OFFERING SCHEDULE FOR OCTOBER 2018
October 7th A.M. – Benevolence: Your contribution to the Benevolent Fund provides assistance for the needs of our church family and the local community. These include basic needs such as food, clothing, housing and schooling. A church and community of our size has many varied needs within it. Please continue to support our ministry of benevolence.
P.M. – No Service – Thanksgiving Weekend
October 8th A.M. – Thanksgiving – World Renew: envisions a world where people experience and extend Christ's compassion and live together in hope as God's community. Compelled by God’s deep passion for justice & mercy, we join communities around the world to renew hope, reconcile lives, and restore creation. World Renew's worldwide ministry is three-fold: Community Development, Disaster Response & Rehabilitation, and Peace & Justice.
October 14th A.M. – Synodical Administrative Services (Denominational Services): Provides funds for synodical expenses and offices, the Board of Trustees, and general administration. It also serves the greater CRCNA church by initiating, designing, organizing, and implementing various programs.
P.M. – No Service – Cluster Groups (Alpha series 2)
October 21st A.M. – CSM – Disability Concerns: Church Support Minstries (CSM) combines the ministries that were previously separate agencies of the CRC: Aboriginal Ministry, Centre for Public Dialogue, Chaplaincy and Care Ministry, Disability Concerns, Faith Formation, Office of Social Justice, Pastor-Church Relations, Race Relations, Safe Church, ServiceLink, Sustaining Congregational Excellence, and Worship Ministries. Your gifts will help support many programs of the CRC.
Everybody Belongs. Everybody Serves. Disability Concerns helps churches become healthier communities that intentionally seek:
• To end the isolation and disconnectedness of persons with disabilities and their families.
• To nurture the spiritual lives of people with disabilities so that they become professing and active members of their churches.
• To encourage the gifts of people with disabilities so that they can serve God fully in their churches.
P.M. – Back to God Ministries International is the media ministry of the CRCNA. It proclaims the gospel of Jesus Christ through indigenous teams in people’s “heart languages” using the web, radio, television, phone, print, and other media. It opens doors for salvation and discipleship, broadcasting the gospel in otherwise closed regions. BTGMI aired its first radio program in 1939. Today, we are reaching people in almost 200 countries and 10 major languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
October 28th A.M. – Resonate Global Mission is mandated by Synod “to design, organize, and implement programs that will assist the denomination, churches, and members in eliminating the causes and effects of racism within the body of believers and throughout the world”. Because there is a need for leaders and their congregations to have more effective ministry in the diverse communities they serve, there is also a need to have assistance in becoming culturally intelligent. The Office of Race Relations offers the resources and tools to develop this capacity. (See Sept. 23 for CSM description).
P.M. – No Service – Cluster Groups (Alpha Series 3)