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 shape a new course for people who are actively involved in their local congregation. Developed with funding from Lilly Endowment Inc., this online four-session course explores key paradigms about mission, discipleship, discernment, and leadership. Each session is just one hour, and new groups start each week. For details and signup, visit crcna.org/Thrive

CRCNA PRAYER - INVITATION TO PRAY: We are a praying church. The Council of Delegates has asked all in the CRC to make this a year of prayer. The CRCNA Prayer Team invites you to join online in monthly Prayer Gatherings. We will meet virtually on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 11:00am EST for one hour of prayer led by the CRC Prayer Team.  Our goal is that this is not the only prayer opportunity for CRC members/groups. We would like this to be a grassroots effort that includes many more people than we can host in one session per month. We encourage you to lead your own prayer group at a time and place and in the language that works best for you. We will provide you with Prayer Guides and even set up a zoom meeting if needed.  If you would like to learn more about prayer opportunities in the CRC, please fill out this short Google Survey.  If you have questions or comments, please contact us by emailing Prayer@crcnapartners.org.

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

GENDER JUSTICE AROUND THE WORLD - Join World Renew, Safe Church and the CRCNA for a webinar dealing with the scourge of Gender Based Violence (GBV). Hear from practitioners in the fight against GBV from all over the world. Dec. 7 at 8:00 PM ET. Register at https://tinyurl.com/u6jt7v65. Gender justice, the opposite of gender-based violence (GBV), is absolutely necessary for women and men to flourish as God want them/us to. GBV is a global scourge, victimizing millions of women and girls. Learn how several local and global agencies are making an impact on the lives of women and girls, strengthening their resilience. Learn too how you and your faith community or church can take action towards gender justice.

ISRAEL & JORDAN STUDY TOUR (March 31 - April 12, 2022): Travel to NT sites connected with Jesus’ life and the early church: Bethlehem, Nazareth, Caesarea, Capernaum, Bethsaida, Sea of Galilee, Caesarea Philippi, the major biblical places in Jerusalem, Masada and much more. This tour also uniquely involves key biblical sites in Jordan, including the amazing city of Petra. Contact Dr. Jeff Weima, Professor at Calvin Theological Seminary and leading biblical scholar, at wemje@calvinseminary.edu or 616-328-3110.

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.

JOIN US AT INSPIRE 2022! - You’re invited to be part of a denomination-wide gathering in Chicago next summer. We’ll engage in worship, fellowship, and learning as we come together on the theme, Inspired to Be One! Plan to join us August 4-6 at the Tinley Park Convention Center. Registration opens in January. Learn more and sign up for email updates at www.crcna.org/inspire