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.

REDEEMER CAMPUS VISITS: Take that first step and experience Redeemer’s one-of-a-kind community like never before. Visiting campus — whether in-person or online — is the best way to figure out if Redeemer is the right fit for you. With a variety of options available, you’re sure to find a day that suits you and your interests: redeemer.ca/visit

CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP SERVICES: 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 summer to answer all of your questions on charitable giving and estate planning,  Explore the topics and register on our website at Summertime Conversations – Christian Stewardship Services (csservices.ca). 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.

TRAVEL WITH CALVIN UNIVERSITY - Join professor of classics emeritus Ken Bratt for a tour of the lands around the Adriatic Sea in August 2021! Travel by bus from Venice to Slovenia to Croatia, and then enjoy a private cruise along the Croatian coast and islands, ending in Dubrovnik. See calvin.edu/go/travel for details.

JOIN GENERATION SPARK - Join us as we (a partnership of the Reformed Church in America, the Christian Reformed Church in North America, and Hope College) launch Generation Spark! Generation Spark partners with you to build authentic intergenerational relationships between 16-24-year-olds and spiritual mentors in your church. Register for our informational webinar August 3, 7:30-8:30pm EST to learn more: bit.ly/GenSparkWebinar

INSPIRE "LIGHT" 2021 - Are you feeling sad about missing Inspire this summer? We have you covered. Plan to join us for FREE virtual events that can provide a snack-sized portion of what Inspire has to offer. We'll be online August 3-6, 2021 from Noon-1:00 Eastern (11:00-12:00 Central | 10:00-11:00 Mountain | 9:00-10:00 Pacific) with a daily taste of Inspire to whet your appetite for next year's conference. Each session will include worship, a plenary speaker, and the opportunity to network with others. Expect special musical and spoken word poetry, and guest performances in addition to thought-provoking messages and stimulating discussion. Space is limited. Please indicate your interest for each session by registering at crcna.org/inspire/inspire-light-2021. Video recordings of each day’s session will also be posted for those unable to attend.

AUGUST SAFE CHURCH WEBINAR: ON BEING A TRAUMA INFORMED CONGREGATION - Join us for our August webinar - Wednesday, August 4th, 12p - 1p Eastern. The webinar will be a conversation with Dr. Dawn Gibson and Pastor Anthony Gibson who will lead us in sharing a discussion on Trauma-Informed Congregations and being made whole. https://bit.ly/SCAugustwebinar

DISABILITY CONCERNS LEADERSHIP TRAINING 2021 - Join us August 11 and 12th for our annual Disability Concerns Leadership Training Event. 11am - 2pm Eastern. Hosted online this year. All welcome! Find out more at: https://bit.ly/whosmissinginmychurch

THE PURITAN IMPACT - The Meeter Center will host a conference titled “The Puritans and their Impact” on September 24 and 25 at Calvin Theological Seminary. We will focus on the theological roots of Puritanism and on the history of Puritans' actions and legacies in North America, including their relations with Native American communities. Go to our website for more information: calvin.edu/centers-institutes/meeter-center/the-puritans-and-their-impact/

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.

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.