Denominational Announcements

Denominational Announcements

From Back to God Ministries International

BEYOND JERUSALEM - True excitement about something that has changed our lives is hard to keep to ourselves. That’s exactly how the first believers began spreading the gospel message. Join Groundwork as we study Acts 8 to discover how God’s plan unfolds even as violence and oppression try to smother the message. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes.

FAMILY FIRE - is an online community exploring Spirit-led family, marriage, parenting, in-laws, blended families, and intimacy. Find encouraging articles and devotions at familyfire.com. Subscribe for regular email updates and connect with our Family Fire community on Facebook.

HOROSCOPES - Spike has Liz and Scooter following horoscopes and Scooter ends up on top of a water tower. Check out KC’s “God is Faithful” Memory Jar Activity as you begin this new year!


From Calvin College

Calvin Symposium on Worship - You are invited to the annual Calvin Symposium on Worship, January 25-27, 2018, at Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary. The three-day conference brings together a wide audience of artists, musicians, pastors, scholars, students, worship leaders and planners, and other interested worshipers. There are excellent rates for students and groups from churches. All worship services are free and open to the public. See worship.calvin.edu/symposium/ for complete information and to register before January 17.

January Series 2018 - Coming this January for the 31st year, Calvin College presents the 2018 January Series – the award winning free liberal arts education delivered in 15 weekly, lunchtime lectures. This year the series begins on January 3 and continues weekdays through January 23 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. EST. with topics ranging from millennials and faith to restorative justice, confident pluralism, radical generosity and so much more by top experts in their fields. Thousands in west Michigan will join us on Calvin’s campus for the daily noontime lectures, others will join the conversation by watching the live feed at more than 50 remote webcast sites across the continent (including 16 sites in Michigan), while others will listen online. For more information about the speakers, topics, remote sites and listening options, visit our website at www.calvin.edu/january .


From Other

CAMP SHALOM SUMMER STAFF - If you love Jesus and like working with kids or individuals with special needs, then apply to be on staff at Camp Shalom this summer. Located just outside of Cambridge, Ont., Camp Shalom offers programming for kids in grades 1-12 and for adults with special needs. We are now accepting applications for our summer staff positions. All positions are paid and you must be 17 before Dec. 31st, 2018 to apply. Visit www.countrysidecamp.com to apply and for a list of available positions. Interviews will start February 17th.

Young Adults! - It’s not too late! There is still time to register for the Young Adult Winter Retreat! Join others aged 18-30ish from across the province on January 26-28, 2018 at Maranatha CRC in Woodstock for a weekend assured to be full of spiritual encouragement, faith-based discussions, service, workshops, fellowship, and funtivities! We will be focusing on the theme of “Culture” and how we’re to represent Christ to our neighbours around us, as led by our speaker Pastor Mike Collins. Visit our Facebook page “Young Adult Winter Retreat” or email ya.retreat.team@gmail.com for more details and the link to register. We hope to see you there!


From Resonate Global Mission

Exodus Vision Tour Led by a Resonate Missionary - Step back into ancient times and walk the paths of the Exodus from Egypt to Israel. From Saturday, April 14, 2018 — Sunday, April 29, 2018, you'll be given a vision of Christ’s historical chosen people so you can build a vision for today’s church. Deadline to apply is March 16. Visit resonateglobalmission.org/exodus for more information.
Help Students in Lithuania Reach their Language Goals - This July (July 1-29) you have the opportunity to travel to Lithuania and teach English, lead games, and/or provide spiritual support to students from up to ten different countries. Visit Resonateglobalmission.org/Go to learn more about these opportunities and many more!


From World Renew


World Renew trip to Haiti - World Renew is organizing an open team to travel to Haiti! Are you passionate about sustainable community development? Deforestation is a serious environmental issue that threatens Haiti. Spend 8 days (March 10-18, 2018) learning about Haiti and participating in reforestation projects. Reforestation helps reduce the impact of mudslides and improves soil quality for increased food security and income for families. Applicants should be able to do physical work in tropical conditions. There may be opportunities for construction work. For more information, please contact Iona Buisman at ibuisman@worldrenew.net.



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