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All Nations Heritage Sunday (October 3)

The Office of Race Relations has created several worship resources for All Nations Heritage Sunday 2021, and we’d love for you to use them in your service! Download projection slides and other resources at: crcna.org/AllNations.

Witness: Equipped to Share the Good News

How do you equip your congregation to share their faith? Witness: Equipped to Share the Good News is a self-guided curriculum from Resonate that helps individuals and small groups reflect on what it means to be a witness, and take practical steps towards sharing their faith. Witness is FREE and downloadable. Includes a journal, small-group discussion guide, and videos. Access here: www.resonateglobalmission.org/witness.

National Truth and Reconciliation Day

The Canadian Indigenous Ministry Committee has provided action calls to help churches respond to the harms caused by residential schools. Take steps towards reconciliation with this guided reflection and prayer.

Pastor Restoration Grants

Pastor Church Resources and Financial Shalom, with funds from Lilly Endowment Inc., are awarding $2,500 (US) grants to CRC pastors (Minister of the Word and Commissioned Pastor) and their churches for restoration and wellbeing. 12 grants will be awarded October through December for a total of 36 grants. For more information, including grant requirements and how to apply, visit crcna.org/pcr/pastors beginning Friday, October 1t!

Blog

Making Decisions as a Council

Too often at church meetings, we forget to ask these two questions.

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Recording

Two Pastors Discuss Sabbath Rest

Listen in as two pastors discuss how COVID-19 has shaped our thinking about Sabbath.

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Q&A

Equipping Elders

We are struggling to find elders (due in part to workload and responsibility). Any suggestions on a pastoral care model?

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Sent to Churches This Week

Network Blogs and Resources

Here are some posts shared in the past week:

Free in the Digital Library

Good News! The Story of the Shepherds - This newly revised storybook retells a Bible story in simple language that young children can understand, a prayer, and suggestions for learning-through-play activities.

CRC Weekly E-ditions

The Banner - September 27 - Thinking Historically About Church Conflict, and more
CRC News - September 29 - Faith Alive Shares Excess Inventory, 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
Faith Formation Matters - September 2021

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To make your life a little easier, we've assembled some of the key links pastors might need and placed them at crcna.org/pastors. If there is anything else we can do to serve you better, hit reply to let us know.

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