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Church Now Conversations

A meme says, “Have we tried giving 2020 a Snickers?” 2020 is a year out of control; we need a space to hear wisdom and think through how to take fresh steps in ministry and mission for the common good. You are invited into this space though “Church Now” Conversations; Ed Stezer will kick off these conversations.

Safe Church Webinar - June 24

Have you checked out the Safe Church Webinar series titled Connect, Collaborate and Coordinate to End Abuse? Learn more and register for our June webinar, How the Church Responds to Those with a Criminal Sexual History.

World Refugee Day

Celebrate and remember refugees this World Refugee Day (June 20) with your church using special World Refugee Day resources. We've gathered worship resources, advocacy opportunities, and ideas for connecting with your community that are relevant even during the pandemic.

CRC Statement

The Deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor

We must all stand up and speak, work, and preach against racism.

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Sent to Churches This Week

Bulletin Announcements
Agenda for the Special Meeting of the COD
COVID-19 Church Engagement Fund Update (US)

Network Blogs and Resources

People are continuing to use The Network to ask questions and share resources in the wake of COVID-19. Here are some posts shared in the past week:

Looking for all COVID-related resources? Visit to find curated lists on topics such as Children’s Ministry, Church Communication, Church Finance, Deacons, Elders, Pastors, and Worship.

Free in the Digital Library

What's Up with the Church Down the Street? Student Newspapers  This course takes a friendly look at 10 Christian faith traditions: Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Lutheran, Presbyterian and Reformed, Episcopal/Anglican, Radicals and Reformers, Baptist, Methodist, Holiness and Pentecostal, and nondenominational.

CRC Weekly E-ditions

The Banner – June 1 Young Adult Writing Contest, Communion Online, and more
CRC News – June 3 Addressing Grief and Rage in Minneapolis, and more
Resonate Prayer Points – Pray for ministry in North America and around the world
CRC Prayer Guide – Daily Prayer requests from around the CRC
Think Christian – See all the latest posts
Family Fire – See all the latest posts
Do Justice – See all the latest posts
Women’s Ministry – June 2020

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