Fruitland Christian Reformed Church

Upcoming Events

GET INSPIRED THIS SUMMER - Join us August 4-6 in Tinley Park, near Chicago for Inspire 2022. Be refreshed by three days of speakers, worship, workshops, prayer, and fellowship with CRC members from across the continent. Register now for the early bird rate and gather five or more from one church to get the group rate! Learn more at crcna.org/inspire

ELDER AND DEACON ONLINE TRAINING COURSE (FREE) - Are you a leader or incoming Elder/Deacon at your church? Register now to take the Thriving Essentials virtual training in June at no cost (limit 25 persons). The two, 2 hour-long Zoom sessions on June 2 and 9 can help get all church leaders on the same page concerning the key concepts of Mission, Discipleship, Discernment, and Leadership. Take the class for yourself, then decide if attendance would benefit your core church leadership. Website: crcna.org/Thrive

PAUL’S MISSIONARY JOURNEYS IN TURKEY & THE SEVEN CHURCHES OF REVELATION - (May 23 – June 4, 2022): Visit ancient sites connected with Paul’s First, Second, and Third Missionary Journeys as well as the seven churches to whom John wrote the Book of Revelation. Join Jeff Weima, professor at Calvin Theological Seminary and leading biblical scholar, for this inspirational biblical tour. Contact Dr. Weima at 616-328-3110 or weimje@calvinseminary.edu.

LIBERTAS MALE CHOIR BENEFIT CONCERT FOR UKRAINE - Directed by Martin Mans. Organ/Piano: Hugo van der Meij, Andre Knevel. Join us Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 7:30 PM at Redeemer University, Ancaster, ON. Online tickets: http://www.tickets.redeemer.ca Tickets available at the door (Redeemer Box Office). Donations: www.mennonitecentre.ca or envelopes available during the concert. More info: office@libertasvoices.com or call Tammy @ 905.745.5609

SHALOM MANOR AND GARDENS ANNUAL MAY SALE!!!  May 28th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will be holding the Shalom Manor & Gardens Plant & Bake Sale on our front patio, rain or shine. We will have extended parking available at Mountainview CRC, located at 290 Main St E in Grimsby, with a shuttle bus going back and forth throughout the day.  If you would like to donate baked goods or plants, please contact Kristen at volunteercoord@shalommanor.ca, or 905-945-9631 ext. 1115. If possible, we would greatly appreciate the baked goods being packaged individually, and if there are any common allergens used, please label (ie. Peanuts). All donations can be dropped off Thursday May 26th or Friday May 27th. All proceeds go to our residents. Thank you so much for your support!

FAMILY OUTREACH ONTARIO: SPECIAL EVENT: Family Outreach Ontario invites you to an information evening on Friday, June 3rd, at Blessings Christian Church (115 Stanley Ave., Hamilton, ON, L8P 2L5).  The guest speaker for the evening is our very own Executive Director, John Kowtecky, and he has a lot of information to share that you will want to hear.  John will present on overview of substance use disorder that will include the nature of chemical addiction and what recovery looks like for both the individual who is afflicted as well as their loved ones who are otherwise affected. More importantly, there will be an opportunity to ask all those questions about these issues that you’ve always wanted to but never had a forum in which to do it.  John has struggled with alcoholism himself, knows what it’s like to be an addict as well as what’s required to get better having enjoyed over 20 years of sobriety. Also, at this event Mr. H. will tell of his addiction to drugs and his recovery from addiction. Please plan to attend and tell others about it as well.  It will be an evening you will be sure to remember. A collection will be taken to cover our costs. 7:00 - Doors open, Refreshments/Meet & Greet; 7:30 - 9:00 - Presentation and Q&A period; followed by refreshments and opportunity for talk with John or other Family Outreach members.

JOIN US FOR INDWELL’S ANNUAL HOPE AND HOMES BANQUET on Thursday, June 9th from 5:30 – 9 pm at the lovely Liuna Station in downtown Hamilton. Be inspired by staff & tenants and enjoy a delicious meal with great company! Go to https://indwell.ca/ to reserve your spot.

SCRIPTORIA: AN INTERFAITH WRITING WORKSHOP - Morning workshops. Afternoon instruction. One-on-ones with editors. Deep faith conversations. Think boot camp for your writing—whether it’s fiction, nonfiction, or poetry—on June 20-24, 2022, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Scriptoria: An Interfaith Writing Workshop with Gary Schmidt, Hugh Cook, Patrice Gopo, L.S. Klatt, Robert Hudson, Nikki Grimes, Vinita Hampton Wright, and more. Visit scriptoriaworkshop.org

ATTENTION COUNSELORS, CADETS, AND PARENTS - Save the Date! The All Ontario Camporee will be held this year near Innerkip, Ontario from August 1-6, 2022. To register or find out more information check out the website: www.camporee.ontariocadets.ca Hope to see you all this summer! ~AOC committee

PAUL’S MISSIONARY JOURNEYS IN GREECE - (October 6 - 18, 2022) 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

FRIDAY CAMPUS VISITS: Geared toward students interested in Redeemer's undergraduate programs, Friday Campus Visits are a great introduction to the university's one-of-a-kind community: redeemer.ca/friday-visits

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.

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