Serving for 30 years as a chaplain in the U.S. Army, John Hoogland earned the rank of colonel and in retirement served as an associate pastor. He died Sept. 4 at age 88.
- September 23, 2022|
Inspired by their pastor’s sermon on Jesus’ parable of the great banquet, the congregation of ClearView Christian Reformed Church in Oakville, Ont., hosted guests from five community groups to ‘taste the life we were made and meant for.’
Criteria for being on the list include filing for or receiving a religious exemption under Title IX, a civil rights in education law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex.
Recognizing the changing makeup of their neighborhood, the congregation of Lee Street Christian Reformed Church in Wyoming, Mich., turned its annual BASH into a celebration of neighbors’ homelands.
A week’s worth of celebratory activities marked 150 years of “God’s grace, goodness, and faithfulness” for Vogel Center Christian Reformed Church in McBain, Mich.
Responses of more than 100 Christian ministry leaders in the U.S. are captured in a new report. Other pastors shared their experiences of pandemic ministry in a Sept. 1 webinar timed with the report’s release.
Generation Z (ages 5-24) is marked by an outlook of hopelessness and despair, says campus pastor Ryan Farrell. He supervised the development of a resource to help understand and reach this group.
Queen Elizabeth II, who died Sept. 8, bore the title Supreme Governor of Britain's established church. While her bishops managed the church’s affairs, she often spoke about her faith, explaining how it provided the framework of her life.
Citing hopes to better serve congregations, break down “ministry silos,” and reduce overall financial costs, the Christian Reformed Church is reorganizing staff of race relations, diversity, chaplaincy, disability concerns, faith formation, pastor church resources, safe church, social justice, and worship ministries into cross-ministry teams.
A faithful pastor in the Christian Reformed Church for almost 60 years, Ken Havert touched the lives of many people with his genuine kindness. He died August 4 at age 89.
The association’s report “Loving the Least of These: Addressing a Changing Environment” lays out the biblical basis for environmental activism.
ThereforeGo Ministries’ annual SERVE had about half of pre-pandemic attendees but many first-time participants in their 2022 return to youth mission trips.
Leaders of Toronto, Ont.-based The Meeting House call conduct of former pastor Bruxy Cavey sexual abuse, apologize for ‘not using more defined language’ earlier.
A group of pastors, scholars, and church leaders from the Christian Reformed Church in North America offering “a biblical rebuttal to cultural ideas” hosted the Convention of Confessional Christian Reformed Churches Aug. 2-3. It had 120 attendees from 22 regional groups of CRCs.
Dream Cuisines, a newcomer women's food business program in Vancouver, B.C., was born out of a food and story sharing project by Trixie Ling. It’s on its second cohort.
Legal action or the threat of it represents a new strategy on behalf of churches that want to join the new Global Methodist Church, a new denomination launched largely over differing beliefs regarding the ordination and marriage of LGBTQ members.
Patient, humble, kind, and a gracious listener, John Van Ryn was a peacemaker who was able to stay calm in difficult situations. He died July 1 at age 90.
Tim Bossenbroek, pastor of Hessel Park Christian Reformed Church in Champaign, Ill., was one of the organizers of Guns to Garden Tools, a community anti-violence event July 29-30.
Still leading a weekly online Bible study and participating in the annual meeting of the Christian Community Development Association that he helped to organize decades before, John Perkins continues to mobilize Christian communities.
Having written nearly 40 books across a number of genres: fiction, autobiography, theology, essays, and sermons, Frederick Buechner died Aug. 15.
At its triennial Churchwide Assembly in Columbus, Ohio, the largest Lutheran denomination in the United States reiterated its commitment to develop Native leaders in the church and encourage the return of land.
Bethel Christian Reformed Church, in Sioux Center, Iowa, is one of several congregations working to resettle displaced Ukrainian families.
“You never want justice and equity to be dependent on goodwill,” says Rabbi Julia Watts Belser, long-time disability justice advocate in Washington, D.C.
Monica Schaap Pierce, the new executive director of Christian Churches Together, USA, sees the group’s “intentional focus on relationship-building … as important as ever given the urgency of unity in our divided world.”