A survey on Faith in the Public Square conducted by polling firm Angus Reid and faith-based think tank Cardus found that 75 percent of Canadians like having people of diverse religious backgrounds in their community.
John Nash was a trailblazer, a pastor and church planter at a time when there were few African-American leaders in the Christian Reformed Church. He died on Nov. 3 at age 71.
Three Christian Reformed churches in Kalamazoo, Mich., work together in a dairy-based “rent a cow” project to support hunger relief with Growing Hope Globally.
Nearly 100 women living in nine city shelters experienced a Christmas makeover on a day of showered blessings coordinated and hosted by The River Community Church, a Christian Reformed congregation in Edmonton, Alta.
Unity Christian High School in Hudsonville, Mich., won the state Division 5 high school football championship November 24.
For 14 years and counting, First Christian Reformed Church in Sioux Falls, S.D., has delivered grocery bags packed with the makings for Thanksgiving dinner to families in their community.
Through its Family Leadership Initiative, Lee Street Christian Reformed Church has built connections with its neighbors, providing shared meals and an atmosphere of support and encouragement for children and parents.
Twenty-five members of the Verhoog family, ages 8 to 87, gathered in Rolling Fork, Miss., to create a lasting legacy for Mississippi Christian Family Services in honor of Mary Verhoog.
John Primus was remembered as a scholar, a dedicated teacher, and one who modeled Jesus Christ in humility and kindness. He died on November 5 at age 86.
The Joyful Noise Children’s Choir recently celebrated its 40th anniversary at West End Christian Reformed Church in Edmonton, Alta.
Ministries to students at University of Colorado-Colorado Springs have new meeting and office space in the old parsonage of Cragmor CRC in Colorado Springs, Col.
Two or three times each year, Christian Reformed churches send representatives to their classis, a regional group of churches. Here are the highlights of classis meetings of the past few months.
Colin Watson, director of ministries and administration for the CRC, recently attended the general assembly of the WCRC’s Caribbean and North American Area Council in Georgetown, Guyana. He was elected to the council’s steering committee.
Faithful support from Christian Reformed churches has helped an English-language friendship center grow in Dearborn, Michigan.
Rooted is a ministry for young adults to keep them connected to God’s Word and God’s people. Currently meeting in Allendale, Mich., it is focused on growth and equipping its own young leaders.
Ida Kaastra-Mutoigo, director of World Renew Canada, was elected to the governing board of international ecumenical aid coalition ACT Alliance at its recent general assembly.
In the last 15 years, Christian Reformed congregations in Edmonton, Alta., have been springing up, supported by the roots of those who came before. On November 4 the community came together to be encouraged and give thanks.
Indwell, a Christian charity that creates affordable housing in three Ontario cities, made good use of one of its community center kitchens in October, hosting its first-ever Soup Series on Wednesday afternoons.
With support from a network of Christian Reformed churches in Denver, Col., Cascade of Hope Community Resource Center reaches out to build a multicultural, multigenerational body.
The youth group of Ireton (Iowa) Christian Reformed Church held a program to honor both veterans and currently serving military members, marking the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day November 11.
Philip Koning, a member of First Christian Reformed Church in Edmonton, Alta., was one of 31 Albertans to receive the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers on Oct. 15.
Church Worldwide: November 9 marked the 20th anniversary of the International Religious Freedom Act. Sam Brownback, U.S. ambassador for religious freedom, spoke at an event hosted by the Religious Freedom Institute and Baylor University in Washington D.C.
The Canadian ministry office of the Christian Reformed Church, in Burlington, Ont., welcomed guests and CRC leaders to celebrate the completion of a year-and-a-half renovation project this week.
Growth at 10-year-old RedArrow Ministries, a Christian Reformed congregation in Paw Paw, Mich., comes from members “reaching out by reaching one.” The church gives to its community through a parenting class, school volunteering, and first responder support.