In Philadelphia, a design competition called Sacred Places/Civic Spaces wanted to show how three houses of worship could be redesigned to realize their potential for both congregational and community programming.
A “Big Night of Worship,” gathering up to 200 teens from six Chicago-area congregations, is one of the ways a youth ministry champion is energizing youth ministry in his classis.
In October, as part of an ongoing partnership, a team from New Hope Fellowship Christian Reformed Church in Monroe, Wash., visited an orphanage under construction in southern India. The partnership began because of the persistent plea of one teenage girl requesting help.
Shorter speeches. More delegate and leadership training. More time for intentional dialogue. Those are some of the recommendations coming from the Synod Review Task Force appointed by Synod 2016.
The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and others are welcoming changes to the federal government’s summer jobs program that remove language interpreted by many to require support for abortion.
Since September, River Terrace Christian Reformed Church in East Lansing, Mich., has offered free yoga classes. Pastor Ken Bieber reads psalms or meditations while a certified yoga instructor leads the twice-weekly sessions.
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From Dec. 10-26, riders on horseback traced a 330-mile journey through South Dakota and Minnesota to remember history and pray for reconciliation. Elmer Yazzie, a Navajo artist from New Mexico, is riding and sketching with the group this year.
As the Ontario municipality of Emo held its first meeting with its newly elected municipal council in December, three members of Emo Christian Reformed Church were sworn in to new or continuing roles.
For nearly 50 years, the Christian Reformed Church’s Ministry to Seafarers has been making sure sailors in the port of Vancouver, B.C., receive Christmas hospitality.
A one-day summit on sexual abuse organized by the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College featured writers, leaders, and pastors sharing stories and asking the church to do better.
Grace and Peace Community Center, a ministry in Chicago, Ill., offers an annual Christmas store where gifts are accessible to families in need.
Immanuel Christian Reformed Church in Ripon, Calif., has made a December caroling hayride an annual tradition. The hayride brings sacred Christmas music to people who are homebound or have difficulty getting out.
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.