Pastors in the Christian Reformed Church are addressing prolonged pandemic stress by grieving losses, finding ways to take sabbatical leave, and strengthening spiritual practices.
Savage-Prior Lake TreeHouse, a ministry of Bridgewood Christian Reformed Church in Savage, Minn., launched at a crucial time to offer teens hope where many see none.
In Sioux County, Iowa, a community group of librarians sponsored a panel discussion on vaccinations. They invited a pastor and two professors to participate.
An eye-opening anthology from the bestselling editor of Histories of Nations explores how people around the globe have suffered and survived during plague and pandemic, from the ancient world to the present.
Fellowship Christian Reformed Church in Brighton, Ont., welcomed its community to honor the deaths of loved ones in a shared experience of releasing monarch butterflies on their southern migration.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, missions that minister to seafaring workers are helping this population—only 22% of whom are vaccinated against the virus—get access to vaccination clinics and other supports.
We’ve all had to deal with more grief, loss, and change than usual over the past 18 months, and that includes the children in our families, churches, and communities.
Entering the third school year to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, diverse responses of how to deal with the infectious disease are surfacing in Christian institutions.
If even the smallest creatures are capable of such altruism—sacrificing one’s life so that others may live—why have we as adult human beings failed to protect the most vulnerable of our race?
Fellowship Christian Reformed Church in Albuquerque, N.M., had seven members die this past year. The remaining small congregation celebrated those lives all at once Aug. 8.
After a study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and others estimated more than a million children orphaned as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, supportive agencies are calling Christians to action.
Just over 140 Christian Reformed churches, 530 congregations overall, have contributed to an ongoing study about how worship practices of U.S. churches were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
If Christians would again lead the way in prioritizing social responsibilities over personal rights, it could serve as a counter to the potential “fall of Christianity” in the global North.
The author of Canoeing the Mountains explores the qualities of adaptive church leadership through a blacksmithing metaphor.
Colorful art kits shared with members of First Christian Reformed Church in Toronto helped the congregation mark the church year in worship.
Christian Reformed congregations reaching out creatively with technology are baptizing new believers and seeing communities grow, even over a distance.
Volunteers from Christian Reformed congregations in Grand Rapids, Mich., participated in an effort to encourage residents in under-resourced neighborhoods to be vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19.
Congregants of Alberni Valley CRC in Port Alberni, B.C., placed flowers on a cross outdoors, and pastors of LaGrave CRC in Grand Rapids, Mich., and West End CRC in Edmonton, Alta., preached two services to accommodate smaller gatherings at each.
Two churches, connected through seven years of past work trips and separated by lack of travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, came together in worship March 21.
Could any of us have guessed, when all this started, that we would still be facing the wrath of the Coronavirus a year later?
On that wintery day last year, my happy face not only showed a complete naivety of the soon-approaching pandemic, but also bore no knowledge of the tsunami of grief that would crash into my world.
For the second year in a row the ongoing difficulties and circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic have caused the Christian Reformed Church’s Council of Delegates to cancel the denomination’s annual synod.
After a Feb. 5 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court lifted a ban on indoor worship gatherings, some groups are resuming indoor, in-person worship and some continue other options in a state where COVID-19 continues to spread.
According to what God revealed to us in Scripture, the world’s problems are fundamentally spiritual, not political.