Free Advent Devotional - He Will Be Our Peace is an email devotional series put together by World Renew, Resonate Global Mission, and the CRC Office of Social Justice that features reflections from CRC ministries around the world during Advent 2020. Each devotion will be delivered to your email inbox every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, starting December 2, 2020, through Christmas Day. Join us as we journey through lamenting injustice to looking forward to the coming of the Prince of Peace using the book of Micah. Go to justice.crcna.org/advent to sign up today!
From Back to God Ministries International
Advent Devotional Series From Today - It's been a rough year. Let Advent help you see God’s story in Christmas. This special devotional series takes you deeper into the true meaning of Christmas, the coming Savior. Subscribe at todaydevotional.com/advent. It's free!
Dive into Kids Corner’s new website - Kids Corner has a brand new look! And we’ve got loads of new faith-building resources to help your child discover their part in God’s big story. Begin each week with a KC devotion for kids, with Bible readings, reflections, and prayer. And you’ll meet fun new characters in the Casey’s Day comic strip. You’ll also receive a weekly encouragement just for parents. Be sure to watch the encouraging Kids in Action videos, and of course, join the fun with Liz and Friends. Don’t miss any of it! Subscribe to Kids Corner at kidscorner.net.
GROUNDWORK: THE SON OF GOD BECAME LIKE US - In Advent, we eagerly begin singing about the baby Jesus. Who is baby Jesus? The Son of God incarnate. Study Galatians 4:4-7 with Groundwork to discover why it was necessary for Jesus to be human and remember the reason God now considers us his beloved children. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork’s weekly emails for future episodes.
KIDS SHOWING GRATITUDE - Check out our new kids’ devotion on showing gratitude at www.kidscorner.net. When’s the last time you told a check-out clerk, “Thank you for all you do,” or you told your restaurant server, “Thank you very much,” or the last time that you thanked your parents? Listen now at kidscorner.net and subscribe to KC’s weekly emails for all the new content.
From Calvin University
Handel's Messiah Sing-Along - Messiah is a 101-year tradition at Calvin University. This year, a true “pick-up chorus” of Calvin students, faculty, and staff joined the Calvin Orchestra to keep the tradition alive! Join us for the Messiah Sing-Along Premiere on the Calvin University YouTube Chanel on Friday, December 4 at 8 p.m.
Healer of Our Every Ill - A new twist on a favorite Calvin University tradition! The Campus Choir, Women’s Chorale, and Capella have professionally recorded five sessions, which will debut on the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship’s YouTube channel at 7 p.m. EST each Sunday of Advent and Christmas Eve. Each service is 30–40 minutes long and contains songs, Scripture, and prayer. worship.calvin.edu/news-events/events/
Climate Witness Project resource video - There is a lot in the media lately about climate change. Want to learn more about the CRCNA's response to it? The Alberta regional coordinator for the Climate Witness Project has put together a video to promote actions that churches can take to promote creation care or be more informed on climate change issues. Find it at www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBDp9NDRL-k&feature=youtu.be
THE CROSS AND THE LYNCHING TREE: JUSTICE BOOK CLUB - Join CRC campus ministers Rick Mast (University of Alberta) and Mike Wagenman (Western University) for a discussion of James Cone’s masterpiece The Cross and the Lynching Tree. As one commentator says, these are the “two symbols that dominated not only the spiritual world but also the daily life of African Americans in the 20th century.” We will meet over Zoom on Friday, December 11 at 4pm ET (1pm PT). Register at www.WesternCampusMinistry.ca. Questions can be sent to Mike at [email protected]
or Rick at [email protected]
From Safe Church Ministry
Safe Church December Webinar: Raising our Voices - This webinar will feature two courageous people who will raise their voices to share with us from their own experience of abuse, what it was like for them and how the church responded in ways that were helpful, and perhaps sometimes in ways that were unhelpful. What can we learn for the future? Learn more: network.crcna.org/safe-church/raising-our-voices
From World Renew
(for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday -- 11/26/2020) Join World Renew in Giving Thanks with Today’s Offering - Happy Thanksgiving! To know the hope we find in Jesus Christ is a miraculous blessing. To share that hope is an amazing gift. Through Free a Family®️, World Renew helps people who live in poverty to eat better, stay healthier, and overcome poverty for the long-term. Please give generously to World Renew’s Free a Family®️ program and deliver the gift of hope to families living in poverty. To donate today, call 1-800-552-7972 or give online at worldrenew.net/free-a-family
Communications Social Media Internship Opportunity - World Renew, an agency of the Christian Reformed Church, seeks to hire an intern to work with the Digital Marketing Associate and other team members of the marketing and communications department in Canada. This internship is for up to 18 hrs per week, expected to last for 16 weeks/4 months from January 2021 to April 2021. See worldrenew.ca/careers for more information. Apply by Dec. 5, 2020.
Justice and Global Engagement Virtual Learning Experience - The Justice and Global Relationships Virtual Experience is being offered in partnership between World Renew and The King’s University. This 9-session virtual learning experience is open to all Canadians who are committed to learning about and promoting justice and advocacy. Contact [email protected]
or [email protected]
for more information. Register by Dec. 31, 2020.
Opportunities to Work with World Renew! - Compelled by God’s deep passion for justice & mercy, we join communities around the world to renew hope, reconcile lives, and restore creation - and we have an opportunity for you to join us in this work! Please see our websites for more information about these opportunities: RFP’s for SEO Agencies - Content and Optimization in the USA and Canada; Digital Marketing Associate, Marketing & Communications. More details can be found at worldrenew.net/careers or worldrenew.ca/careers
World Renew Gift Catalog - Follow Jesus into the lives of the poor during COVID-19 this Advent through the World Renew 2020-2021 Gift Catalog. Choose a gift that helps people who live with scarcity to experience more of the fullness of life that God intends for them. Need a print catalog? Order yours at bit.ly/ordergc20 or view the online catalog at worldrenew.net/gifts. Call us at 800-552-7972 to find out more and give today!
World Renew Gift Catalogue - Follow Jesus into the lives of the poor during COVID-19 this Advent through the World Renew 2020-2021 Gift Catalogue. Choose a gift that helps people who live with scarcity to experience more of the fullness of life that God intends for them. Need a print catalogue? Order yours at bit.ly/ordergc20 or view the online catalogue at worldrenew.ca/gifts. Call us at 1-888-WRLD-RNW to find out more and give today!