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Annual Yearbook Updates Due October 13

A few weeks ago, the Yearbook office sent an email inviting you to review, update, and confirm your information for the 2022 Yearbook. If you didn’t get that email, or haven't responded yet, please contact Rebekah or Julianne at 616-224-0833, 616-224-0724, or No changes since the last printing? Send us a quick email to let us know the information remains the same. Thanks for your help!

Faith Formation Ministries Launches Podcast

We’re wondering: how is our faith formed in day-to-day life? Hosted by Faith Formation Ministries, Open to Wonder is a podcast where we’ll wonder with our guests about that question and many others. Subscribe on your favorite podcast app or listen at

The Restore Conference in Abbotsford, B.C.

The pandemic has taken a toll on pastors and church leaders. Let’s gather to worship, be inspired, pray, and heal together. Join us for The Restore Conference ( November 18-20 in Abbotsford, B.C. at New Life Church. Couples welcomed. $169/person (early bird by October 31st) includes meals and airport transportation. Scholarships available ( Hurry; space is limited!

The Connect Conference: Now a Virtual Experience

Join men and women online from around the country for this unique, two-day conference (Nov. 12-13) as we consider how to be connected in every area of life. Expect to drink deeply from God’s Word and strengthen the roots of your faith. $25/person and $100/church. Information and registration at


Pastor Restoration Grants

Grants of $2500 (US) are now available, giving pastors much-needed time away and helping churches cover the cost of pulpit supply. Apply today!

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Is Your Decision-Making Process Fair?

Two questions every council must ask before deciding. 

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Sent to Churches This Week

Network Blogs and Resources

Here are some posts shared in the past week:

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Living Your Faith in a Messed Up World  - Discover how the CRC's revised Contemporary Testimony can help older teens and young adults grow in their faith.

CRC Weekly E-ditions

The Banner - October 4 - A History of Lodge Membership and the CRC, and more
CRC News - October 6 - Provost’s Book Wins Aldersgate Prize, 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
Diaconal Ministries Canada - See all the latest posts
Worship Ministries Update - October 2021

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