Journey

By Marcia Mantel | March 25, 2014 | Comments Off on Following Jesus in the Community: A COS Journey

From left: Pastor Dean Kurpjuweit (NEXT Christian Community), Pastor John Luth (Christian Reformed Church of St. Albert), Pastor James Ravenscroft (St. Albert United) In the spring and summer of 2012, Christian Reformed Church of St. Albert (AB) members began a project to discern how Jesus might be leading us in our community.  The thought of even conducting a…

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Operation Manna Partner Profile: Families Living Well Society (FLWS)

By Marcia Mantel | March 10, 2014 | Comments Off on Operation Manna Partner Profile: Families Living Well Society (FLWS)

An Operation Manna Partner since 2011, FLWS (in Edmonton, AB) is an initiative that seeks to support single-parent families by providing hope and addressing needs. This post was submitted by FLWS Executive Director Elaine Mulder. Sometimes when we talk about outreach, we dwell on big things like going on a mission trip, or putting on…

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A Note from Executive Director Hans Kater

By admin | February 12, 2014 | Comments Off on A Note from Executive Director Hans Kater

Welcome to our new website! You are looking at the results of a new communications strategy that is aligned with the goals of our 2014 ministry plan. Our aim with this new strategy is to communicate more efficiently and effectively with deacons and ministry leaders across Canada. There are 5 things I would like to…

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