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

CAREER EXPLORATION OPPORTUNITY - Current high school students are invited to get a jump on their careers with Calvin University’s Summer Career Explorations! Do a week-long dive into a career field, gain job skills with mock interviews and job site visits, and experience actual college residential life! Visit calvin.edu/go/explore-your-career for more information and to register.

MAY 11 WEBINAR: PREACHING AND TEACHING ANTIRACISM - The CRCNA Office of Race Relations staff invites you on May 11 (6pm EDT) to hear a conversation with a few leaders from across the US who are integrating faith and justice in their life work. One of the focus questions will be: Why is it difficult to teach about racism? For more information go to: crcna.org/Race/Events

CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP SERVICES: Be sure to join us on May 13th at 7PM EST or 7PM PST for our Will & Estate Planning seminar! Your Will is not permanent, it can and should be modified to suit your current situation, CSS can help you review your personal situation and provide you with valuable information to benefit your family for years to come.   Click HERE to visit our events page and register for any of our complimentary webinars.

GLOCAL MISSION SUMMIT - Imagine a conference where pastors, lay leaders, and attendees of CRC churches re-imagine all things Mission! Now imagine it is free, and happening May 13-15, and you and your church are invited! Join us for the Glocal Mission Summit 2021 - an interactive virtual conference designed to break ZOOM fatigue and empower lay leaders, students, scholars, pastors, and parishioners to engage mission. Find out more and register today: www.resonateglobalmission.org/glocal-mission-summit

BEHIND THE BOOK - The Climate Witness Project hosts author Finis Dunaway for a conversation on the book "Defending the Arctic Refuge" on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT. Read more about the book and register at bit.ly/DefendingtheArcticRefuge

GOT BIG QUESTIONS ON BIG ISSUES? - Join one of ICS's remote summer courses to think them through: Fashion Theology with Robert Covolo is a two-week intensive course running weekdays, 1-3pm EDT from May 26 to June 8. This seminar is for anyone who has wondered how Christianity relates to fashion or has suspected there is more behind fashion than meets the eye. Serve as fellow pioneers in the emerging field of fashion theology, the fascinating ways theology intersects with fashion’s social, aesthetic, linguistic, performative, narrative, ethical, etc., elements. Continuing learner or first-time auditor? Join for only $425. Learn more at www.icscanada.edu/summer-courses or email Eizabet Aras at academic-registrar@icscanada.edu with questions or to register by May 21st.

2021 ICF WALK OF FAITH, HOPE, AND LOVE - Everyone is invited to support Indigenous Christian Fellowship by going for a walk on Pentecost Sunday, May 23. People are invited to pray and walk in a spirit of faith, hope, and love to bless the ministry. Walkers are encouraged to raise funds for the ministry by gathering pledges for their steps of support for ICF. Traditionally this 5 km walk has been based at the ministry’s location in North Central Regina. Due to the current restrictions on public gatherings, people are encouraged to walk a distance in a location of their own choosing across the country. Cheques can be sent by mail to: Indigenous Christian Fellowship, 3131 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK S4T 0Y5. Arrangements for e-transfers can be made by contacting Bert Adema at BertA@icfregina.ca

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN INFRASTRUCTURE CRUMBLES? - Join CRC campus ministers Rick Mast (University of Alberta) and Mike Wagenman (Western University) for our next virtual book club. We will be discussing Octavia Butler’s novel, Parable of the Sower, a powerful story of hope and faith when infrastructure crumbles. We will meet on Zoom on Sunday, May 30 at 8pm ET (7pm CT, 6pm MT, 5pm PT). Register at www.WesternCampusMinistry.ca.

WHAT AWAITS CHURCHES AFTER THE PANDEMIC? - Will our congregations come back? What will members be like if/when they do come back? How will society change, and what challenges and opportunities will this present for us? The Classis Alberta North Home Missions Committee is hosting a panel of experts who will help answer these questions so we can lead our churches out of and beyond COVID-19. The name of the conference is Reboot: Leading out of COVID and Beyond. This online event will take place June 10th, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. MTS. (The event will be recorded for those in time zones that make in-person participation difficult.) Pastors and church leaders are especially encouraged to take in the event, but everyone is welcome. For more information and to register visit www.classisalbertanorth.ca/home-missions

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.

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.