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Network Newsletter 6.23.20

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Ministry Coordination, Pastors
Taking a Moment to Thank Pastors, Church Staff, and Volunteers
by Staci Devries

Many pastors, church staff, and volunteers have gone above and beyond these past few months. Might a heartfelt note be one small way to show your appreciation?


Disability Concerns, Advocacy
Resources for Disability Week and Disability Sunday 2020
by Disability Concerns

People with disabilities tend to be highly agile because they must navigate physical and social structures that are created by and for people who do not have disabilities.

Coffee Break
Coffee Break Gatherings on Zoom
by Marian Lensink

When Coffee Break groups were interrupted by COVID this spring, many made the transition to online. Have you heard some of the stories?

Biblical Justice, Refugees
Continuing Welcome Report
by Christian Reformed Centre for Public Dialogue

This report addresses the improvements in the refugee resettlement process in the past three years, and the areas for continued improvement and advocacy.

Faith Nurture
On the Rock We Stand
by Linda Roorda

Our inner foundation makes a difference as we react to life’s challenges, whether it be today’s coronavirus pandemic, unemployment, or a myriad of hassles and even blessings each and every day.

Faith Nurture, Small Groups
Small Groups and House Churches in Partial Reopening
by Faith Formation Ministries

Resources and support for small groups and house churches navigating partial reopening.

Faith Nurture, Youth Ministry
Youth Ministry and Partial Reopening
by Faith Formation Ministries

Here are resources to help Youth Ministry leaders navigate partial reopening, in all stages between "total lockdown" and "total reopening" of physical buildings.

Faith Nurture
Leaning into Humility: A Prayer
by Lesli van Milligen

Whether we’re navigating pandemic protocols or joining discussions about race and reconciliation, it would be less than wise for any one person to say they have all the answers.

Worship
Is Choral Music on a Ventilator?
by David Lundberg

How and when might live choral music re-emerge as an integral part of worship and might it be in an altered state?

Biblical Justice, Racial Reconciliation
White Friends, We Are Getting This Really, Really Wrong
by Eric Nykamp

As white people, we need to stop trying to be the saviors. We need to be the John the Baptists. We have a role to play in the anti racism conversation, but it is a supporting role.

Church Admin & Finance, Finance, Pastors, Financial Shalom
Is This an Acts 2 Moment for Your Church?
by Nate Rauh-Bieri

In this season where many churches are adapting in one way or another, perhaps this is an opportunity to take stock: Does your church have more than enough? Or do you need help?

Children's Ministry, Faith Nurture
Summer At Home Resources
by Kids Corner

Kids Corner recognizes the need for families to have safe, fun, and entertaining resources at home. Try these fun and faith-forming activities with minimal set-up or parent perspiration!

Children's Ministry, Faith Nurture
Children's Ministry in Partial Reopening
by Faith Formation Ministries

Children's ministry resources for partial reopening of physical church buildings.

Faith Nurture
Faith Nurture in Partial Reopening
by Faith Formation Ministries

Faith nurture resources for partial reopening of physical church buildings.

Racial Reconciliation
Dear Church, Refuse to be in Denial
by Melissa Stek

As a white Christ-follower in the United States, I must step out of my denial and face the meaning of my whiteness.

Disability Concerns, Children and Youth
Disability Concerns Children’s Ministry Resources
by Disability Concerns

Resources to help all children feel like they are a vital part of the community.

 

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