Fruitland Christian Reformed Church

Upcoming Events

FAITH PRACTICES PROJECT! - Faith Formation Ministries invites you to take a dive into transformational Christian practices (also called “spiritual disciplines”) with the Faith Practices Project. Each month find new resources for a particular practice at crcna.org/faithformation/practices. Join us as we start with the practice of Sabbath. We hope these resources will provide new insights for how to engage with God and open ourselves to God’s work in our hearts.

NEW THRIVING ESSENTIALS COURSE - Be one of the first to experience and help shape a new course created for elders, deacons, church staff, and all lay leaders. Developed with funding from Lilly Endowment Inc, this online four-session course explores key paradigms about mission, discipleship, discernment, and leadership. Pilot testing begins this week, with 300 spots available over the fall. For details and to sign up, visit crcna.org/Thrive

CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP SERVICES Q& A SESSIONS - Is there a charity close to your heart that you would love to see thrive for years to come? Christian Stewardship Services is hosting open Q& A sessions every week this FALL to answer all of your questions on charitable giving and estate planning,  Explore the topics and register on our website at csservices.ca/fall-conversations-series/. Each session will have a 10 minute introduction, then an interactive Q&A on any charitable giving and estate planning questions. The first four topics are Pets, Life Insurance, adding a Charity Child, and Cryptocurrency.

SAFE CHURCH BOOK CLUB: A Church Called Tov - Safe Church Ministry is hosting a virtual book study open to all interested in learning more about creating a TOV (good) culture in our churches! We will be reading A Church Called TOV: Forming a Goodness Culture that Resists Abuses of Power and Promotes Healing by Laura Barringer and Scot McKnight. Monday evenings at 7:30 pm Eastern/4:30 pm Pacific, for five weeks, starting September 27th and running through October 25th. Sign up today: https://bit.ly/TOVbookclub

CHECK OUT GO LOCAL - Are you interested in learning more about connecting with your neighbors and living your faith outside of the four walls of your home or church? Resonate Global Mission's Go Local cohorts equip believers with postures and practices for joining God on mission in our neighborhoods. Want to get a feel for what Go Local is all about? Resonate ministry leaders are offering two Go Local: Preview experiences on Wednesday, September 29 from 1-:2:30 PM ET and 8-9:30 PM ET. Learn more and register at www.resonateglobalmission.org/preview

JOIN A GO LOCAL COHORT! - Resonate Global Mission ministry leaders are starting new Go Local: Essentials cohorts at the end of September and beginning of October. Go Local cohorts equip believers with postures and practices for joining God at work outside of the four walls of a church building. Go Local cohorts are available for individuals, churches, and pastors and church staff. Learn more and find a cohort that works with your schedule at www.resonateglobalmission.org/essentials

DISABILITY CONCERNS OCTOBER LEARNING SERIES - Disability Concerns Ministry is excited to share our newest resource with you: Everybody Belongs, Serving Together (www.faithward.org/everybody-belongs-serving-together/). Join us this October, every Thursday evening at 8pm (EST) as we dive into this resource, inviting leaders in our community to speak on topics covered in this handbook. Visit our website to find out more and to register for this series: bit.ly/dcc2021series (Hosted by Disability Concerns Canada)

 

HAMILTON RIGHT TO LIFE, LIFE CHAIN: Sunday, October 3, 2021 from 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm. Please join us in our stand against abortion! Signs will be provided. 

Locations:

• McMaster University Medical Centre (MUMC), corner of Main St W & Emerson, Hamilton

• Upper James & Mohawk Rd, Hamilton

• Hwy 20 & Hwy 8, Stoney Creek

• Hwy 8 & Grays Rd, Stoney Creek

 

GRIMSBY LIFE CHAIN - On Sunday, October 3 from 1 - 2pm we plan to gather at 8 locations - 6 in Grimsby, 2 in Beamsville and 1 in Vineland - to pray for an end to abortion in Canada and throughout the world! Choose any of the following locations:

St. Joseph's Church, 135 Livingston Ave, Grimsby (1:30 - 2:30pm)

Main Street & Christie St, Grimsby

Elm St & Christie St, Grimsby

Main Street & Elm St, Grimsby

Main Street & Bartlett Ave, Grimsby

Lake Street & Bartlett Ave, Grimsby

King Street & Mountain Rd, Beamsville

Greenlane & Ontario St, Beamsville

King St. & Victoria Avenue, Vineland

We will be joining our prayers with thousands of people in 1600 locations across Canada and the United States who will be forming Life Chains in their communities on the same day! Join us for an hour of prayer!

"if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." (2 Chron. 7:14)

For questions or if you would like to receive promotional information to distribute, please contact grimsbylifechain@gmail.com.

 

SAFE CHURCH OCTOBER WEBINAR - Join us on Zoom October 6th, at 12pm Eastern for our October Safe Church webinar: Faith Leaders and a Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Violence. This webinar features a conversation with Rev. Michael Ten Haken (Pease CRC), Judy Pearson (Director of the Pearl Crisis Center), and Glenda Rittenour (Court Advocate), to discuss how they function as a Community Coordinated Response Team in Pease, Minnesota, in response to domestic abuse and with battering intervention programs. https://bit.ly/SCOctoberwebinar

CALVIN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY: PAUL’S MISSIONARY JOURNEYS IN GREECE (October 7-19, 2021) - Travel by motor coach (8 days) and cruise ship (3 days) to sites connected with Paul’s second and third missionary journeys, as well as visit other major sites of biblical, archaeological, and cultural interest. Jeff Weima, professor at Calvin Theological Seminary and leading Pauline scholar, hosts this inspirational tour. For more information, contact Dr. Weima at 616-328-3110 or weimje@calvinseminary.edu.

HAMILTON RIGHT TO LIFE: Wednesday, October 27 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm online ZOOM - Unpacking UNPLANNED. Due to continued Covid uncertainty, our Dinner Fundraiser is moving to an online event entitled “Unpacking UNPLANNED: Bringing Hope and Healing”. Please check our website for details. Website:  Hamiltonrighttolife.org

PAUL'S MISSIONARY JOURNEYS IN TURKEY & THE SEVEN CHURCHES OF REVELATION - (May 23 - June 4, 2022): Walk in the footsteps of Paul and John during the day and study their New Testament writings at night! Join host Jeff Weima, professor of New Testament at Calvin Theological Seminary and leading biblical scholar, for this truly inspirational tour. Travel by deluxe motorcoach to sites connected with Paul’s First, Second, and Third Missionary Journeys and the seven churches to whom John wrote the Book of Revelation. For more information, contact Dr. Weima at 616-328-3110 or weimje@calvinseminary.edu.